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Dr Kate McBride has been the inaugural Director of the Institute of Academic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since 2014 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 was awarded her PhD (Medicine) from The University of Sydney in 2021 and a Masters in Health Service Management from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007. Her Bachelor of Health Sciences was completed at the University of Adelaide in 2003. Dr McBride has worked in a range of senior management positions within Sydney Local Health District, along with being a Youth Ambassador for Development with AusAID in 2011 – 2013 based in Nairobi, Kenya, working with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Kate’s personal research interests focus on the surgical outcomes for people with comorbid serious mental illness and the implementation of complex surgical programs.