Catherine coordinates the overall operation of the National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) service and in particular manages the NDLR core team and manage the NDLR across all HE Universities and Institutes of Technology and their representatives. Catherine is also responsible for reporting the NDLR operations to the NDLR oversight committee and has financial responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the NDLR. She is based at the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL) at Trinity College and before that she has worked at the School of Classics, Trinity College; The National Musuem, Kildare Street and Educational Multimedia Group.
Her research interests include technology enhanced learning, communities of practice, open educational resources, social learning, adaptive hypermedia, personalised learning and simulations based learning. She has lectured part time for postgraduate programmes in Computer Science and Education. She has collaborated with colleagues in Ireland, UK and EU on a number of publications in the area of technology enhanced learning, open educational resources, Reusable learning resources (RLRs), Academic Practice and Adaptive Hypermedia for ILTA, Ed-Media, AH, IUISC, ISKS, OER, SURFnet and JISC. Catherine is currently the deputy chair of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and is a member of EDIN, SEDA, ALT and SRHE.
Catherine is currently studying for a D.Ed in Personalized Learning. Working Title: Supporting a knowledge economy through personalisation in the use and reuse of open educational resources.