AFUW-NSW Inc

Australian Federation of University Women

New South Wales

AFUW - NSW Incorporated is an association of women graduates from universities throughout the world

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AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN - NSW Inc.

2006 TEMPE MANN AWARD RECIPIENT: KATE ANDERSON

Members of the Education Trust are pleased to announce the chosen 2006 Tempe Mann Awardee is Kate Anderson, Ph D Candidate with The George Institute for International Health and School of Public Health, University of Sydney. It was a difficult choice as each of the final three applicants interviewed were worthy candidates.

Kate’s research area is identifying barriers to particular patient groups accessing kidney transplantation. Her particular interest is equity for indigenous Australians.

Kate plans to use the award towards a six-months research trip to Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada which will enable her to do a comparative study between Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal Canadians. These two groups share very high rates of end-stage kidney disease and low rates of kidney transplantation. It is believed that a possible barrier to accessing treatment may be the prevalence of certain attitudes and stereotypes held by renal health professionals – particularly relating to the issue of patient non-compliance.

Kate’s eclectic academic career began with a Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing, followed by BA (English and Philosophy) USyd, Cert Prof Writing UWS, Grad Cert Management UTS, BSc (Psych) Hons 1 USyd and currently her Ph D in the School of Public Health USyd about which she is passionate.

President, Ivy Edwards, had the pleasure of presenting Kate with her award at the Sophia Holland Luncheon on 27 May 2006. We look forward to hearing from Kate next year on her return from Canada.

 
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