Kate is CEO and co-founder of Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses the best behavioural research to help organisations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, they aim to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. They also care about being able to prove impact, so publish the results of the experiments and research that inform their product design.
Prior to joining Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team, leading work in growth and equality, international programmes, and financial decision-making. She has previously worked for UNESCO in Thailand and Myanmar on education planning and reform, and for the Australian Treasury on education and welfare policy.
Kate holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Frank Knox Scholar), and a Bachelor in Economic and Social Sciences (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.