Anna Ugalde is the research coordinator and senior research fellow at the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC), part of St. Vincent’s Hospital and is a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, Australia. CPC has a state-wide role in palliative care education and research in Victoria, with networks and collaborative projects extending nationally and internationally. Anna has an undergraduate and honours degree psychology and in 2012, completed her PhD which looked into measurement of the experience of informal caregivers of people with cancer. This work consisted of understanding the complexity of the caregiving role. She is a current recipient of a Cancer Australia/Cure Cancer Australia Foundation grant to assess the relationship between caregiver and patient outcomes. In addition to this research, her interests include the use of cost-effective interventions to support and assist patients and caregivers, measurement and instrument development, the use of longitudinal data to predict outcomes to benefit patients and their caregivers. Prior to starting at CPC in September 2012, she was employed as a Senior Research Officer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she was involved in grant and project development, ethics applications and project management. Dr Ugalde has presented at national and international conferences and has published her work in peer reviewed journals. In 2009, she was awarded the International Young Investigator of the Year Award through the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer.
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