Kathryn is a Clinical Psychologist and joined HELP as Clinical Manager in 1997, following clinical work in Mental Health Services and a research role at the University of Auckland. Highlights of her work at HELP include collaborative establishment of the national organisation TOAH-NNEST, and a model for the practice of restorative justice (Project Restore).

​Kathryn contributed several research papers to the Task Force for Action on Sexual Violence, and developed guidelines for crisis support services which are used nationally.