Since October 2015, Katharina has been a member of the management team at EIT Health, initially as Managing Director for Great Britain/Ireland. In January 2018 she was appointed MD EIT Health (Germany). Katharina was educated in Germany and Australia and holds degrees in Science (MSc – Chemistry 2005), Engineering (PhD – Biomedical Engineering 2009) and Business Management (MBA 2015). Prior to joining EIT Health, she worked at universities in Germany and Australia. She focused on translation activities and building innovation partnerships. She has also translated a range of novel bio (nano) materials, drug delivery technologies and medical devices. Previously, she participated in a prestigious Super Science Fellowship of the Australian Research Council (ARC) at the University of Melbourne.