PhD in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney (mid 2015 - January 2019)
MPH, the University of Sydney (2012 - 13)
BAppSc (Nutrition & Exercise Science), the University of Sydney (2008 - 11)
Kathy is a public health nutritionist with a PhD in Medicine, MPH and BAppSc (Nutr&ExSpSc) from the University of Sydney. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and holds a conjoint Senior Lecturer appointment at UNSW. Her research focuses on addressing diet-related disease burden, through examining the impact of nutrition on cardiovascular diseases and NCDs, and developing, implementing and evaluating policies and interventions to improve nutrition for different populations worldwide. Her research and teaching expertise are in dietary assessment methods, implementation science, dietary modelling and process and outcome evaluation of complex interventions and policies. Through her involvement in the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Population Salt Reduction, Kathy has a strong experience in translating research findings to impact policy and practice, and has conducted policy-oriented research alongside governments and NGOs in 10 countries so far (e.g. Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam).
Kathy is currently supported by both a NHMRC and National Heart Foundation of Australia early career fellowship.
NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2019 - Current)
National Heart Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019 - Current)
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (2016 - 2018)
Dietary assessment methods, population health and nutrition, public health policy, process and outcome evaluation, health in low and middle income countries, NCD prevention in pacific island countries