Project Manager for the UNESCO Chair ‘Transforming the lives of People with Disabilities their Families and Communities in Physical Education, Sport, Fitness & Recreation’.
Catherine sits on the WHO Guidelines Development Group, where she Chairs the Disability subgroup for the new guidelines for Physical Activity. Catherine has also worked with WHO on the monitoring mechanism for the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity. In addition, Catherine sits on the steering committee, advisory group and technical committee working on Measuring the Contribution of Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity to the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also on the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and the steering committee for UNESCOs global Survey on Physical Education. Catherine is research active and is currently supervising a Masters by Research project looking at how Multilateral Development Bank products can be leveraged in the area of sport. By Invitation of the Asian Development Bank she has delivered sessions at the Banks forum on Non-Communicable Diseases in Manila as well as at the World Urban Forum in Bangkok.
Catherine has coordinated IT Tralee sessions in the UN Geneva, UNESCO Paris, UN New York and has spoken at the World Conference of Sports Ministers, the World Urban Forum, the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilites Conference of State Parties, the Human Rights Social Forum, the African Regional Meeting on Kazan Action Plan Implementation and many other events across 5 continents over the last year.