BEd (HME, Hons I), MPH (Epi), PhD, Adv.Dip.App.Sci (Acup), Grad. Dip Jap. Acup (Manaka).
Kate Levett is a practitioner and researcher of Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture. She has over 20 years of experience as an acupuncturist, researcher, birth educator and teacher.
Kate is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Fellow at the School of Medicine Sydney, at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She has completed her PhD at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University.
The research topic was investigating an antenatal education course incorporating complementary medicines for pain relief in labour and birth for first-time mothers.
Kate’s particular clinical interests are in women’s health, including menstrual issues, fertility, pregnancy, labour and birth preparation and menopause. She has an interest in treating migraines, endometriosis, chronic pain conditions and sleeping issues. She believes that acupuncture is extremely effective for hormonal balancing within the body to help many health issues that women in particular face.
Kate is a mentor for the international Maternal Acupuncture Mentoring Program (MAMPs). She enjoys mentoring up and coming acupuncturists in specific maternity acupuncture treatment strategies. Kate is a consultant for independent childbirth education programs in Australia and internationally. Examples are Hypnobirthing Australia and Evidence Based Birth. Additionally, she is a research advisor with Lamaze International and the Obstetric Acupuncture Association in Canada. Kate is also a sub-editor on the ACM journal Women and Birth.
Furthermore, Kate has a clinical practice at West Street Wellbeing in North Sydney. In there, she combines her understanding of acupuncture practice and research, education and women’s health to design effective treatment strategies for your health and wellness.