Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, University of Manchester
Heather Catt is a senior public health registrar and a clinical lecturer in public health with the University of Manchester. Her research interests are primarily the evaluation of public health interventions with a particular focus on upstream social and economic policy interventions. She is interested in the use of methods that allow for complexity and figure out why things work (or not) and for whom, such as realist evaluation methods, and those that allow for the economic assessment of interventions beyond the narrow scope of health economic evaluation, such as social return on investment.
Real time evaluation to support improvements in the ongoing delivery of interventions and inclusive research through consensus methods with participants and stakeholders are further areas of interest. She is experienced in the use of evidence synthesis methods such as scoping, rapid and systematic reviews.