Catherine is a specialist in Brazil, Latin America and Lusophone Africa. Her expertise lies in:
- human rights and labour rights issues in agriculture and extractive industry supply chains
- land rights issues and agrarian reform
- business engagement with social movements and civil society
- decent work challenges in the informal sector
Catherine joined Ergon as a researcher in 2016. Alongside her professional and academic work, she has contributed to several related non-profit initiatives.
She previously worked in due diligence and risk consultancy, primarily advising corporate clients on reputational and regulatory challenges. Catherine has a BA in International Development and Portuguese and an MAR (Master of Arts by Research) specialising in Brazilian social movements, both from the University of Leeds.