Department:School of Education & Social Care
Kathryn is a registered social worker whose research interests relate to the experiences of women who are receiving social care services and/or involved in the criminal justice system.
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As a registered social worker, Kathryn spent the majority of her career supporting individuals and families affected by their own or others' substance use. During her time working in higher education, Kathryn has spent many years leading on the practice learning experiences of students who are completing a social work qualification.
Kathryn is currently a trustee for Women@the Well, a charity in central London supporting women at risk of involvement in prostitution. She's also on the management board of the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations, and involved in Stand Against Sexual Exploitation, a network of individuals, practitioners and academics who campaign against sexual exploitation in its many forms, and promote legal and policy change.
Kathryn’s research interests are related to the experiences of women in receipt of social care services and those involved in the criminal justice system. Her current research focuses on the experiences of women who are involved, or are at risk of involvement in prostitution and the decision-making involved when seeking help from services.