Kate is a BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist. She qualified in 2015 with a Doctorate in Forensic Psychological Practice from the University of Birmingham. Kate has gained a range of experiences working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service, secure units and the community.
Kate's particular areas of expertise include the assessment and rehabilitation of offenders with personality disorder traits, and working with complex trauma. She has worked with adolescents and adult men and women in secure units. She has also worked with adult men for a number of years in a prison based Therapeutic Community. Currently she is the Deputy Clinical Lead of an OPD Pathway service in a prison setting working with high risk, high harm young adult men with emerging personality difficulties. Kate is trained in the use of a variety of risk assessments including the HCR-20V3, assessments of personality (IPDE, PCL-R), and assessments of cognitive functioning (WAIS-IV). She is also proficient in the use of numerous psychometrics.
Kate has also published and presented in the areas of risk assessment and Therapeutic Communities (TCs). She has acted as a TC auditor and as a University guest lecturer for Doctoral Trainee Psychology programmes.