The project team

Project Director

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 over 20 years’ experience in clinical and education roles in oncology and haematology practice settings. For the past eight years, 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

Christine Howard

For over 15 years Christine has been working with undergraduate nursing students in both theory and clinical units in a variety of roles including Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor and Clinical Facilitator. Christine is passionate about student engagement and was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2010 for her ongoing role in teaching and learning. Christine has a nursing background in Midwifery, Operating Theatres and Women’s Health.

Phone: 07 3138 0450

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Stuart Ekberg

Stuart has a Ph.D. in Psychology and has research interest in education in the health care professions. He uses a range of social scientific research methods to understand the range of ways in which people learn and then utilise their learning in practice.

Phone: 07 3138 6130

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

National Clinical Educator for VET sector

Christine Wall

Christine began her career as a community nurse generalist, finding satisfaction in the palliative care setting. After moving to Brisbane in 2007 she continued palliative nursing with Ozcare, Bluecare and QLD Health as a Clinical Nurse, Nurse Unit Manager and Clinical Nurse Consultant with Metro South Palliative Care Service. Christine has a passion for education and has taught the Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Queensland. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health and is working towards a Masters in Palliative Care.

Phone: 07 3138 6123

Project team membership

Professor David Currow
Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services
Flinders University

Ms Kim Devery
Lecturer, Department of Palliative and Supportive Services
Flinders University

Professor Geoff Mitchell
Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE)
Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Queensland

Professor Robyn Nash
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Health
Queensland University of Technology

Professor Lorna Rosenwax
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor
Health Sciences
Curtin University