Katrina is Director of Practice and Service Development, with Together for Short Lives, the UK Children’s Palliative Care organisation, focusing on providing support to professionals and organisations in developing best practice and services provision, and providing information and support services to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.
In 2009, the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Award for Outstanding Contribution was presented to Katrina for her vision in developing the UK’s first Integrated Care Pathway for children’s palliative care. She is a member of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network Advocacy Committee, focusing on the development of children’s palliative care services across the world.
She is a children’s nurse, general nurse and health visitor and had considerable experience in a health and civil service environment, working as a nurse in Merseyside before joining the Department of Health in England as nursing adviser for children’s services. She is also the honorary secretary of the Association of British Paediatric Nurses.