Dr Kate Simms

Dr Kate Simms

Dr Kate Simms has a PhD in mathematical modelling and works as a postdoctoral research fellow at Cancer Council NSW.

Kate’s research focusses on modelling the impact of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening across a range of settings including Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States and China, and these evaluations have helped inform policy decisions for some of these countries; in particular, they underpinned a recent major review of the Australian National Cervical Screening Program that resulted in the decision to transition to 5-yearly primary HPV testing in Australia.

More recently, Kate has been involved in modelled evaluations at the global level, including predictions for the potential elimination of cervical cancer across 181 countries.

Kate can comment on: Cervical cancer research