Catherine Shaw

Catherine Shaw has been Assistant Director of the National Children's Bureau (NCB) since 2005, having joined NCB in 2001 as Principal Research Officer. Prior to joining NCB, she was a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and later at the Policy Research Bureau. Catherine holds an MSc in Advanced Social and Educational Research Methods, a PGCE, and a BA in Social Anthropology. Catherine’s areas of interest and expertise include evaluation, supporting practitioners in self-evaluation and participatory approaches to research and evaluation. She has a particular interest in marginalised children and young people including young offenders and those in public care.

Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium


  • Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2011-


  • Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2005-2011