Catherine Breen Kamkong began her work with UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Office, based in Bangkok, in July 2018 as SRHR technical adviser with a focus of her work on maternal health, Reproductive morbidities ( cervical cancer, obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse) and Midwifery. Prior to this position Catherine worked for the UNFPA Cambodia country office from January 2015 as Deputy Representative and subsequently as Representative ad interim .  Immediately prior to this post, Catherine worked as Deputy Representative for UNFPA in Nepal for 3.5 years. Catherine has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master’s Degree in International Social Development with a specialization in refugee health from the University of New South Wales. Preceding her work with UNFPA, Catherine worked in senior technical and managerial positions for over 15 years with International NGOs in India, Refugee camps in Thailand and in Myanmar. Catherine also worked with the University of New South Wales and supported establishment of a Refugee Research Centre where she worked extensively on mental health research to support refugee children and young people who resettled to Australia following violent conflict. Prior to this Catherine worked as a Registered Nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney Australia in oncology, HIV and ICU. Born in Sydney Australia, Catherine is an Australian national. She is married and the mother of 3 children.