Kate joined Student Services in April 2019. Since graduating in 2007 with a degree in Applied Psychology from UCC in Ireland, she has worked in various roles across the social care and education sectors. Kate has extensive experience working with autistic individuals. Completion of a Masters of Education, Autism (Adults) strengthened her practical knowledge, and allowed her to progress different supportive, management and development roles in Scotland, Ireland and Australia. She has held the role of key worker, tutor, adviser, manager and has lead practice improvement initiatives. Kate is a is a member of the National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP).
Kate runs a weekly autism group for students during Semester and is actively promoting ways to ensure positive transitions to University for students. Kate’s practice is grounded in a student-centred approach that promotes inclusion, wellbeing and equal access to opportunities. She enjoys finding new and creative ways to improve practice, involve people and develop positive cultures and experiences for all. Kate is committed to her own lifelong learning and has completed various training including Mental Health First Aid, Emotion Works, Low Arousal Approach and Peer Education, to name just a few.