Dr Kate Brown BA, MA, PHD

Trustee since 2006

What I do

I’m a lecturer and researcher in Social Policy and Crime at The University of York, focusing on vulnerability and also the research lead on Leeds City Council's Prostitution Strategic Partnership.

What I did before

Before my PhD , I worked in the voluntary sector for around ten years as a practitioner and manager, including as support worker for sex workers and sexually exploited young people and at a young people’s drugs service and Leeds Women’s Aid. I was Chair for a number of years until 2017 and have also supported Basis Sex Work Outreach.

A little bit about me

Having recently got into swimming, Kate has done the Great North Swim three times to raise over £3000 for Basis Yorkshire… and this year she's doing the triathlon!