Kat is currently a trainee Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. She has a gruelling shift pattern which leaves little time for much else. Her training often ends up being done at odd hours of the day, whenever she can fit it in. Recently she set the World Record time for a marathon (42,195m) on the rowing machine which is a good start for her Great Pacific Race campaign - 3 hours, 3 minutes and 28 seconds of pain!
Throughout her life she has had many jobs from labouring to swimming teaching. She is no stranger to hard work, working multiple jobs throughout university. Her first degree was in Mathematics and second in Medicine on the All Wales graduate programme. After Medicine Kat spent 3 months working in Trauma Surgery in the Baragwanath Trauma Unit, South Africa. She then came back to start her junior doctor jobs in 2012 in the Oxford Deanery. She continues to work in the Oxford Deanery after undergoing a very competitive selection process and achieving a specialist registrar training post in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery which she has now held for almost 3 years. Working within the NHS constantly throws up many challenges and opportunities which need to be processed and overcome.
In her current job she works many weekends, nights and long days making her the master of time management as she attempts to get everything done! Although she can occassionally be found watching Greys Anatomy with a gin and tonic! She has a very close unit of friends and family with three younger brothers and two young nieces. Kat is very driven and one of her main goals is to be a positive example to her nieces by showing them that anything is possible if you work hard enough and they can be limitless in their dreams and aspiriations.
Read Kats 'Why' for the Great Pacific Race here