Dr Kathryn Weston

Motivational speaker and writer on all aspects of parenting, family life and education.

Dr Kathy Weston has over 15 years experience as a social researcher both in Higher Education and policy think tanks. Originally a Law graduate, she completed a masters and doctorate in Criminology at the University of Cambridge before becoming a research fellow in education at a UK university. It was in this latter role that she developed an interest in parental engagement and its impact on children’s lives.

She is the founder of Keystone Aspire (www.keystone- and regularly delivers inspirational and motivating talks to parents in schools across the UK. She advocates an evidence-based approach to parenting; locating high quality research evidence, sharing it with parents and encouraging them to “try and apply” it at home. Dr Weston believes that parents are a child’s first teacher and the family home, the most important of learning environments.

She believes in a partnership approach between parents, young people and educational settings as this is how children are most able to thrive and reach their potential.

Since 2011, she has co-produced a live, weekly radio show “The Parents’ Show” on the Hertfordshire-based station, Radio Verulam (92.6FM in the UK) and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the world of education and parenting.