Cat is a director at Uscreates, a socially-focused service design agency with a number of the UK’s leading practitioners and thinkers in the field of social and service design in their ranks.
She oversees delivery and direction of projects by using data and design techniques, ensuring that they link to the client’s wider strategic objectives and deliver impact. Previously Cat was a senior policy advisor at Policy Lab, working with government departments to promote design-based techniques in policymaking, and Head of Policy IT & Digitisation Policy at the Home Office. She was responsible for supporting police forces to become digital by working with tech experts and forces to co-design a set of digital capabilities setting out what a digital force looks like.
Prior to that Cat was Head of Neighbourhood Policing at the Home Office, and a researcher at IPPR.