Cat Tabbner
Community Engagement Manager


Phone: 0141 330 2959


Cat’s role as community engagement and empowerment manager is to build on the Centre's practices to develop a forward-thinking programme of work.

She works across our organisation to help investigate, develop, support and evaluate the contribution of Community Engagement and Empowerment (CEE) policy and practice in multidisciplinary efforts to reduce health inequalities by Glasgow’s public, third sector and community bodies.

As part of the Centre’s role in providing new perspectives to support change over time, the post is called on, where appropriate, to help these multidisciplinary efforts achieve transformational outcomes and practices, informed by assets and expertise among Glasgow’s communities. 

Cat initially joined the Centre to develop a community engagement programme within the GoWell research and learning programme (which explored the impacts of regeneration in communities across Glasgow).  The community engagement programme sought to  facilitate a knowledge exchange, as well as capacity building and empowered learning within the researched communities. 

Cat has a Masters in Global Health at the University of Glasgow and a degree in Social Anthropology and French. Her creative and collaborative approaches to community engagement stems from a combination of her studies and practical experience in national public health projects and third sector community arts projects, including facilitating local communities and New Scots to explore experiences and heritage of living in high-rise flats in Glasgow.