Dr Katherine Marie Olley is the VH Galbraith Junior Research Fellow in Medieval Studies. As an undergraduate, she studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Trinity College, Cambridge. She then moved to Newnham College, Cambridge to study for her MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, funded by a Newton Trust Award from the Cambridge Home and European Scholarship Scheme (2014–15). She returned to Trinity College for her DPhil, funded by an AHRC-Trinity studentship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (2015–18). Her doctoral research explored the nature of kinship in Old Norse myth and legend, focusing especially on parent-child relationships, and was supervised by Dr Judy Quinn. She subsequently went on to become a Teaching Fellow in Old Norse at University College London (2018–19) before joining St Hilda’s.