Patricia Mackenzie is a registered nurse and certified midwife who holds an oncology certificate and a bachelor of arts degree. She has worked as a cancer nurse for 18 years, including 12 years as a registered nurse in gynaecological oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney, Australia) and six years in her current position as Clinical Nurse Consultant in gynaecological oncology at the Royal Hospital for Women (Sydney). Her role has included caring for women in surgical settings, the administration of chemotherapy and brachytherapy, and palliative care. Patricia has been involved in a research study looking at the prevalence and experience of lower limb lymphoedema among women following treatment for gynaecological cancer. She is a member of the executive committee of the Sydney branch of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia.
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