|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
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.