Kathryn Field has been appointed to the position of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Kathryn Field is involved in both patient care as a medical oncologist, and cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Her particular areas of research interest include brain tumours and bowel cancer. She is also involved in clinical trials related to these cancers.
Kathryn completed her medical training at the University of Melbourne, where she was the top medical graduate in 1999.
She has been awarded several research higher degrees, including a Doctor of Medical Science, a Doctor of Philosophy (both through the University of Melbourne), and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University, for which she was awarded the W.G. Walker Fulbright scholarship for the top ranked postgraduate candidate. She was also awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship for her time at Harvard.
Kathryn has won multiple prizes, awards and scholarships during her career, including four ASCO Merit Awards, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital PhD scholarships, a Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, and the Inaugural Royal Melbourne Hospital Research Medal.
She has published extensively, with over 80 research publications to date.
Kathryn has also been involved in university teaching, having developed and run the Basic and Advanced Oncology curriculum over the last several years for the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) course run jointly by University of Melbourne and University of Sydney.
Prior to her return to Australia from the US in 2014, Kathryn was involved in online teaching through Harvard University where she worked as a teaching fellow for a Harvard massive open online course (MOOC) in clinical trials.