Professor Kirsten McCaffery

Professor Kirsten McCaffery


NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
The University of Sydney
Elected in 2020
Citation on election

Professor Kirsten McCaffery is a highly productive academic with exceptional research output and impact for a behavioural scientist working in public health, with over 230 publications and impact on national and international policy and practice.

Professor McCaffery has shown leadership in the establishment of the Sydney Health Literacy Lab, in Wiser Healthcare, and as Director of Research at the University of Sydney School of Public Health. Her work has had a sustained impact on policy and practice in the areas of cancer screening, health literacy and overdiagnosis and attracted significant media attention to promote understanding of medical science in the community.



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