Researcher

Dr Joanna Elizabeth Fardell

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Biography

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...view more

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

Qualifications:
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


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters and PhD Supervision

Areas of supervision:

  • Cognition and education outcomes of children and adolescents with chronic illness
  • Measurement in psychology and neuropsychology
  • Social outcomes and engaging with peers during treatment for cancer in childhood and adolescence
  • Fear of cancer recurrence and Fear of disease progression

 


Currently supervising

Current student projects include:

  • social outcomes (including social anxiety and bullying) of children and adolescents with cancer
  • education outcomes for children with chronic illnesses and supporting education engagement for children with chronic illness (including cancer)
  • models of care for childhood cancer survivors
  • quality of life, physical activity and health behaviours among childhood cancer survivors
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