Chair, Cancer Council's Supportive Care Committee
Gillian Batt is the Director of Cancer Information and Support Services at Cancer Council NSW.
She is responsible for ensuring that cancer patients, families and carers are able to access appropriate information and support at the right time.
In looking to improve support available for patients and their families, Gillian's interest is in the financial impact of cancer and the supportive and practical needs of patients, carers and their families.
This she has dubbed as "fixing the fixable" as patients have often commented that practical support is required, in addition to psychosocial support.
With a focus in rare cancers, Gillian has led in developing interactive models of support for people affected by pancreatic cancer, brain tumours and Cancer of the Unknown Primary (CUP). These are all unsupported cancers with poor survival rates.