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07 Mar 2023
  • VCCC Alliance
  • University of Melbourne
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
  • Monash University
Nurse-Led Research Hub | Webinar | 7:00—8:00pm

Cancer Nursing PhD Rapid Fire Presentations

The VCCC Alliance together with Cancer Nurses Society of Australia is proud to present the latest research being driven by cancer nurses through their PhD studies.

Hear the breadth of research topics, methodologies, and preliminary results being generated by three PhD cancer nurse candidates at this special collaboration between the VCCC Alliance and CNSA.


Professor Mei Krishnasamy
VCCC Alliance Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing

Professor Mei Krishnasamy is the Professor/Director of the Academic Nursing Unit at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the VCCC Alliance Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing.

She is the program champion for the VCCC Alliance Nurse-led Research Program and is an honorary Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne.

Alison Lemoh
Phd Candidate, University of Melbourne

Alison Lemoh completed her Postgraduate Critical Care studies for her ICU training at RPAH, Sydney in 2005 and then later completed the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing through Peter Mac and the University of Melbourne. She was awarded an Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women scholarship by the Australian Nurses Memorial Centre to complete her Master of Advanced Nursing Practice. She is now enrolled as a full-time PhD candidate through the University of Melbourne- Department of Medical Oncology and the National Centre for Infections in Cancer.

Alysia Coventry
PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Alysia Coventry is an experienced mid-career nurse academic and PhD candidate, with fifteen years’ experience in tertiary education, eighteen as an intensive care nurse, and thirteen as a researcher. Alysia is passionate about improving the support and care families of intensive care patients receive. Using an exploratory-sequential mixed-methods design, Alysia aims to develop an evidence-based stakeholder-informed behaviour-change intervention that prepares families for death in the ICU while minimising families' physical, emotional, and spiritual distress during bereavement.

Tennille Lewin
PhD Candidate, Monash University

Tennille Lewin has extensive experience as a Haematology and Oncology Nurse and Nurse Unit Manager at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Since leaving Peter Mac, Tennille has gained experience as a Cancer Services Improvement Officer with the Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Services to implement tumour stream multidisciplinary team meetings, region-wide electronic chemotherapy prescribing and online chemotherapy administration training. Tennille then moved across to the Leukaemia Foundation Australia as the Vic/Tas Blood Cancer Support Manager, where she was involved in a National stakeholder engagement project. Recently, Tennille worked with a team at the University of Melbourne to develop resources for clinicians and consumers in a state-wide Supportive Care in Cancer refresh project (WeCan). In 2019 Tennille developed and now co-coordinates the Supportive Care and palliative Care subject for the Masters of Cancer Sciences offered at the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University developing, implementing, and evaluating a centralised model of care for people with Upper Gastro-Intestinal cancer.

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CNSA Members: Free
Non-Members: $30

Registrations close 12pm, Tuesday 7 March 2023

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