Catherine is our Cultural Heritage Officer, hosted by the Peak District National Park Authority. She is responsible for managing our Barns and Buildings Conservation and Small Heritage Adoption projects. She works with landowners, communities and volunteers in the South West Peak to identify, record, research and where possible, repair, conserve or consolidate barns and other heritage features in the area.
With qualifications and experience in archaeology and teaching, Catherine has recently worked as project manager with the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group on Peeling Back the Layers: A Community Archaeology Project, based at Under Whitle Farm, near Sheen in the South West Peak. The project was given a special commendation at the recent East Midlands Heritage Awards. Alongside this role, she worked for Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust developing and delivering workshops. Whilst studying for her doctorate in archaeology, she was an Adult Education Tutor teaching the Archaeology of Britain and the Peak District.
Catherine has lived in the Peak District since 2001 with her husband and now 4 children, drawn here exactly because of the landscape and its cultural heritage. She spends a lot of time travelling through the area, especially at weekends, mainly ferrying her children to various football matches at the moment, and occasionally gets to enjoy walking, running and cycling through it too.