Katie spent many years as a self employed consultant, working on a wide range of projects. She specialised in enabling communication between different levels of staff, especially during times of radical change. She is now Commercial Manager and Senior Lecturer in Agile Software Development at the University of Central Lancashire. Working in the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Katie has set up a number of interagency projects, including www.elphin-uclan.org, www.dvice.org, www.westlancsmaps.org.uk. All these projects require cooperation between departments that have very different working practices and a different duty of care.