Dr Katherine (Katie) Phillips studied a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne where she graduated with majors in anatomy and physiology. She then went on to study at Flinders University where she completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (with Honours). After working at Southern Health (Monash Health) and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Phillips completed a Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) whilst working at The Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Phillips worked at numerous hospitals in Victoria and South Australia before embarking on the RANZCOG specialist training program in Queensland.
Dr Phillips is currently working at Ipswich Hospital, QLD, where she is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar. Her research currently involves developing a predictive model for shoulder dystocia, an obstetric emergency with potentially devastating consequences. Dr Phillips is also regularly involved in teaching and training of University of Queensland medical students, as well as modwives, PHOs and other registrars.