Katherine Barraclough is a Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She completed her basic medical training in Melbourne then undertook advanced training in Nephrology in Vancouver, Canada, New Delhi India and Brisbane, Australia. She subsequently completed a PhD through the University of Queensland (2012) undertaking clinical research examining pharmacogenetic, pharmaocokinetic and pharmaocdynamic monitoring of immunosuppressive therapy in adult kidney transplant recipients.
Over the years her primary research interests have included individualization of immunosuppression in kidney transplantation and Indigenous Australian renal health and disease. More recently, she has focused her attention on the issue of environmental sustainability within the health care system and the intersection between planetary and human health. She is current Chair of the Victorian Nephrology Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Group and the ANZSN Green Nephrology Working Group. She is also a committee member of the Victorian branch for Doctors for the Environment.