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Associate Professor in Sociology, University of East Anglia

Kate is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of East Anglia. Originally a medical sociologist, for the past decade she has had a research interest in how information about food is interpreted and applied. Her current and most recent work is in the sociological study of human animal relations and in particular, looking at cultural representations of nonhuman animals. This work has covered a diverse range of subject matter, including children’s films, educational materials, television advertising and social media.
She is the co-author (with Matthew Cole) of the 2014 book 'Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood' published by Routledge.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, University of East Anglia
  • 2016–2021
    Principal Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2011–2016
    Lecturer, University of Nottingham
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  • 1998–2008
    Lecturer, Cardiff University


  • 1999 
    University of Wales, Cardiff, PhD