Having graduated from Oxford University, Kate qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, London, where she specialised in technical training for the audit practice. Within the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Kate teaches on a range of finance modules and her research interests are in the area of non-financial reporting, in particular, Corporate Social Responsibility reporting. Kate's PhD research explores Corporate Social Responsibility in the foodservice sector. Taking a critical realist perspective, she analysed the social construction of non-financial reporting through an extensive review of CSR reporting standards. This analysis then informed the evaluation of CSR reporting in the foodservice sector. Kate was a guest editor of a special issue of Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes that considered how responsible business practice is implemented in practice. She has also acted as a reviewer for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. Within Kate's postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, she believes that the teaching of finance can be enhanced by exploring practical applications.