Kate has a Bachelors degree with honours in English and Psychology and a Masters degree in Psychology with distinction awarded by Nottingham Trent University.
Kate has worked in a forensic setting for eleven years, working for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation service. During this time, Kate has gained considerable experience in the delivery, supervision and treatment management of accredited offending behavior programmes. She also has experience in the design and implementation of bespoke interventions for individuals with complex needs.
Kate also has considerable experience of using risk assessment tools with men who have been convicted of sexual offences, intimate partner violence and general violence, as well as those with complex needs such as intellectual and executive functioning difficulties. Kate is also trained in a variety of tools to assess problematic personality traits and uses these to provide consultation for appropriate treatment pathways.
During her time in the prison service, Kate also specialized in providing consultancy to the establishment for the support and management of men in crisis. She has also undertaken research in gang desistance and the function behind psychoactive substance misuse in prison to inform strategy and policy.
Kate is a registered practitioner with the Health Care Professional Council and a full member of the British Psychological Society and Division of Forensic Psychology.