Professor Jane Phillips, President
Jane is recognised as a leader in palliative care research both in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about strengthening the role of nurses in delivering palliative care that responds to patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Jane brings clinical, policy and academic expertise to her role at PCNA. She is focused on expanding the organisation’s advocacy and representation activities, ensuring that members have a voice on major issues that impact palliative care policy and practice. Beyond PCNA, Jane is the founder and inaugural Director of the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT) at UTS, is the editor of both Collegian and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and Chronic Illness, and was recently appointed to the editorial board of Palliative Medicine.
As well as a passion for patients, Jane is a committed supervisor for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. She holds honorary professorships at numerous universities, including Oxford Brookes, University, in the UK, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Sun Yat-Sen University, in China and the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney.