Katherine is Senior Researcher for Oxfam GB where she is exploring steps towards a ‘new economic paradigm’. Her forthcoming book ‘Arrival’ (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) advocates shifting notions of development from growth to quality and distribution as we seek to ‘make ourselves at home’ in a wealthy world.
When working for Oxfam Scotland Katherine developed the Humankind Index, a measure of prosperity constructed through community consultation (see her Tedx outlining the Index).
Katherine has a PhD in political science from the Australian National University, is an Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, and was part of GIZ’s Global Leadership Academy’s New Economic Paradigm project. Katherine was a Commissioner on the Fairer Fife Commission, sits on WWF Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force, and is Rapporteur for Club de Madrid’s Working Group on Environmental Sustainability and Shared Societies.