Kate Templeman


PhD (Med), MClinSc (CompMed)
Jacka Foundation Postdoctoral Research Officer, NICM Health Research Institute

Dr Templeman joined NICM in 2016 working on the Integrative Oncology Partnership Program, and was appointed in 2017 as the Jacka Foundation Postdoctoral Research Officer. As an early career academic and health services researchers, her current role assists in the development of clinical services, education, translation, and research capacity arms of this program.

Dr Templeman has over 15 years' experience and expertise involving the interface and integration of conventional and complementary medicine in primary care, integrative model and health service development, and health policy. Following her doctorate at Monash University, Dr Templeman has a strong foundation in health professions education and curricula development, in particular, medical specialties. Her PhD was the first in Australia to investigate integration of complementary medicine in undergraduate medical education, of which her work was supported by Monash Gippsland Medical School, and continues to inform the Australian landscape in this space.

Research focus

  • Traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine
  • Primary health care and intervention/model development
  • Health professions education, program planning, and development
  • Medical specialties curriculum design and development
  • Health services research and policy
  • Translational research and health policy
  • Qualitative research methodologies

Awards and recognitions

  • 2016 Honorary Adjunct Lecturer, School of Rural Health, Monash University
  • 2015 Postgraduate Publication Award, School of Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2010 PHCRED Research Fellowship, Department of Rural and Indigenous Health (MUDRIH), Monash University


  • 2018 Member and NICM Representative, AIMA Education Committee


  • 2015 Doctor of philosophy (Medicine), Monash University, Australia
  • 2010 Master of Clinical Science (Complementary Medicine) with Distinction, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • 2008 Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine, Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Australia
  • 2006 Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine, Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Australia
  • 2004 Bachelor of Naturopathy, Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Australia


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