about

Kate is a full stack web developer who originally trained in the Arts before completing an MSc in Computer Science at Newcastle University in 2018. During her time in the team she has trained as a Software Carpentries instructor and supervised Masters level dissertation students. She has also designed and delivered an entry level digital skills course for local women. Kate is Project Coordinator for HaSS which includes providing grant writing support and estimating staffing requirements.

PROJECTS

  • Spatial Inequality and the Smart City / School of Geography

    2021
    • Produce prototypes for stakeholder engagement
    • Hold stakeholder focus groups
    • Design a decision support tool to aid policy makers place air quality sensors
    • Visualise existing data drawn from the ONS and Urban Observatory
  • Animating Text Newcastle / School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

    2019-2021
    • Develop websites to visualise texts in different ways to act as proof of concepts to support funding bids
    • Mainly responsible for developing a server and database for each pilot
    • Included working with specialist digital humanities data formats and databases
  • English Republican Ideas and Translation Networks in Early Modern Germany / School of History, Classics and Archaeology

    2021
    • Create website to show original and translated works against geography and time
    • Develop training materials to enable the researcher to update the website themselves
  • Rest & Be Thankful / School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

    2020-2021
    • Development of severless function to deliver images to permanent storage
    • Create Power BI reports to visualise data
  • Screening Violence: experiences of conflict around the globe / School of Modern Languages

    2020-2021
    • Develop website to allow user to browse collection of video clips by location, keyword or thumbnail.
  • Finline / Business School

    2020
    • Develop proof of concept website which won first place in EU Datathon 2020 Challenge 2
    • Visualise business metrics and provide advice for small amd medium sized businesses
  • Heritage Explorers / School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

    2020
    • Develop a digital recreation of a popular British history and heritage-themed educational board game from the nineteenth century
  • Digital Storytelling: Placing Young Men in the City of Dreams / School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, North East Young Dads and Lads, and Seven Stories

    2020
    • Creation of a mobile friendly website built around a map-based interface and storytelling imagery
    • Location based augmented reality experiences
    • Run co-design sessions with stakeholders
  • Metro Futures / Open Lab, Nexus

    2020
    • Contribute to front end of a community consultation tool as part of the development of a new Tyne and Wear Metro
  • Trust New Art / School of Arts and Cultures, National Trust

    2019
    • Create web portal to explore ways of collecting and presenting archive material of site specific temporary artworks in heritage settings
  • ePRaSE / Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust

    2019
    • Develop Rest API to pass data to and from a database and handle authentication

education

PhD Design / Edinburgh University

2012-2016

Research exploring the role that craft, creativity and community play in women's lives

technical

  • Programming:
    • JavaScript
    • TypeScript
    • HTML/CSS
    • Java
    • XML
    • XSLT
  • Software:
    • Angular
    • Node.js
    • eXist-db
    • Docker
    • MongoDB
    • Azure Functions
    • Terraform
    • GitHub Workflows
  • Topics:
    • Web Development

Interests

  • I enjoy:
    • Sewing
    • Printmaking
    • Walking