Professor Jane Phillips

Jane provides input into the overall Sydney Catalyst program via the T2/T3 Working Group by contributing to the generation of new ideas, recommendations for capacity building and advocating for the interests of members working in the evidence into practice space.
  • T2/T3 Working Group


Jane is Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care, Faculty of Health at UTS and a professor of nursing with experience in delivering evidenced-based palliative care across diverse settings, including rural and regional Australia. She has led and evaluated complex health service reforms and has led a number of major cancer and palliative care reform initiatives at the local and national levels. Jane has developed and evaluated nurse-coordinated models of palliative care and has extensive experience in cancer and chronic disease nursing and research. Prior to this, Jane was the inaugural Professor of Palliative Nursing at the University of Notre Dame, Australia - Sydney and attached to the Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, based at Sacred Heart Hospice, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

Research Interest:

Jane's research aims to improve care outcomes for people in the last year of their life by strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice. She is currently evaluating non-pharmacological interventions to improve pain, breathlessness and delirium; looking at health services that can improve care for older people with cancer, and; undertaking translational research in the areas of pain management and symptom management.