Catherine Hastings

Catherine Hastings
Research Officer

Arts & Social Sciences, Policy & Applied Social Research

Email: [email protected]
Ph: +61 2 9514 2595

Catherine joined the UTS Centre for Local Government in 2013. Previously she ran her own business as an evaluation and social research consultant. Catherine has well developed social research methodological knowledge in quantitative and qualitative methods and expertise in research design. She has undertaken advanced statistics and survey design training with ACSPRI (Australia) and GESIS (Germany) since completing the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research degree at Macquarie University.

Catherine has developed and implemented research projects incorporating qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis for a range of government departments, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. She has also facilitated strategic planning, program logic development sessions and community consultation meetings; and delivered training in developing evaluative thinking to organisations.

Prior to  moving into applied social research, Catherine worked for 20 years in the arts and not-for-profit sectors in project and program management as well as in government policy roles.

  • Australasian Evaluation Society
  • Research Committee on Logic and Methodology (RC-33) of the International Sociology Association.
Research Interests
  • Social science research methodologies
  • Evidence in policy and program design, implementation and evaluative thinking.
Teaching Areas
  • Quantitative methods in social research.
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