Katherine completed her BSc in Tropical Disease Biology from the University of Liverpool in 2011, and went on to obtain an MSc in Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors from LSTM in 2014. She joined the Vector Biology Department in 2015.
Katherine's interest in mosquito behaviour led her to undertake a study looking into the effects of Brugia malayi infection on vector longevity, fecundity and host-seeking behaviour. She later worked with a team investigating the behavioural responses and flight of mosquitoes around bed nets. Katherine is currently collaborating on a project with Oxford MAP to produce an insecticide resistance biomedical resource. The main aims of this project are to provide the best available estimates of resistance within regions to fill in gaps in the available field data and to use modelled patterns of resistance in time and space to investigate the relationship between these patterns and the coverage of potential drivers of selection for resistance.