2018 – Winner, Silver Medal IPPY award
2017 Aesop Accolade, American Folklore Society
2017 – Shortlisted, Little Rebels award (for Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, pub 2016)
2017, Shortlisted, Hampshire Illustrated Book Libraries award (Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, pub 2016)
2016 – Bronze Award from Primary Teacher Update magazine, for the picture book, Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, co-written with Richard O’Neill, published by Child’s Play International.
2014 – Katharine was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses award, for her book No Place to Call Home.
2012 – Katharine was shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award for campaigning journalism, by the Guardian and Private Eye magazine, for her five years of campaigning against disability hate.
2010 – Katharine and her fellow volunteer co-ordinators of the Disability Hate Crime Network, were honoured with Radar’s Human Rights People of the Year Award, for their work on disability hate crime.
2005- Katharine was short listed for the Orange Prize/Harpers and Queen short story competition. In the same year she was long-listed for the Paul Foot award for her investigations into school meals with Felicity Lawrence.
1999 – Katharine and Fergal Keane won the One World Trust Award for best News Film for their films about Rwanda and were shortlisted for the same prize by Amnesty International. In the same year the science team on Newsnight, of which she was one of the two producers, won the Royal Television Award, for Science Coverage.