Katrina initially trained in Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. After completing modules in conservation she decided to take her training further and specialise in the Conservation of Historic Objects at the University of Lincoln. After leaving Lincoln she went on to work at the National Conservation Centre, Liverpool, and at Lothian Health Services Archive.
In order to further her career in metals conservation, Katrina applied for and was awarded an ICON internship in the conservation of archaeological, historic and modern metals. Following this she decided to specialise in metals conservation and attended the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation metals conservation course where she gained a postgraduate diploma with distinction. After leaving West Dean, Katrina worked in private practice for Hall Conservation Ltd, she remained here for eight years before choosing to take up a contract at the V&A Museum working on the Gilbert collection.
Katrina returned to West Dean College in 2018 to take up the role of Subject Tutor for Metals.