Catherine’s main research interests are in integrated care, leadership and evaluation. Catherine is experienced and adept in working and engaging with strategic partners, clinical teams and GPs as part of her approach. A background in community development and academic research means Catherine is passionate about inclusion, community engagement and the support of patient co-production.
Catherine is engaged in three areas of work:
- Research and Evaluation
- Organisational development
- Leadership development
Research and Evaluation
Catherine has been involved in three research and evaluation projects with HSMC from 2017-19:
- Macmillan funded evaluation of whole system working, due to report late 2019.
- AHRC funded project (2016-19) examining the development of practical wisdom by doctors and medical students.
- Critical Appraisal of Pacesetter Programme for primary care in Wales ( 2018)
In addition, Catherine carried out a independent evaluation of a Big Lottery funded hospice support service during 2018 and in 2019 provided business case and evaluation support to another Hospice.
Previous research and evaluation activity has included:
- Evaluation of a Hospice Education and Training programme (2017)
- Evaluation of the Inclusive Leadership Programme for Health Education England and West Midlands (2016)
- Evaluation of two Intermediate Care services for Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (2015)
Catherine has supported OD work with a local hospice and been involved in the initial development of two new collaborative ventures across the University and beyond via Birmingham Health Partners and the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership. Previous organisational development work included board development support for the Sickle Cell Society from 2013- 2016.
Catherine is a tutor on the NHS Leadership Academy programmes for mid-tier leaders (Elizabeth Garrett Anderson) and has been a tutor since its inception in 2013. She has previously facilitated learning sets at the following events Aspiring Directors Programme (2014-2016 ) and Health and Well Being Board simulation events (2012)