Katie brings the energy, expertise and experience of the professional writer to her academic writing interventions:
- as an academic writer – (co-creator of the Advancing Academic Writing skills website at the University of Glasgow, RLF Writing Fellow, RLF Bridge Fellow, conference contributor)
- as a newspaper columnist (including, at various times, the Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Scottish editions of the Times and Sunday Times) and occasional book reviewer (New York Times)
- as a historical novelist (10 novels – Puffin, Quercus, Virago – including two trilogies)
Katie’s approach is participant-centred, with all writing interventions tailored to the particular group and their particular needs. She knows the value of hands-on practice, so her sessions see participants mapping techniques directly onto their own work.
A Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Writing Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Katie also works with doctoral training partnerships and individual HEIs all over the UK. She is the co-ordinator of the RLF Consultant Fellows’ programme, an RLF Bridge Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is also Chair of the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.