Catrina is an Associate Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She joined Monash from Ulster University where she was Director of the Legal Innovation Centre - a joint initiative between the School of Law and the School of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. She has previously held research positions at the University of Sydney, University College London, the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the Legal Services Research Centre (London).
Catrina brings expertise in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including: the development and implementation of cutting edge methods of data collection; experimental designs; innovative use of legal service administrative data; large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional ‘legal need’ survey research; in-depth qualitative work on ethics and industrial action; methods employing virtual avatars; as well as complex multilevel statistical modelling of survey data and natural language processing techniques. Her research interests include technological innovation in legal services (including the use of artificial intelligence and intelligent systems in law), the role of law in everyday life, public understanding of the law/legal rights, professional ethics and identity, design of legal services, legal pedagogy, access to justice, and research methods. Her research has particular relevance to UN Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 9.