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Director of IMPACCT, Professor of Palliative Nursing, University of Technology Sydney

Professor Jane Phillips is the Chair of Palliative Nursing and Director of the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical research and Translation (IMPACCT) Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. She has extensive 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. Professor 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.


  • –present
    Professor of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney