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Dr Catherine Walsh

Dr Catherine Walsh


Ysgol Newyddiaduraeth, y Cyfryngau a Diwylliant

+44 (0)29 2252 0733
Room 0.63B, Sgwâr Canolog, Caerdydd, CF10 1FS
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I research in the areas of:

  • political communication
  • political rhetoric
  • financialization
  • political economy
  • technocratic discourses
  • elites

I am particularly interested in the construction of economic knowledge by officialdom, especially government treasury departments and independent fiscal instititutions.

I welcome supervising PhD students in any of these areas.


Before joining JOMEC in July 2017, I spent three years as a Lecturer at Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

I was awarded my PhD by the University of London in 2014, for dissertation research entitled, "Financialization and the UK State: 1976-2013," which I completed within the Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths' College.

I hold three degrees from Canadian universities: MA Religious Studies (MUN); BEd, Secondary, (UNB); and BSc, Chemistry (SFXU).










In 2017-18 I am developing, leading, and lecturing the following:

  • MC2632: Public Relations and Political Communication (20 credits)
  • MC3630: Media, Money, and Markets (20 credits)
  • MCT567: Public Relations Offline and Online (10 credits)

I also support undergraduate and masters' students with their dissertations.

I am primary PhD supervisor for Commonwealth Scholar Metji Makgoba, who is investigating discourses of corporate social responsibility and community relationship in the mining sector of Limpopo Province, South Africa.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Currently I am researching the UK's Office for Budgetary Responsibility (OBR), asking:

  • How does it construct economic knowledge for elites, for the media, and for the rest of us? 
  • How does it characterize the UK economy, and our Government's responsibility to and for that economy? 
  • To what extent do we accept its version as credible, and why? 
  • How does it help co-ordinate economic and political elites through discourses of technocracy and expertise? 
  • How does it compare to other independent fiscal institutions around the world?

In effect, what's the point of the OBR?


I welcome supervising PhD students in any of:

  • political communication
  • political rhetoric
  • political-economic discourses
  • technocratic discourses
  • financialization
  • elites
  • treasury departments
  • independent fiscal instititutions

Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

Metji Makgoba

Research student

Abdulaziz Alajlan

Research student