Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht

Senior Research Fellow (CareSearch)

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences (Level 3A)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Since obtaining my PhD in science from the University of Melbourne, I have worked for many years across health care in diverse roles from research synthesis and communication, to health economic analysis, and basic research. These varied roles were undertaken in Australia, Europe, and the US for academic institutes, government agencies and commercial consultancy services. Through this experience I have gained a high level of research understanding, and developed considerable skill in the effective analysis, appraisal and communication of research to inform various stakeholder groups including policymakers, health practitioners, commercial clients, students and the general public.

In health economics my roles included working as a consultant conducting cost-effectiveness analyses for pharmaceutical industry clients based on application of the CORE health economic outcomes diabetes simulation model (IMS Health Switzerland). Identification and use of evidence to underpin model inputs and project development was a core component of this work. In addition to this, in my position at the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS, Australia), I was responsible for the preparation of literature based Rapid reviews of current evidence and research relevant to primary health care policy and practice, for use by government and health care professionals. I am now working with CareSearch to manage evidence-based content on end-of-life and palliative care for the CareSearch and palliAGED websites providing guidance for general public and health practitioner audiences.


PhD University of Melbourne

BSc (Hon) from University of Melbourne.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 1996 Schweizerische Krebsliga Stipendium (postdoctoral scholarship)
  • 1996 Dr. Arnold U. and Susanne Huggenberger-Bischoff prize for cancer research (postdoctoral scholarship).
Key responsibilities

Senior Research Fellow for the CareSearch project, responsibilities include management of CareSearch and palliAGED website content maintenance and development, and project management of the Engagment research project aimed at improving the reach of CareSearch.