Kat is currently working on the policing and surveillance stream of the ESRC-funded Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology project. Kat's background is in applied philosophy. Her work examines the ethical and human rights implications of developments in criminal justice and policing, especially around the use of surveillance technologies, data-driven policing, and human trafficking. Her most recent publication (2018, European Journal of Criminology) is 'UK anti-slavery policy at the border: Humanitarian opportunism and the challenge of victim consent to assistance'.
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.