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Dr Cate Bailey is a Research Fellow at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), Monash University. She is currently receiving a scholarship through the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to undertake a second PhD in Health Economics on the topic of improving intergenerational health through lifestyle interventions in pregnancy.

Cate is an early career expert in statistics, with a Masters in Applied Statistics from Swinburne University, and specialises in the analysis of large, longitudinal datasets. Cate has a PhD in Public Health from Deakin University (2016) evaluating a community-based intervention to address child sexual abuse in remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia.

Cate’s current focus is on women’s health through the life-course, and the economic implications of intervening to improve maternal and infant health. Other current projects include the use of health economic techniques in evaluating social care interventions, investigating the role of the workplace in preconception health, and an evaluation of high-quality education on improving academic outcomes for children experiencing social disadvantage. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • health economics
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Preconception
  • Pregnancy
  • Social Care


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