Catherine is the Director of the Public Services Academy and leads the consultancy work for INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham. She has a particular research interest in delivering change within the public sector and her areas of interest include the integration of health and social care and developing the future workforce and leadership (she is a facilitator on the LGA’s National Graduate Development Programme). Catherine is a qualified executive leadership coach and is an experienced facilitator and developer of leadership programmes. Catherine joined INLOGOV from OPM, a not for profit research and consultancy organisation, where she managed the organisational development and change work; specialising in local government. Previously Catherine was Deputy Director of the County Councils Network (CCN), which supports and advises chief executives and elected members in multi-tier areas. Catherine managed the policy work for the network; specialising in performance, adult social care, children’s services and partnership and governance. Catherine worked for the Local Government Association for five years, developing and supporting the implementation of national policy.
Catherine teaches on the Department’s Masters programmes in Public Management and Public Administration and writes regularly for academic journals and the professional press.