Professor Jane Phillips, RN, PhD, FACN, is the President of the Palliative Care Nurses Association (PCNA), Professor Palliative Nursing and Director of IMPACCT at University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Jane Phillips is at the forefront of her field and brings her considerable clinical nursing, national policy and academic expertise to deliver outcomes that are changing practice and enhancing palliative care globally. Her interdisciplinary program of research targets the delivery of care that enables people to spend more days in their place of choice, to move seamlessly between care settings and to receive best evidence based palliative care. Since transitioning to academia in 2009, Professor Phillips has secured over $2.4M as a lead investigator and $37M as a co-investigator in competitive research grants and co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. She is currently supervising or co-supervising 13 doctoral students from medicine, nursing and allied health.Professor Jane Phillips has a compelling vision for the future of palliative care, which she has been able to operationalise since joining the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health in 2014 through the establishment of the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical research and Translation (IMPACCT).
As the inaugural Director of IMPACCT, Professor Phillips has brought many of the world’s leading palliative care researchers, including the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) to UTS. Collectively, this team are working to address some of societies greatest palliative care challenges. To assist with this quest, in 2017, she established a Consumer Advisory Group to co-design patient focussed palliative care research and education initiatives in partnership with the IMPACCT team. During 2017, under Professor Phillips leadership the IMPACCT team secured $17.3M in competitive research grants, generated 115 publications and supported 39 PhD candidates. Professor Phillips is currently leading the development of a suite of new interdisciplinary palliative care courses that will be available at UTS from 2019 onwards.