The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease focuses on improving the heart health and outcomes of groups and communities i.e. Regional Australians, Indigenous Australians and International Health
Katharine McBride (BHlthSc, GCertEc, MHlthEc&Pol) is a Research Officer within the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research
Unit at SAHMRI. Katharine’s focus is on exploring and addressing disparities in cardiovascular disease burden and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Most recently, Katharine has been working on the development of a measurement indicators and a toolkit for Primary Health Networks to support the implementation of the ESSENCE Standards to improve cardiovascular care and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Prior to joining Wardliparingga, Katharine was a Project Officer at the Heart Foundation (SA) working across a broad spectrum from the built environment to acute care, including investigating disparities in access to in-hospital treatment for Aboriginal patients. Katharine has also tutored in Health Economics at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Katharine is working within the CRE as a Research Officer within the theme of overcoming disparities in CVD for Indigenous populations.
The CRE will give Katharine the opportunity to focus on supporting the development of an evidence base for and implementation of health service and systems approaches to addressing disparities in heart disease experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.