Katherine is a political economist writing and advocating for economic system change, especially new measures of progress. She co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and WEAll Scotland and instigated the group of Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo). Before WEAll she spent over eight years with Oxfam GB. She sits on advisory groups for The Democracy Collaborative, the C40 Centre for Urban Climate Policy and Economy, and the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity. Her most recent book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) was published in January 2019.
Katherine has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and in Politics (University of Melbourne) and holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University. She worked for the University of Glasgow as a Research Fellow from 2005-2009 and was Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde (based at the Fraser of Allander Institute).