Professor Kate Leslie AO FAHMS
Professor Kate Leslie is a specialist anaesthetist and head of research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and honorary professorial fellow at the University of
Melbourne and Monash University in Australia. Kate is a former president of the Australian and New
Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and former chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges.
She is currently a director of the Australian Medical Council and the chair of its Specialist Education
Accreditation Committee. Kate was awarded the Australian Medical Association Woman in Medicine
Award and ANZCA Orton Medal in 2014, was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2016 and was awarded the Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa by the University of Melbourne in 2017.
Kate is a leading anaesthesia clinical trialist in Australia and internationally. Her current research interests include awareness during anaesthesia, anaesthetic depth monitoring, major perioperative cardiac events, sedation for endoscopy and sex/gender equity in research. Kate is a foundation member of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network and was the chair between 2014-7. She was a leader of the B-Aware, ENIGMA, POISE, RELIEF, Balanced and PADDI studies, and is currently a chief investigator of the ROCKET, POISE-3 and Chewy studies. Kate has published >210 papers, been awarded >$15M in grants and is one of the six editors of the 9 th edition of Miller’s Anesthesia textbook.