College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Catherine's background is in Landscape Architecture and she also has a Master's Degree from the University of Liverpool where she won the Holford Prize (2011) as an outstanding candidate completing the programme of studies for the Degree of Master of Civic Design. In 2013, Catherine was awarded an ESRC funded PhD studentship at the University of Exeter on the Environment, Energy and Resilience Pathway.
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture, Heriot Watt University
MCD - Master of Civic Design (Distinction), University of Liverpool
CMLI - Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute
PIEMA - Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
As a PhD researcher at the University of Exeter, Catherine is exploring issues around public engagement with Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, particularly high voltage overhead power lines. Her research uses a Case Study approach based on the current North West Coast Connections project which is a proposed overhead power line in West Cumbria. Catherine is particularly interested in exploring hard-to-reach and disengaged publics through place attachment and justice as recognition.
Catherine is an experienced Environmental Planner and also specialises in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. She currently undertakes part-time employment as a Principal Consultant in addition to studying at the University of Exeter. Catherine is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and is also working towards becoming a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.