Kate is a PhD student in Translation Studies at the University of Roehampton (London, UK) and her research focuses on the initiative of Accessible Filmmaking. For the practice element of her research, Kate designed and delivered The Accessible Filmmaking Project in collaboration with the charity Sense, with funding by the British Film Institute. A short film about the project was screened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of the Open Senses festival in 2017. Other accessible filmmaking projects have included collaborations with Sense and Studio Wayne McGregor, Open Senses festival, Marcus Innis and Moorfields Eye Hospital, BitterSuite, and the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (Open University) and PAL.TV.
In an accessible filmmaking context, Kate is also involved with the book launch of A Blind Bit of Difference, written and directed by Amy Neilson Smith and funded by the Arts Council. She is also working in collaboration with Zara-Jayne Arnold on the documentary-theatre project Not Disabled Enough, which is part funded by Extant Theatre.
- Kate has previous experience in teaching English as a foreign language, and also teaching workshops in accessible filmmaking.