Kat's work examines the implications of developments in technologies and data for security, criminal justice and policing, especially the use of surveillance technologies, data-driven policing, and human trafficking. Her background is both in applied philosophy and criminology and she often examines the normative and ethical aspects of security technologies. She is currently contributing to the policing and surveillance stream of the ESRC-funded Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology project.
Kat is the Chair of Gloucestershire Constabulary's Ethics Committee. She sits on the UK National Crime Agency's Independent Reference Group. And she is a member of the Independent Digital Ethics Policing Panel.
Kat is also a volunteer for Age UK, where she gives advice and support to people in planning end-of-life care and planning for death.