Researcher biography

Dr Catapan came to Australia in December 2019 for a 12-month PhD research placement at UQ after winning a highly competitive scholarship from the Brazilian Government. As COVID-19 impacted their research program, she stayed in Australia, even without a scholarship extension and completed her PhD in Public Health while holding research assistant and project coordinator roles. She was appointed Postdoc Research Fellow in May 2022. Dr Catapan holds years of study and work experience in various healthcare settings in Brazil (2013-2019) and the UK (2003-2008). She has exemplary research outputs, collaborations, and career trajectory relative to opportunities and challenges encountered. She has a proven track record for delivering high-quality projects, with national significance, including policy change and integration into the national strategy in Brazil, and the implementation of a digital model of care developed in Australia. Dr Catapan's track record demonstrates a rising career trajectory. Her research interests are Telehealth and Digital Health, including digitally disrupted models of care for chronic conditions, health services research, including implementation and evaluation strategies, mixed-methods, cross-sectional studies, co-design and qualitative inquiry. community and consumer involvement.