Cath’s background as an award-winning non-fiction writer and editor, RLF Fellow and teacher in higher education provides an ideal skill set for facilitating writing-skills courses, workshops and one-to-one sessions. As of 2020, she has offered all her sessions online.
Originally a project manager and editor of children’s educational books, Cath became a freelance author in 1990 and has written around 170 children’s non-fiction titles, specialising in history, world religions, and global, social and environmental issues. Her third adult non-fiction title was published in 2019. Cath also edits books and academic reports on a wide range of subjects. A qualified and experienced ESOL teacher, she has taught English abroad and currently teaches migrants and refugees in the UK.
Cath was a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) at the universities of Sussex (2008–10), Chichester (2011–12) and Southampton (2013–14), where she offered one-to-one tutorials to students across all disciplines from pre-university to PhD level.
Since 2013, Cath has run regular writing-skills workshops at the University of Sussex for undergraduates and postgraduates. She also offers workshops tailored to specific disciplines. Since 2018, she has worked part-time as an Academic Skills Consultant and Academic Advisor at the University of Sussex. Cath has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.