Catherine joined Loughborough University in 2007 and is Programme Leader for the UG Drama and MA Theatre programmes. She is also one of the School's EDI directors.
Catherine's research focuses on contemporary British and Irish theatre. She has published widely on the plays of Martin McDonagh, Harold Pinter and Sarah Kane, and has published monographs on theatre, nation and adaptation, the plays of Pinter, and contemporary British drama. She is currently preparing a new monograph for Routledge on the plays and films of Martin McDonagh.
Catherine has taught widely across modules on both BA and MA programmes, including Theatre and Education, Research Project, Major Project, Theatre Practice, Staging Gender, Arts Management, and Performance for Heritage.
Catherine is currently supervising the following PhD projects:
- "Virtullage - Posthuman Artforms and Lost-Carried Maternal"
- "The Well(-Being) of Wonderment: Seeking a Simple Recipe for Everyday Enchantment Through Story-Speaking"
- "Drawing home - A phenomenological journey of drawing in, through and with the spaces of home"
- "Re-inventing Indian Oral Traditions and Storytelling: Evolution of storytelling in Yerukala and Irula tribes: Two of the Oldest Tribes of South-India"
- "Education and Storytelling: a practical investigation of the impact of applied storytelling on academic attainment and resilience in secondary education"
PhD students supervised to award:
- "Beckett and Being: A Phenomenological Ontology"
- "Japanese Otome Bunraku and the Materials of Puppeteer Presence"