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Biography

From the wilds of Africa to the hipster haunts of East London Katherine’s journey has taken her across the globe. Braving the swamps of Borneo, tribal wars in the South Pacific and the darkest corners of the Bodleian library; she is ever driven by a thirst for knowledge, a sense of adventure and a true passion for telling the stories she finds along the way.

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Educated at Oxford University she studied Human Sciences, focusing on the interplay between Humans and their Environment. Specialising in Genetics and Anthropology she became fascinated by the way science directly affects every one of us.

Her passion for exploration pulled her back out of the library and into the jungles of Borneo as a Science Researcher. For many months she happily tracked the endangered orang-utans and mapped unchartered rivers in the remote Southern Kalimantan. Work followed in Bosnia, India, Malaysia and North Africa.

Interested in media as a way to share the stories she found, she worked as a Science Researcher for Radio 4, ITV and CNBC. She then made the move in front of the camera studying acting at Mountview Academy (London), film at Stella Adler (New York) and gained a Masters distinction in Performance Theory at UEA. Parts in films and the West End followed. But whether Horror or Shakespeare, it was always the psychology of human and animal behaviour that both drove and fascinated her.

Ever the story teller she is also a published Science Journalist. Recent articles include: ‘Neurology and the Law: Born to Be Bad’, ‘The Genetics of You’, ‘Human Animals’ and ‘Water: The Trickster Molecule’. She recently helped launch of The Journal of Wild Culture: an online magazine exploring the intersections between the arts and science. She works with them as a Science Features writer, interviewer and most recently as a writer and presenter for a series of short science films on the ‘Limits of Knowledge’. She is also a freelance Science Journalist writing for a range of publications including Vice:Motherboard, The Huffington Post and Medical Device Developments.