Cathy Walker is a Presenter & Communications Director for The RAP Project, (Raising Awareness and Prevention). She studied her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish at the University of Sheffield, and gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has 20 years of experience in education, including as a teacher and Head of House at Highgate School, London and as Assistant Headteacher at Sheffield Girls’ GDST. As an Education Consultant, she continues to work closely with young people and their families to safeguard their wellbeing, develop confidence and encourage them to make informed decisions through coaching, mentoring and running workshops. Cathy is also currently studying for her Masters in Psychology and Education, and blogs regularly about education, mental health and self-esteem.
A native Glaswegian, she studied abroad as part of her degree, lived in Paris and spent 16 years
working in London, so she is good at adapting to new places and situations! In 2016, she left
North London for Sheffield, where she enjoys living near the beautiful Peak District. In her spare
time, Cathy enjoys running, cycling, yoga, reading, cooking and dancing. As a mum to two
daughters, she is a proud feminist and wants her children to grow up understanding that they
should not be disadvantaged by their gender. Cathy is keen to use her work in the RAP Project
to reiterate the message to young people and their parents and carers that resilience, kindness,
trust and open communication can help us all to navigate, adapt to and make a positive
difference in a constantly changing world.