Alison Wang

BNSc, MMed, PhD, Research Fellow in Nursing

Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Research interests

Dr Alison Wang's reserach interests include: Palliative care, symptom management, integrative medicine for patients with cancer and chronic diseases.


Selected Research Award (as Led Chief Investigator or Co-Investigator)

2022-2026. Acupressure for the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in breast cancer: A three-arm, sham-controlled, randomized trial. CDIPS Research Award, AUD$≈200,000.00

2022-2024. Improving sucess and retentiomn of undergraduate nursing students from regional and remote areas in Australia. HEPPP Fund allocated by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, AUD$300,000.00

2021-2023. A primary care clinician-led symptom management program for breast cancer survivors. Federal Government COVID- 19 Supplementary Funding Pool Scheme, AUD$193,000.00

2021-2023. GP and nurse-led telehealth-based intervention for improving cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors with cardiovascular diseases. Start-Up Grant for Outstanding Future Researcher, AUD$30,000.00

2021-2022. Development and feasibility testing of a primary care clinician-led and telehealth-based lifestyle program for cardiovascular health promotion in breast cancer survivors. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$ 12,500.00

2020-2021. Massage therapy for breast cancer symptom cluster management: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$20,000.00

2019-2021. Acupuncture for joint symptoms in breast cancer: A randomized controlled trial. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$101,459.00

2019-2021. Resistance inspiratory muscle training for breathlessness in lung cancer patients. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$105,657.00

2017-2020. The construction of an intervention model of advance care planning for patients with advanced cancer: a mixed methods study. NSFC, CNY 300,000.00

2016-2019. Palliative care needs OF Chinese advanced cancer patients and their informal caregivers. Fully Funded Doctoral Project, HKPU School of Nursing, HKD$531,600.00

2016-2019. Development and implementation of an evidence-based self-management program in stroke patients. Fujian science and Technology Department Fund, CNY 150,000.00

2015-2017. Medicated food for chemotherapy-induced gastrontestinal mucositis: role of TLR4/NF-kB pathway.NSFC. CNY 230,000.00


Current HDR Supervision 

2022-Ongoing. PhD. Acupressure for the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in breast cancer survivors. CDIPS. Assoc Supervisor

2022-Ongoing. PhD. Evdence-based self-management intervention for breast cancer survivors. AUustralian Govrnment RTP Award. Assoc Supervisor 

2019-Ongoing. PhD. Traditional exercise program for breast cancer symptom cluster management. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Assoc Supervisor

2021-Ongoing. PhD. Evidence-based non-pharmacological intervention for cancer pain management. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Assoc Supervisor

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

External positions

Academic Editor, PLOS One (SJR-Q1) [ISSN 1932-6203, 2020 5-Year Impact Factor 3.788]

Oct 2021 → …

Doctoral researcher, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)

Aug 2016Aug 2020

Senior Clinical Nurse, The Second People’s Hospital, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Aug 2013Mar 2016

Adjunct Lecturer , Chongqing Vocational College

Feb 2012Jun 2013


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