Catherine is a PhD student at Online Civic Culture Centre for Doctoral Training at Loughborough University. Her research will focus on extreme forms of online misogyny, specifically focusing on the manosphere and incel online subcultures.

Catherine holds a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, where she also worked as a research assistant in the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience. During her undergraduate study she received and award of Highly Commended from The Undergraduate Awards for her research At the Intersection of Protest and Pace: A Critical Discourse Analysis of How the Black Lives Matter Movement is Portrayed in US Online Popular News Media.

Catherine’s PhD research is about extreme forms of online misogyny, specifically focusing on the online subcultures of the manosphere and incels. Her research encompasses issues of identity, community, masculinity, modern misogyny and racism within these groups.

Catherine’s other areas of interest include other forms of hate speech, extremism, gender, sexuality, racism and discursive methodologies.