Nurse-led Research

Developing the research capability of nurses will enhance patient care and health outcomes. A knowledgeable, research-enabled and research-active nursing workforce is fundamental to quality, safety and innovation in cancer care.

Areas of impact can include:

  • Equitable access to treatment
  • Symptom and side-effect management
  • Patient-centred models of care
  • Care coordination and navigation
  • Patient education and self-management
  • Survivorship

Developing cancer nursing research capability

The VCCC Alliance is committed to developing research capability across clinical member organisations and beyond.

Professor Meinir Krishnasamy is the program champion for the VCCC Alliance Nurse-led Research Program. She is Director of the Academic Nursing Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and the VCCC Alliance Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing. She is also 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 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. 

Register your interest and contact

Register your interest

For further information about the program, please contact NLR-Hub@unimelb.edu.au.

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