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SWITZERLAND 2019-22Catherine (Kate) Holliday is Chief Executive of the Centre for Community-Driven Research (CCDR), a non- profit organisation driving a more person-centred health sector. Catherine’s professional work has focused on developing solutions to health system challenges and she has been actively involved in developing more equitable and systematic approaches to community engagement in HTA and all parts of the health system.

At CCDR, she is leading the development of a global repository of patient experience data, global patient organisation networks, and piloting various ways for patients to better engage in decision-making and increase their access to treatments and services. She currently serves as a Board Director at Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) and continues to work as a TeleHealth nurse.

She has significant experience working with government, industry, not- for-profit organisations as well as research and international organisations including working in Geneva, Switzerland with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the International Organisation for Migration, and the GAVI Alliance. She has also worked as a nurse and researcher in Australia and the USA with roles including Head of Research at Cancer Council NSW Australia and Head of Policy and Strategy at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre (Sydney, Australia).

Her education includes a Bachelor of Nursing degree, a graduate diploma in nutrition, a Masters in Health Promotion, a Masters in Health Science and her PhD thesis investigated the relationship between the global, social and economic drivers of research and how to translate results into policy, practice and population health.

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