Spotlight on Palliative Care Research

Event Date: Wednesday 24 October, 2018
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Target Audience:Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health professionals working in a specialist Palliative Care setting
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email

This Spotlight on Research is an exciting opportunity for invited guest speakers to showcase innovation and current findings in their field of palliative care research. Join us for the opportunity to meet the researchers, gain knowledge, share information, and network with colleagues. 

Presented by

Associate Professor Lauren Breen 

Lauren Breen is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Her PhD thesis on bereavement won the 2007 Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Thesis Award. She is a Registered Psychologist, a member of The Australian Psychological Society and the Association for Death Education and Counselling, and a Board Member of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. In collaboration with Road Trauma Support WA and Sirens of Silence, she developed workshops for emergency services personnel on grief, trauma, and self-care. She is an Associate Editor of Death Studies and a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Her research interests centre on applied social research in the domains of community psychology and health psychology and include areas such as palliative care, grief, loss and bereavement, breaking bad news, teaching and learning for health professionals, occupational health, well-being and self-care.

Associate Professor Georgia Halkett 

Associate Professor Georgia Halkett (PhD, FIR, BMedRad(Hons) Radiation Therapist, GAICD) is a Senior Research Fellow, in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University. Georgia currently holds a Cancer Council of WA Research Fellowship.  Associate Professor Halkett completed her PhD in December 2005 at the University of South Australia and worked as a radiation therapist prior to completing her PhD. She has published widely and is currently supervising three PhD students. 

Georgia’s program of research focuses on cancer patient’s psychosocial and information needs, communication between health professionals and cancer patients and research in radiation therapy. She is also conducting research addressing the needs of carers of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Spotlight on Palliative Care Research flyer (84kb). Complete registration online at


Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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