Catherine Waddams (formerly Price) is a faculty member of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Angia and Professor in Norwich Business School, which she joined in 2000. From 1995 to 2000 she was founding Director of the Centre for Management under Regulation and Professor in Warwick Business School, and prior to that senior lecturer in economics at the University of Leicester. She has held visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge.
Her research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization, and she has published widely on privatization, regulation and the introduction of competition, especially in energy markets. She is particularly interested in the distributional impact of regulatory reform, and consumer choice in newly opened markets, both in the UK and elsewhere.
She is a Non Executive Director of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). and a member of the UK Regulators Network expert panel. From 2001 to 2009 she was a part-time member of the UK Competition Commission.