Kate was Consultant Microbiologist at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, undertaking laboratory, infection control and clinical commitments. She was a key adviser on antibiotic therapy and was appointed External Authorising Engineer to the Trust and was previously employed by Public Health England as the Lead Public Health Microbiologist for the North East region.
Kate held numerous positions and was active in the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and a Council Member of the Royal College of Pathologist. She also published widely and lectured on a wide range of Microbiology topics with research interests including solid organ transplantation, invitro activity of antibiotics and laboratory based research into biochemical substrates for bacterial isolation.
BSAC is indebted to Kate who has been a longstanding member for over 30 years. Kate served on Council numerous times over the years as an Ordinary Member, Meetings Secretary, Education Secretary and was the current serving General Secretary and Senior Editor on the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. The Society will miss her considerable contributions, energies and direct, sage advice.
The Society passes on its condolences to family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.