David Currow

David Currow_January 2016 SMALLProfessor of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Australia

David Currow is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services at Flinders University, Adelaide where more than 350 distance students from around the world study palliative care at a post-graduate level. Research includes clinical trials, population-based planning and codifying the evidence base underpinning palliative care. Research funders include the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Institutes of Health (USA).

He is the principal investigator for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) which has randomised more than 1600 palliative care patients across 21 sites to phase III symptom control studies. He is a foundation partner in the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative (PCOC), an initiative to improve systematically clinical outcomes in palliative care.

David has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and books. He is senior associate editor of Journal of Palliative Medicine and on the editorial boards of Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care and the Journal of Oncology Practice. David is a former president of Palliative Care Australia and the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.

David is the Chief Cancer Officer, New South Wales and Chief Executive Officer of the state’s cancer control agency, the Cancer Institute, New South Wales.