Researcher biography

Dr Kate Anderson is a researcher based on the Sunshine Coast who has worked in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities for more than 15 years across the areas of cancer, kidney disease and wellbeing. Her current program of research at FNCWR is focused on understanding and measuring the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the lifespan.

Kate has extensive qualitative research skills and experience, with 22 peer-reviewed journal publications in the past five years alone. She is currently a Chief/Associate Investigator on four grants totalling $3.7 million:

  • 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.

When not at work, Kate enjoys hitting the beach with her family and dog. She has a passion for travel and is always looking for new places to visit and eat out on the Sunshine Coast.