Katie joined Keele University as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology in July 2023. Prior to this she has worked in variety of settings teaching and conducting research in the field of forensic psychology. Her most recent role was at the University of Kent, where she was responsible for training practitioners to deliver evidence based treatment for adults with a history of firesetting. Previously she worked at Rampton Hospital, where she was involved in investigating the characteristics of patients admitted to the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women.

Katie's current research is focused on the assessment and treatment of deliberate firesetting in adults. In particular, her work examines novel approaches to the assessment of firesetting treatment needs, including investigating the utility of Virtual Reality in this context.

Research and scholarship

Katie's primary research interests are focused on the assessment and treatment of adult-perpetrated deliberate firesetting. Her research has examined novel approaches to assessment of firesetting treatment needs (including the use of Virtual Reality) and the impact of treatment on recidivism.

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