Palliative and Supportive Services
I am currently Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services. Funded projects include NIH funding for an international multi-site randomised controlled trial on the use of oxygen versus medical air in people who do not qualify for long term home oxygen. I am a current fund holder of NHMRC grants in Australia and have lead a national palliative care clinical trials program funded for more than $10million by the Australian government over the last four years. I was part of a team who received the Flinders University Vice Chancellors Teaching Award. Previous roles include national presidencies of two peak bodies, Palliative Care Australia and the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.
To date I have published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and author or editor of four books. I am also on the executive of the Area of Strategic Research Investment - Flinders Centre for Clinical Change.
B Med, MPH, FRACP
University of Newcastle 2012 Alumni Medal (joint winner) Awarded annually to a graduate with an outstanding track record of professional excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2013 Balfour M. Mount Visiting Professorship in Palliative Medicine
National winner 2012 - Team Award – Postgraduate education Australian Learning and Teaching Centre
Flinders Offshore Palliative Care Program. In conjunction with the Lien Foundation (Singapore) and the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network, this was a program to provide Graduate Certificate post-graduate qualifications for health professionals in palliative care for resource challenged countries in South East Asia. More than 100 students have graduated to date.
Research leader, Discipline Palliative and Supportive Services