Kate has worked as a specialist nurse in the field of viral hepatitis and liver disease since 1999, in both hospital and community locations in the East Midlands.
In 2019 she was awarded a PhD following a mixed-methods research study into the impact of opt-out hepatitis C testing in prisons. She has an interest in Realist Evaluation methodologies and qualitative research that enables disadvantaged populations to be heard. Kate is an editorial board member of the Gastrointestinal Nursing journal’s liver supplement, a steering committee member of HCV Action, and a member of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) nurse and allied health professional’s taskforce.
Kate is currently undertaking research for Health Education England on the experiences of nurses who have returned to practice and is due to start a further prison-based study about HCV test uptake. This prison study is funded through the Gilead CHIME programme. Kate is also a co-applicant on the Gilead funded HDV DESCRIBE study.
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