Cultural competence, citizen engagement, health policy.
Cathy has over 30 years experience in the Australian Public Service, almost entirely in the health sector. Much of her career has focussed on the development of evidence-based policy in clinical practice and public health. Cathy's PhD research examined whether paying greater attention to cultural competence would enhance health-related public policy development deliberations in multicultural societies. Her work compared experiences in Australia and Canada at both the Federal and State/Provincial levels of government.