This workshop will help you develop skills to clarify your clinical questions and build a project to explore, address or evaluate your initiative. No previous practice change experience is needed – just a desire to ask questions and learn how to answer those questions, and a drive to improve care.
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy
Professor Mei Krishnasamy is 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 honorary Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Krishnasamy leads a program of supportive care research that focuses on improving access to and coordination of care for adults with cancer; addressing the impact of social determinants of health on patient outcomes, and the development and evaluation of nurse-led interventions. Her research is informed by embedded consumer engagement and encompasses the breadth of patient care from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.
Dr Sharon de Graves
Dr Sharon de Graves' nursing career spans over 25 years, with a background in paediatric and adolescent oncology and cancer nursing more broadly. She has expertise in the fields of nursing research, education, leadership and management, and is recognised for her contribution to the development of services and standards of practice for children and adolescents with cancer.
Sharon believes that nurses are in a unique position to be able to recognise, ask, and respond to critical questions that are essential in driving quality, safe, and innovative cancer care. She is passionate about developing opportunities and supporting nurses to integrate research and inquiry into their everyday practice.
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 MacCallum 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 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 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.
Thursday 12 October 2023