Dr Katherine McBride is a Research Assistant at the National Forum, working on the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey. The INDEx Survey is a national survey of the digital engagement, experiences and expectations of students and staff who teach in Irish higher education. More information on the INDEx Survey can be found here.
Previously, Katherine worked at Queen’s University Belfast, supporting postgraduate training in analytical chemistry and working on various research projects in both research and technical roles. This was where she completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering on the topic ‘Optimising the magnetocaloric response of manganate perovskites: a crystallographic and magnetic study’. Before this she worked in post-primary education in Northern Ireland, teaching chemistry and both general and applied sciences.