Kathryn is a Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. In 2014, she was appointed as the first Digital Humanities Champion at Oxford, a role which sees her seconded to the Humanities Division to play a leading role in developing the cross-University Digital Humanities strategy, advocating for Digital Humanities within the University and externally. Kathryn leads the Digital Humanities programme at The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).
Kathryn's research activities are centred around the impact of new technologies on engagement with the Humanities, from scholarly research to public interactions with arts and cultural heritage. From 2012-3, she held an AHRC Early Career Fellowship looking at the impact of crowdsourcing on public engagement with the arts, and she has ongoing research interests in the impact of crowdsourcing on formal and informal learning. She currently leads a project developing a digital platform for teaching and learning through museum objects in collaboration with the Ashmolean and the Museum of the History of Science.
Kathryn completed her DPhil in Modern History at the University of Oxford in 2007. Her historical research interests lie in Modern British social and cultural history, particularly around the themes of gender, identity and education, research methods, and digital history.