Katie became Chief Executive of the Daphne Jackson Trust in 2011, having previously worked at the Trust for eight years as Trust Manager. She is a physicist with a background in science communication and holds a degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Surrey, where she worked with Professor Daphne Jackson.
Katie manages the Trust’s activities at a strategic level and liaises closely with the Board of Trustees. She works with and develops relationships with a range of stakeholders and sits on a number of national committees addressing diversity issues in STEM careers.
Katie’s drive, commitment and ability to successfully engage with key stakeholders has transformed the Daphne Jackson Trust. Under her leadership, the Trust has become a proactive and dynamic organisation that, in addition to successfully returning career-break scientists and engineers to work, also helps set the agenda for policy developments for women in scientific careers.