Cathy has been working as a physiotherapist specialising in cerebral palsy for over 10 years, and from 2012 as a researcher at the Research Institute of Cerebral Palsy Alliance. In 2016, Cathy was awarded her PhD from The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Cathy’s current research focuses on early detection and motor learning interventions for infants at high risk of developing cerebral palsy. Cathy is passionate about translating cerebral palsy early detection research into practice. She works with a network of clinicians across NSW to train and support implementation of gold-standard testing (Prechtl’s General Movements Assessment, the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination) for the early detection of cerebral palsy in infants.