Donna is a nurse consultant with the melanoma and skin service and a clinical nurse researcher in the Department of Cancer Experiences Research. Donna’s PhD investigated the perceptions of palliative care services held by people with advanced cancer. Her current research activities focus on identifying the needs of patients with melanoma and their family members and the experiences and expectations of patients being treated with immunotherapies. Donna is on the Executive of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group, and is an active member of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group and the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. Donna sits on national and international nursing advisory boards that advise on the educational and support requirements of patients with melanoma.
Honorary position in the Department of Nursing at The University of Melbourne