Macmillan Cancer Support, UK
Kate has over 25 years’ experience of providing and managing the delivery of specialist information and research services (both virtual and library based to a wide variety of users.) She has worked in the health sector for the last 10 years and is currently the Information and Support Programme Lead at Macmillan Cancer Support, where she oversees the charity’s information and support strategy and innovations to support people affected by cancer.
From 2008-2012 Kate was director of patient information at Cancer Research UK, with responsibility for the charity’s information services to people affected by cancer. These included a telephone helpline, website, and online forum. Before joining Cancer Research UK, Kate was head of health information at NHS Direct, where she managed a variety of teams providing health information via telephone, websites and digital television.
From 1989-2003, Kate worked for the BBC in a variety of information roles, including managing the development of a virtual research intranet site in 2000 and providing research support to journalists and program makers.