Kate is a postdoctoral researcher in the In Vitro Toxicology and Cancer Group, based in the Institute of Life Science 1. Prior to completing her PhD in Genetic Toxicology at Swansea University (2010-2014), Kate read for a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Bath (2007-2010). Kate has won several national and international awards during her research career to date, including the EEMS Young Scientist Travel Award, Welsh Livery Guild Travel Scholarship and Best New Investigator Platform Presentation at the USA EEMGS Meeting 2014.
Kate’s current research interests include in vitro carcinogenicity testing and novel genotypic and phenotypic markers in oesophageal cancer. Kate has also developed a keen interest in the reduction and replacement of laboratory animal use in genetic toxicology, exploring 3D tissue culture models, chronic exposures to chemicals and multiple-endpoint testing as robust alternatives. Kate lectures on several undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.