Thursday 5th May
7.30am – 8.30am

The Presenter

Nick Roberts MPH MHM- Senior Policy Officer in the Health and Social Policy Branch of the NSW Ministry of Health Australia.

Nick is a Master of Research candidate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and a Senior Policy Officer at the NSW Ministry of Health. Nick has worked in various qualitative and quantitative research teams with UNSW Sydney University. He has worked in public health and health policy roles since 2013, most recently in palliative care policy. In this capacity, he supports implementation of the NSW End of Life and Palliative Care Framework (2019-2024). Nick has recently joined the steering committee for the National LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care Project in Australia, as an individual member. 

About the Webinar

The topic will include:

  • Nick will explain how LGBTQ+ people may experience poorer health outcomes, and present some of the international evidence relating to palliative care with LGBTQ+ people.  He will provide an overview of his research to investigate palliative care with LGBTQ+ people in NSW, including key findings and implications from this research, including for services in New Zealand. These include steps that clinicians and services can take for services to become more inclusive and affirming of people with diverse sexualities and genders. He will also introduce participants to the new Palliative Care toolkit developed by ACON to build the palliative care literacy in LGBTQ+ communities.