Kat Geddes is a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School where she researches intellectual property law reform in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically patent reform to promote access to medicines, and copyright reform to promote access to knowledge.
Her research is conducted under the auspices of Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center which seeks to promote access to life-saving medicines in low-resource settings.
Kat is originally from Sydney, Australia where she worked as a judicial clerk and a litigation attorney prior to completing graduate degrees in law and public policy at Cambridge University and the Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. She spends two days a week at the Harvard Global Health Institute where she researches epidemic and pandemic preparedness. In her spare time, Kat enjoys sewing, designing protest tees, daydreaming about sticky buns, and long runs on the Esplanade.