Catherine is currently in the second year of her PhD in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Toronto. Her graduate studies have been funded by both SSHRC and OGS scholarships. Catherine holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in English Literature from McGill University, as well as a Master’s degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Toronto. Under the supervision of Dr. Scott, Catherine completed a Master’s thesis that explored the post-separation co-parenting of fathers with and without a history of domestic violence perpetration.
Catherine’s general research interests are in the areas of domestic violence prevention and intervention, the mitigation of the impact of domestic violence on children, co-parenting, trauma, and resilience. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on mechanisms of change in parents that best predict improved developmental outcomes for children 4 years and younger who have been exposed to domestic violence. In the Scott Lab, Catherine currently project manages the University of Toronto branch of the Safe & Understood study. Previously, Catherine worked as project manager on the longitudinal Fathers & Kids study.
Catherine is currently training in clinical intervention at the Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, where she works on the Infancy and Preschool Assessment and Treatment Team, as well as carries a caseload of latency age and adolescent individual clients.