Kate Brow is a gender specialist at the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is currently managing humanitarian partnerships to ensure sexual and reproductive health supplies and services are available for women and children in emergencies. Kate completed her Development Studies degree at the Australian National University, majoring in French and gender studies. Kate lives in rural New South Wales with her husband on a sheep and cattle farm.
Kate has two daughters, 4 years old and 18 months and is due to have her third child in December 2021. She lost her second pregnancy at 8 weeks and experienced a traumatic birth with her second daughter at 35 weeks gestation. As a result, she sought help from the Gidget Foundation, working through these traumas to gain the confidence to try for a third baby. As a former client, she is passionate about advocating for postnatal depression and anxiety services for rural mothers, including the Start Talking Program; telehealth beyond COVID; and breaking down the stigma related to mental health.