Kathryn is a dance teacher, evaluator and PhD candidate at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, UK. Her research interests span inclusive dance, dance in education and exploring the value and impact of dance. The current focus of her AHRC-funded PhD research is photography-based interventions located within the intersection between dance and disability, following on from an evaluation of People Dancing’s '11 Million Reasons to Dance' project.
Kathryn graduated with an MA in Education (Distinction) from University of Brighton (2016) and holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Dance Studies from Roehampton University (2010). Her Masters dissertation focused on the perceptions held by dance students as to the value of dance and its effect on life aspects, including education, relationships and wellbeing. Before starting her PhD, Kathryn was a Dance and Performing Arts teacher for four years and holds a PGCE (Dance) in Secondary Education and has been a guest lecturer at University of Brighton and Coventry University. Kathryn is also an Executive Member on the board of the Society for Dance Research, with responsibility for Newsletter Editing.