Researcher biography

Kate is a Senior Research Fellow who works in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing research at the School of Public Health. She is a non-Indigenous researcher living on the Sunshine Coast. She has worked in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities for over 15 years across the areas of cancer, kidney disease and wellbeing. Her current program of research is focussed on understanding and measuring the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the lifespan.

Kate has extensive qualitative research skills and experience (22 journal publications across this area in the past 5 years). She is currently a Chief/Associate Investigator on four grants totalling $3.7million: Understanding the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and wellbeing to health: Implementation of the What Matters 2 Adults wellbeing measure; What Matters to Kids (WM2Kids) Pilot Study; What Matters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youths' Wellbeing: Developing a wellbeing measure for youth (WM2Y Project); Yarning with our mob about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake.