Kate Mills

Research Officer


Kate is a Research Officer in Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health. She has a background in public health and international development.

In 2020, Kate completed a Master of Global Health, focussing on research interests such as gender equity and inclusion, access to healthcare, health system strengthening and health impacts of climate change. This included a qualitative research project exploring the linkages between women’s health and climate change in the Pacific region.

Prior to her current role, Kate joined Burnet in 2020 as a Project Manager for large-scale Tuberculosis implementation and research projects in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Kate has also worked for several humanitarian and development organisations globally. This includes coordinating high-quality health, education and child protection programs for Save the Children and managing emergency response and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects with the Red Cross.


  • 2022: Research Officer, Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health, Burnet Institute
  • 2020: Project Manager, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation, Burnet Institute
  • 2019: Pacific Programs Coordinator, Save the Children Australia
  • 2018: Health Program Manager (Acting), Save the Children Vanuatu
  • 2018: Specialist Support Delegate, IFRC WASH (Mass Sanitation) Emergency Response Unit
  • 2017: Humanitarian Public Health Technical Unit Coordinator, Save the Children UK
  • 2015: Asia Regional Program Assistant, British Red Cross


  • 2020: Master Global Health, University of Manchester
  • 2014: Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health), La Trobe University
  • 2014: Bachelor of International Development, La Trobe University

Projects (4)

Current (4)

  • Accelerating Innovation for Mothers (AIM) 2.0

  • PRIME-TB: Papua New Guinea & Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB

  • Tackling TB and HIV Together in Papua New Guinea

  • Target Product Profile (TPP) for Obstetric Ultrasound Devices