Distinguished Professor
Patsy Yates

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Faculty of Health,
Office of the Executive Dean, Health

Personal details


Executive Dean, Faculty of Health
Faculty of Health,
Office of the Executive Dean, Health


Cancer Service Delivery, Palliative Care, Supportive Care, Health Services, Outcomes Research, Community Care, End of Life Care, Symptom Management, Nursing, Aged Care

Research field


Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • MSocSc (University of Queensland)
  • BA (University of Queensland)
  • DipAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • President, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) – 2018 to date
  • Chair, End of Life Policy Chapter, Australian College of Nursing – 2018 to date
  • Past President, Palliative Care Australia – 2012-2016
  • Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame – 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing – 2013 to date
  • Member, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (inaugural National Chairperson) – 1999 to date
  • Member, Palliative Care Queensland – 1996 to date
  • Council Member, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) – 1994 to date
  • Fellow, Australian College of Nursing – 1987 to date


Distinguished Professor Yates has taught in the following units:


  • Advanced Nursing Practice (Cancer Nursing)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice (Cancer Nursing)
  • Clinical Studies (Cancer Nursing)
  • Clinical Specialisation (Chemotherapy Nursing)


  • Health Alterations
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • International Study Experience
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice (Yrs 1, 2 & 3)

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.


Current supervisions

  • Assessing Family Care Needs of Children with Cancer in Thailand: Developing a Thai Version of the Family Inventory of Needs-Paediatric II (FIN-PED II)
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Natalie Bradford
  • Reducing short-term muscle loss after gastrointestinal tumour surgery: a multi-phase study
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Wendy Liu