Programme Manager

Kathryn Geels



Join Date

July 2013

What I do

Kathryn was the Programme Manager for Destination LocalThe project aims for the UK to have the most advanced public understanding of hyperlocal media and its potential for market growth. 


Before joining Nesta, Kathryn worked as a freelancer within the hyperlocal media and digital engagement fields with clients including the Guardian Media Group and Talk About Local.
In 2012 she completed post graduate studies in journalism at Queensland University of Technology. In the year before, she kick-started her career change to the creative industries by taking up post in India as a documentary photographer with Raleigh International.
An avid cyclist, hiker and walker, Kathryn has spent the last 13 years exploring, photographing and penning her way around the world. She has exhibited her photography in a solo, and a number of group exhibitions and she holds two voluntary committee roles with London Independent Photography.
Kathryn has also written a London destination guide and hosts travel experiences in London – for which she was featured in the Ryanair inflight magazine in October 2012. You can find her on Twitter at @girlondon
In September 2015 we launched our Destination Local Action Research in Audience Analytics project. We've now completed the project and have undertaken an evaluation, inclusive of capturing the key types of activity undertaken and the main learnings from project participants, and recommendations for practitioners, wider industry and policy makers.
Kathryn Geels
Tuesday, 5 April 2016