Professor Kate White

Professor Kate White co Chairs the Sydney Catalyst Pilot and Seed review committees and is a member of the Sydney Catalyst Evidence into Practice (T2/T3) and Scholarships Working Groups.  Kate's focus within Sydney Catalyst is on knowledge translation in supportive care.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Pilot and Seed Review Panel Chair
  • T2/T3 Working Group


Kate has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, education and research in cancer care. As the inaugural Chair of Cancer Nursing and Director of the Cancer Nursing Research Unit (CNRU), located at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, she mentors cancer nurse clinicians in clinical research, translation of evidence into practice, and develops and evaluates models of health care delivery with a focus on nurse-led roles.

Kate is passionate about improving outcomes for patients by encouraging all nurses to expand their knowledge of cancer care, and to foster cancer nursing as a career of choice for new nursing graduates.

Research Interests:  

Kate's major research interests are in areas of supportive care in cancer and palliative care, psychosocial and quality of life issues in cancer, the translation of research evidence into clinical cancer nursing practice and models of care with an emphasis in rural health.