Melissa Heywood

Clinical Nurse Consultant
Melissa works as a Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program (VPPCP) at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. VPPCP is a state-wide service for children with palliative care needs.   Melissa completed a Nursing Science Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research project focused on developing a communication skills training program to improve the support provided to dying children and their families. She has presented at a number of conferences and contributed to publications both in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.