Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Kate focuses on cyber and human rights law issues, and is author of Chatham House’s research paper on Online Disinformation and Political Discourse: Applying a Human Rights Framework.
Kate is based at the University of Oxford, where she is a member of the Law Faculty and directs the Diplomatic Studies Programme, a set of postgraduate courses for diplomats.
She gained much of her experience in human rights law and public international law as a lawyer at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, both in London and overseas as Legal Adviser at the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and then Deputy Permanent Representative at the UK Delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
She took her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at the University of Oxford, and qualified as a solicitor at Norton Rose.
Areas of expertise
- Cyber and human rights law (disinformation, elections, social media platforms, etc)
- Human rights law
- Public international law
- Diplomatic skills and training
|2015 – present||Director, Diplomatic Studies Programme; Member of University Law Faculty; Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford|
|2014-15||Research and Outreach Specialist, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|2011-14||Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Delegation to Council of Europe|
|2008-11||Legal Adviser, UK Mission to the United Nations|
|2002-07||Assistant Legal Adviser, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office|
|1997-2001||Trainee, then Assistant Solicitor, Norton Rose|
|1999||Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal (secondment)|
Source: International Law and Governance