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Kristine Battye Consulting Pty Ltd, trading as KBC Australia, provides project planning, research, evaluation and management services to clients in the public, not for profit and private sectors of the health industry, community services and local government.

  • KBC seeks to deliver high quality outcomes to clients, underpinned by deliverables that are “do-able” and sustainable.

  • The directors of KBC have extensive experience in health service planning, rural health workforce planning, general practice, project management and evaluation, general practice accreditation, and business management. KBC has a strong track record in working in rural and remote environments and with Indigenous communities.

  • KBC is committed to building collaborative and functional partnerships between local service providers, local government, communities, state and commonwealth bodies.

  • KBC has a demonstrated commitment to work with communities and consumers of health and community services.

  • KBC has established a network of organizations and individuals to complement and expand the services that can be provided.

  • KBC is a small organization, seeking to develop a team of highly skilled and motivated people offering a strong and varied skill base to clients.


Our areas of expertise include:

  • Project planning, development and management particularly within the primary health care sector

  • Workforce planning

  • Health service planning and re-engineering within a community development framework

  • Development and implementation of service delivery models for rural and remote communities and Indigenous communities

  • Evaluation and review

  • Strategic and business planning

  • Organizational review

  • Policy development

  • Submission preparation


Dr Kristine Battye
Managing Director & Senior Consultant
BSc. (Hons), PhD, MBA, GAICD

Dr Kristine Battye is a well-known consultant to the health sector with a wealth of experience in project planning, research, evaluation and business management services to the not for profit, public and private sectors of the health industry, community services and local government.

With a focus on deliverables that are “do-able” and sustainable, Dr Battye is renowned for producing high quality outcomes and has extensive experience right across the health landscape from health service planning and rural health to general practice and workforce planning. Coupled with a strong track record in development and implementation of service delivery models for rural and remote communities and Indigenous communities, Dr Battye brings an impressive consulting legacy.

Dr Battye’s regional health planning projects are numerous, wide-ranging, and have included workforce planning components in each. Dr Battye also has an extensive evaluation and review portfolio that includes projects throughout the Northern Territory, Queensland and NSW.

Her skills and experience in project management, evaluation and strategic planning have translated from the health sector into other sectors and industries. She also offers extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, industry scoping, information synthesis, demand forecasting and reporting.

She continues to work across government to develop and implement responses in the priority health areas of Mental Health/Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Drug and Alcohol; Chronic disease across the life course; and Family Wellbeing.

Policy development, strategic and business planning and submission writing, among many other facets of health services and policy development come within Dr Battye’s sphere of experience.


Dr Peter Stanley-Davies
Senior Consultant
MBBS, FRACGP, M Appl Epid, Grad Cert Health Ec

Dr Stanley-Davies is a General Practitioner, registered in Queensland (since 1989) and NSW (2005), attaining Vocational Registration and Fellowship of the Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 1992. He has been in General Practice for over twenty years, and has established and managed a large General Practice. Dr Stanley-Davies has also been a surveyor for Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.

Dr Stanley-Davies is an accredited trainer of GPs. He has held the position of Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at the North Queensland Clinical School, University of Queensland, and is an examiner with the RACGP.

He achieved a Masters Degree in Applied Epidemiology through the Australian National University, and has been admitted as a Fellow to the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. Dr Stanley-Davies has also completed a Grad Cert in Health Economics through Curtin University.

Dr Stanley-Davies brings a strong understanding and knowledge of the general practice clinical and business environment, together with epidemiological, qualitative and quantitative research skills.


Dr Catherine Sefton 
Senior Consultant

Dr Sefton has a background in public sector management, academia as well as experience in local government and the community sector. Throughout her career, she has both commissioned and conducted reviews and evaluations of various projects and programs in the health and ageing sector. Since 2009 she has worked as a consultant in the health sector including participating in several projects with KBC:

  • Descriptive Analysis of the New Directions Mothers and Babies Program funded by Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (ongoing)
  • Development of a National Framework for Rural Medical Generalist Pathway funded by Health Workforce Australia (ongoing)
  • Review of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Registered Training Organisations (RTO) funded by DoHA
  • Evaluation of the National Indigenous Health Workforce Training Package (NIHWTP) – (DoHA).

Dr Sefton has considerable experience in the design, conduct and management of research and evaluation projects including leading a three year evaluation of three Safe Communities projects for NSW Health and the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority.


Her research and evaluation experience includes the use of a broad range of methodologies and techniques including:

  • qualitative and quantitative survey development and implementation
  • structured and unstructured interviews

  • focus groups

  • impact log collection and analysis

  • literature reviews

  • social network analysis

  • biostatistics and data analysis

  • report writing.

Dr Sefton brings to the KBC team a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Australian health system as well as the public sector and the working of both State and Federal government. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of public policy in the Department of Health and Ageing as well as local government and the community sector.


She has managed the implementation of a range of government programs across the health and aged care sectors, most recently in the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and in the primary care area.  This experience means she has a thorough understanding of the requirements of government in relation to tenders and grants.

Dr Sefton has highly developed skills in negotiation and problem solving and has experience in working with people and organisations from a broad range of backgrounds and sectors.