Kat Mortimer (she/her)

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - SHAWNA Project

Kat Mortimer (she/her) is an Interviewer/Outreach Worker working on the SHAWNA Project hosted at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at University of British Columbia. Originally from the United Kingdom, Kat has been an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations for four years. Kat has a deep interest in holistic approaches to wellness, health equity, and ethics — particularly Neuroethics — and is in the process of studying trauma-informed, culturally safe approaches for marginalized communities through trainings with Yoga Outreach and The Ancestor Project. She previously worked as a mental health worker and currently holds a casual position as a Community Liaison Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health at Heatley, Pender and Downtown Community Health Centres. This role is part of the Integrated Care Team and supports people who face multiple barriers in accessing the medical system.