Staff Profile

  • Catherine is a human geographer whose research interests are the geographies of sport and the geographies of international migration.

    Catherine received a BSc (hons) Geography from the University of Sheffield (2007-2010).

    Catherine moved to Loughborough University to complete an MSc (Distinction) in Globalization, Space and Sport (2010-2011), and a PhD in Human Geography (2011-2015).

    Prior to joining the University of Northampton in 2016, Catherine worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on a number of research projects at Loughborough University and Warwick Business School.  

  • Catherine contributes to teaching for all three undergraduate year groups.

    In the first year, she teaches on Introducing Human Geographies (GEO1006) and Geography and Development (GEO1010).

    In the second year, Catherine teaches Issues in Human Geography (GEO2028), Population and Migration (GEO2032) and Fieldwork Module (GEO2104). 

    In the third year, Catherine supervises undergraduate dissertations and delivers a specialist module on the Geographies of Sport (GEO3031).

    Catherine is a PhD supervisor and willing to supervise new students, particularly on topics of migration or the geographies of sport.

  • Catherine’s PhD research investigated the importance of temporary, skilled international migration in the career progression of skilled individuals. The project used a case study of sport-led migration; examining the seasonal out-migration of English professional cricketers to Australia.

    Catherine’s other research on the geographies of sport includes work on children and sport and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on professional and recreational sport.

    As a post-doctoral researcher, Catherine worked on an ESRC-funded project on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme and the geographies of youth citizenship, and a Horizon2020-funded project on the local geographies of hydraulic fracking activity in England. Finally, Catherine worked on a project funded by Loughborough University on the privatisation of woodland spaces.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Catherine Waite’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.