N8 Agri Food, University of York
Katherine started her scientific career with a PhD in Plant Science at Oxford University, followed by postdoctoral training at the Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University. At the University of Cape Town, Katherine headed up a research group investigating the regulation of plant defence before moving back to the UK in 2006 to the University of Warwick. Here she began to use interdisciplinary approaches and to apply these in breeding crops with enhanced disease resistance. Katherine was also Director of the Midlands Integrative Bioscience doctoral training programme. She is now a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of York and Academic Director of the N8 Agrifood Resilience Programme.