Quantitative Research Fellow, Nesta
Cath’s work at Nesta aims to show how we can draw new insights from novel sources of big data, with a recent focus on two areas: improving labour market information and measuring diversity in the creative economy, such as the gender imbalance in UK film. She specialises in creating interactive data visualisations. In 2015, she won the Bank of England’s data visualisation competition and, in 2018, won a special judges award for ‘A Forest of Funders’ in 360Giving’s data visualisation competition. She has been shortlisted twice for an Information is Beautiful award – most recently for Making Sense of Skills, which showcases the UK’s first data-driven skills taxonomy that is publicly available.
She previously worked for two years as a UK Economist at Morgan Stanley, and for four years as a senior economic analyst at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.