Kate Cole

Kate Cole


Cole Health

Kate Cole is an engineer and Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) working to protect the health and safety of workers across some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure projects.

A multiple award-winning scientist & engineer, Kate has a key focus on the control of respirable crystalline silica (also known as “silica dust”) informed through the completion of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and her work across major construction and tunnelling projects both in Australia and internationally.

By creating streamlined processes that help business protect their workers, her work has positively impacted the infrastructure sector through increasing the focus on the “health” in “health and safety” and has resulted in the improved control of silica dust across the construction, tunnelling, and demolition workforce.

Named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review, Kate is one of Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM and is the current President-Elect of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Kate is a passionate advocate for protecting the health and safety of workers, and has been supporting the COVID-19 pandemic through providing specialist expertise on ventilation, respiratory protection, and health and safety more broadly.

Kate Cole is a Superstar of STEM.