Catherine is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. She has a background in urban planning and a research interest in housing. Her recent research has focused on examining the impacts of planning policies and regulatory reforms on housing outcomes. Since joining the University of Sydney in 2011 she has led and collaborated on research projects funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the Australian Research Council and the NSW Department of Planning, as well as industry organisations. Prior to coming to the University of Sydney, Catherine worked for a UK planning and housing consultancy where she undertook research for organisations including the Welsh Assembly Government, the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit and the Home Builders Association.