Hey, I'm Kate, but I also go by KG.

I grew up with Crohn's disease and I also grew up with the Internet. Never did I think that I would be doing a PhD that focused on Inflammatory Bowel Disease communities and how we use and trust online social networks to support us.

But here we are, I am a PhD researcher at Horizon CDT (University of Nottingham), partnering with Open Lab (Newcastle University) and my research interests centre around individual and shared digital values in IBD communities.

Ultimately I want to help shape a fair, safe internet for everyone (but particularly those with a chronic health condition).

But I need your help.

Some facts about my life:

  1. I have a Photography degree (but barely took any pictures in my final year)
  2. I love juicing
  3. I am a weight lifter (turning body builder) and I secretly wish that every day is leg day
  4. I am the proud owner of Albus, the cockapoopoo pooch
  5. I talk about poo far too much
  6. My dog aptly has a poop emoji toy
  7. I am a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
  8. I was awarded as one of the Internet Society's 25 Under 25 for using the Internet as a tool for good.

Although I spend a lot of time on Twitter and Instagram, here is where you can find my projects; posts about my PhD research, that I have promised to do openly; posts about my lifestyle living with IBD, including yummy recipes; and also other ramblings...

I pride myself on my work with George Rodger Archive, Phonar Nation and Horizon OER.

Views are my own, but are up for reuse and adaptation (CC-BY-SA) unless otherwise stated.

Banner image: Internet Society's 25 Under 25 Ceremony, September 2017.

Read about me: BBC | Phonar Nation