Catherine Kennedy

Ordinary Member

Catherine is the manager of the Gynaecological Oncology Biobank (GynBiobank) at Westmead Hospital and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, NSW. She has held this position since 2005. During this time, the GynBiobank has achieved significant growth with support provided, in part, by the ABN-Oncology NHMRC Enabling grant.

With a background in ovarian cancer research, Catherine understands that the collection of high quality, clinically annotated biospecimens is critical for translational research. She is particularly interested in consenting procedures, clinical follow up and database issues, being involved in the successful linking of the GynBiobank database reporting information to the ABN-TSL. Catherine is a member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and is also a member of the ISBER International Repository Locator working group.