Cat is originally from South Wales but spent much of her childhood in Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa. She first came to Scotland to attend Glasgow University to study Medicine in 1994.  

She graduated in 2000 and during her training rotated through Crosshouse Hospital, The Beatson Oncology Centre and Monklands Hospital. She then moved back to Wales where she worked across South Wales, initially in Abergavenny working in general medicine and then moved to work in Oncology and Palliative Medicine based in Cardiff and Swansea. She completed her training in Palliative Medicine in 2011.

She joined the Hospice in April 2011 as a consultant and worked initially in the inpatient unit and the hospital palliative care team in Crosshouse. Since 2014 she has taken on the role of Community Lead and now works mainly in the community and in patient unit.

In 2012 Cat completed her Masters in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University where she undertook research looking at Quality of Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. This was driven by her particular interests in advanced care planning and ensuring equal access to care for all patients with specialist palliative care needs.

Cat is the West of Scotland training lead for Palliative Medicine and is keen to ensure that the hospice continues to support the training and development of staff across health and social care.