We are an informal group, actively working to promote the principles of public health palliative care. The Compassionate Communities Network is open to everyone who is interested in social approaches to end of life support.
We are currently formalising our linkage as an Australian/New Zealand chapter member of Public Health Palliative Care International. The development of this national compassionate communities network will be ratified at the 6th International Public Health Palliative Care Conference.
Here are some of the recognised change makers currently leading this work:
Co-convenors of the Australia/New Zealand chapter of PHPCI
Professor Merryn Gott - School of Nursing, University of Auckland, NZ (m.gott[at]auckland.ac.nz)
Dr Bruce Rumbold - Palliative Care Unit, College of Health, Science and Engineering, La Trobe University, VIC (B.Rumbold[at]latrobe.edu.au)
Dr John Rosenberg - Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care, Queensland University of Technology, QLD (jp.rosenberg[at]qut.edu.au)
Kerrie Noonan - Director, The GroundSwell Project (kerrie[at]thegroundswellproject.com)
Andrea Grindrod - Palliative Care Unit, College of Health, Science and Engineering, La Trobe University VIC (A.Grindrod[at]latrobe.edu.au)
Professor Debbie Horsfall - School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University (D.Horsfall[at]westernsydney.edu.au)
Professor Samar Aoun - Palliative Care Unit, College of Health, Science and Engineering, La Trobe University VIC (dr.s.aoun[at]gmail.com)
Shyla Mills - Palliative Care Queensland (shyla.mills[at]palliativecareqld.org.au)
Vicki Barry - Palliative Care WA (vbarry[at]cancerwa.asn.au)
Jessie Williams - Executive Officer, The GroundSwell Project (Jessie[at]thegroundswellproject.com)