Dr Anna Boltong is Head of the Cancer Information and Support Service at Cancer Council Victoria. In this role she leads a team of 40 health, research, education and marketing professionals and oversees a portfolio of more than twenty practical, emotional and informational support programs and services for people affected by cancer. Anna’s current research activity spans clinical practice, health service systems, patient and family support provision and health professional education.
Anna originally trained as a dietitian and has been working in health service development and delivery, public health policy, education, clinical and supportive care oncology research in the UK and Australia for 18 years. Anna holds academic qualifications in Health Promotion, Nutrition and Dietetics, Gastronomy and Education. Her postdoctoral work investigated the needs of patients and clinicians in managing chemotherapy induced taste dysfunction and reduced food enjoyment in the clinical oncology setting.
Anna is Vice President of the International Cancer Information Services Group (ICISG) Board of Directors and a Board Member of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Anna holds an honorary research position in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne.
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