Dr Joanna Fardell is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine and works at one of Australia’s largest psycho-oncology research groups - The Behavioural Sciences Unit, part of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital. Please see www.behaviouralsciencesunit.org.
Research Interests: Dr Fardell’s research interests surround improving mental health and quality of life in families affected by paediatric and adolescent cancer. Her particular interests and research projects cover cognitive function and cancer, measurement in psychology, and fear of cancer recurrence.
Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Health Promotion, Cognition, Neuropsychology
BSc(Hons1), M. Clin Neuropsych, PhD
Prizes & Awards:
- Australian Psychological Society, Excellent Psychology PhD awarded in 2013.
- H Tasman Lovell Memorial Medallion for Psychology, The University of Sydney, 2013
- Best International Young Researcher Award, International Cognition and Cancer Taskforce, 2012
Specific Research Keywords:
Cognition and cancer, Childhood Cancer, Psychosocial Issues, Adolescence, Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Psychology, Oncology, Paediatrics