Kit is undertaking a PhD project to discover what native bees inhabit urban areas in South West Western Australia and the factors that enhance or limit their diversity and abundance, including the relative value of residential gardens vs. remnant bushland fragments as quality habitat for bees. In addition, she is investigating the potential of the introduced honeybee to outcompete native bee, with her results shedding light on how to harmonise native bee conservation with the important Western Australian honeybee keeping industry.
In 2017 Kit featured in a Curtin FM radio segment. She also gave numerous presentations and native bee walk and talks to schools and community groups, and had a stall on native bees in collaboration with the WA Museum for Science Week. Kit’s had numerous publications, published in both academic journals, and in popular magazines for the public.