Kate is the Program Manager of the ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service and the Victorian & Tasmanian Youth Cancer Service. A social worker by training, she has specialised in the area of oncology for the past 15 years and in the field of adolescent and young adult oncology since 2004. Kate’s clinical and research interests include the development of youth friendly models of cancer care and workforce development initiatives aimed at extending the skill set of healthcare practitioners caring for this population group. She is currently involved in a number of local and national research projects focused on addressing the major health concerns and outcomes for young people diagnosed with cancer. Kate also plays a leadership role in AYA oncology within Victoria and nationally; sitting on various government, community and research committees. She is currently undertaking her PhD through the University of Melbourne.