Kate Chatfield has a background in philosophy (BA) and holistic healthcare provision (MSc) and has a PhD in bioethics.
She has been teaching postgraduate students at UCLan since 2006 and contributes to a number of postgraduate research modules: Introduction to Postgraduate Research, Applying Methods in Health Research and Research, Ethics and Governance.
As well as teaching, Kate works as a researcher; she is currently working with three large, multi-centred, EU projects addressing bioethical challenges: TRUST, REWARD and Responsible Industry.
For her PhD, Kate analysed ethical challenges posed by the use of traditional and complementary medicines. This involved analysis of the impacts upon animals and the environment as well as people living in both high income, and low and middle income countries.
A concern for the health and wellbeing of both current and future generations is the driving force behind most of Kate’s teaching and research interests.