Katherine Burnard

2018/19 Fellow

Katherine co-founded Square Circle, a social enterprise which helps employers learn from and hire underestimated young people.

Katherine was a 2018/19 Fellow. She worked with Globe Academy as part of her frontline placement and Tower Hamlets Council within her consulting project. Her mentor was Isabel Farchy.

Katherine joined Year Here after six years supporting those affected by mental illness to re-engage with society, while working to reduce the stigma that propels isolation. Originally from Australia, she graduated with a B.ASc in Occupational Therapy and has since worked across NGOs and the public sector. Varying roles have taken her from working with psychiatric service users in their homes to managing the mental health team in a men’s remand prison. She has worked particularly to minimise social exclusion and barriers to employment.