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Kathleen Falster

Senior Research Fellow, UNSW

Dr Kathleen Falster is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and a Visiting Fellow with the Australian National University. Her current research is focused on opportunities to improve child health, development and wellbeing at the population-level, with a focus on Aboriginal children and vulnerable populations, including children who enter the child protection system. Dr Falster specialises in the use of 'joined-up' routinely collected data from across government sectors (including health, community services and education) and cohort studies to understand opportunities to strengthen the policy and practice response to vulnerable children and families.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • 2011–2017
    NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Australian National University