Kate established a cancer charity in South Wales in 1992 providing psychological support for patients and families. This now has branches across three counties and provides support to over 15,000 people each year. A long term commitment to increasing understanding of, and support for, less well-resourced male uro-genital cancers led to successful research grant applications to the NHS Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) and leading cancer charity, Tenovus.
Since 2009 she has been an expert reviewer for Prostate Cancer UK and has provided voluntary training on the psychosexual aspects of end-of-life care for healthcare professionals in Wales and more recently in the South East. She has a particular interest in research ethics having been a member of the NHS Research Ethics Committees since 2000 and was chair of her professional body Ethics Committee (British Psychological Society) for five years. In this role, she regularly represented UK psychology on the international stage.