Faculty of Health Staff

Executive Dean

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience as a leader in education and research in the health sector. Prior to her appointment as Executive Dean in 2020, Patsy was Professor and Head of the School of Nursing at QUT.

Patsy is also a Co-Director for QUT’s Centre for Healthcare Transformation. She leads a large competitively-funded research program focused on developing workforce capacity in cancer, palliative and aged care, advancing the management of cancer-related symptoms and treatment side effects, and strengthening the nexus between research, policy and practice in cancer,  palliative and aged care.

She holds visiting appointments as Lead Researcher for the Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Director for Queensland Health’s statewide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, and Visiting Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania.

Patsy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing.  She has been inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing and was awarded the prestigious USA Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award in 2018.  She has also received a Citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Patsy is the current President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and a past-President of Palliative Care Australia.

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