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Research in paediatric palliative care within Australia and New Zealand


October 14th 2022 at 12:00pm


As paediatric palliative care (PPC) services develop within Australia and New Zealand, there is increased interest within various types and themes of research.  Such research can lead to engagement with consumers and enhanced clinical care.



A workshop provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas, resources, and inspiration around how to undertake research within PPC.  Further, there is also opportunity for networking, particularly between clinicians who share similar research interests.  Collaboration between centres is likely to lead to better outcomes achieved more quickly.


Aims / Objectives:

  1. Provide content from a successful and experienced clinician-researcher within paediatric palliative care within Australia and New Zealand
  2. Provide a forum where clinicians interested in research can introduce themselves, share ideas, network and potentially further their research agenda

Key Learnings:

  1. It is possible for clinicians to become involved in research and this can enhance care
  2. It is helpful to develop a focus for your research (elevator pitch) and collaborate with others with a similar interest
  3. Networking can foster research ideas, which could then be progressed with other structural support (e.g. joining a research group, or participating in a protocol writing workshop)


  • Dr Ross Drake

    Clinical Lead of the Paediatric Palliative Care and Complex Pain Services - Starship Children's Hospital

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  • Dr Alison Bowers

    Research Fellow - Centre for Healthcare Transformation, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre, Queensland University of Technology

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