Kate joined CIRCLE at the University of Sheffield to work on the Sustainable Care Programme in 2018. Previously she worked at the University of Oxford for almost nine years on projects exploring the balance between unpaid care and paid employment; self-employment and ageing; technology and its role in the care of older people with complex needs; and the role of museums and galleries in promoting wellbeing.
The Sustainable Care programme is not only highly relevant to Kate’s research interests, its ambitious agenda looks to inform the design and delivery of care systems to promote the wellbeing of both those providing and receiving care. It is this aim and the inclusion of international partnerships to encourage cross-national debate and discussion that attracted her to the programme. Kate is working on the overarching theoretical work package as well as those which focus on the role of technology in the provision of care, new models of care provision and support for those combining work and care.