Katherine Hill


  • Senior Research Associate

Since joining CRSP in 2001 my research has focussed predominantly on qualitative projects. Most of my research has been in the area of welfare policy, disadvantaged groups and low income with a particular interest in the perspectives of people themselves.

I have worked on DWP policy evaluations including NDDP and LHA, and qualitative research on ageing looking at the needs and experiences of older people.  This included managing the Resources in Later Life project for JRF and Living on a Low Income in Later Life for Age UK. My more recent work has drawn on our Minimum Income Standards research to look at the additional needs and costs that some people face, and the experiences of those whose income falls below the MIS level. This includes a series of studies for Thomas Pocklington Trust exploring the additional costs of visual impairment for different age groups and what this means for everyday life, and a JRF funded longitudinal qualitative study looking at the experiences of families on living on a low income.

Recent publications