Academic and Charity/Think Tank Research
Katharine also accepts commissions to write or edit research reports for think-tanks, including the Institute for Public Policy Research (on reform of the House of Lords), in 2008, for the charity Scope and the think-tank Policy Exchange and, in 2013, for the new think-tank, the Centre for the Modern Family.
THINK TANK/CHARITY REPORTS
2013 (June 2013) Families That Care: Centre for the Modern Family
2011: (editor) Research and development of resource tools to address the needs of disabled black, minority ethnic, and refugee people accessing services and support in London (Inclusion London)
2008: Building Blocks: Policy Exchange (report arguing for the reform of the Building Schools for the Future programme, which was then subsequently axed)
2008: Getting Away with Murder: Scope (report investigating the spectrum of crimes against disabled people in the UK and arguing for better recognition)
2005: (pro-bono editor and translator) Survival Against the Odds: Rwanda Survivors Group
1997: Straight to the Senate: Institute for Public Policy Research (report arguing for an elected second chamber)
Her investigative report, Building Blocks, on Building Schools for the Future, the programme to renew the secondary school estate questioned the cost and efficacy of the drive towards “educational transformation”. Katharine’s research team interviewed over 50 education specialists for the report. In the same year Katharine wrote a ground-breaking investigative report, Getting Away with Murder, on disability hate crime, for the charities Scope and UKDPC, which led to her commission for a book on the subject, Scapegoat. You can read further about her investigations here. You can contact Katharine on the contact page of this website regarding commissions for features, investigations, speeches, reports and interviews.
She also regularly takes part in and has chaired round-table debates for magazines and think-tanks. You can contact her to arrange interviews, articles, investigations and reports on this website through the contact page.