Katherine joined the ARC East of England in March 2020 from the NIHR CRN: Eastern, Mental Health team. She progressed from the Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) role, to the Team Leader position and line managed the Mental Health Research Delivery team in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. She successfully led on the feasibility and set-up of commercial and non-commercial portfolio projects. Katherine gained a First degree in Psychology, from Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge). Since graduating in 2009, Katherine has worked in a variety of NHS settings where she has worked as an assistant psychologist in the areas of older adult memory clinics, low secure forensic unit, and specialist brain injury and pain management services. Katherine is currently studying for a Masters in Clinical Research at the University of Manchester. As part of her work in the ARC, Katherine is the Patient and Community Involvement and Engagement (PCIEP) Lead and supports the Mental health over the life course, Inclusive involvement in research for practice-led health and social care and Ageing and multi-morbidity themes.