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Cathy Balfe


Careers Consultant for SEF (maternity leave)

Telephone: 020 7882 8546


Cathy joined Queen Mary as a careers consultant in 2016, and is currently studying for a post-graduate diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education at the University of Warwick. Her initial education comprised of a BA in Economics & Finance and an MA in Finance from Maynooth University in her home country of Ireland. 

She has experience of working across a wide range of financial industries, including investment banking, corporate finance and stock trading. More recently she has focused on economics research, recently completing a PhD in Economics at University College London. She received funding for this study from Cemmap, a research institute located within the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a leading independent economics think-tank. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Cathy worked as a research economist at the Bank of England.


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