Professor Aranda has 30 years of experience in cancer control. She has worked as a clinician, educator and researcher, having developed a significant supportive care research programme at thePeter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. She is currently working in a government organisation in a role designed to improve system performance. In this role her responsibilities span data collection, cancer information reporting and system innovation. Professor Aranda is the immediate past President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care where she fostered developments in international cancer nursing ranging from tobacco control programmes to train the trainer programmes in clinical leadership.
MOTIVATION FOR JOINING THE UICC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I have 16 years of board experience with the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care with responsibility for constitutional reform and complete governance rethinking to ensure board effectiveness. My international skills include the development of successful funding submissions to support cancer control programmes, international conference management including scientific programme development and overallconference oversight. I am passionate about development of the cancer workforce in low resource countries and experienced in working with health professionals to develop sustainable programmes relevant to local needs. I am also interested in the GAPRI initiative. I have led the development of an international manual on pain control for health professionals in the past and my research programme involves studies to improve pain management. In my current role I have responsibility for cancer registries relevant to the UICC targets around improving measurement of the global cancer burden. In my two years on the board of UICC I have been on the scientific programmecommittees for China and Montréal World Cancer Congresses, leading a track for Montréal. I am building links between ISNCC and UICC around cancer education, bringing to the table a range of resources for cancer and palliative care developed in Australia that will be available to UICC work at no cost. I am a member of the UICCmembership committee and actively promote UICC membership. I am also working to support the development of a more active and engaged board. I also supported the promotion of World Cancer Day in Australia.