Catherine did her first degree in Mathematics at Warwick University then went on to the University of Liverpool to do a PhD in the mathematics of robots before going into an academic career. She has worked at a number of UK universities and is currently Academic Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University. Externally she is a Vice President of the London Mathematical Society and a member of the EPC Board. Her interests are in engineering and mathematics education in HE. She also has a keen interest in equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines.