Professor Jane Phillips is the Chair of Palliative Nursing and Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. She has ectensive experience in delivering evidenced-based palliative care across diverse settings, including rural and regional Australia. She has led and evaluated complex health service reforms and has led a number of major cancer and palliative care reform initiatives at the local and national levels. Prof Phillip's research aims to improve care outcomes for people in the last year of their life by strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice. She is currently evaluating non-pharmacological interventions to improve pain, breathlessness and delirium; looking at health services that can improve care for older people with cancer, and; undertaking translational research in the areas of pain management and symptom management. She has developed and evaluated nurse-coordinated models of palliative care and has extensive experience in cancer and chronic disease nursing and research.