Since 2002 Katharine has worked as a reporter, producer and print journalist. She is regularly interviewed by print, TV and radio, mostly about disability, Gypsies and Travellers and other social affairs issues such as adoption. She also speaks regularly at international conferences and festivals. In 2014 she gave a keynote speech at the Council of Europe, on violence against women, as well as speaking at the Hay Festival.
A selection of interviews below:
BBC Woman’s Hour on 28 August 2013, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx76
RTE, Newstalk and many local radio stations in publicity interviews for No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers. You can also hear her podcast for The Spectator, about Gypsy and Traveller entrepreneurs here: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/08/the-view-from-22-death-of-the-middle-class-entrepreneurial-gypsies-hs2-and-binge-drinking/
She was also interviewed by The Observer newspaper about No Place to Call Home in August 2013:
– ITV’s Tonight programme on disability hate crime, ‘Don’t hate me’, broadcast on 23 August 2012
– Hispan TV for a documentary on the same subject, transmitted in September 2012.
In 2011 she was interviewed by Channel 4 News, BBC Breakfast News, BBC Radio 4 (You and Yours)
And asked to write about her nomination for the Paul Foot Award for the Press Gazette here:
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She is regularly interviewed on disability hate crime and other matters, with a flurry of programmes around the Olympics. She was interviewed by ITV’s Tonight programme on disability hate crime, ‘Don’t hate me’, broadcast on 23 August 2012 and by Hispan TV for a documentary on the same subject, to be transmitted in September 2012. She was also interviewed on the Paralympics for the podcast, The Fifth Column (September 2012).
In 2011 she was interviewed by Channel 4 News, BBC Breakfast News, BBC Radio 4 (You and Yours).
In 2012 she has spoken at several literary festivals, including the Bath Festival, the Bristol Festival, the Brympton Festival and the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow. She also spoke at the Trades Union Congress.
In 2011 she spoke at the Hay Festival and at the Edinburgh Literary Festival, as well as at the Stoke Newington Festival. She also spoke at the TUC.
Since then she has spoken at a number of international conferences, travelling to Italy and Norway, amongst others, as well as speaking at conferences and chairing sessions in the UK.