Personal details

Name
Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates
Position(s)
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health
Faculty of Health,
Faculty - Health
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 5780
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), MSocSc (University of Queensland), BA (University of Queensland), DipAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Keywords

Cancer Service Delivery, Palliative Care, Supportive Care, Health Services, Outcomes Research, Community Care, End of Life Care, Symptom Management, Nursing

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates, AM, PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience as a leader in education and research in the health sector. Prior to her appointment as Executive Dean in 2020, Patsy was Professor and Head of the School of Nursing at QUT.

Patsy is also a Co-Director for QUT’s Centre for Healthcare Transformation. She leads a large competitively-funded research program focused on developing workforce capacity in cancer, palliative and aged care, advancing the management of cancer-related symptoms and treatment side effects, and strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice in cancer,  palliative and aged care.

She holds visiting appointments as Lead Researcher for the Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Director for Queensland Health’s statewide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, and Visiting Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania.

Patsy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing.  She has been inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and was awarded the prestigious USA Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award in 2018.  She has also received a Citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Patsy is the current President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and a past-President of Palliative Care Australia.

 

Industry Research Activities

2020-2023: End of Life Direction for Aged Care. Australian Government, Department of Health.

2020-2023: Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC). Australian Government, Department of Health.

2020-2023: Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative (PEPA and PCC4U). Australian Government, Department of Health.

 

This information has been contributed by Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates.

Teaching

Distinguished Professor Yates has taught in the following units:

Postgraduate

  • Advanced Nursing Practice (Cancer Nursing)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice (Cancer Nursing)
  • Clinical Studies (Cancer Nursing)
  • Clinical Specialisation (Chemotherapy Nursing)

 Undergraduate

  • Health Alterations
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • International Study Experience
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice (Yrs 1, 2 & 3)
This information has been contributed by Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2020
Details
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
The Association of Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Leaders 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Nursing/Midwifery Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Awarded the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society's Distinguished Researcher Award at the ONS 43rd Annual Congress in the US on 17th May 2018
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Awarded a QuARRIES Award for Best Consumer Focused Project - DEM Avoidance Project - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Awarded Premier's Award for Excellence in Leadership. Taking nursing professionalism to the next level: the Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct Initiative. Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Awarded a QuARRIES Award for Leadership and Management for Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Awarded fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Tom Reeve Oration Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Care

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Empowering the Clinician-Patient-Carer TRIO: RCT of Novel Online Education Modules to Facilitate Effective Family Carer Involvement in Oncology
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1146383
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Extraordinary Yet Mundane Talk: Children Navigating Palliative Care
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180101941
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Clinical Trial: A sequential multiple assignment randomised trial (SMART) of nursing interventions to reduce pain associated with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1129532
Start year
2017
Keywords
Symptom Reduction; Supportive Care; Peripheral Neuropathy; Cancer Pain; Nursing Care
Title
A Pilot Study to assess the feasibilty of an Integrated Survivorship Intervention to improve Patient and Service Level Outcomes for Men with Prostate Cancer
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2014
Keywords
Cancer Survivorship; Men's Health; Prostate Cancer
Title
Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1060254
Start year
2013
Keywords
Palliative Care; Supportive Care; Health Services Research; Terminal Care; Access to Health Care; Chronic Diseases; Legal Issues; Consumers; Capacity Building; Policy Development