Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the School of Women and Children’s Health, UNSW. Kate completed both her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD in the School of Psychology at UNSW. Kate’s doctoral research investigated psychological mechanisms involved in the onset and maintenance of depressed mood, with a particular focus on repetitive thinking. Kate has experience in a variety of clinical and research settings. She is particularly interested in understanding the psychological impacts of cancer on children and their parents, and the development of interventions and supports to ameliorate its negative impacts. More recently Kate's research has focused on the psychosocial and psychological impacts of new and emerging treatment for childhood cancer.
Kate leads the Ethics & Genetics team in the Behavioural Sciences Unit, overseeing the PRISM-Impact study, the Luminesce supported PPM6 project and the Cancer Council NSW supported evaluation of the By My Side and Walking Alongside resources for bereaved families and the health professionals who support them.