The project team

Project Director

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates

Director, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE)
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, QUT

Patsy is jointly appointed as Professor of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, and Director for Queensland Health’s Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, a statewide service that was established to enhance palliative care services in Queensland through education and research. As Director for the Centre, Patsy leads a range of programs focused on developing workforce capacity in palliative care, researching priority issues in palliative care, and strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice.

Phone: 07 3138 3835

National Project Manager

Kylie Ash

Kylie is a Registered Nurse with experience in clinical and education roles in oncology and haematology practice settings. Kylie has been involved in a number of large national workforce development projects to improve the intersection of health education and evidence based practice with health policy. Kylie is engaged actively with professional organisations and committed to promotion of best practice professional workforce issues in health. Kylie achieved a Masters of Nursing (Cancer Nursing) from QUT in 2008.

Phone: 07 3138 6128

National Clinical Educator

David Sachse

David is an experienced educator who has over 14 years’ experience working in the health and community services educator sectors. Having managed national RTO’s for Australia’s largest private health provider, David has also managed national mental health and state-wide patient safety education projects. David has extensive experience working alongside health professionals to create both clinical and non-clinical training for a wide variety of audiences and he has a special interest in online education. David achieved a Masters of Education (Adult Learning and Development) from UNE in 2010.

Phone: 07 3138 0450

Senior Research Assistant

Lynda Carnew

Lynda has Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a strong interest in academic development and practices including the use of innovative approaches to education and training for emerging health professionals.

Phone: 07 3138 0451