Kat is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education and an independent prescriber, maintaining a clinical commitment as a Lead Women’s and Children’s Pharmacist.
She works at the University of Reading as Director of the Centre for Inter‐Professional Postgraduate Education and Training (CIPPET) where she leads the programme teams delivering a range of workplace‐based postgraduate programmes. She is a member of the lead programme team providing training in independent and supplementary prescribing for allied health professionals, nurses and pharmacists. She previously led the independent prescribing conversion programme for supplementary prescribing pharmacists.
She works with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as hosts of ‘A Competency Framework for all Prescribers’, and ‘A Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners’, to promote ways of using the frameworks to support prescribing competence. She is also a member of the NHS England Preventative Medicines in Pregnancy Short Life Working Group reviewing current national Patient Group Directions and Midwives Exemptions.
Her current research activities focus on the experience of clinical practitioners working in academia, and the effects of COVID-19 on the resilience, wellbeing and burnout of pharmacists. Her other interests focus on clinical education, healthcare education, competency frameworks and resilience.