Kate qualified from Derby School of occupational therapy in 1987.
Kate is a well-respected Occupational Therapist, with 29 years of experience. Kate is the former chairperson and treasurer of the College of Occupational Therapists specialist section – Housing (COTSS – H) and represented the College of Occupational Therapist in Europe. She presently chairs the genHOME research project working on the evidence base for housing modifications.
Kate worked with Bristol University on the publication of ‘Minor adaptations without delay’, funded by the Housing Corporation and College of Occupational Therapists and is presently working on the new edition of the Wheelchair Housing Design Guide.
Kate maintains a high level of professional development and feels the key to providing her clients with an excellent service is maintaining close networks within the commercial, housing and OT fields.
Kate has presented her work on Inclusive design and housing standards at The College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2004, COTSS-H conference 2005, Assist UK annual conference 2005. At the COT conference, Innovating through Inclusive Design 2006, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists 2006 in Sydney, Australia, COTEC Autumn meeting 2006 in Milan, Italy, COTSS-H conference 2008, BMA conference 2007, Athens, Greece 2009, Zagreb, Croatia 2011 and Bosnia 2015.
Kate is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist sections – Independent Practice and Housing as well as being registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.
In her spare time Kate is a primary school governor and campaigner for excellent education for all.