Katrina began her education at St Anne’s Catholic School in Southampton, before moving on to Peter Symonds Sixth Form College in Winchester.

With a passion for Geography, she went on to study at the University of Birmingham where she received her B.Sc. Hons in Geography. Here, she had a specialist focus on meteorology and climatology and aspired to have a career in meteorology.  

Katrina later decided to apply for a place on the NHS Management Training Scheme, and after being accepted in 1995, she received her Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Health) in 1997 from Sheffield Hallam University.