What I do
Catherine is a Senior Programme Manager in the Health Lab at Nesta.
Her work focuses on People Powered Results - a partnership approach to complex service transformation in health and care settings - working with leaders to empower front-line health and care practitioners to achieve meaningful change in 100 days.
She has also been actively involved in the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund, managing a portfolio of grants working with volunteers in innovative ways to improve outcomes for older people and those with long-term health conditions.
Prior to Nesta, Catherine spent three and a half years at the Young Foundation as an Associate in the applied innovation team.
Here she worked to support the development and growth of innovation across local authorities, housing association and charities. This included coaching on innovation skills for 30 local authorities to build local solutions to ageing populations, supporting a national housing association through a design-led approach to develop a new service for isolated older people, and using ethnographic research methods to influence policy around the impact of the welfare reform.
Previously, Catherine has spent time volunteering with VSO working in community development in North-East Mongolia and the Lake District.
Catherine is a geography graduate from the University of Sheffield.