Prof Raymond (Ray) Chan is a leading researcher in the field of Cancer Care, Systems and Policy. Prof Chan’s research program focuses on optimising models of care, health services’ and policy responses to address the needs of people affected by cancer . Prof Chan has published >220 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. In total, he has attracted >$37 million AUD of research funding as Chief Investigator (>$20 Million AUD as first named Chief Investigator).
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) during 2015-2017, the peak professional body for cancer nursing in Australia. Currently, Prof Chan is an advisor to Cancer Australia – The Australian Government Cancer Agency. 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
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 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
2023 Outstanding Publication of the Year, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer
Dean (Research), Nursing and Health Sciences
Director, Caring Futures Institute
Matthew Flinders Professor of Cancer Nursing, Caring Futures Institute
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