Katherine Sanders

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M302), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 410 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Personal profile


Completed a BSc (Hons) and PhD at the University of Western Australia. Kathy Sanders was appointed lecturer in Anatomy & Human Biology in 2002.

Funding overview

Funding has come from an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, the Raine Medical Research Foundation and The University of Western Australia Small Grants Scheme.


Kathy Sanders' research focuses on human reproduction with a particular emphasis on the impact of psychosocial and energetic stress on fertility and the outcome of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and the stress buffering effect of supportive social relationships. Psychosocial aspects of donor conception is also an area of focus.
Other research examines the influence of family composition and resources on child survival and growth in rural Timor-Leste.


  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • Fertility
  • Human biology
  • Human fertility
  • Psychosocial stress and fertility
  • Reproductive biology
  • Stress and fertility

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Research Output 1994 2019

  • 410 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 18 Conference paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Other chapter contribution
physical activity
5 Citations (Scopus)
290 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rural Livelihood Variation and its Effects on Child Growth in Timor-Leste

Spencer, P. R., Sanders, K. A. & Judge, D. S., Dec 2018, In : Human Ecology. 46, 6, p. 787-799 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
eating behavior
4 Citations (Scopus)
Preconception Care
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Binge-Eating Disorder

Projects 2003 2014