Dr. Kate Bassett
Msc Hons, MBBS , FACEM, PEM
Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Queensland Children's Hospital
Kate is a paediatric emergency specialist currently working in Paediatric emergency at Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Kate was a physiotherapist before medical school and has taken a less than conventional path through her training years. She started off at a paediatric hospital but changed to emergency medicine to fit better around her family. She has ended up doing Paeds ED which suits her well. During her training, she has worked as a medical student tutor at both University of Queensland and Bond University. She teaches on the CRuSE course and help with fellowship exam teaching. She also works part time for a private insurance company consulting on their clients who become unwell overseas.
Kate has interest in integrating the spectrum of doctor education from the first year of medical school right through to Primaries, Fellowship and into Consultant training. She is also interested in supporting young doctors who have families or other commitments that make a traditional pathway challenging.