Amanda Hordern has been the Director of the Cancer Information and Support Service (CISS) for Cancer Council Victoria since February 2010. With more than 20 years experience in oncology and palliative care, Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to the Cancer Council Victoria. She is a passionate leader and educator in cancer information and support. In her early career, Amanda worked as a Nurse Educator and Cancer Nurse on the Cancer Council Helpline. This experience enabled her to take her skills to the international cancer community where she trained cancer nurses for the Singapore Cancer Education and Information Service. She also developed the first tertiary-based Breast Care Nurse Education Program in Victoria. Offered at Latrobe University in collaboration with the Cancer Council Victoria, this specialty postgraduate course assists nurses to achieve the theory-practice link in providing emotional and physical care to people with breast cancer. Amanda worked as a tertiary-based Lecturer and Clinical Teacher for postgraduate and undergraduate education in cancer and palliative care across numerous institutions and disciplines. She completed her PhD focusing on sexuality and intimacy issues across cancer and palliative care and remains committed to ensuring that this taboo topic is incorporated into all aspects of information and support provided by the Cancer Council to people affected by cancer, including caregivers and cancer survivors.
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