Kate is a medical oncologist with a keen interest in gynaecological oncology, cancer survivorship and clinical trials. Kate graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2002 with first class honours and completed her specialty training in medical oncology at St George and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney. She was then appointed the inaugural Survivorship Research Fellow at the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship at the University of New South Wales where she completed a PhD examining long term health and psychosocial issues affecting cancer survivors whilst looking at novel models of care for these patients.
Research arising from her PhD has been presented at scientific meetings for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Gynaecological Cancer Society and European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, in addition to Australian meetings. Prior to her appointment at Monash Health, Kate held staff specialist appointments in medical oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, as well as an honorary appointment at Sydney Children’s Hospital. At Prince of Wales Hospital she also served as Clinical Superintendent for Medicine and co-Director of Advanced Physician Training, as well as convenor of the UNSW Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel (Biomedical). Kate is a member of the Cancer Institute NSW eviQ Medical Oncology Reference Committees in gynaecological cancer and sarcoma.