Dr Kate McBride


Senior Lecturer in Population Health


Kate's broad research expertise is in epidemiology, public health and the improvement of health at a population level through the prevention of and reduction of chronic and non-communicable disease prevalence. Kate's current research interests are in the control of cancer (specifically cancer screening) in high risk and CALD populations as well as the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes in CALD communities. Her research has contributed to policy development for the management of individuals at high risk of cancer. Kate has expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

Kate began working at Western Sydney University in 2013 as a sessional academic before taking up the maternity cover position of Lecturer (Interprofessional Health) in 2015, followed by Postdoc Research Fellow with the School of Science and Health. Most recently, Kate was appointed as Lecturer in Population Health with the School of Medicine and THRI. Kate also currently teaches on several population health and evidence-based medicine units in the MBBS degree as well non-communicable disease and analytical epidemiology in the Masters of Clinical Epidemiology.

Kate undertook a BSocSc in Anthropology (Manchester University) before working in the private sector for several years. Following a move to Australia, Kate began work in the health research sector as a research assistant at Sydney University before completing her MPH(Hons) there in 2012. Kate was awarded her PhD from Sydney University in 2016 and throughout her PhD continued to work on several projects with Sydney Medical School as well as teach epidemiology and public health. Kate's PhD focused on the management and screening of individuals at high risk of cancer due to a hereditary mutation.

Research Interests

  • Non communicable diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer genetics
  • Cancer screening
  • Diabetes
  • Epidemiology

Professional Memberships

  • Public Health Association of Australia (2011)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2012)

Qualification and Recognition

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MPH(Hons) University of Sydney

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Email K.Mcbride@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 2 4620 3436
Location Building 3, Campbelltown Campus