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Adjunct professor in the School of Clinical Medicine, UNSW Sydney

Professor Kathy Eagar is Adjunct Professor in the School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of New South Wales and Foundation Professor of Health Services Research and Foundation Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong Australia.

Kathy has over 40 years experience in the health and aged care systems, during which she has divided her time between being a clinician, an executive manager and a health academic. She has authored over 500 papers on management, quality, outcomes, information systems and funding of the Australia and New Zealand health and community care systems.

Kathy is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Royal Australasian Collage of Physicians) and is an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. In 2015 Kathy was awarded the biannual Professional Award of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ).


  • 1993–present
    Professor, University of Wollongong
  • 2022–present
    Adjunct professor, University of NSW