Catherine is an English language teacher, teacher educator and materials developer. With Michael Swan, Catherine is the author of numerous English language teaching books. She lectures in applied linguistics at the University of Oxford and the quality of Catherine’s university teaching has been recognised by a lifetime UK Higher Education National Teaching Fellowship. Her research interests include second language reading and pedagogical grammar. She has a special interest in the teaching and learning of students with disabilities. Catherine is a past President of IATEFL and remains active in the association. She is also the Chair of the British Council’s English Language Advisory Group.