Cathy is an NHS staff member based permanently at the university as a Senior Clinical Tutor and Admissions Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme. Cathy is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society's divisions of clinical and occupational psychology. She is a member of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT) and a qualified practitioner of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and leads the Lancaster DClinPsy's 'plus 1' therapy training in CAT. She has an interest qualitative research methods in clinically relevant areas. As an occupational psychologist she developed skills and interests in training and in selection methods. She is currently Honorary Secretary of the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology.