Katherine is an infectious diseases physician, public health physician and medical epidemiologist. She works at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and has a particular interest in infections in immigrants and returned travellers, vector-borne diseases and gastrointestinal infections. Katherine has appointments in Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Victorian Department of Health & Human Services and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is completing a PhD at Monash University examining the burden of selected infectious diseases in Australia and the national infectious diseases surveillance system. She acts as a disease and country expert for the Global Burden of Disease Study.