Kathryn is currently and applied researcher and Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health at Leeds Beckett University. Kathryn’s research, teaching and consultancy focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of community physical activity and health interventions. Kathryn is primarily interested in the social role of sport and sport stadia as a vehicle for health promotion with hard-to-reach groups.
Kathryn’s work and research using football as a vehicle for physical activity and health engagement with socially disadvantaged men has been championed by the World Health Organization as an example of best practice. Between Aug 2009-2012 Kathryn managed the Everton Active Family Centre and established and coordinated Everton in the Community’s ‘Premier League Men’s Health’ programme.