Kathryn is our STEM Outreach Officer (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) at Hertford, and splits her time between the college and the Physics Department, where she’s responsible for the outreach work of the Quantum Materials Group.
Her background is in particle physics: for her DPhil she worked on the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter search experiment, designing hardware that will soon be installed on the detector. As an undergraduate, Kathryn studied Physics and Philosophy at Oxford, so has seen the University from many perspectives!
Kathryn now specialises in STEM outreach, with a particular focus on reaching out to under-represented groups. She’s worked with the Oxford Women in Physics Society since its inception, and runs an annual event called Marie Curious, with hands-on STEM activities and inspiration for local girls. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for all things science with anyone who will listen, so do get in touch!
Kathryn is normally at Hertford on Wednesdays and Fridays.