Peta joined Palliative Care NSW in November 2022. She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years clinical experience in a variety of settings, with extensive palliative care expertise having worked as a senior clinician in specialist palliative care services for 18 years. After completing a PhD which explored palliative care within Residential Aged Care, Peta began working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. In this role, she developed, coordinated, and taught into one of the few undergraduate compulsory palliative care units of study in Australia for the Bachelor of Nursing program. Additionally, her palliative care teaching expertise was utilised in the Master of Nursing and post-graduate nursing programs.

Peta has contributed significantly to the specialty of palliative care through; her involvement with various national collaborative projects, journal reports/ articles, and for 8 years was a member of the management committee of Palliative Care NSW Association. She has worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Palliative Care Australia to develop national training resources and contributed to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into registered nurses in nursing homes in New South Wales.

Peta joins us as the Palliative Care Service Guide and looks forward to navigating carers, family members and health professionals in the right direction to access appropriate services to meet their needs.

To contact Peta, call our office on 02 8076 5604 Tuesday & Thursday and every second Monday, or email pcguide@palliativecarensw.org.au.