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Catriona Watson

Project & Events Manager

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCreative Project Manager - Event Manager - Teacher

Skills

  • Academic Editing
  • Degree Educated
  • Community Workshop
  • Coordinating Teams
  • Campagin Management
  • Economics
  • Teaches/trains/instructs
  • Political Communication
  • Performance Poetry
  • Event Management

Work history

2017

Crash-Course Producer

Ecnmy.org

Jun 2016 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • www.ecnmy.org is a public education project which aims to educate, entertain and campaign. The 'Learn' section of the website demystifies economic theory and debates in a way that is accessible for the General Public, and aims to bridge the knowledge gap between economists and citizens. We also provide up to date commentary on the news and current events, that talks about economics in a fun but informative way. Behind the scenes we are working with economists and the media to make economics publications more understandable. I am also working on a series of DIY workshops that explore 10 areas of economics in a fun and accessible way. The workshops are designed so that anyone can facilitate them, and that groups of friends and colleagues can explore and learn about economics together. http://www.ecnmy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CrashCourseWorkshops.pdf

2017

Head of Campaigns

Rethinking Economics

Feb 2015 - Aug 2017
  • Full Time
  • Rethinking Economics (RE) campaigns to change the way economics is taught in Universities and schools. I am responsible for support students to campaign at their local universities by providing tailored campaigning support and producing supporting resources and materials. I design and run workshops for students both in how to run their own society, how to run their campaign, and introductory workshops on 'Why Rethink Economics'. As part of our campaign I have spoken at various events and to media outlets such as the Guardian, the BBC World Service and in independent film Boom Bust Boom.

2015

Event Manager

Post-Crash Economics

Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Freelance
  • Management of the Post-Crash Economics 'unconference'. An accessible and innovative conference that attracted over 200 people - members of the public, students and academics - to 46 events across 3 days.

Education

Currently

Msc Economics

University of Leeds

Sep 2017
  • Leeds, United Kingdom

2014

Philosophy, Politics Economics

University of Manchester

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Manchester, United Kingdom