Catherine Haworth is a lecturer in music at the University of Huddersfield. Her primary research areas are music, identity, and representation, and film and television soundtrack analysis. She has specialisms in classical Hollywood cinema of the 1930s and 40s, crime films, the James Bond series, the economics and aesthetics of popular scoring, and the role of musical performance within film. Catherine is also interested in music and literature; contemporary critical approaches to aesthetics and musicology; voices, vocality, and stardom; and popular music cultures, including Motown, Northern soul, and disco.
Catherine has published on topics including gender, age, and musical creativity, scoring the female detective in 1940s Hollywood; music, gender, and medical discourse in the female gothic genre; women and music in James Bond films; and issues of representation and identity across the classical and contemporary soundtrack.