Katie is an E-learning Technologist at the National Heart & Lung Institute. This profile was produced for Diverse@Imperial 2018.

Katie StripeWhat do you enjoy most about your current role?

I really enjoy working with people to develop static, sometimes old, content into something interactive and engaging for students.

What’s one thing about you that your Imperial colleagues and friends might be surprised to learn?

I am really quite shy and anxious a lot of the time – the confident attitude is a front!

If you were the College Provost for a day, what one thing would you do to make Imperial more diverse and inclusive?

Building networks is something that we could really work on. I would like to get everyone to try to work in a different department, so they can meet and talk to each other. There are so many opportunities for innovation if people talked more and shared ideas with colleagues outside their own departments.

"Building networks is something that we could really work on."

What do you feel Imperial does well in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

I think the general attitude that your background is irrelevant and that it’s your work that matters is great.