Professor Jane Phillips, Director and Professor of Palliative Nursing
Professor Jane Phillips has extensive experience in cancer and chronic disease nursing and research. She has delivered evidenced-based palliative care across diverse settings, including regional and rural Australia. Professor Phillips has led and evaluated complex health service reforms and has led a number of major cancer and palliative care reform initiatives at local and national levels. Jane’s research aims to strengthen the links between research, policy and practice.
Professor David Currow, Professor of Palliative Medicine
Professor David Currow is an internationally recognised expert in improving the delivery of palliative care. He is a Professor in the Faculty of Health, UTS and the Chief Investigator of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC). Professor Currow is an active researcher with contributions in clinical trials, population-based planning and codifying the evidence base underpinning palliative care.
Professor Meera Agar, Professor of Palliative Medicine
Professor Meera Agar is a palliative medicine physician, with a particular interest in the supportive care needs of people suffering from advanced illness on the brain. Meera leads a clinical research portfolio at UTS, including clinical trials and health service evaluation. She is also the Chair of the ImPaCCT:NSW Management Advisory Committee.
Professor Deborah Parker, Professor of Aged Care
Deborah is the Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) in the Faculty of Health. Her primary areas of research are palliative care for older people, dementia and health services evaluation in aged care. She was the lead investigator on the Palliative Approach Toolkit - an evidence based knowledge translation product that has been provided to every residential aged care facility in Australia.
Professor Lawrence Lam, Professor of Public Health
Lawrence Lam is an epidemiologist, medical statistician and research psychologist with a special interest in paedatric and adolescent mental health. His research interests include environmental child health, risky behaviours among young people, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury among children and young people.
Professor Patricia Davidson, Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing
Professor Patricia Davidson has an established program of research that focuses on chronic cardiovascular disease, heart failure, palliative care for non-malignant conditions, women's health and Indigenous cardiovascular health. A primary objective of her work has been to improve cardiovascular health of women and underserved populations through development of innovative, acceptable, and sustainable initiatives within Australia and beyond.
Associate Professor Louise Hickman, Director of Studies, Palliative Care Programs
Associate Professor Hickman's research focuses on improving care in ageing, specifically multimorbidity, cognitive decline, dementia, palliative care and translational research that bridges the gaps between the acute care sector, community and residential aged care. Dr Hickman is responsible for the quality management; curriculum design and accreditation of a suite of dynamic clinically relevant palliative care post graduate courses and programs from 2018 onwards.
Dr Michelle DiGiacomo's work focusses on exploring ways in which health and service initiatives can be tailored to meet diverse needs and preferences of individuals and groups. With a background in organisational and health psychology, she researches the interaction of health and other services with vulnerable populations, particularly in respect to access and appropriateness of care.
Associate Professor Sally Inglis, Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor Sally Inglis is a NSW Cardiovascular Research Network Life Science Fellow. Sally is currently leading Cochrane Reviews examining self-management interventions for people with peripheral arterial disease and the use of m-health technology for health education in heart failure.
Dr Tim Luckett, Senior Lecturer (Research)
Dr Tim Luckett is interested in developing and evaluating complex interventions for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. He has a special interest in interventions that support self-management and decision-making.
Dr Annmarie Hosie, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Annmarie Hosie is a registered nurse and early career researcher, with expertise in palliative and aged care. Dr Hosie's current research focus is on developing interventions to improve outcomes for people receiving aged, palliative and end of life care; in particular, strategies to support optimal cognition.
Dr Seong Leang Cheah, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Seong Leang Cheah is an experienced linked data analyst on national database and a registered Chinese medicine practitioner for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Seong’s field of interest focuses on developing research models from large epidemiological datasets. Seong has rich experience in collating, managing and analysing datasets in interstate and national research projects relating to palliative care, aged care, midwifery and child care, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, disability and business expenditure.
Dr Slavica Kochovska, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PaCCSC)
Dr Slavica Kochovska is an early career researcher whose work focuses on improving the science of consenting palliative care populations. Dr Kochovska has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews and commissioned reports to build the evidence base for improving the healthcare provision for people living with life-limiting illnesses. A linguist by background, Dr Kochovska also has experience in health care project management, quality improvement and implementation science. Her research interests include health literacy and consumer involvement in health research.