Watch webinar: Influencing cancer policy and practice through co-design

On August 10, the Department of Nursing was delighted to have Mei Krishnasamy present at the third event in our 2022 Nursing Event Series.

This webinar demonstrated the potential of co-design methodology to influence cancer care and policy. Examples from a series of co-design cancer supportive care projects were used describe how partnering with consumers enhances understanding to inform practice change; leads to pragmatic and innovative solutions to engrained health care delivery issues, and how the power and impact of co-design can inform policy.  Drawing on work with pancreatic cancer patients, older adults impacted by cancer, and people with a broad range of cancer experiences looking to access supportive care resources, this webinar offered insights to the application of co-design methodology and demonstrated how co-design can address critical elements of value based health care by exploring, analyzing and actioning what matters most to people.


Watch the recording:


Wednesday 10 August 2022, 6:00pm

Presented by Professor Mei Krishnasamy

Mei Krishnasamy headshot

Professor Mei Krishnasamy is Director of the Academic Nursing Unit at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and honorary Chair in Cancer Nursing in the Department of Nursing at the University of Melbourne. She is Research and Education Lead for Nursing for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance, and co-lead of the Victorian Regional Research Teaching Hub. Mei is past President of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and the Cancer Nurses of Australia. Her research focuses on cancer supportive care, health equity and experiences of care for people with poor prognosis cancers, and the contribution of nurses to patient and system level outcomes.

Quals: BA; RGN; DipN; MSC; PhD