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Kathleen Conte

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • ​​PhD

  • Public Health
  • Faculty
  • 14 E Jackson Blvd., MPH Suite 710, Room 710E


  • PhD in Public Health, Oregon State University
  • MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Louisville
  • BA University of Louisville

Current Affiliations

  • Adjunct Lecturer, University Centre for Rural Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Investigator, Centre For Research Excellence in STRengthening systems for InDigenous health care Equity (CRE-STRIDE)

Courses Taught

  • MPH 501 Introduction to Public Health
  • MPH 512 Applied Health Research Methods
  • MPH 585 Qualitative Methods
  • MPH 601 Community Health Assessment

Research Interests

  • Systems Thinking
  • Indigenous Health
  • Health Policy
  • Research Ethics
  • Participatory Research and Qualitative Methods

Recent Articles

Conte, K.P., Ryder, T.J., Hopkins, L., Gomez, M., Riley, T. (2020) “Committed, ambivalent, concealed, or distanced: community organisations' perceptions of their role in local prevention systems." Critical Public Health. Doi: 10.1080/09581596.2020.1795083

Held, F., Hawe, P., Roberts, N., Conte, K.P., Riley, T., Wutzke, S. (2020) “Core and peripheral organisations in prevention: Insights from social network analysis." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. DOI: 10.1002/hpja.374

Conte, K.P & Marks, L., Loblay, V. Groen, S., Green, A., Milat, A., Persson, L., Innes-Hughes, C., Mitchell, J., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2020) “Can an electronic monitoring system capture implementation of health promotion programs? An ethnographic exploration of the story behind program monitoring data." BMC Public Health, 20(917). Doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08644-2

Lee, K., Milat, A., Grunseit, A., Conte, K.P., Wolfenden, L., Bauman, A. (2020) “The intervention scalability assessment tool: a pilot study of assessing five interventions for scalability." Public Health Research and Practice, 30(2): e3022011. Doi: 10.17061/phrp3022011

Bailie, J., Laycock, A.F., Peiris, D., Bainbridge, R.G., Matthews, V., Cunningham, F.C., Conte, K.P., Abimbola, S., Passey, M.E., Bailie, R.S. (2020) “Using developmental evaluation to enhance continuous reflection, learning, and adaptation of an innovation platform in Australian Indigenous primary health care." Health Research Policy and Systems, 18(45). Doi: 10.1186/s12961-020-00562-4

Groen, S., Loblay, V., Conte, K. P., Green, A., Innes-Hughes, C., Milat, A., Mitchell, J., Persson, L., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2020) “Performance Indicators for program scale-up and divergent practice styles, a study from NSW, Australia" Health Promotion International. Doi: 10.1093/heapro/daaa001

Milat, A.1, Lee, K.1*, Conte, K.P., Grunseit, A., Wolfenden, L., van Nassau, F., Orr, N., Sreeram, P., Bauman, A. (2020) “Intervention Scalability Assessment Tool: A decision support tool for health policy makers and implementers." Health Research Policy and Systems, 18. Doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0494-2

Conte, K.P., Davidson, S. (2020) “Using a 'rich picture' to facilitate systems thinking in research coproduction." Health Research Policy and Systems, 18. Doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0514-2