Tracy King is a registered nurse with over 19 years’ experience in malignant haematology and blood and marrow transplantation.
She has published widely in both nursing journals and books and authored the myeloma chapter of a haematological oncology-nursing textbook. Tracy is an active member of a range of national and international professional working groups, including the Cancer Institute NSW Oncology Group (NSWOG) Haematology; the Myeloma UK Nurse Guidelines Group; and the Executive Committee of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Nurses Group, which she co-founded.
Trained in the UK, she gained her clinical experience at the Hammersmith Hospital BMT unit where she undertook specialist training in advanced haematology nursing. As a member of the board of directors of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) UK, she further specialised in the care and support of those affected by multiple myeloma, and went on to set up a myeloma awareness and education program for nurses within the UK.
After moving to Australia in 2004, Tracy continued to follow her interest in the care of those with myeloma by taking up positions of support services manager of the Myeloma Foundation of Australia and Myeloma Nurse Consultant RPAH Sydney, a position she set up and organised funding for herself. During this time, she also completed a Masters in Nursing Leadership. Tracy was invited to become a Clinical Associate at University of Sydney (NSW), working closely with Prof Kate White and her team at Cancer Nursing Research Unit, Sydney Cancer Centre/Sydney Nursing School.
Tracy successfully completed a Clinical Training Fellowship from the Cancer Institute NSW on the information needs of those affected by myeloma, with a particular focus on the experience of those undergoing high dose steroids as part of their anti-myeloma therapy regimens. Tracy’s presentation on her research was awarded Best Abstract at the European Group for Blood & Marrow Transplantation Annual Scientific Meeting 2012.
Tracy continues to lead a program of research in supportive care as a Clinical Research Fellow with the CNRU, in conjunction with her role as a Myeloma CNC. Her passion remains working with and improving the care of those affected by myeloma, especially through educational initiatives.