After qualifying as a general nurse, Kate initially worked in various general medical andhealth care of the elderly settings and then studied Applied Psychology. Kate then became interested in epilepsy worked as a clinical nurse specialist in an adult neuropsychiatry clinic before moving to East London to set up a nurse led service for children and young people with epilepsy.
Kate obtained her Children’s Nursing degree and studied Epileptology whilst in London and in 2007, was seconded part-time to the Sapphire Lecturer Practitioner in Epilepsy role at Leeds Metropolitan University whilst continuing with clinical nursing. Kate has a particular interest in psychosocial support for children and their families living with epilepsy.
Kate came full-time to the University of York in 2012 and has a range of teaching, link lecturing and administrative responsibilities related to the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. Kate teaches about epilepsy to the different fields of nursing students and is External Examiner for a specialist epilepsy course at Edinburgh Napier University.