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Katy is a Research Fellow in the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has previously held research posts at the University of Salford and The Work Foundation, a Westminster based think tank part of Lancaster University. She has a BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Social Policy Research from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University.


  • 2019–present
    Senior research associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2015–2019
    Research fellow, University of Salford
  • 2011–2015
    Researcher, The Work Foundation (part of Lancaster University)


  • 2018 
    Lancaster University, PhD Educational Research
  • 2011 
    London School of Economics, MSc Social Policy Research
  • 2009 
    University of Manchester, BA (Hons) Politics and Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Social Policy Association