Kathryn is a consumer advocate and community leader with a passion for improving healthcare. She has extensive experience in leading communities and advocating for the voice of the consumer, and she is committed to making healthcare more accessible, affordable, and equitable for all.
Kathryn provides a consumer voice on many aspects of palliative care services for all South Australians. She is a member of the SA Palliative Care Navigation Pilot Steering Committee, the Grief and Bereavement feasibility Project Board and the Palliative Care Research Collaboration Project Advisory Committee led by the University of Adelaide. She also Co-Chairs the Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Advisory Committee.
Kathryn has recently contributed to the Consumer and Community Engagement Committee for the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network. She is also a former presiding member of the Hills Area advisory council and the regions representative on the presiding member panel with the former Country Health, South Australia Local Health Network.
Kathryn is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of South Australia. She is a former registered nurse, has a postgraduate in business administration, and has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Kathryn undertook research for the Centre for Health Assets Australasia, Faculty of the Build Environment, University of New South Wales where advice was provided to Federal, all State Governments and the Government of New Zealand on health facility design.
Kathryn’s particular research interest is hospice architecture and the design of therapeutic environments.