Associate Professor Kate Hoy

Deputy Director of Therapeutic Brain Stimulation
MAPrc, Monash University

Associate Professor Kate Hoy is leading change to address the extreme gender imbalances at international conferences through the brainstim database initiative. Kate is also involved in mentorship programs at the New York Academy of Science. Kate was named Public Sector and Academia Award winner in the 2017 Telstra Business Woman Awards.

 

Associate Professor Kate Hoy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with 15 years’ experience in applied brain stimulation research. She is the Deputy Director of Therapeutic Brain Stimulation and Head of the Cognitive Therapeutics Program at MAPrc, Monash University. Her research is focused on the development of novel biological treatments for cognitive disorders such as dementia.

Kate is considered an emerging leader in clinical research, having been awarded three sequential NHMRC Fellowships, an NHMRC excellence award and the 2017 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Public Sector and Academia category.

Kate is a passionate science advocate, particularly around issues of diversity, equity and career sustainability. She is a former Deputy Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s EMCR forum and has been a returning mentor in the New York Academy of Science’s Global STEM Alliance initiative: 1000girls, 1000futures.

At the end of 2016, Kate initiated the women in brainstim database site aimed at addressing the extreme gender imbalances at the major international brain stimulation conferences. This initiative is contributing to improved gender balances at international meetings.

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