Kate joined the Kirby Institute in 2015 and completed her Master of Public Health at UNSW in 2016. She is currently a research officer in the Public Health Interventions Research Group. Past public health experience includes work on the National HIV Registry, Annual Surveillance Reports for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit, a report looking at the impact of data linkage on Indigenous status completeness in surveillance data and a systematic review of hepatitis B vaccination. Outside of the Kirby Institute she has held roles in GP and hospital settings, and an internship at the Fred Hollows Foundation, as part of a project investigating organisational learning in not for profit organisations. Kate is currently working on the NSW Health funded Prevention Research Support Program, looking at using qualitative research methods to investigate prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in NSW.