Katie's research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA), the AHRC, and the Reid Scholarship. In 2019, she was a long-term Fellow at the Newberry Library and in 2020, she won the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize for her piece on travel literature and Thomas Weelkes's madrigal 'Thule, the period of Cosmographie'.
A native of California, Katie spent several years as a full-time music teacher and arts administrator before her life as a musicologist and continues to draw liberally from this foundation in her work in higher education. In addition to Birmingham, she has taught undergraduates and/or postgraduates at the University of Oxford (Magdalen, Lady Margaret Hall, Oriel, Somerville), UCL (MA in Early Modern Exchange), and Royal Holloway, with guest lectures at University of Surrey, Imperial College, and De Paul University.
Supervised by Dr Helen Deeming (RHUL) and Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL), Katie completed her doctoral studies at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 and was examined by Regius Professor Julian Johnson and Professor Richard Wistreich. She collaborates regularly with colleagues at the Courtauld Gallery, the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (UCL), and various choral ensembles around London. Katie is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield.