Catherine joined the NHS in 2003 after graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff with a BSc (Hons) in Food Studies. She started in Bridgend Local Public Health Team as a Public Health Practitioner and worked on a range of health improvement initiatives with a main focus on physical activity and nutrition. Catherine was seconded to Bridgend Healthy Schools Scheme between 2010 and 2012 where she worked with schools to promote all aspects of health to pupils, school staff and the wider community. During her time in Bridgend LPHT Catherine achieved a diploma in Public Health at Cardiff University.
In 2012 Catherine started her role as the Physical Activity Network Co-ordinator and is now based within the Policy, Research and Development Division.