Cathi established the first HIV/AIDS Occupational Therapy Service in Salford in 1993. She also did HIV/AIDS teaching in Tanzania, E. Africa & Zanzibar and research in New York City, Bellevue Hospital.
Cathi was awarded by C.S.V. a fund to attend the International community Radio Conference in Managua, Nicaragua in 1987. She observed the importance of radio in communities worldwide in educating people on health matters, health promotion, skills acquisition and social integration.
Cathi won a Research Bursary in 1988 to look at how Community Radio in various cultures and environments affects the social cohesion of communities and the focus that facility creates for volunteers and professionals alike.
Cathi won an award from the Constance Foundation Trust to assist with her elective placement at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India where she worked in psychological rehabilitation and HIV in the clinics and community.