Cathy studied at Newcastle University and Leeds Metropolitan University. Her role involves masterplanning, public realm, site and contextual analysis, stakeholder engagement and heritage assessments, ensuring that excellent placemaking principles are carried through the design process. Key projects include Aykley Heads masterplan, Crichton Estate framework, East Pilgrim Street, Stoke on Trent International HS2 masterplan, and Hartlepool Regeneration masterplan. Cathy is a recognised practitioner in urban design and an associate of the RTPI. She also led the practice’s placemaking task and finish group. Cathy also supported Northern Architecture’s Young Urbanists programme and plays bass guitar.