Kate is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
Kate gained her degree in English Language and Literature from St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She then completed an MA in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies at the University of Manchester. Kate remained at Manchester to pursue doctoral research on the role of memory in the cultivation of Scottish national identity in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Scotland. This was followed by teaching at Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool Hope University.
Between 2011 and 2013, Kate worked in Widening Participation at the University of Manchester, co-ordinating higher education awareness events for schools across Greater Manchester, as well as designing literary studies activities for young learners. Academic Enrichment and Public Engagement are an important part of her work; drawing on her experiences at Manchester she has run study modules at South Cheshire College and presented research findings at the Lancashire Archives in Preston.
Her current research examines emotion, memory, and confession in late medieval Scottish literature.