Katharine Jane Hudson is a UK academic and political activist.
Kate Hudson is currently the General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Prior to her election to the post, she had served as Chair of the organisation from 2003 to 2010. She was also Head of Social and Policy Studies at London South Bank University from September 2003 to 2010 and is now a Visiting Research Fellow. She was founding editor of the journal Contemporary Politics, serves on the editorial board of Debatte: the journal of contemporary central and eastern Europe and is a member of the Board of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust. Hudson is also a member of the Communist Party of Britain. In the 1990s, she met and married Redmond O'Neill, an activist in Socialist Action and adviser to Ken Livingstone.
CND - Now More Than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement, Vision Paperbacks, ISBN 1-904132-69-3 (2005)
Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia, Pluto Press, ISBN 0-7453-1881-9, (2003)
European Communism Since 1989, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0-333-77342-X, (2000)