Kate is from Adelaide and is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with a double major in Health Promotion at the University of Adelaide. She is particularly passionate about work related to child, adolescent and family psychology, and plans to pursue a career in this area of practice and research.
Outside of her studies she has volunteered in an alternative learning group program with young people who have disengaged from school, and in an attachment group for mothers experiencing mental illness and their infants.
She has also completed three research placements including a Public Health Internship at the National Heart Foundation (SA), and two Summer Research Scholarships, one in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, and the other in the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). As part of these she has contributed to writing a research paper and reports, helped prepare a survey for an international study of child behaviour, conducted qualitative research interviews, and provided recommendations for the development of an educational video for nurses working in cardiac care.
Kate is excited about the opportunity be a part of Orygen’s Youth Research Council, with a passion for the promotion of youth mental health and a commitment to evidence-based and participatory research that can help to improve the lives of young people.