Professor Raymond Chan

Director, Caring Futures Institute, Professor of Cancer Nursing, Matthew Flinders Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Prof Raymond Chan (RN, BNurs, MAppSc, PhD, FACN, GAICD) is Dean of Research, Caring Futures Institute Director, and Matthew Flinders Professor of Cancer Nursing, Flinders University. Prof Chan’s research program focuses on optimising models of care and health services’ responses to address the needs of people affected by cancer in the survivorship phase. Prof Chan has published >200 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. In total, he has attracted >$35 million AUD of research funding as CI (>$19 Million AUD as CIA), including 4 NHMRC Project Grants, 4 MRFF Project Grants, 2 NHMRC Partnership Grants, 1 NHMRC Health Professional Fellowship and 1 NHMRC Investigator Grant.

In 2009, his contribution to nursing practice, education, and research was recognised with the appointment as Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (FRCNA, now FACN). He is a Past President of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA), the peak professional body for cancer nursing in Australia. During his term as CNSA President (2014: President Elect, 2015-2017: President). Currently, Prof Chan is an advisor to Cancer Australia – Department of Health. Currently, he is the Survivorship Chair and Executive Board Member for the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); and the Survivorship Chair for Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA). In the past, Prof Chan held senior leadership roles for the Australian Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4); and the International Soceity for Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC).

Prof Chan currently serves on the NHMRC Research Committee (Triennium 2021-2024).


Doctor of Philosophy, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia *Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award [awarded to top 5% of doctoral candidates annually]

Master of Applied Science by Research, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Certificate IV of Workplace Training and Assessment, Open Institute of TAFE, Brisbane, Australia

Bachelor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Honours, awards and grants

2009 Innovation in Nursing (Queensland Finalist), HESTA Australian Nursing Awards

2013 Cecilia Brazil Nursing Research Award, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

2013 Best Research Paper, 17th CNSA Winter Congress

2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, Queensland University of Technology

2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, Queensland University of Technology

2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence in Leadership, Queensland Government

2014 Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2018 Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Leadership, Queensland University of Technology

2021 HESTA Awards Nurse of the Year Finalist, HESTA Australian Nursing Awards

2021 Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Key responsibilities

Director, Caring Futures Institute

Professor of Cancer Nursing, Caring Futures Institute

Supervisory interests
Cancer survivorship
Clinical nursing research