Alison Wang

BNSc, MMed, PhD

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests

Dr Alison Wang's reserach interests include: Palliative care, symptom management, and 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 Research Degree Supervision 

  • PhD 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

  • UG Hons Supervision

2022-Ongoing. BN-Hons. The effect of healthcare delivered by Indegenous healthcare staff on First Nations Australian patients' engagement in primary care settings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

External positions

Guest Professor, Southwest Medical University Hospital

2022 → …

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

Oct 2021 → …

Executive Committee Member (Young Scholar Committee), China Anti-Cancer Association Rehabilitation Branch Nursing Committee

2018 → …

Doctoral researcher, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)

Aug 2016Aug 2020

Senior Clinical Nurse, The Fifth Affiliated (Zhuhai) Hospital of Zunyi Medical University

Apr 2016May 2020

Doctoral Training Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing, PhD in Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


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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