Kate Giles is a product of the University of York, where she undertook her BA in the Department of History. After spending time as an archives assistant at the Borthwick Institute, she undertook her MA and PhD in the Department of Archaeology, discovering a love of historic buildings and a passion for her research specialism, medieval guildhalls.

Kate was York Minster Archaeology Fellow from 2000-2015 and became a full time Lecturer from 2002 in the Department of Archaeology. She has run major projects in York, Boston (Lincs) and most recently on Shakespeare’s School in Stratford upon Avon. She is heavily involved in University life, most recently as Acting Director of the Humanities Research Centre and Acting associate Dean. She works closely with those who own and manage historic buildings, including the Church of England.