Kate graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1996 with a first degree in Psychology (BA Hons) and obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2001 at University College London. On completing her clinical training, Kate began her Clinical Psychology career in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) before moving to National and Specialist CAMHS (Autism and Related Disorders). She also worked within an Adolescent Forensic Mental Health team at the Maudsley Hospital and was the Lead Clinical Psychologist for the Tuberous Sclerosis 2000 research study.  Within the Evelina London Cleft Service, Kate is responsible for overseeing the psychological input for patients and families who require support across the lifespan. This includes providing interventions to help individuals cope with issues around identify and difference, self-confidence and self-esteem and dealing with bullying and teasing.  Kate has always had a wider role within UK cleft care and has been the Clinical Psychology representative on the Cleft Development Group (CDG), the Cleft Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and within the UK Clinical Psychology Clinical Excellence Network (CEN). 

Kate was President of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland for 2014/2015 and hosted the National Conference in London in April 2015. She contributes to national research projects and has presented at a range of national and international conferences. Kate enjoys providing teaching and training to a range of audiences including medical and dental registrars and other health professionals as well as with Clinical Psychologists both pre and post qualification.