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Professor Benjamin Tan

Professor Benjamin Tan
Name Benjamin Tan
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Professor (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I419A
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6324
Extension 6324
Email
Qualifications BNatSci Southwest Medical University , MMed Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine , PhD Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Homepage https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1609-6890
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Professor Benjamin Tan is Professor of Nursing and Associate Head of School (Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). He is an Adjunct Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Nursing and Southwest Medical University Hospital. Benjamin has been internationally recognised for his research in integrative oncology and cancer supportive care and has been named in the Stanford/Elsevier list of the World’s Top 2% Most-cited Scientists (2023). He and his interdisciplinary research team have developed and sustained intensive linkages with collaborators in Australia, HKSAR, Singapore, the UK, and China Mainland, which have so far resulted in over 130 high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations, as well as more than 28 funded projects. Benjamin's research has been adopted in numerous international and national clinical practice guidelines, including those developed by the European Society for Medical Oncology, the American College of Chest Physicians, Cancer Care Ontario, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the US Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense, China Anti-Cancer Association, and the US Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


  • Primary Health Care ( 420319 )
  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis ( 321100 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Palliative Care ( 420316 )
  • Community And Primary Care ( 420503 )
  • Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy) ( 321104 )

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Professorial Advisory Council, Australia
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Research Standing Committee, Australia
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory State Group, Australia
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, Canada
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, United States


Professor (Adjunct), School of Clinical Medical Sciences/University Hospital, Southwest Medical University
Professor (Adjunct), School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Section Editor (Survivorship), Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
International Advisory Board Member, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, BMC Palliative Care


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Course Coordinator, HSC6060 Research Project Design


Associate Head of School (Research) & Chair of School Research Committee


  • Primary Health Care ( 420319 )
  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis ( 321100 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )
  • Palliative Care ( 420316 )
  • Community And Primary Care ( 420503 )
  • Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy) ( 321104 )