Cathy Mitchell is Head of Market Insight and Analysis at Heriot-Watt University. Previously an Assistant Director at the Scottish Funding Council, Cathy specialises in policy and research in the Scottish university and college sectors. Key areas of interest include subject level widening access initiatives relating to progression to university and the role of the market in the education sector. Cathy recently achieved an MSc in Social Research with a focus on quantitative analysis and higher education. Cathy also holds an LLB in Law and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, all from the University of Edinburgh.