Kate is very much a people person with a passion for studying social issues and human interactions. She has a strong curiosity for what interests people, including how their attitudes, values and opinions are formed. Kate completed her Arts degree at the Australian National University in Canberra and she comes from a place of human-centric research and considers herself a very socially aware person.
Kate has studied a wide variety of courses offering a range of perspectives and interests within the field of Anthropology and Sociology, Pacific Studies and German. She learnt about qualitative research methods and how to apply these in the field. While undertaking her university studies, Kate gained first-hand experience with conducting ethnography on both contemporary society’s social issues, as well as rural indigenous societies through fieldwork in Sumbah Tengah, Indonesia. Kate is passionate about research and undertaking fieldwork to better understand specific community or sectoral situations and to connect with individual stories.
In this fast-paced world, Kate is curious about the challenges that companies and the Government may face in staying contemporary and in touch with a rapidly evolving society, including new ways of doing business, technology and research. Kate believes in working towards a more inclusive and better world today, so that the future will be brighter for the people of tomorrow.