The SolarisCare Foundation Research Team brings together representatives from health care services, accredited complementary therapists and universities across the Perth metropolitan area with the vision of promoting and supporting research into patient centred cancer care. The team supports multi-institutional research in complementary integrated therapies that will assist in improving the quality of cancer care for patients.
The Research Team aims to:
The Research Team provides direction and an infrastructure. The team draws on a wide variety of backgrounds, which includes clinical, management and research expertise. Dr David Joske chairs the Research Team. Senior researchers mentor new researchers with collaborative supervision across discipline boundaries. Current members are:
Senior Consultant Haematologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital;
Founder and Chairman, SolarisCare Foundation;
Haematology Sub-Editor, Internal Medicine Journal;
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UWA.
Manager, Research and Education, SolarisCare Foundation;
Red Sky Ride Postdoctoral Research Fellow;
Adjunct Research Associate / Lecturer, Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Edith Cowan University;
Medical Art Psychotherapist.
Associate Professor for Clinical Research and Innovation and Coordinator for Research and Higher Degrees, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University;
Research Consultant at the Centre of Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Exercise Physiologist and Coordinator, Health and Rehabilitation Clinic, University of WA;
PhD Candidate, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, UWA.
Head of Behavioural Science Unit, School Of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of WA
Clinical Psychologist and Research Coordinator, WA Psycho-Oncology Service
The Research Team meets monthly to share ideas, experiences and expertise to develop the research program. Others with particular skills are bought in from time to time to workshop suggestions for discussion/research topics that address our aims. If you have the time and expertise and are interested in contributing to the group, please contact Dr Anna Petterson at the SolarisCare office 08 6383 3481 for further information.