Having a website to store various things I write and say in one place feels simultaneously a little presumptuous (who would want to read my writing and watch presentations I've given?), but also increasingly necessary. I seem to publish in diverse places (though probably not diverse enough) and so many of the presentations I have been involved in are recorded, so collecting them all together seemed to make sense.
Already that gives you a hint of 'about me'. I guess I'd be described as a writer, a researcher (usually weaving together diverse pockets of knowledge), an advocate for change (especially in term of how we purpose the economy), and if you've noticed the backgrounds in various pages on this website, someone with a heart in two places: Australia and Scotland.
Formally, the biography would go something like this: 'Katherine is Knowledge and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She has over eight years experience in various roles with Oxfam GB: as a Senior Researcher for the Global Research Team, as UK Policy Manager, and as Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam Scotland. Katherine, with Lorenzo Fioramonti, instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments (an alternative to the G7); developed Oxfam's Humankind Index; and led Oxfam's work on a 'human economy'. She was Rapporteur for Club de Madrid's Working Group on Shared Societies and Sustainability and is on the advisory board for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (University of Surrey); the Omina Foundation; the Living Well Within Limits project (University of Leeds); A Good Life for All Within Planetary Boundaries (University of Leeds); and the Economic Democracy Index project (University of Glasgow). Katherine has a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University and is Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. Her book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams and published by Policy Press) was published in early 2019'.
Less formally, it would be more like this: Katherine loves rain; the Scottish mountains; Australian wine; both country's rugby teams; and cooking for friends as often as life allows.
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