Catherine completed her PhD in Communication and Culture, a joint Ryerson-York program. Her medical humanities research explores the impact of medical imaging technologies on patient-physician communication, and the medicalization of comic book superheroes. She holds an MA in Theory, Culture and Politics, as well as an Honours BA in Cultural Studies and Philosophy from Trent University.
Instructing courses ranging from the Introduction to Professional Communication, to Professional Health Communication, Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing, and Issues in Communication and the Contemporary Workplace, Catherine teaches undergraduate Professional Communication at both Ryerson University and The Chang School.
Catherine enjoys travel, and has presented papers at conferences in Canada, the UK, and Europe. She has published two books: blood love & boomerangs (poetry) and Swimming in the Ocean (fiction), and is writing new work. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in over sixty literary journals in Canada, the US, and UK, and she has performed over seventy-five readings in thirty centres in Canada and the US.
- Curing Venice’s Plagues: Pharmacology and Witchcraft article in a special medical humanities issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies (forthcoming summer 2017).
- Book review of Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, & Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain by Angus McLaren, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 32:2, 2015.
- The Message in Medical Imaging Media: An Analysis of GE Healthcare’s Vscan™ book chapter in Finding McLuhan: The Mind/The Man/The Message. Eds. Jaqueline McLeod, Tracy Whalen, and Catherine G. Taylor. Regina: University of Regina Press, 2015.
- Life Extension, Immortality and the Patient Voice book chapter in The Power of Death: Perceptions of Death in the Western World. Eds. Maria-José Blanco and Ricarda Vidal. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014.
- Aberrant Decoding: Dementia and the Collision of Television with Reality. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. New York, NY: Columbia University, Program in Narrative Medicine, Fall 2012.