Catherine Hasted

Head of Business Partnerships at Strategic Partnerships Office, University of Cambridge


Catherine is Head of Business Partnerships in the Strategic Partnerships office at the University of Cambridge.

Previously, she was the Partnerships Manager for the Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), responsible for connecting Cambridge AHRC DTP students with a broad range of non-academic organisations from across the globe through a variety of tailor-made programmes. These included masterclasses with senior leaders from diverse fields, internships and longer-term interactive programmes. Catherine also launched the University of Cambridge ThinkLab, developed specifically for Arts and Humanities PhD students.

Prior to joining the University, Catherine was Chief Operating Officer for a national charity, with responsibility for the operations and growth of the organisation. Catherine is currently studying for her PhD in educational research and has developed the ThinkLab model. She is part of a national research group comprising seven researchers from across the UK, focusing on change management and learning within organisations.