Professor Jennifer Philip
Academic Lead, Palliative Care
Chair of Palliative Care, University of Melbourne; Physician, Palliative Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Palliative care is a relatively new area of clinical care, with enormous scope for research, education and clinical research studies. The discipline is a high priority in building Victoria’s clinical trial workforce capability, with high-level support from the community and a large group of patients who may benefit from participation in clinical trials.
The goal of palliative care is to ensure people receive pain and symptom control, information and the support they need and deserve in the face of advanced and serious illness. Professor Philip is a palliative care clinician, researcher and educator with an interest in improving ways supportive and palliative care are delivered, ensuring care is underpinned by high quality evidence and that it is delivered by well trained professionals and carers.
Professor Jennifer Philip’s research works to improve patient access to timely, high quality palliative care. Her leadership and direction across the alliance enables research growth and innovation to ensure evidence-based care practices are implemented.