Professor Catherine Durose BA (Hons), MA (Research), PhD, SFHEA

Professor of Public Policy, Co-Director of the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy Practice and Place Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Catherine has taught across an innovative range of post-graduate programmes in public policy and management, including a Masters in Public Administration and Degree Apprenticeship.

She is also an experienced supervisor of doctoral students, and has supported many of her students to secure funded studentships. Her current doctoral students include:

Adriana Algarin Castillo: social accountability in Colombia (funded by Colciencias)

Matthew McKenna: blame avoidance in UK central-local relations (ESRC 1+3 studentship)

Andrew Tangang: decentralisation and community government in Cameroon (Shaun Johnson Memorial Scholarship)

Mega Waty: street level bureaucracy in Indonesian poverty relief programmes (funded by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, LPDP)

Catherine is happy to work with prospective students to develop their research proposal, and is interested in supervising doctoral work across a range of concerns with substantive, theoretical, or methodological connections with her own research. Catherine is also keen to support post-doctoral applications allied to the core research focus of the Heseltine Institute on the future of cities and public service reform.