Katherine obtained her PhD degree in Biology from New York University (NYU), USA in Jan 2010. She published first-authored papers in peer-reviewed journals. She worked at A*STAR and NUS for over 6 years, where she accumulated substantial experience in research, administration, and project management. Since she joined Duke-NUS in October 2016, she has played important roles in the successful development of multiple new programmes including the PhD Programme in Clinical Sciences (PhD-CS), the Pre-hospital & Emergency Research Centre (PERC), the Graduate Certificate Programme in Health Services Innovation (GCP-HSI), and Women-in-Science (WinS) Network.
She is currently leading the administrative functions for 3 departments i.e. the Programme in Health Services & Systems Research (HSSR), the Centre for Quantitative Medicine (CQM), and PERC. She also organised multiple academic events e.g. international symposiums and workshops which were well received by healthcare professionals.