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Kate Birch

Head of Data & Technology

Kate manages the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Data & Technology Program.

Kate’s career has taken a 'bench to bedside' trajectory. She began as a molecular biologist, moving into epidemiological and then clinical research, and then clinical project delivery. She has consulted to the health industry with Deloitte, has executive level experience in a clinical research centre, and has an extensive working knowledge of medical research and hospital-based information management requirements, barriers and opportunities. Kate has worked in complex stakeholder environments to develop information system strategy, design and implement data governance activities, and to curate, manage and integrate large medical research datasets.

Kate has a Bachelor of Science (Honours), a Masters in Information Systems and is a Certified Health Informatician (Australasia).