Dr Catherine Norton

Dr. Catherine Norton is a Consultant Neuropsychologist and Chartered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She has worked in the Irish health care system for over twenty years and has been in private practice since 2016. As clinical director at Mental Perk Psychological Services, Dr. Norton has worked extensively in the Irish legal system providing expert reports in matters relating to family law, criminal and civil cases. Dr. Norton was involved in one of the first cases of coercive control in Ireland. Dr. Norton is also co-director of MindPieces education and training, that funded and organised the first international conference in Ireland on Rethinking Justice Alternatives to Custody for Juvenile Sexual Offenders currently before the courts and those that were juveniles at the time of their historical offending, that was held at University College Dublin in 2023. Dr Norton is a graduate of the School of Psychology University College Dublin and has presented both in Ireland and abroad on a range of psychological topics. Dr. Norton works with the child and family agency (Tusla) providing neuropsychological assessments, court reports and psychoeducation plans to assist families impacted by addictions and trauma. Dr Norton has continued to study and is currently completing a masters in forensic psychology. One of her research projects is focused on the intermediary and support services available in Ireland for individuals accused of sexual offending behaviours.