Kate McNeil

Communications Officer

Kate joined the Partnership as Communications Officer in September 2019.

She works to enhance opportunities for knowledge exchange and impact through the implementation of the Partnership’s communication strategy. In this capacity, she works closely with researchers and stakeholders in government, industry and the third sector to establish the Partnership as the leading source of research on current and future security challenges. She is responsible for guiding the Partnership’s engagement online, handles media outreach, and coordinates the Partnership’s programme of events. She regularly conducts interviews with academics which feature on the PaCCS blog

While working for the Partnership, Kate is also pursuing a PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, where her work focuses on the politics of evidence and decision-making during health crises.

Prior to joining the Partnership, Kate worked in Canadian politics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. with Distinction) in Political Studies and History from Queen’s University at Kingston, and an MSc (Distinction) in Health and International Development from the London School of Economics. She wrote her dissertation on humanitarian decision-making at the end of emergency. She has also previously worked for the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an alumnus of the European Forum Alpbach.

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