Catherine Lyden

Associate, Trainer

Catherine Lyden is a strong and inspirational trainer, senior manager, and leader. She is highly experienced in project and programme management with specialisms in education, sport, well-being and the 3rd sector.

Additionally, she has worked with organisations since 2002 managing, consulting and devising and delivering training. Working extensively with Fistral in higher education alongside other professional contexts, she is dynamic in thinking, innovative in approach, multi-talented in nature, and passionate about theory becoming action.

Originally a teacher in secondary schools and 6th form colleges, within two years Catherine had become a subject-expert adviser to the local authority. She relocated to London to become a project manager successfully delivering multi-location, collaborative projects. During this time, and while developing her own team, she developed a keen interest in management and leadership training and development, and also health and wellbeing. Latterly, she worked as a senior programme manager for a very large 3rd sector project which coupled charities, social enterprises and businesses together with the aim of increasing social cohesion and community integration.

Catherine has been working with Fistral since 2017 using these skills to deliver training to research staff, PhD students and non-academic employees at universities in the UK and Ireland in addition to many research institutes, DTCs and other knowledge-intensive organisations. As a professionally certified practitioner, and as an active consultant applying best practice day-to-day in academic and industry Catherine Lyden can evidence a strong working knowledge of a range of relevant project management methodologies and toolkit. These include, but are not limited to, PMBOK, Waterfall and PRINCE2.

Catherine is a triathlete, marathon runner and all-round sports player. She is involved in musical theatre groups and is a keen pianist also. She is an experienced public speaker and has spoken at large conferences both abroad and in the UK. She is at her happiest when influencing and inspiring others to make a difference in the world.