Claire E Wakefield COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012

Claire E Wakefield

Claire Wakefield is a Professor at UNSW Sydney and leads the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Prof Wakefield’s research aims to delineate how best to meet the needs of families affected by paediatric and adolescent cancer. Her focus is on developing strategies to prevent poor mental health outcomes in vulnerable groups using evidence-based interventions and novel technology. She has a particular interest in cancer survivorship and in the psychological implications of cancer genetics. Prof Wakefield holds several key leadership roles, including being Chair of the Paediatrics Special Interest Group for the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS). She was also the founding Chair of the IPOS Early Career Professionals Committee. Prof Wakefield has been named as Chief Investigator on grants worth more than $23M and has more than 110 publications. She is a Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK, and received the 2014 Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow.

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