Brian is the Director of Parkville Integrated Palliative Care Service at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, including The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Brian is a specialist in both Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology, and is an Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne. Brian is the immediate past Chair of the Training Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, responsible for training of all palliative medicine specialists in Australia and New Zealand.
Brian is involved with many other Commonwealth and State governmental organisations providing Palliative Care, and is a past chairman of Palliative Care Victoria. Brian is involved with research in the areas of palliative and supportive care, including clinical trials of novel therapies, and research into palliative care integration and benefits for patients and carers.