Associate Professor Natasha Michael is Director of Palliative Medicine at Cabrini Health, Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. She has trained and worked in palliative care in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore and Australia including at Our Lady’s Hospice Dublin, Kings College in London, The National Cancer Centre, Singapore and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
She has collaboratively initiated and led the development of a number of innovative programs in Victoria including the Medicine and the Arts program with Dr Heather Gaunt at the Ian Potter Museum, using art to teach empathy and observational skills to students.
Over the last 5 years she has led the development of Australia’s largest integrated private palliative care service across Cabrini Health in Melbourne at no cost to patient and established the Palliative and Supportive care research program at the Cabrini Institute. She is currently overseeing the development of the palliative care curriculum at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. She is a frequently invited speaker and brings particular expertise on the ethics of end-of life matters, complex symptom management and physician assisted suicide.Back to speakers