Katherine is a Lecturer in Media and Communication. She is Primary Investigator on the RSE funded project: ‘’From the margins to the centre: the role of creative hubs in supporting contemporary craft and creative workers in rural and remote geographies’, Co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project ‘Design Innovation for New Growth (DING)’ and Co-Investigator on the Carnegie funded project ‘Nurturing Scottish Screen Industries Talent: The Case of Outlander’.
Prior to taking up her current post at Stirling, she was employed as a Research Fellow at The Glasgow School of Art on the AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub ‘Design in Action’ project and the ‘Creative Futures Partnership’ between GSA and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Katherine holds a PhD from the Urban Studies Department at the University of Glasgow. Her thesis examined the role of place to creative industries sector within the context of a transforming regional city, Manchester UK. Since completing her thesis she has worked in a range of roles in academia (Institute of Design Innovation, The Glasgow School of Art; Dundee Business School, University of Abertay; Centre for Cultural Policy Research, The University of Glasgow) as well as in the private sector (New Media Partners; CCA Global). She has also undertaken a range of freelance work for the Work Foundation, Local Government Association, Creative Scotland and CCA Global.