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Dr Kate McBride is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Academic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Acting Director of the Surgical Program and Academia for Sydney Local Health District. With over 17 years of experience, she is a skilled hospital administrator with a passion for surgical services and the implementation of initiatives that support the effective integration of clinical, academic and business activities to enhance service delivery and patient outcomes.

Dr McBride has a PhD (Medicine) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Health Service Management and has worked in a range of senior management positions within Sydney Local Health District, along with being a Youth Ambassador for Development with AusAID for two years based in Nairobi, Kenya. Kate’s personal research interests focus on the surgical outcomes for people with comorbid serious mental illness and the implementation of complex surgical programs.