Katie joined the Department of Social Policy and Social Work in September 2014. Her background is in social work, working with people with learning difficulties and most recently a specialist adult safeguarding team. More recently she has been working at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London on a study which seeks to further our understanding of safeguarding adults practice and outcomes for the adults involved. Katie’s research interests include the personalisation agenda in social care, self-directed support by people with learning difficulties, self-advocacy, the social relations of support work and assistance and the evolving relationships between personalisation, personal assistance and adult safeguarding processes.
- BA in Sociology, University of York
- MA in Social Work, Goldsmiths College, University of London
- MRES in Social Policy, University of York
- PhD, University of York
Current / recently completed research
Workplace Personal Assistants: exploring the role of workplace personal assistants for physically disabled peopleJanuary 2016 - September 2017
An exploration of the role of workplace personal assistants and their relationships with disabled people and colleagues.