The Project Team

Patsy Yates

Director, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE)
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, QUT

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates

Patsy is jointly appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology, and Director for Queensland Health’s Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, a statewide service that was established to enhance palliative care services in Queensland through education and research. As Director for the Centre, Patsy leads a range of programs focused on developing workforce capacity in palliative care, researching priority issues in palliative care, and strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice.

Kylie Ash

National PCC4U Project Manager

Kylie Ash

Kylie is a Registered Nurse with experience in clinical and education roles in oncology and haematology practice settings. Kylie has been involved in a number of large national workforce development projects to improve the intersection of health education and evidence based practice with health policy. Kylie is engaged actively with professional organisations and committed to promotion of best practice professional workforce issues in health. Kylie achieved a Masters of Nursing (Cancer Nursing) from QUT in 2008.

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Learning and Development Coordinator

Steph Dickinson

Steph is a Registered Nurse with clinical experience in emergency and palliative care settings. She has extensive experience working in Registered Training Organisations and the university sector and in developing, teaching and validating curriculum. Steph is committed to improving communication, resilience and empathy in the healthcare environment.

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Learning and Development Coordinator

Sharon Wetzig

Sharon is a skilled clinician and educator with many years’ experience in the acute and critical care setting, in both health service and education contexts. She has a strong background in interprofessional education and has worked in university, Registered Training Organisations and private sector education. Sharon is committed to improving quality in healthcare by supporting the healthcare workforce to improve professionalism, leadership, communication and teamwork.

Lynda Carnew

Senior Research Assistant

Lynda Carnew

Lynda has Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a strong interest in academic development and practices including the use of innovative approaches to education and training for emerging health professionals.

David Klug

Senior Research Assistant

David Klug

David’s contribution to the project team is in the provision of statistical analysis, data management and research support. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology at QUT where he learnt advanced statistics and research methodologies. He is recognised for his data knowledge and skills, and is especially proficient using programs such as Excel and SPSS to interrogate data. He has previously worked in data management, research and project roles at other universities and Autism Queensland.