Kate Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1999, also gaining the Margaret Hartridge Prize for Research. She has worked in Private Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice since 2000, in Wellington, London and Nelson. In 2009 Kate went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from Otago University.

Kate worked sideline for the Wellington Shakers Netball team in the National Bank Cup competition and the Wainuiomata Rugby League team in the Barter Card Cup. Most recently she worked sideline with the Nelson College Boys Rugby teams.
Sports Injuries in particular shoulder injuries are the area that Kate is most passionate about. 

Kate is a mother to 3 young children and enjoys walking, running and gardening.