Developing a methodology for building new clinical trial capability

Research Opportunity
PhD, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
St Vincent's Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Jennifer Philip jphilip@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Brian Le ble@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Recent investment by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre included a specific focus to build clinical trial capability in palliative care – an area which had not traditionally undertaken trials. An opportunity to undertake a detailed examination of the processes, requirements and outputs that facilitate the successful establishment of a clinical trials program in a ‘trial-naïve’ discipline is available.

Project Details

The opportunity to participate in clinical trials is valued by patients including at times of serious illness. It is well recognised that such opportunity and/or participation in trials has benefits for patients personally, results in improved clinical care, and also enhances evidence based practice for the services involved.  Yet many patient cohorts including palliative care patients are not routinely offered such participation.

Recent investment by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre included a specific focus to build clinical trial capability in palliative care – an area which had not traditionally undertaken trials. An opportunity to undertake a detailed examination of the processes, requirements and outputs that facilitate the successful establishment of a clinical trials program in a ‘trial-naïve’ discipline is available. This mixed methods project will lead to the development of recommendations for other new trial groups with broad implications across multiple disciplines.


School Research Themes

Integrated Critical Care in Medicine



Research Opportunities

PhD, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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