Dr Bena Brown


Dr Bena Brown is the Principal Allied Health Research Fellow in the Division of Cancer Services and an Advanced Speech Pathologist (Cancer Care) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Bena is a clinician-researcher with a passion for caring for people with cancer and their families.

Her research interests are focused on optimising health services and systems, person-centred care, telepractice, and survivorship.

Bena has led the design, testing and implementation of ScreenIT – an electronic patient reported outcome platforms that connects patients with cancer, and their families, to their health care team.

Since the awarding of her PhD, Bena has worked part-time (2.5 years full time equivalent since 2012), sharing motherhood with her research and clinical career.

She has 45 peer-reviewed publications, has presented at multiple national and international conferences, and has been awarded over $3.5 million in research grants.