Catherine is a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, where she has run the undergraduate Accounting and Finance suite of programmes. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialising in management accounting and research methods. Following a degree in physics, she qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.
Catherine's particular research interest is in the role of A-level subject choice in fair access to universities and to leading professions, with a particular interest in the accounting profession. She has devised a typology of A levels according to their efficacy in access to highly selective universities and uses administrative datasets in her analysis. She is currently completing a part-time doctorate in the the department of Quantitative Social Science at UCL Institute of Education.