Katia is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. Her MA degree was obtained at the Free University of Berlin in 'Sociogiology of Childhood and Children's Rights' in 2010. She completed her PhD at the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University in 2016.
Katia is passionate about exploring health and education environments for children and young people and particularly those who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Much of her work is focused around health, wellbeing, family relations and human rights. Her PhD was on international adoption and the adoptees' rights to know about their origins; and previous to this role she worked on a NIHR funded project on neurodisabled children with gastrostomy.
Currently Katia is also working with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust on the evaluation of a human rights based sexual and reproductive health service for people who use drugs problematically; people with serious mental illness; and people with intellectual and learning disabilities in South London.
Katia is currently working as Associate Lecturer for modue E102 'Introduction to Childhood Studies and Child Psychology'.
She worked at Visiting Lecturer at the School of Law, Middlesex University from October 2013 to August 2015. The seminars taught were focusing on sociology and criminology, as well as applied research methods.