Kate is a Research Associate at the University of Bath analysing a multi-wave UK survey on drought and water use. Her work focuses on investigating the predictors of water shortage concerns, policy support and water-saving behaviours, with a particular focus on the role of direct experience of drought and water restrictions.
She joined the University of Bath after completing her PhD at the University of Leeds in which she used mixed methods approaches to investigate elite athletes’ perceptions and experiences of extreme heat and examined to what extent these experiences could act as tools for engaging wider audiences about rising climate risks.
Prior to her PhD, Kate worked as a Research Assistant within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. Kate collaborated with charities and organisations (e.g. BBC Sport, The Climate Coalition and BASIS) across the country providing her scientific expertise to their upcoming sport and climate reports: Sport 2050, Hit for Six, The Game Changer. Kate achieved her master’s degree in Climate Change and Environmental Policy following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Physical Geography, both at the University of Leeds.