Cancer Experiences Research

The Cancer Experiences Research group at the Peter Mac is committed to improving care and treatment experiences, and health and wellbeing outcomes, for all people affected by cancer. Our multi-disciplinary research is focused on generating new and implementing existing knowledge, to the benefit of patients, their support networks and healthcare providers. Our research spans the cancer continuum from diagnosis through into survivorship, the management of advanced disease and end of life care.

Research focus

To deliver against our vision for improved cancer experience and outcomes, our research studies target communication skills, health literacy, emotional and physical functioning, care coordination and equitable access to appropriate care, patients, carer and professional education, information about self management and wellbeing during treatment and into survivorship, and living well at the end of life.

    Research programs

    Research projects







    Jo Phipps-Nelson PhD, Manager

    Phone: (03) 8559 5905

    Email: [email protected]

    Publications, presentations and other

    We have delivered a range of presentations and published many journal articles about the outcomes of our Cancer Experiences Research.

    Opportunities for students