Katherine completed an M.Chem. degree at the University of Oxford, working under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy Robertson for her final year research project. In 2002, she joined the Medicinal Chemistry department at Pfizer in Sandwich, UK, where she worked in drug discovery across a variety of disease areas and drug classes. Katherine joined the Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of Oxford in 2011, where she designed and synthesized inhibitors of epigenetic proteins and was awarded a D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Schofield and Prof. Paul Brennan.
In 2015, she joined the newly formed Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, where she is part of a multi-disciplinary research team working on target identification and drug discovery for dementia.