Personal profile


Cathy Haigh is Deputy Director and Year 4C Academic Coordinator at Monash Rural Health: Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland. Cathy was educated at Dublin University, Trinity College and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She worked at Strathclyde University and in King's College London, before coming to Monash University. She joined the School of Rural Health in July 2008.

Cathy teaches into the Health Enhancement in Year 3B and Medicine of the Mind in Year 4C. She coordinates Patient Safety teaching (MED5102) for Year 5D at Traralgon.

Cathy is a member of Latrobe Regional Hospital's Human Research Ethics Committee.

Cathy is a Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant Assessor.

Research interests

  1. Learning in the clinical workplace
  2. Assessment in the clinical workplace
  3. Development of clinical reasoning skills
  4. Patient safety

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 4 - Quality Education

External positions

Detailed Assessor, Australian Research Council (ARC)

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