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Katherine Everett-Murphy University of Cape Town, South Africa

Katherine Everett-Murphy is a chief research officer in the Chronic Diseases Initiative in Africa (CDIA). She has a postgraduate qualification in health promotion from the University of Galway in Ireland and in 2011 graduated with a PhD in public health from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa (SA). The current focus of her research work is in the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions within the public health system aimed at preventing and improving self-management of non-communicable disease. In her previous capacity as a researcher for the Medical Research Council of SA and the Cancer Association of SA, she was involved in the campaign which lobbied for tobacco control legislation in SA and developed the first HIV/AIDS curriculum for South African schools. She has also conducted research with women around cervical cancer screening, breastfeeding, and smoking cessation.