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Catherine Pendrey

Visiting researcher, Australian National University

Dr Catherine Pendrey is a remote general practitioner who is interested in the nexus between health, equity and sustainability.

Catherine is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has completed a Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice with an advanced skill in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. She has worked across remote locations in Central Australia and the Katherine region, providing chronic disease, primary health and emergency care services. Catherine is committed to optimising the performance of health services to improve health outcomes. She has been involved in numerous innovation and quality improvement projects and is an Alumnus of both the Victorian Government’s Clinicians in Redesign Program as well as the Inaugural Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety, hosted by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission.

Catherine has published on the importance of integrating social accountability and planetary health approaches in medicine and has held various senior leadership roles and directorships in NGOs dedicated to addressing the health impacts of climate change and environmental unsustainability, including with the Climate and Health Alliance and Doctors for the Environment Australia. She has formerly worked as a researcher at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and previously served as a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the Asia Pacific Region.

Experience

  • –present
    General Practitioner, Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service
  • –present
    Visiting researcher, Australian National University

Education

  • 2020 
    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health)
  • 2019 
    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellowship
  • 2018 
    University of Sydney, Diploma of Child Health (Highly Commended)
  • 2017 
    University of London, Graduate Diploma of Economics (Distinction)
  • 2012 
    Monash University, Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (High Distinction)
  • 2012 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)