Kat' is an applied ethicist and criminologist. Her research looks at developments in technologies and data for policing, criminal justice and security. She works particularly in the field of domestic abuse, surveillance, criminal records, and human trafficking.
Her research has been funded by the British Academy, Home Office, ESRC and European Commission amongst others.
Kat is Chair of the British Society of Criminology's Policing Network. She is also a member of various policing and ethics committees, for the National Crime Agency, HMRC, College of Policing, and Gloucestershire and MET Police forces. She has provided consultancy and advice to the Foreign Office, European Commission, United Nations, US National Science Foundation, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and FRONTEX. She is also an independent ethics reviewer of technology research project proposals and projects, mainly for the European Commission.
Kat's work has been featured on BBC's Law in Action, BBC's 'Bad People' Podcast, BBC Essex and Warwickshire, LBC Radio, and Islam Radio.