Katrina Attwood came to Computer Science via a somewhat circuitous route, with diversions through English Literature, linguistics, Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture and Old Norse Philology. After a period as a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle, she decided that the future of philology was too bleak to contemplate, and took an MSc in the Computer Science Department at York.
Katrina now works as a research associate in the Computer Science Department at York, concentrating on the requirements engineering and safety engineering processes and techniques for safety-critical, real-time embedded systems. She is also interested in the application of linguistic techniques (including NLP techniques) to software engineering.
Oh yes - and she still edits Old Norse Christian poems, from time to time.