Professor Aranda has 30 years of experience in cancer control. She has worked as a clinician, educator and researcher, having developed a significant supportive care research programme at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. She is currently working in a government organisation in a role designed to improve system performance. In this role her responsibilities span data collection, cancer information reporting and system innovation. Professor Aranda is the immediate past President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care where she fostered developments in international cancer nursing ranging from tobacco control programmes to train the trainer programmes in clinical leadership.