Dr Kate Manderson graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1998, and started worked in aerospace medicine in 2002 as a DAME and Navy Aviation Medical Officer. Dr Manderson now operates two small General Practices in Nowra NSW, teaching GP Registrars and students from the University of Wollongong School of Medicine.
Her work in aerospace medicine continues as an active DAME, involvement with the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, and support to the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine as a Navy Reservist. She is also a Director for Grand Pacific Health, a not-for-profit community health provider in South Eastern NSW.
Kate is the mother of two adventurous little daughters, is an Ironman triathlete, and happily acknowledges that very little of this would be possible without the constant support of her husband, her mother and her colleagues.