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David Joske  

Professor, Clinical Haematologist & Founder of SolarisCare

David Joske is a clinical haematologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), and was Head of Haematology 1994 – 2012. His clinical and research interests include the treatment of lymphomas; palliative care in Haematology; and supportive care in cancer.

He has held two NHMRC Grants, one examining models of palliative care in Haematology and the other his shared cancer care model. He is a UWA Clinical Professor of Medicine; has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications plus three book chapters and has presented a TED talk on “Re-humanizing Cancer Care”.

Joske launched the SolarisCare Foundation in September 2001, and is currently its Chairman and Chief Medical Officer. SolarisCare has administered over 35,000 complementary therapy treatments offering support, information, education and complementary therapies to cancer patients and their carers. He was the Ernst & Young 2016 Western Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year for this work. He is presently Medical Co-Director of the Medical Specialties Division at SCGH, and the WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network Clinical Lead for the Survivorship Collaborative. He was awarded the John Curtin Medal in 2005 and has been a finalist four times for Western Australian of the Year.

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