PhD Student (Earth Science)
The University of Melbourne
The Natural History Museum (London)
Contact me for
- Sitting on boards or committees
- Outreach activities
- Conference presenting
- Opportunities to collaborate
Catherine's research explores how minerals behave in rocks when they are subjected to high pressure and high temperature. What can a rock tell us about how it formed, and how does this tell us how a continent has evolved over billions of years?
This work involves remote fieldwork, metamorphic calculations (investigating pressure-temperature conditions recorded in the Earth's crust), and laboratory-based mineral analysis.
Catherine is passionate about breaking down silos for research uptake, and is moving towards a career in strategic research communications for outreach, education and policy.
Her personal highlights include developing communications strategies to increase public participation in a high profile global health trial in Benin, India and Malawi managed out the Natural History Museum in London; collecting rock samples in remote southern Madagascar, and leading public and school outreach activities through the University of Melbourne.
Media experience include:
- Season 3, Episode 150 | Scope TV ABC
- Nature Live | Natural History Museum
- Screen test for presenter | Coast Australia BBC
- Science in the Media training | Science in Public (Australia)
Catherine competed her Honours degree (B. Science (Honours), major in Geology) at the University of Melbourne (2012) and is completing a PhD (Geology). She has worked as a university lecturer and in the museum communications field since 2016.