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Katherine has a BSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol. She first came to the IoPPN in 2016 to study for her MSc in Forensic Mental Health before securing an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship at the Section of Women’s Mental Health in 2017. Katherine's mixed-methods PhD examined the association between domestic violence perpetration and mental health. After the completion of her PhD in 2021, Katherine joined the Mental Health Policy Research Unit as a Research Associate.

Research Interests 

  • Domestic violence perpetration
  • Mental health
  • Forensic mental health
  • Epidemiology


I was a seminar lead on the Women’s Mental Health BSc Psychology module at KCL between 2017-2020 and on the Forensic Mental Health MSc between 2020-2021. I am currently a co-lead and lecturer on the Women’s Mental Health BSc Psychology module.

Expertise and Public Engagement

I won a public engagement small grant, funded by the Wellcome Trust and KCL, to produce a podcast on women’s mental health. All episodes of Mending the Gap can be heard here: as well as on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and wherever else you listen to your podcasts.

I am involved in delivering PsychEDUp, an innovative teaching programme for medical students helping them prepare for their OSCEs and dealing with challenging situations.