Catriona was employed in the School of Education as a Teaching Fellow from 2013 to 2015 and returned in 2018. She has worked in primary education in mainstream and Additional Support Needs (ASN) schools as well as in the secondary department of an ASN school. Prior to returning to the university, she worked in an enhanced nurture base. These children had experienced adversity and trauma, which manifested itself as distressed behaviour. She became a Development Officer in Mental Health at a local authority level and then employed as a Teaching Fellow in Children's Mental Health on her return to the university.
Catriona's research interests are in adversity, trauma, nurture and resilience. She is interested in how children and young people displaying distressed behaviour can be supported to develop the social and emotional competences which will allow them to achieve educational and wider outcomes.
Catriona's teaching interests are in health and wellbeing and literacy.
Academic / Professional qualifications
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2020
MEd Education with Merit, 2018
PgCert Supporting Teacher Learning with GTCS Professional Recognition, 2014
Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies, 2012
PGDE Primary Education with Merit
MSc Human Resource Management, 1994
BA (Hons) Business Studies with Labour Studies , 1992