Cat Street worked as a physiotherapist in Melbourne for a short period before she developed an interest in the social determinants of health and health equity. She completed a volunteer project in Bangladesh that aimed to strengthen systems and staff capacity within an inpatient HIV facility. During this time she also led a qualitative research project that explored the coping mechanisms of women who were living with HIV in Bangladesh, which is a historically patriarchal nation.
Cat then returned to the Northern Territory (NT) and lived for a brief period in a remote Indigenous community. From here her passion for Indigenous rights and social justice grew and she entered the NT health promotion field. She has been involved in a variety of health promotion projects and has maintained a focus on embedding planning and evaluation processes into health promotion practice in the Top End.
In 2015 Cat joined the Whole of Community Engagement Initiative in order to contribute to influencing the health and human rights of Indigenous communities external to the health sector. She maintains her passion for innovative methods of evaluation and collaborative research. Her other areas of interest include language, advocacy and human rights.