I have a background in psychology and neuroimaging and completed a Wellcome Trust funded PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at Cardiff University. More recently I have worked at Public Health Wales as well as Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) and the Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University working across multiple projects in the areas of serious violence, social care practice interventions, local government, and education.

I am currently working within the WISERD Education Data Lab and the ADR Wales education research programme. In my research I undertake analysis of administrative education data, large scale survey data and data linkage, focusing on compulsory mainstream education. Current and recent projects examine progression of different pupil groups through the education system, risk factors and consequences of exclusion from the classroom, and trends and challenges within the school workforce.

Catherine Foster Bio