PROF Peter Hudson

PROF Peter Hudson




  • Peter is the Director of the Centre for Palliative Care which is a state wide academic unit based at St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Professor (Honorary) at The University of Melbourne and Professor (Honorary) at Vrije University Brussels, Belgium).
    Peter is a registered nurse with more than twenty-five years’ experience in palliative care practice, education and research.
    He was the Vice President of Palliative Care Australia and a past board director of The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
    Peter is the Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care’s International Palliative Care Family Caregiver Research Collaboration and he is an international expert advisor to the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.
    Peter is a past recipient of the Premier's Award for translating evidence into practice and was appointed as a United States Fulbright scholar in 2017.   


Member of

  • National Council of Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals. Member 2006 -
  • Palliative Care Nurses Australia. Member 2005 -
  • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia. Member 2003 -
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia. Member 2003 -
  • Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network. Member 2002 -
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. Member 2002 -
  • International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. Member 2001 -
  • Palliative Care Victoria. Member 2000 -
  • Palliative Care - Special Interest Group. Member 1994 -
  • Australian Nurses Federation. Member 1993 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • CERT, South Thames College 1993
  • BN, La Trobe University 1991
  • DIP, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1989

Awards and honors

  • 2016 Fulbright Scholar, 2016
  • Nurses' Board of Victoria, 2006
  • Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation, 1999


Available for supervision

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