Kate Secombe

Kate Secombe

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Kate completed her PhD in the Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group in 2021, investigating the role of the gut microbiome in the development of cancer treatment-induced gastrointestinal injury. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Lecturer in the School of Biomedicine at the University of Adelaide.

My research is focussed on understanding the role of the gut microbiome in the development of gastrointestinal toxicity following cancer treatment. I am also working to understand the interactions between the gut microbiome and the innate immune system in developing this toxicity. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - 2016 Technical Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award South Australian Young Achiever in STEM Awards Australia Australia
    2020 Award Young Scientist, 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Australian Academy of Science Australia
    2020 Fellowship Adam J Berry Fellowship Awardee Australian Academy of Science and National Insititutes of Health (USA) United States
    2019 Award Outstanding Community Presentation, RAHsearch Showcase Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2019 Award CSIRO ON Pitch Competition, 2nd place CSIRO Australia
    2019 Honour Falling Walls Australia, 2nd place Australian Academy of Science Australia
    2018 Award Hans-Jürgen and Maria Ohff Research Grant University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Scholarship Lions Medical Research Foundation Inc Scholarship The University of Adelaide
    2017 Award Lions Medical Research Foundation Inc Travel Grant
    2017 Scholarship Research Training Program Stipend University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Achievement Highest Honours Grade
    2014 Achievement Best Honours Poster Presentation
    2013 Award Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement
    2012 Award Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
    2014 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Practical Demonstrator

Physiology IIA and IIB

Human Anatomy and Physiology IB

Teaching Assistant

Precision Medicine
Guest Lecturer

Integrative Cell Biology

Biology of Disease II

Online Tutor

Foundations of Human Biology, University of South Australia

 

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Medical Research
    2013 - ongoing Board Member Faculty of Sciences Board
    2011 - ongoing Golden Key International Honour Society

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