Cathryn is located in the Sustainability and Urban Planning (SUP) team, managing the planning work placements and teaching into various courses.
Cathryn is interested in (re)localisation, food sovereignty, complexity and collapse, particularly as expressed by groups such as Transition Towns and La Via Campesina (LVC), especially the Movimento Sem Terra (MST – Brazil).
She has lived, worked and/or researched in Brazil, Mozambique and Bangladesh. She has previously coordinated Gender, Development and Globalisation (HUSO2092), Sustainable Futures (ENVI1153) and Global Political Economy (SOCU2112) and was previously one of the school’s senior tutors, responsible for managing the large first year foundation courses.
Cathryn has worked for NGOs such as Friends of the Earth (FoE) and International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA). She has served on the boards of Friends of the Earth (Melbourne) and Cultivating Community.