Catherine studied Geography (MA Hons) at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2005. She completed a MA in International Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2007, which was awarded with distinction. She gained her PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012.
Her PhD investigated the experiences of Polish migrant entrepreneurs in the West Midlands region of the UK and is the first large-scale study of its kind. Her research has attracted interest internationally and has been disseminated in both the print and broadcast media.
Catherine's expertises lie in the fields of entrepreneurship and enterprise, ethnic entrepreneurship, social difference, EU enlargement, EU migration, Polish migration and the Polish community in the UK.
Methodologically, Catherine’s interest is in qualitative and ethnographic research.
Aug 09, 2016 09:21 am UTC| Insights & Views
Brexit the UK vote to leave the European Union has caused uncertainty in a number of areas. One of which is the impact that potentially reduced immigration will have on the British economy, particularly in industries...
Apr 26, 2016 07:47 am UTC| Insights & Views
Migration is a central theme in the debate over Britains membership of the EU before the referendum in June. But the focus is often upon migrants from eastern Europe, with migrants from everywhere else in Europe largely...