Prof Kate Leslie

/ Prof Kate Leslie

Professor Kate Leslie is a specialist anaesthetist and head of research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and honorary professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia. Kate is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and former chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges. She is currently a director of the Australian Medical Council and the chair of its Specialist Education Accreditation Committee. Kate was awarded the Australian Medical Association Woman in Medicine Award and ANZCA Orton Medal in 2014, was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2016, and was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa by the University of Melbourne in 2017. Kate’s current research and publishing interests include awareness during anaesthesia, anaesthetic depth monitoring, major perioperative cardiac events, sedation for endoscopy and sex/gender equity in research. Kate is a foundation member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network and was the chair between 2014-7. She was a leader of the B-Aware, ENIGMA and POISE studies, and is currently a chief investigator of the Balanced, RELIEF, PADDI and ROCKET studies. Kate has published >170 papers, been awarded >$15M in grants and is one of the six editors of Miller’s Anesthesia textbook.