Professor Kathy Eagar
Opening keynote: Professor Kathy Eagar
Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute, Founder of PCOC and other Australian outcome registries
Professor Kathy Eagar is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Professor Eagar has over thirty five years’ experience in health and community care systems, during which she has divided her time between being a clinician, a senior manager and a health academic. She is the lead Chief Investigator of the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration and a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care.
Professor Eagar has authored over 450 papers on management, quality, outcomes, information systems and funding of the Australia and New Zealand health and community care systems. Kathy has an established track record of undertaking large and complex health service research projects and has significant expertise in the design and management of large multidisciplinary research and evaluation projects with a well-established track record in research translation. She has a strong record of achievement in undertaking policy-relevant research projects in partnership with the health system.