Kate has worked with objects of dress and textiles in museums for almost twenty years in curatorial positions and is Assistant Curator at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Totnes, Devon. Kate is also a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, teaching history and contextual studies to fashion and textile students and a Specialist Visiting Lecturer at the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. Publications include ‘An Easy Day for a Lady’ (Costume, Journal of the Costume Society, 2008) and ‘Empire Dressing – the Design and Realisation of Queen Alexandra’s Coronation Gown’ (Journal of Design History, 2012). Kate has written a book about Queen Alexandra’s wardrobe which was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She is also one of the youngest practitioners of the dying art of producing handmade Honiton lace.