Katie has a background in public health and psychology, and holds a PhD in Dentistry (dental epidemiology) with the University of Adelaide, awarded in 2016. Her research project investigated associations between the institutional environment of schools and general and oral health outcomes in school-aged children in Australia.
Katie has extensive experience in data management and population research, having worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (The University of Adelaide) and the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU). Originally from Adelaide, Katie has worked for the last 14 months on cohort research projects in Sydney at the Sax Institute.
Katie is working as a Senior Research Coordinator for the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice (EPP) group in the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. As part of the role Katie will undertake academic activities and manage the following projects:
- Quantifying Mortality Incorporating Multiple Causes of Death: Optimising Data for Policy and Practice (MCoD)
- Whole-of-population linked data: strengthening the evidence to drive improvement in health and health care in Australia
- Large-scale evidence on person-centred outcomes in cancer survivors: optimising health, wellbeing and care
- Bringing family, community, culture and country to the centre of health care: culturally appropriate models for improving mental health and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (Million Minds)