Head of Lived Experience, Wellcome Trust
Kate heads the Lived Experience team in Wellcome’s Mental Health Programme, which includes an international team of Lived Experience Consultants. Throughout her career, Kate has worked in collaboration with people with lived experience of disability and mental health to influence decisions that affect their lives, improve the services they use, influence national policy and shape the design and delivery of research.
Kate’s PhD, in the sociology of childhood, explored shared decision-making in young people’s mental health inpatient services (UCL). Kate was on the Board of Trustees of London Friend, the UKs oldest LGBTQ health and mental health charity from 2013, and Chair of Trustees from 2016-2021.