The SolarisCare Collaborative Research Team brings together representatives from health care services, accredited complementary therapists and universities state-wide, focusing on patient centred cancer care.
SolarisCare services include free educational programs for patients, carers as well as personal development opportunities for volunteers and staff.
The Research Team aims to:
The Research Team, chaired by Dr David Joske, draws on a wide variety of backgrounds, which includes clinical, management and research expertise. Current members are:
Senior Consultant Haematologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital;
Founder, Medical Director and Chairman, SolarisCare Foundation;
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
Registered Nurse, Royal Perth Hospital
Member of Board of Directors, Volunteer Therapist, SolarisCare Foundation
Exercise Physiologist and Coordinator, Health and Rehabilitation Clinic, University of WA;
PhD, 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 are interested in contributing to the group, please contact Dr Anna Petterson on 08 6383 3481 for further information.