Professor Mei Krishnasamy
RGN; BA (Hons): DipN; MSC (Cancer Nursing): PhD
Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy is Director, Academic Nursing Unit, 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. She is also honorary Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne.
Development of cancer nursing research capability has the potential to enhance patient care, health outcomes and health services. Professor Krishnasamy provides strategic direction and coordinates development of nurse-led research opportunity and implementation-of-evidence to address recognised knowledge and practice gaps across the alliance's seven clinical partners.
A key element of building capability is centred around the Nurse-led Research Hub. The Hub aims to improve research literacy, overcome barriers, provide resources, and facilitate networks for education and support opportunities.
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.
She is a member of VCCC Alliance Cancer Education and Training Advisory Committee, Interim Chair of the Cancer Research Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the Strategic Program Plan's Leading for Impact Program.