Catherine supports the delivery and management of the social care regional support offer, successfully engaging key stakeholders, developing regional networks and delivering a range of workshops and training events.
Before joining CDC, Catherine was a lead on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between Nottinghamshire Country Council and Nottingham Trent University. This 30 month project involved researching and reviewing local and national policy and practice to drive improvements in service delivery. The role also involved significant participation with children and young people, through Participatory Action Research (PAR). She is skilled in a range of research methods, service improvements and project management.
With an MA in International Relations under her belt, Catherine holds a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, and a Nottingham Trent University qualification equivalent to a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).
Catherine’s passion lies in supporting children and young people to fulfill their potential. She enjoys finding and using evidence to inform policy and service changes.
I strongly believe that we need to work to break down barriers which isolate and limit children, young people with SEND and their families from living and enjoying life to its fullest.
Bonus facts: Whilst a Derby native, Catherine is an American citizen!She also travels frequently, visiting over 25 countries so far.