Kate is our Senior Research Officer with a background in sociology and researching different European local governance arrangements.
Kate works across the CfGS research programme supporting projects in local government and the corporate sector, and facilitating the combined authorities goverance network.
Kate’s research activity at CfGS has focused on local government structure, effective scrutiny, political culture, governance risk and resilience, climate change and transport.
During her MSc in Urban Studies she explored different city strategies concerning people and places in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen and Madrid. Her past work has involved; investigating ‘big data’ in ‘smart cities’ and the consequences for urban citizenship; and analysing local government democratic innovations in the context of economic and political crises.