Cathryn worked as a midwife and lecturer at various locations across England before coming to York as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Midwifery Practice Programme. Cathryn has a particular interest in promoting normality in childbirth and enthusing student midwives to embrace the concept of skilled companionship.
She has studied Medical Anthropology at Degree and Masters level and has completed a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Durham, where she undertook a study of the experiences of women who breastfed short and long term.
Cathryn was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2017.
Women4Health project - Between 2014 -2016 I was involved in a twining project with midwife teachers in Northern Nigeria. The aim of the project was to increase the number of female health workers in Northern Nigeria where maternal and child death rates are high.
Global Midwifery Twinning Project (Royal College of Midwives)
In October 2014, I was seconded to a four-week placement at the Cambodian Midwives Council in Phnom Penh to assist in strengthening midwifery education in Cambodia. I worked with members of the Cambodian Midwives Council to develop an assessment tool for a competency-based curriculum.