Dr Meera Agar

Honorary Associate
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 9616 8649
Fax +61 2 9616 8657

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Research interests

Delirium in palliative care

Palliative care health services research Palliative care in primary brain tumours Clinical trials in Palliative care

Teaching and supervision

Palliative Care

Selected grants

2013

  • COGNO infrastructure funding for support, development and conduct of clinical trials and translational research; Hovey E, Simes R, Koh E, Agar M, McDonald K, Wheeler H; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Cooperative Clinical Trial (CCT) Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lovell, M., Luckett, T., Boyle, F., Stubbs, J., Phillips, J., Davidson, P., Oliver, I., von Dincklage, J., Agar, M. (2015). Adaptation of international guidelines on assessment and management of cancer pain for the Australian context. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 11(2), 170-177. [More Information]
  • Currow, D., Clark, K., Kamal, A., Collier, A., Agar, M., Lovell, M., Phillips, J., Ritchie, C. (2015). The Population Burden of Chronic Symptoms that Substantially Predate the Diagnosis of a Life-Limiting Illness. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(6), 480-485. [More Information]
  • Clark, K., Lam, L., Currow, D., Agar, M. (2014). A Prospective Study to Investigate Contributory Factors That Lead to Constipation in Palliative Care Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(6), e1-e4. [More Information]
  • Phillips, J., Lam, L., Luckett, T., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2014). Is the Life Space Assessment Applicable to a Palliative Care Population? Its Relationship to Measures of Performance and Quality of Life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(6), 1121-1127. [More Information]
  • Vardy, J., Agar, M. (2014). Nonopioid Drugs in the Treatment of Cancer Pain. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(16), 1677-1690. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Luckett, T., Boyle, F., Phillips, J., Agar, M., Davidson, P. (2014). Patient Education, Coaching, and Self-Management for Cancer Pain. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(16), 1712-1720. [More Information]
  • Dong, S., Butow, P., Costa, D., Lovell, M., Agar, M. (2014). Symptom Clusters in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 48(3), 411-450. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Dimoska, A., Butow, P., Lynch, J., Hovey, E., Agar, M., Beale, P., Tattersall, M. (2012). Implementing patient question-prompt lists into routine cancer care. Patient Education and Counseling, 86(2), 252-258. [More Information]
  • Lobb, E., Swetenham, K., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A collateral benefit of research in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 986-987. [More Information]
  • To, T., Greene, A., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A point prevalence survey of hospital inpatients to define the proportion with palliation as the primary goal of care and the need for specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal, 41(5), 430-433. [More Information]
  • Connell, T., Griffiths, R., Fernandez, R., Tran, D., Agar, M., Harlum, J. (2011). Quality-of-life trajectory of clients and carers referred to a community palliative care service. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(2), 80-85. [More Information]
  • Currow, D., Agar, M., Plummer, J., Blyth, F., Abernethy, A. (2010). Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 232-239. [More Information]
  • Agar, M., Currow, D., Plummer, J., Chye, R., Draper, B. (2008). Differing management of people with advanced cancer and delirium by four sub-specialties. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 22(5), 633-40. [More Information]

2015

  • Lovell, M., Luckett, T., Boyle, F., Stubbs, J., Phillips, J., Davidson, P., Oliver, I., von Dincklage, J., Agar, M. (2015). Adaptation of international guidelines on assessment and management of cancer pain for the Australian context. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 11(2), 170-177. [More Information]
  • Currow, D., Clark, K., Kamal, A., Collier, A., Agar, M., Lovell, M., Phillips, J., Ritchie, C. (2015). The Population Burden of Chronic Symptoms that Substantially Predate the Diagnosis of a Life-Limiting Illness. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(6), 480-485. [More Information]

2014

  • Clark, K., Lam, L., Currow, D., Agar, M. (2014). A Prospective Study to Investigate Contributory Factors That Lead to Constipation in Palliative Care Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(6), e1-e4. [More Information]
  • Phillips, J., Lam, L., Luckett, T., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2014). Is the Life Space Assessment Applicable to a Palliative Care Population? Its Relationship to Measures of Performance and Quality of Life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(6), 1121-1127. [More Information]
  • Vardy, J., Agar, M. (2014). Nonopioid Drugs in the Treatment of Cancer Pain. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(16), 1677-1690. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Luckett, T., Boyle, F., Phillips, J., Agar, M., Davidson, P. (2014). Patient Education, Coaching, and Self-Management for Cancer Pain. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(16), 1712-1720. [More Information]
  • Dong, S., Butow, P., Costa, D., Lovell, M., Agar, M. (2014). Symptom Clusters in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 48(3), 411-450. [More Information]

2013

  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]

2012

  • Dimoska, A., Butow, P., Lynch, J., Hovey, E., Agar, M., Beale, P., Tattersall, M. (2012). Implementing patient question-prompt lists into routine cancer care. Patient Education and Counseling, 86(2), 252-258. [More Information]

2011

  • Lobb, E., Swetenham, K., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A collateral benefit of research in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(9), 986-987. [More Information]
  • To, T., Greene, A., Agar, M., Currow, D. (2011). A point prevalence survey of hospital inpatients to define the proportion with palliation as the primary goal of care and the need for specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal, 41(5), 430-433. [More Information]
  • Connell, T., Griffiths, R., Fernandez, R., Tran, D., Agar, M., Harlum, J. (2011). Quality-of-life trajectory of clients and carers referred to a community palliative care service. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(2), 80-85. [More Information]

2010

  • Currow, D., Agar, M., Plummer, J., Blyth, F., Abernethy, A. (2010). Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 232-239. [More Information]

2008

  • Agar, M., Currow, D., Plummer, J., Chye, R., Draper, B. (2008). Differing management of people with advanced cancer and delirium by four sub-specialties. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 22(5), 633-40. [More Information]

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