In Papua New Guinea, 1500+ women die every year from childbirth-related causes – 80 times higher than in Australia. And these deaths are, mostly, preventable.
Katherine completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 2013 with interests in Immunology and Human Pathology. She then went on to complete an honours project at the Burnet within the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, assessing anti-malarial immunity and the spread of drug resistant P. falciparum throughout malaria endemic populations.
Katherine has since remained a member of the Fowkes Laboratory as a Research Assistant and now as a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne.
The focus of Katherine’s project is to determine the functional mechanisms used by antibodies to target malaria infection and to assess the spread of antimalarial drug resistance in large populations based studies.
2015: Research Assistant, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne
2014: Research Assistant, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Burnet Institute
2014: Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University