From 2014 – 2017 Katherine studied for a BSc in Environmental Geoscience at Cardiff University, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2017. Katherine was also awarded The Robert Kidd Prize for best performance in Environmental Geoscience 2017 and the South Wales Geological Society Prize for academic excellence in 2015.
After completing her first degree, Katherine went on to compete a Masters of Public Health at Cardiff University, receiving the Master’s of Excellence Scholarship. She took optional models in Health Protection and Global Health. Her dissertation used data supplied by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), investigating the risk factors for severity and death from Hepatitis E outbreaks within refugee camps in South Sudan.
Between her Undergraduate and Masters degrees Katherine undertook a summer placement at Cardiff University, researching health and social effects of earthquake induced landslides in Sichuan province in China.