Professor Mei Krishnasamy
Professor Mei Krishnasamy is Chair in Cancer Nursing, University of Melbourne and Research and Education Lead for Cancer Nursing, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Mei is an internationally recognised cancer nurse and nurse researcher. Mei leads a program of research focused on improving outcomes that matter to people affected by cancer and is informed by their experiences. Her research activity, from ideas generation to dissemination and evaluation of impact, is characterised by engagement with consumers.
Mei has particular experience and expertise in co-design methodology. Mei also leads a series of studies committed to generate consumer delivered education and training resources with a particular focus on communications skills and supportive care needs training.
Mei leads an emergent program of work that focuses on care pathway mapping, and has been successful in securing almost $300,000 to develop robust methodology to map patterns of care for people with lung and pancreatic cancer, and older adults with cancer. Insights from these studies will inform future research to redesign system level change with consumers, and assess their impact on patient outcomes and service efficiencies.
In 2012 Mei was recipient of the prestigious Robert Tiffany Lectureship, awarded by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, in recognition of contribution to cancer nursing. In 2018, Mei was recipient of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Lifetime Membership Award for services to cancer nursing.
Mei is inaugural Chair in Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne and inaugural Research and Education Lead for Cancer Nursing at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Mei is immediate past President of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, a past President of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia and a lead member of the Communications Committee of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.