Welsh Crucible 2021
Catherine graduated with a BSc 1st class honours degree in psychology from the University of Stirling. Awarded a 1+3 ESRC studentship, she gained an MSc in psychological research methods and PhD, investigating individual differences in the neural activity associated with episodic memory, from Stirling University. Currently a research fellow at Bangor University Catherine is interested in developing understanding of the fundamental elements of how memory works and fails, the impact of changing memory function on individuals and society, and what can be done to help maintain memory and support those living with memory impairment. Following publication of several papers looking at social exclusion in later life, she was awarded a social care fellowship by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales and is investigating the use and accessibility of health and social care services in Wales by people with cognitive impairment and dementia.