MSc MRTPI. Catherine has a particular interest in Neighbourhood Planning, having worked as a Planning Advisor for Planning Aid England. She has experience of providing direct planning support to community groups including reviewing Neighbourhood Plans and policy writing, running community training events and chairing meetings with key stakeholders. Catherine's main focus in IPe is undertaking heath checks on draft Neighbourhood Plans.
Catherine has wide ranging work experience in the public sector, private sector and academia. She was employed by Savills as a planner and has also worked in the planning departments in Bridgend and Swindon, where she dealt with development management, enforcement and conservation & environmental policy. She was further a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England, having formerly work there as a research associate.
Catherine graduate in 2003 with BSc (Hons) in City and Regional Planning and in 2005 gained an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy, both from Cardiff University.