Katie is Head of Policy and Partnerships at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) where she leads work on ensuring more people find a route out of poverty through work and supports the application of JRF’s evidence base to public policy. She is one of the authors of JRF’s ‘We Can Solve Poverty’ report, which was described as a landmark report by BBC Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton. She is a regular commentator in the media, through blogs, articles and broadcast appearances.
Prior to joining JRF, Katie was Associate Director at the Institute for Public Policy Research North (IPPR North) where she carried out research and authored reports on regional economic development, neighbourhood renewal and UK devolution. She has also worked for the Campaign for the English Regions, the Yes campaign for an elected North East Regional Assembly and for an MP.
Her areas of expertise include: poverty, living standards, inclusive growth, economic development, employment, universal credit and devolution.