Catherine has a background in biomedical sciences, which she undertook as part of her third-year research project. She choose to investigate rehabilitation and non-invasive brain stimulation. This sparked her interested in research, and neuroplasticity. Catherine has since continued to use non-invasive brain stimulation throughout her Honours and PhD research. Her research involves the use of non-invasive brain stimulation known as ‘Theta Burst Stimulation’ to help improve executive functioning (working memory, response inhibition and selective attention) in the elderly and Parkinson’s Disease patients. She uses neuroimaging and cognitive testing techniques to assess the therapeutic effects of non-invasive brain stimulation to help build a stronger understanding of the physiology of the ageing brain.