Catherine is an experienced professional in research, evaluation, management, and strategy in a range of Indigenous social policy and programs. This has included public health, education, housing and homelessness settings in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT). She specialises in qualitative research, evaluation capacity building, participatory methods, and sociology/policy studies. Catherine takes a dynamic and values-based approach to devising solutions to complex social challenges. She is a systems thinker and strives to ensure all work is evidence-informed and responsive to local needs. Catherine is a well-regarded evaluator who values integrity, diversity, collaboration, impact, and sustainability.
Catherine has over 10 years’ professional experience working in leadership and management positions having managed the NT Department of Education’s (DOE) Research and Evaluation team and the NT Department of Local Government, Housing and Communities’ (DLGHCD) Performance Analysis team. Catherine has worked in positions where she has been responsible for providing leadership and support for evaluation of health promotion and education research projects. Catherine was the Convenor of the NT branch of the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) for five years providing leadership for evaluation capacity building across the NT through providing networking and professional development opportunities
Skills & Expertise
- Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Darwin University (current)
- Diploma of Project Management – AIM
- Master of Public Health (by Research), Charles Darwin University, Melbourne
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne
- NT Working with Children’s Check