Following a decade working in equine industries, Kathrin trained as an animal scientist and is currently a Research Fellow in Veterinary Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Sydney. She has been involved in the design and conduct of epidemiological studies for over nine years and has worked in a range of research areas, particularly risk factor investigation, social determinants of health-protective behaviours, outbreak investigations and data analysis.
Kathrin’s PhD research focused on infection control behaviour and policy implementation during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia and she also trained as biostatistician while working for the NSW Ministry of Health.
Kathrin provides epidemiological and statistical support to projects aimed at helping government and animal industries to reduce infectious disease risks to animals and people. Projects include evaluation of avian influenza risk, assessment of Arboviral disease surveillance and improving brucellosis surveillance in India.
Kathrin is a member of the Sydney Equine Infectious Disease Group and the zoonosis node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and presented at numerous scientific conferences in Australia and abroad.