Peter Mac's Allied Health professionals form a vital part of the treating team and help patients with many aspects of their health and lives following a cancer diagnosis.

Clinical Expertise:

Cancer allied health services at Peter Mac include nutrition and dietetics, pastoral care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, music therapy and exercise physiology.

As a Peter Mac allied health professional, you will have opportunities to work across the full cancer pathway from diagnosis through to survivorship or palliative and bereavement care, with all cancer types, and in all settings, including highly specialised areas. You’ll work with patients, families and carers to focus on the needs beyond the cancer diagnosis utilising holistic, psychosocial and spiritual approaches.

Our integrated Allied Health and Psychosocial Department will see you working as a key member of one of our multidisciplinary teams, participating in internal meetings, family meetings and clinics all under a multidisciplinary model.

As a dedicated oncology service, Peter Mac will provide you with a supportive learning environment with opportunities to specialise in access supervision, develop a high level of specialist knowledge and skills and become a leader in your discipline. You’ll be involved with speciality clinics and programs and have access to our state, national and international partners.


Peter Mac’s prides itself in being a leader in allied health education through the provision of education at all levels, from student education/placement opportunities, development and delivery of oncology professional development for other health professionals, and connectivity to universities and partner organisations.  

Many of our Allied Health disciplines can be involved in rotation programs with our neighbour, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, cross-site new graduate programs, and Parkville Precinct working groups.


Investment in Allied Health research at Peter Mac ensures that our patients, their families and carers benefit from high-quality evidence-based services.

We provide opportunities to be involved in research through support to enrol in higher degrees, as well as support to lead or be involved in multidisciplinary research within your clinical role.

We have a dedicated Allied Health Research Development Lead who is available to support all clinicians with all aspects of research. 

Find out more about current research projects at Peter Mac