Katy has lived and worked for over two decades in Africa and Asia. Her areas of technical expertise are child, refugee and social protection, gender, poverty graduation and resilience in conflict, post-conflict and disaster-prone environments. She has spent more than a decade working for the United Nations (UNHCR and UNICEF) in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Chad, Kenya and Somalia. Those years were spent primarily in programme management, including strategic planning, programme design, implementation and impact evaluation.
As a consultant, now based in the UK, she focuses on analytical research and strategy, as well as advocacy, training, capacity-building and proposal-writing. She holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a Masters of Science from the London School of Oriental and African Studies.