Kathryn joined HELP as Clinical Manager in 1997, following a time doing crisis work at HELP as a student in the early 1980s. She then embarked on clinical work in Mental Health Services and a research role at the University of Auckland.

Highlights of Kathryn’s work at HELP include the establishment of the national organisation TOAH-NNEST, and development of a model for the practice of restorative justice (Project Restore). In 2022, she commemorated 25 years working with HELP alongside the charity’s 40th anniversary.

​Kathryn has contributed several research papers to the Task Force for Action on Sexual Violence, and has developed guidelines for crisis support services, which are used nationally. She is regularly called upon by media and other organisations to be a voice on behalf of sexual abuse support services.