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Kathryn’s PhD develops and assesses a practical, adaptable guide which is designed to empower technical field teams in humanitarian organisations to achieve the most effective, sustainable and locally-led response. It shares experiences and ‘good-fit’ management practices, and is structured around the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement cycle.

Kathryn is committed to empowering technical field teams in humanitarian and development organisations to achieve a more effective, sustainable and locally-led response. She is currently, as part of her PhD, developing a holistic and adaptable guide to support humanitarian technical teams to work better together, both within their teams and as part of the global sector.

Kathryn is also a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialist, a collaborative leader and trainer/facilitator. Her work as WASH Cluster Coordinator in Somalia (2010–12) was recognised as global good practice for knowledge management and information sharing. Kathryn was Knowledge and Learning Manager for the DFAT-funded Civil Society WASH Fund (2013–15) and worked with governments and organisations across the Pacific to develop a Pacific WASH in emergencies handbook (2017). She is an Associate Trainer for RedR Australia (2016–) and has facilitated a range of events including the inaugural five-day Fiji WASH Summit (2018).

Published work:

Pacific WASH in Emergencies Coordination Handbook

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