Catherine Shaw has been Assistant Director of the National Children's Bureau (NCB) since 2005, having joined NCB in 2001 as Principal Research Officer. Prior to joining NCB, she was a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and later at the Policy Research Bureau. Catherine holds an MSc in Advanced Social and Educational Research Methods, a PGCE, and a BA in Social Anthropology. Catherine’s areas of interest and expertise include evaluation, supporting practitioners in self-evaluation and participatory approaches to research and evaluation. She has a particular interest in marginalised children and young people including young offenders and those in public care.