Kate Prentice studied for her PhD under the supervision of Professor Goswami. Her thesis is entitled "Poetry aloud: The effect of poetic sound on children's literacy skills". During her studies she conducted a two-year intervention project, examining the hypothesis that regular interaction with the sounds and rhythms of poetry will help to enhance the literacy skills of 5-7 year old children.
Part of her research was featured in the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside the Brain of a 5-year-old with Claudia Hammond, on 29th March 2010.
Post-completion, Kate went on to study Clinical Psychology.