Cathy is from Dublin and is currently based in Barcelona. She studied Documentary Photography at the Newport School of Art & Design in Wales founded by David Hurn from Magnum Photos. She has worked for newspapers including; The Independent of London, The Irish Times, The Miami Herald, The Times of Trenton, The Sunday Tribune (Dublin) and has had publications also in El Periodico (Spain), Liberation (France), and The New York Times. In recent years Cathy ́s work has focused on portraiture and social documentary projects of teenagers studying theatre. On the commercial side Cathy also photographs events of all types for many clients in Spain and elsewhere.
Cathy won the Young British Photographer of the Year in 1994, (Guild of British Picture Editors) Also the Tom Hopkinson Memorial Bursary, awarded by The Independent newspaper of London the same year. She has also participated in the World Press Master Class and featured in their 10 year anniversary book in 2006. Cathy ́s work also features in “10 women for the freedom of press” (Reporter Onze Grenzon).