Catherine Robert has been the Higher Education Attachée to the French Embassy of the United Kingdom since 2013. She is a Maître de Conférences in German studies at the University of Paris 4–Sorbonne. From 2008 to 2012, she led the Institut français in Bonn. Dr Robert is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay/St Cloud and passed the Agrégation in German studies, before pursuing a Masters degree in Modern History at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a PhD in Humanities. She also taught at Sciences-Po, the Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi and at ESSEC Business School.