Cathy is a Chartered Accountant and spent time in the banking sector before moving into professional practice. The majority of this time was with Ernst & Young both in Leeds and Sydney where she specialised in the retail industry and financial services within audit and assurance. Cathy then moved into teaching in 2007 and spent time with BPP and Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) before moving to Leeds University Business School in 2011. As a member of the Accounting & Finance Division, Cathy has held key roles as Head of Year and UG Programme Director, before moving to her current role as Pro Dean for Student Education in summer 2019. Cathy's primary research interest is in developing accounting education, particularly in relation to academic tutoring and support, and feedback to students. She is also focused on improving the academic performance of students and in developing their professional skills, which combine to ensure high student employability on completion of their academic studies. Her role on the executive board of the British Accounting and Finance Association, SIG for Accounting Education, provides an excellent vehicle to share her work to a wide audience, both within and beyond the UK.