Kate studied Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, UK, graduating in 1994, and completed her pre-registration training at King's College Hospital, London, joining the register as a pharmacist in 1995. She gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice in 1999 and worked in a number of clinical specialities over her 20 years as an NHS hospital pharmacist.
Having developed a particular interest in teaching and training, Kate was a pre-registration pharmacist tutor and postgraduate diploma tutor for eight years. In 2005, she joined the University of Reading School of Pharmacy as its first Teacher Practitioner and was instrumental in developing the first MPharm programme at the School. Moving into academia full time in 2015, Kate became a Lecturer in Pharmacy, and relocated to Malaysia to join the Pharmacy team at UoRM, where she is now Head of Pharmacy.
Kate became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2017 and in the same year completed a Master’s in Education with the Open University (UK). She also was awarded a University of Reading Teaching Fellowship, a prestigious award conferred on an individual who has demonstrated individual excellence and contributed to the development of teaching and learning within the University.