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
Professor Deborah Parker 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
Professor 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 under-served 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.
Associate Professor Michelle DiGiacomo, Associate Professor (Research)
Associate Professor Michelle DiGiacomo's work focuses 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 Irina Kinchin, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Irina Kinchin has a joint appointment with IMPACCT and the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE). As a health economist since 2013, Irina has conducted research and evaluation projects with a range of government, NGO, industry and community partners. She has multidisciplinary expertise in the impact evaluation of non-medical intervention programs and services for vulnerable populations including people at risk of suicide, Indigenous Australians, people with mental illness, experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, or frailty. Irina is undertaking applied and methods research in the area of palliative, aged and chronic care, mental health and health services.
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.