‘I am excited at the prospect of using my research skills to draw together policy recommendations that have the potential to contribute to significant change and improvement for patients and populations. It is great to work somewhere where these people are the reason for the research.’
Catherine joined The Health Policy Partnership in October 2020 as a Researcher. She currently works on projects in oncology and multiple sclerosis.
Before joining HPP, Catherine worked as a Research Assistant at University College London, conducting fieldwork for a UK government-funded project investigating the risk posed to Ethiopia’s livestock and human populations by zoonotic bovine tuberculosis. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications, including on developing participatory research methodologies in zoonotic disease-related research.
Catherine also has experience of working on community mental health projects in post-conflict areas of sub-Saharan Africa through her role at the NGO Network for Africa, where she was responsible for developing and applying monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, as well as project planning and management.
Catherine has a strong research interest in the effects of structural inequality and environmental conditions on health and illness, and in patient-led management of chronic illness. She holds an MSc in African Studies with Health from University College London and a first-class BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.