University of Adelaide
Catherine’s research work focuses on the essential role of the adrenal gland both before and after birth. The adrenal gland has a central role in maturation of key organ systems before birth, such as the lungs, liver, gut and brain, and in the timing of birth. Therefore, there has been an intense international interest in the factors which regulate adrenal growth and production of main adrenal hormones) before birth. Catherine has made several significant observations on the growth and development of the adrenal gland before birth.
Catherine has also established an Australasian Branch of Women in Endocrinology to facilitate networking opportunities for young women trainee endocrinologists.