Dr Kate Simpson

MBBS, BSc, FRACP, PhD, Grad Cert Paed Sleep Sc.

Dr Kate Simpson

Dr Kate Simpson completed her MBBS and BSc (Uni of Qld) before moving to Melbourne to undertake paediatric training at The Royal Children’s Hospital (FRACP, 2004). She completed a PhD (Uni Melb, 2010), graduating in the top 5% and was recommended for a Chancellor’s Prize in PhD Excellence. Kate completed a Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (UWA, 2011), achieving a final exam grade of 100%.  

Kate is the clinical lead of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at RCH, an Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, where she has ongoing teaching and research responsibilities. She holds an honorary position at Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre, Monash Health and is accredited at Epworth Hospital and at Cabrini Hospital, where she conducts private paediatric sleep studies. Kate joined the Hospital-in-the-Home team at RCH in 2017 where she oversees the Sleep portfolio and co-reports the overnight oximetry studies with the Respiratory team.  

Kate undertook sabbatical leave in 2019-2020 (in part) to pursue her interest in narcolepsy at Stanford Sleep Centre and Boston Children’s Hospital. She enjoys all aspects of paediatric sleep medicine and has a particular interest in obstructive sleep apnoea and in narcolepsy/hypersomnias. In addition to the Epworth Sleep Centre, Kate consults privately at MACCS Medical Group where she sees a range of sleep, developmental (ASD/ADHD) and general paediatric issues. 

Outside of work, Kate enjoys travelling, planning trips, exercising and spending time with her three spirited teenage children.