Professor Mei Krishnasamy
RGN; BA (Hons): DipN; MSC (Cancer Nursing): PhD
Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing and Academic Lead
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy is Chair of Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne and VCCC Research & Education Lead, Cancer Nursing, she is also the program champion for the VCCC Nurse-led Research Program.
Development of cancer nursing research capability has the potential to enhance patient care, health outcomes and health services. Professor Krishnasamy provides strategic direction and coordinates implementation of nursing research and education. Research priorities are aligned with education opportunities, as well as the strengths, needs and gaps across the VCCC’s seven clinical partners.
A key element of building capability is centred around the Nurse-led Research Hub. The Hub aims to improve research literacy, overcome barriers, provide resources, and facilitate networks for education and support opportunities.
Professor Krishnasamy is currently delivering 21 supported research projects, from mapping patterns of care in adults to understanding the patient experience of e-health resources and telephone based, nurse-led clinical interventions. Her research encompasses the breadth of patient care and provides a multi-pronged approach to understanding care requirements beginning with diagnosis, through to treatment, follow up and survivorship.