Personal details

Name
Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates
Position(s)
Head of School
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 3835
Fax
+61 7 3138 3814
Email
Location
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Qualifications

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

Keywords

Cancer service delivery, Cancer support, Palliative care

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

Biography

Background

Professor Yates is jointly appointed as Head, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology and Director for Queensland Health’s statewide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE). She leads a range of research and service improvement programs focused on developing workforce capacity in cancer and palliative care, advancing the management of cancer related symptoms and treatment side effects, and strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice in cancer care. Patsy has served as member of the Executive Committee of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and is currently President of Palliative Care Australia. She was a member of the Executive Committee for the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care from 2004-2012. Patsy has also been a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Queensland since 2008. She is regularly invited to provide expert advice to professional groups and government bodies, and has held ministerial appointments on a number of Boards and Committees for Federal and State Governments. Patsy has received awards in recognition of her research, teaching and service, including being awarded the Tom Reeve Oration Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Care and Life Membership from the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia as well as the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. In 2010, she was awarded a Citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.  Patsy is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has recently been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Project Highlights

2015-2017:  The changing landscapes of survivorship:  A sociological study of life with cancer.  Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.

2014-2019:  Chronic Kidney Disease Centre for Research Excellence.  National Health and Medical Research Council.

2014-2015:  Younger Women’s Wellness after Cancer Program:  Pilot Study.  Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Research Foundation.

2014-2015:  Pre-post determination of effect of oncogeriatric assessment and intervention on chemotherapy outcomes in solid cancer patients aged 70 years and over.  PA Research Foundation.

2013-2018:  Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.  National Health and Medical Research Council.

2013-2015:  The Women’s Wellness after Cancer Program:  a national multisite randomized clinical trial of an e-health enabled lifestyle modification intervention to improve the health and wellness of women after cancer treatment.  National Health and Medical Research Council.

2013-2015:  Finding My Way:  A randomized controlled trial evaluating an internet self-help program for cancer-related distress.  National Health and Medical Research Council.

2013-2015:  Improving quality of life in high-risk cancer populations:  a randomized trial of a structured intervention for head and neck cancer survivors.  National Health and Medical Research Council.

2012-2015:  Pathways to and through palliative care:  a sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at the end-of-life. Australian Research Council.

 

Industry Research Activities

2013-2015:  National Advisory Service for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning.  Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing.

2012-2014:  Evaluation of the role of the Prostate Specialist Nurse:  A National PCFA Pilot Project.  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

2011-2014:  National Coordination and Management of the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (Phase 4).  Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing.

2011-2014:  Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U).  Australian Government,  Department of Health and Ageing.

This information has been contributed by Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates.

Teaching

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
  • 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
2018
Details
Awarded the 2018 ONS 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 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
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
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
2013
Details
Awarded fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning
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