Katherine has been a Senior Lecturer in Research based at the University of East Anglia since 2009. Katherine’s work is based on the principle of respect informed by her personal experiences of disability. Respect for people with long term conditions (LTCs) means working with them to identify priorities for research, inform study design and outcome choice, and co-create interventions. The interventions are aimed at the everyday management, e.g. mediation and dietary adherence, falls prevention, and interventions for depression and anxiety. Katherine has worked with international pharmaceutical companies to create a checklist for the quality of patient engagement across all stages of drug development. For the last five years Katherine has acted as the Access Ambassador to UEA improving the accessibility of the campus and the education provided by UEA. Katherine has a degree in Applied Biological Sciences (Bristol Polytechnic), and a PhD (University of Birmingham).