The Executive Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre.
Prof Peter Hudson
Director | Centre for Palliative Care
Honorary Professor|The University of Melbourne
Honorary Professor | Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium
Peter is the Director of the Centre for Palliative Care which is a state wide academic unit based at St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Professor (Honorary) at The University of Melbourne and Professor (Honorary) at Vrije University Brussels, Belgium. Peter is a registered nurse with more than twenty-five years’ experience in palliative care practice, education and research. He was the Vice President of Palliative Care Australia and a past board director of The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. Peter is the Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care’s International Palliative Care Family Caregiver Research Collaboration and he is an international expert advisor to the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. Peter is a past recipient of the Premier's Award for translating evidence into practice and was appointed as a United States Fulbright scholar in 2017.
See Prof. Hudson’s Melbourne University expert profile.
A/Prof Mark Boughey
Deputy Director | Centre for Palliative Care
Director of Palliative Medicine | St Vincent's Hospital
Associate Professor | The University of Melbourne
Mark has oversight of the Centre’s education programs, as well as supervising a broad range of palliative services, research and education in his dual roles at the Centre and at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is also involved in service development on a local, state and national level as Chair and Clinical Lead of the Victorian Palliative Care Network. Mark is involved in the International Collaborative for Best Care of the Dying Person, and Chairs both the Renal Supportive Care Pathway Working Group and the Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Collaborative. Nationally, Mark is the immediate past president of the Royal Australian College of Physicians Chapter of Palliative Medicine, and has mentored emerging palliative medicine leaders in less developed countries through the International Palliative Medicine Leadership Development Initiative.
"As a teacher, one of the most rewarding things is when a health professional suddenly understands what palliative care is truly about."
See A/Prof Boughey’s Melbourne University expert profile.
Coordinator of Education & the Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative (VPCNPC)
t: +61 3 9231 5665
Manager Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)
t: +61 3 9231 5657
Victorian Palliative Medicine Training Program Coordinator (VPMTP)
Dr Laura Booth
t: +61 3 9231 5664
t: +61 3 9231 1934
Project officer/Nurse Educator
t: +61 3 9231 1933
t: +61 3 9231 1929
Research Nurse/Project Officer
t: +61 3 9231 1930
t: +61 3 9231 1937
Deputy Director of Palliative Medicine, SVHM
Dr Jennifer Weil
Senior Reseach Fellow
t: +61 3 9231 1932
PA to the Director
t: +61 3 9231 1925
PA to the Director of Palliative Care Services
t: +61 3 9231 5604
t: +61 3 9231 1927
t: +61 3 9231 1926