After a childhood spent devouring books Kate graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge University in 2001 with a degree in English and a dream of becoming a magazine writer. A year on the features desk at In Style magazine was the first step, followed by a decision to take the plunge into the freelance world. She never looked back.

She now writes for all the major UK glossy magazines, including Marie Claire, Glamour, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Psychologies, Grazia, Stylist, Fabulous and Notebook.

She's interviewed spies at MI5 and women behind the Arab Spring, profiled Ambassadors in Yemen, and met teenage geisha in Kyoto. Whether it's exploring the gender pay gap, the best way to future proof your career or the perennial female struggle to find peace with our bodies she blends real women's experiences with comments from world class experts, always striving to both inform and entertain. Feminism, religion, economics, politics and history – she has proven that no topic is too complex to be made accessible to any audience.

She also specialises in high-profile real life stories. These have included Kaitlin Roig, the Sandy Hook teacher who saved her class, Juliana Buhring, who overcame a childhood in a cult to become a record-breaking cyclist and Michelle Knight, who spoke exclusively to Kate about surviving her ten years in captivity at the hands of Ariel Castro.

Following four years in Tokyo, where she developed a love of travel writing (she has published work in Elle, The Times, The LA Times, TIME, The Observer, and The Independent on Sunday), she is now based in Washington DC.