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Senior Research Fellow

BSc (Hons I), PhD

Kate is a mental health researcher with a specific interest in suicide and self-harm prevention and the role that alcohol plays in poor mental health and risk of suicide. Kate is also interested in safe use of medicines, especially antidepressants. Kate completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2015, which investigated the neurobiology associated with high risk drinking in young people with bipolar disorder. After completing her PhD, Kate’s post-doctoral research has predominantly focused on investigating gaps in healthcare utilisation and medicine use in people that have died from suicide using population-level administrative datasets. Her expertise centres around data linkage, pharmacoepidemiology and analysis of ‘big data’ using R.