Head of Learning Experience Design
Catherine is responsible for the creation and delivery of inspiring, impactful learning experiences that enable genuine learning and skills development in innovation practice.
Her role involves shaping the overall learning strategy and leading on all aspects of learning design including user-centred workshops and immersive learning environments, informed by powerful storytelling.
Catherine’s background spans broadcast, digital, and higher education as a senior producer and academic. She began her career in radio and multiplatform production at the BBC across Radio 1, 4, 6 Music and 5 live. She then led on strategic learning initiatives for the Open University including overseeing the iTunes U channel to achieve a record breaking 75 million downloads, commissioning the award-winning bite-sized learning series ’60 Second Adventures’ narrated by David Mitchell, and delivering innovative social learning experiences including MOOCs and Facebook Live events in partnership with the UK Space Agency.
More recently she worked as a senior producer for the BBC Academy, leading on scenario-based learning approaches, and as a Lecturer in Media at Birmingham City University, embedding technology enhanced learning in face to face workshops.
She holds a BA in History from the University of Leicester, an MA in Film from the University of Exeter and an MBA from the Open University. In her spare time, she can be found riding her horse, cycling, listening to radio comedy and podcasts - and occasionally delving into a heavy metal back catalogue from her days as a music journalist for Kerrang! magazine.