BA, MA, PhD
- Special Supervisor, Arabic
- Senior Teaching Officer, Academic Development and Training for International Students (ADTIS)
After graduating with a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University, Kate’s first job was as a newspaper editor for an English-language weekly in Jordan, after which she held various academic editorial and research assistant posts. She has worked as a researcher, translator and consultant for an award-winning Channel 4 short film on the Palestinian film archive, and as a language consultant for Oxford University Press. She has published extensively on academic and non-academic subjects.
A qualified psychotherapist, Kate has worked as a counsellor with a family centre in Norfolk and at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service, where she offered support to students experiencing study, welfare and personal difficulties. A keen (if amateur) medievalist, she ranks herself as among the Eastern region’s top ten experts on the Hanseatic port-town of King’s Lynn, and writes sporadic blog entries on perfume and its cultural history.