Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings
Dr Kate Baecher specialises in the provision of psychological support in high risk or complex environments.
Kate is an accomplished performance psychologist with over 15 years’ practical and theoretical experience. As a psychologist, coach and trainer, she has worked with elite sporting teams, corporate leaders, members of Australia’s Special Forces and television personnel. Kate is accustomed to helping individuals and teams optimise their performance in high-risk and high-stress environments, including operational work in Afghanistan and East Timor throughout her Army career, and refugee camps in Bangladesh with her disaster response work.
Kate has coached many professional sports teams and organisations to develop cohesion and strengthen mental acuity, including the Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta Eels, the Australian Defence Force, NSW Police, Qantas, Telstra, the ABC and the Australian Federal Police.
She has also worked on a number of television shows as a psychological coach and profiler, including Shark Tank, the NRL Rookie, and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Kate is regular contributor to the World Extreme Medicine Conference.