Kate Furness Monash Medical Centre Australia

Kate is a Senior Clinical Dietitian at Monash Medical Centre specialising in oncological upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery. Her passion is to provide the best quality, timely and evidence based nutrition support in the pre- and post-operative phases of major surgeries. This has led to the commencement of her PhD with Monash University. As the research dietitian on the randomised controlled trial “Effect of early and intensive nutrition care, delivered via telephone or mobile application, on quality of life in people with upper gastrointestinal cancer”, Kate’s doctoral research looks at a process and mechanisms of action evaluation to determine the core active ingredients that will enable the sustained implementation of a best practice nutrition intervention across broader settings, to improve the quality of life and nutrition status of individuals with upper gastrointestinal cancer.

Kate is also an Associate Investigator on a multicentre randomised controlled trial “Real-time patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical practice – a novel approach to improving quality of care for patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer”.