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Katherine Steele

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Dr Katherine has a medical background and after completing specialist training in Psychiatry, worked in private practice as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 16 years.

She has qualifications in CBT and Schema therapy and worked predominantly in depression and anxiety. Katherine has a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and Master of Psychiatry from the University of Melbourne, a Fellowship of the RANZCP, and a Master of Business Administration (Innovation & Leadership). She brings an understanding of the health sector and skills in business administration, including communication, relationship management, research and report writing, and she is passionate about working collaboratively to develop practical solutions for the health sector.  

Influential work

  • Experience working on industry projects, with Ducere Global Business School; including for an Australian Government office and the Australian Red Cross 
  • Co-led an industry project developing a recruitment strategy for Cirque du Soleil Performance Medicine therapists, engaging in team leadership, client liaison and serving as chief writer and editor. This project delivered a strategy for improved retention and cost savings through development of a targeted employee value proposition. 

Outside of Nous

Dr Katherine has worked in hospitals across Victoria for 12 years as a medical officer and registrar, including in roles at St Vincent’s Hospital, Mercy Maternity Hospital, and the Royal Children’s hospital. During her psychiatry training, she worked at the Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital and in Community Clinics. She has managed her own private psychiatry consulting practice since 2006 and specialised in cognitive behaviour therapy and schema therapy.  

Dr Katherine enjoys ongoing independent learning and thrives on new challenges, culminating in her recent MBA (leadership and innovation) with Ducere Global Business School. She also holds a Master of Psychiatry and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). 

In her spare time...

Katherine enjoys travelling, gardening, reading, Tai Chi and spending time with her family and two dogs.  


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