Kate was born in the UK and grew up near Salisbury, in the archaeological heartland of Wessex, where her parents still live. Following her graduation from Cambridge in 1996, Kate joined TVAS (UK) and spent several years digging, writing and managing projects before moving to Ireland in 2001.
Kate has been excavating (almost) continuously since the age of twelve and has spent the past eighteen years working in the commercial sector. In this time she has directed and managed archaeological projects as part of major road schemes, renewable energy projects and private sector developments in both rural and urban environments in the UK and in Ireland. She is author of numerous publications and articles and the results of Kate’s work are published in, amongst other volumes, The Other Clare, TVAS monographs, Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and National Roads Authority monographs. Kate is a Member of Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and Member of Institute of Field Archaeologists.
Kate is vegan, loves animals and is one of the directors of the charity Clare Animal Welfare Ltd. She lives with her two cats, two pigs and a dog in a 19th century cottage in County Clare.