Welsh Crucible 2013
Catherine completed a BSc in psychology at University College London and followed this with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the UCL Institute of Neurology. The focus of her PhD was the neural correlates of motor and perceptual timing, including research on Parkinson’s disease. Catherine then worked as a research fellow running the Special Needs and Autism Project (SNAP), primarily at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Following two years as a lecturer at the University of Essex, Catherine joined the School of Psychology, Cardiff University in May 2013 and will be working closely with the Wales Autism Research Centre. Catherine’s current research includes both a continued interest in temporal processing as well as investigation of the cognitive and perceptual profile of individuals with autism. She is keen to work across disciplines to develop techniques for measuring aspects of perceptual processing in both Parkinson’s disease and autism, as well as expand into applied research.