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Matthew Grant

Assistant Professor

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Matthew is a Palliative Medicine Physician, GP/Huisarts and Senior Researcher. He is currently an Assistant Professor researcher at the Centre of Expertise in Palliative Care Utrecht, Department of General Practice and Nursing Science, UMC Utrecht. His research is focused on better integration of primary and informal care at the end of life. He is involved in a broad array of research projects collaborating with researchers throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and Australia.

After completing his training as a GP in Australia (2014), Matthew embarked on a further three year specialisation as a Palliative Medicine Physician (2016) in Melbourne. After finishing this training he worked at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne as a staff specialist, combining this with research. He continues this clinical work in the Netherlands, as a Palliative Medicine Physician and GP.

In 2020, he began working at the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Matt continues to be involved in post-graduate education and development for the University of Melbourne, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Utrecht University. He has served on numerous advisory and steering commitees, including the scientific board of the Primary Care Collaborative Clinical Trials Group (2014-2020), the Australian Digital Health Agency (2018-2023), and The Australian Goals of Care Committee (2020-2022). He is currently co-chair of the Primary Palliative Care reference group for European Association of Palliative Care.

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Recent publications

The Impact of Hospice Care Structures on Care Processes Everlien de Graaf, Matthew Grant, Frederieke van der Baan, Marieke Ausems, Carlo Leget, Saskia Teunissen
The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 2024, p.10499091241228254
Variations in Clinical Practice Everlien de Graaf, Matthew Grant, Frederieke van de Baan, Marijke Ausems, Cathelijne Verboeket-Crul, Carlo Leget, Saskia Teunissen
The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 2023, vol. 40, p.87-95
Cancer detection during the COVID-19 pandemic—Experiences in primary care and recommendations for the future Marinde F.R. Siepman Van den Berg, Matthew Grant, Nicole van Erp, Carla H. van Gils, Jean Muris, Daan Brandenbarg, Kristel M. van Asselt, Niek J. de Wit, Charles W. Helsper,
Journal of General and Family Medicine, 2023, vol. 24, p.131-134
Use of preventive medication and supplements in general practice in patients in their last year of life Anne Antonisse, Frederieke H. van der Baan, Matthew Grant, Gon Uyttewaal, Cathelijne Verboeket, Hanneke Smits-Pelser, Saskia C.C.M. Teunissen, Eric C.T. Geijteman
BMC Primary Care, 2023, vol. 24
'It's communication between people who are going through the same thing' Matthew P Grant, Jennifer A M Philip, Luc Deliens, Paul A Komesaroff
Supportive Care in Cancer, 2023, vol. 31

Fellowships & Awards

2020: Picchi Prize for Cancer Research

2018: National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Research Fellow, Monash University