Kate is an experienced research administrator with over 15 years of direct research, grant administration, project management, and supervisory experience in collaborative research environments. She has a broad acumen in conducting research in the rehabilitative and health sciences using quantitative and qualitative methodologies – both in the academic and more recently, health authority, setting.
She joined Fraser Health in 2017, and has been the Director of the Department of Evaluation and Research Services since May 2019. Prior to Fraser Health, Kate was the research manager at the Rehabilitation Research Program (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute) in partnership with the University of British Columbia and GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre.
Kate obtained her PhD in Psychomotor Behavior (2009) and Masters in Human Biodynamics (2005) from McMaster University. She has authored several publications and given numerous national and international presentations. She holds membership on several local, provincial and national committees.
She is known for her optimistic (humorous) demeanor and “can do” attitude and is passionate about fostering pragmatic research that has positive impact on people’s lives.