Professor Catherine Staite teaches leadership, people management, collaborative strategy and strategic commissioning to Masters’ level. Her research interests include Combined Authorities, collaboration between local authorities and the skills and capacities which elected members will need to meet the challenges of the future.
Catherine leads and coordinates INLOGOV’s collaboration with a wide range of organisations, including the Local Government Association and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives as well as universities in the USA, Europe, Australia and China. Her role is to help support creative thinking, innovation and improvement in local government and the wider public sector.
In 2015/16 Professor Staite acted as the Research Facilitator for Local Government for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), supporting closer working relationships between academic institutions and local government and better use of evidence in decision making. Further information can be found at www.lgkn.org
Catherine has been named as one of the top 100 most influential people in local government by the Local Government Chronicle.