Claire E Wakefield COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012

Claire E Wakefield

Dr Wakefield is a Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow and the program leader of the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia. She is a registered psychologist, with a first-class honours degree, a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD in Psychology. Dr Wakefield conducts research investigating the full range of psychological issues that affect families of children with cancer, throughout the cancer journey- from diagnosis, through treatment to long-term survivorship. She is also investigating the needs of bereaved families. Dr Wakefield also has an interest in psychosocial aspects of hereditary cancer, particularly in relation to genetic testing for breast/ovarian/bowel cancer predisposition. Her research outputs therefore cross discipline boundaries, representing a unique blend of knowledge in psychology, oncology, paediatrics, adolescence and genetics.

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