Dr Ben   Smith
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Ben Smith

     Mar 2009 - Aug 2014    Doctor of Philosophy, School of Psychology, University of Sydney (USyd)

  • Thesis title: “The psychological wellbeing, health-related quality of life, and supportive care needs of Australian testicular cancer survivors: A quantitative and qualitative investigation”
  • Supervised by Prof Madeleine King, Prof Phyllis Butow, and Prof Ian Olver

     Mar 2003 - Oct 2006     Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology, USyd

medicine-health
SWS Clinical School

Dr Ben Smith is the Co-Deputy Director of CONCERT, the Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation at the Ingham Institute and University of New South Wales. Ben’s research aims to ensure equitable access to high quality evidence-based psychosocial cancer care for all people living with cancer. He has a particular interest in fear of cancer recurrence, digital health interventions and underserved populations impacted by cancer, such as culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.  

Phone
+61 2 8738 9244
Location
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research 1 Campbell Street Liverpool NSW 2170

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Chauhan A; Walpola RL; Manias E; Seale H; Walton M; Wilson C; Smith AB; Li J; Harrison R, 2021, 'How do health services engage culturally and linguistically diverse consumers? An analysis of consumer engagement frameworks in Australia', Health Expectations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.13315
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB, 2021, 'Integrating fear of cancer recurrence screening into routine care: opportunities and challenges', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 30, pp. 134 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5558
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Bell L; Anderson K; Girgis A; Aoun S; Cunningham J; Wakefield CE; Shahid S; Smith AB; Diaz A; Lindsay D; Masa A; Garvey G, 2021, '“We Have to Be Strong Ourselves”: Exploring the Support Needs of Informal Carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147281
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Anderson K; Smith A; Diaz A; Shaw J; Butow P; Sharpe L; Girgis A; Lebel S; Dhillon H; Burhansstipanov L; Tighe B; Garvey G, 2021, 'A Systematic Review of Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Indigenous and Minority Peoples', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, pp. 621850, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.621850
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Mercieca-Bebber R; Naher SK; Rincones O; Ben Smith A; Stockler MR, 2021, 'Patient-Reported Outcomes Associated with Treatments for Testicular Cancer: A Systematic Review', PATIENT-RELATED OUTCOME MEASURES, vol. 12, pp. 129 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PROM.S242754
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Buckley JG; Smith A; Sidhom M; Rai R; Liney GP; Dowling JA; Metcalfe PE; Holloway LC; Keall PJ, 2021, 'Measurements of human tolerance to horizontal rotation within an MRI scanner: Towards gantry-free radiation therapy', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, vol. 65, pp. 112 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1754-9485.13130
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Rincones O; Smith A’; Naher S; Mercieca-Bebber R; Stockler M, 2021, 'An updated systematic review of quantitative studies assessing anxiety, depression, fear of cancer recurrence or psychological distress in testicular cancer survivors', Cancer Management and Research, vol. 13, pp. 3803 - 3816, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S198039
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Rincones O; Mancuso P; Sidhom M; Wong K; Berry M; Forstner D; Ngo D; Bokey L; Girgis A, 2021, 'Low conflict and high satisfaction: Decisional outcomes after attending a combined clinic to choose between robotic prostatectomy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2021.05.007
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Breyton M; Smith AB; Rouquette A; Mancini J, 2021, 'Cancer information overload: Association between a brief version of the CIO scale and multiple cancer risk management behaviours', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 104, pp. 1246 - 1252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.09.016
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Williams JTW; Pearce A; Smith AB, 2021, 'A systematic review of fear of cancer recurrence related healthcare use and intervention cost-effectiveness', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5673
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Pradhan P; Sharpe L; Butow PN; Smith AB; Russell H, 2021, 'Is a Brief Online Booklet Sufficient to Reduce Fear of Cancer Recurrence or Progression in Women With Ovarian Cancer?', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.634136
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Shaw J; Kamphuis H; Sharpe L; Lebel S; Smith AB; Hulbert-Williams N; Dhillon HM; Butow P, 2021, 'Setting an International Research Agenda for Fear of Cancer Recurrence: An Online Delphi Consensus Study', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.596682
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Ben Smith
    Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Smith AB; Short CE; Fardell JE; Shaw J; Beatty L; Higgins K; Tutelman PR; Chambers CT; Girgis A, 2021, 'Barriers and facilitators to the availability of efficacious self-directed digital health tools for adults living with cancer and their caregivers: A systematic literature review and author survey study', Patient Education and Counseling, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.03.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Butow P; Klein B; Turner J; Sharpe L; Fardell J; Beatty L; Pearce A; Thewes B; Beith J; Girgis A, 2020, 'Development and usability evaluation of an online self-management intervention for fear of cancer recurrence (iConquerFear)', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, pp. 98 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5218
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Ben Smith A; Costa D; Galica J; Lebel S; Tauber N; van Helmondt SJ; Zachariae R, 2020, 'Spotlight on the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory (FCRI)', PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT, vol. 13, pp. 1257 - 1268, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S231577
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Lynch FA; Katona L; Jefford M; Ben Smith A; Shaw J; Dhillon HM; Ellen S; Phipps-Nelson J; Lai-Kwon J; Milne D; Russell L; Dax V; Diggens J; Kent H; Button-Sloan A; Elliott J; Shackleton M; Burridge H; Ftanou M, 2020, 'Feasibility and Acceptability of Fear-Less: A Stepped-Care Program to Manage Fear of Cancer Recurrence in People with Metastatic Melanoma', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092969
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Mutsaers B; Butow P; Dinkel A; Humphris G; Maheu C; Ozakinci G; Prins J; Sharpe L; Smith A; Thewes B; Lebel S, 2020, 'Identifying the key characteristics of clinical fear of cancer recurrence: An international Delphi study', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, pp. 430 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5283
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; Costa D; Galica J; Lebel S; Tauber N; van Helmondt SJ; Zachariae R, 2020, 'Spotlight on the fear of cancer recurrence inventory (Fcri)', Psychology Research and Behavior Management, vol. 13, pp. 1257 - 1268, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S284103
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Wu VS; Smith AB; Girgis A, 2020, 'The unmet supportive care needs of Chinese patients and caregivers affected by cancer: A systematic review', European Journal of Cancer Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13269
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Bergerot CD; Battle D; Philip EJ; Bergerot PG; Msaouel P; Smith A; Bamgboje AE; Shuch B; Derweesh IH; Jonasch E; Stern AP; Pal SK; Staehler M, 2020, 'Fear of cancer recurrence in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma', JCO Oncology Practice, vol. 16, pp. E1264 - E1271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/OP.20.00105
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; Niu AY; Descallar J; Delaney GP; Wu VS; Agar MR; Girgis A, 2020, 'Clinical trials knowledge and attitudes of Vietnamese- and Anglo-Australian cancer patients: A cross-sectional study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 16, pp. e242 - e251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13388
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Lyhne JD; Smith A; Frostholm L; Fink P; Jensen LH, 2020, 'Study protocol: A randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of therapist guided internet-delivered cognitive therapy (TG-iConquerFear) with augmented treatment as usual in reducing fear of cancer recurrence in Danish colorectal cancer survivors', BMC Cancer, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-06731-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Sharpe L; Turner J; Fardell JE; Thewes B; Smith AB; Gilchrist J; Beith J; Girgis A; Tesson S; Day S; Grunewald K; Butow P; Bell M; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2019, 'Psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 13, pp. 695 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00788-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Girgis S; Smith A; Lambert S; Waller A; Girgis A, 2019, '“It sort of hit me like a baseball bat between the eyes”: a qualitative study of the psychosocial experiences of mesothelioma patients and carers', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 631 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4357-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow P; Williams D; Thewes B; Tesson S; Sharpe L; Smith AB; Fardell JE; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Girgis A; Beith J, 2019, 'A psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: Views of study therapists regarding sustainability', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 533 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4971
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Tauber NM; O'Toole MS; Dinkel A; Galica J; Humphris G; Lebel S; Maheu C; Ozakinci G; Prins J; Sharpe L; Smith AB; Thewes B; Simard S; Zachariae R, 2019, 'Effect of psychological intervention on fear of cancer recurrence: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 37, pp. 2899 - 2915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.19.00572
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Ousseine YM; Durand MA; Bouhnik AD; Smith Aʻ; Mancini J, 2019, 'Multiple health literacy dimensions are associated with physicians’ efforts to achieve shared decision-making', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 102, pp. 1949 - 1956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.015
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow P; Shaw J; Vaccaro L; Sharpe L; Dhillon H; Smith B, 2019, 'A research agenda for fear of cancer recurrence: A Delphi study conducted in Australia', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 989 - 996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5048
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Rutherford C; Butow P; Olver I; Luckett T; Grimison P; Toner G; Stockler M; King M, 2018, 'A systematic review of quantitative observational studies investigating psychological distress in testicular cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, pp. 1129 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4596
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Zhong W; Smith B; Haghighi K; Mancuso P, 2018, 'Systematic Review of Decision Aids for the Management of Men With Localized Prostate Cancer', Urology, vol. 114, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2017.10.022
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Ousseine YM; Rouquette A; Bouhnik AD; Rigal L; Ringa V; Smith A; Mancini J, 2018, 'Validation of the french version of the functional, communicative and critical health literacy scale (FCCHL)', Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, vol. 2, pp. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41687-018-0027-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Fardell JE; Jones G; Smith AB; Lebel S; Thewes B; Costa D; Tiller K; Simard S; Feldstain A; Beattie S; McCallum M; Butow P, 2018, 'Exploring the screening capacity of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory-Short Form for clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, pp. 492 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4516
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Sharpe L; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Fardell JE; Girgis A; Tesson S; Descallar J; Bell ML; Beith J; Butow P; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Day S; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2018, 'Medical, demographic and psychological correlates of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) morbidity in breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer survivors with probable clinically significant FCR seeking psychological treatment through the ConquerFear study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 4207 - 4216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4294-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Leske S; Smith AB; Lambert SD; Girgis A, 2018, 'A protocol for an updated and expanded systematic mixed studies review of fear of cancer recurrence in families and caregivers of adults diagnosed with cancer', Systematic Reviews, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0795-5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Gerges M; Smith AB; Durcinoska I; Yan H; Girgis A, 2018, 'Exploring levels and correlates of health literacy in Arabic and Vietnamese immigrant patients with cancer and their English-speaking counterparts in Australia: A cross-sectional study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021666
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; Agar M; Delaney G; Descallar J; Dobell-Brown K; Grand M; Aung J; Patel P; Kaadan N; Girgis A, 2018, 'Lower trial participation by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cancer patients is largely due to language barriers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. 52 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12818
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Ben Smith
    Girgis A; Smith AB; Durcinoska I, 2018, 'Screening for distress in survivorship', Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 12, pp. 86 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SPC.0000000000000328
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Ben Smith
    Heiniger LE; Smith AB; Olver I; Grimison P; Klein B; Wootten A; Abbott JAM; Price MA; McJannett M; Tran B; Stockler MR; Gurney H; Butow PN, 2017, 'e-TC: Development and pilot testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12698
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow PN; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Sharpe L; Smith AB; Fardell JE; Tesson S; O'Connell R; Girgis A; Gebski VJ; Asher R; Mihalopoulos C; Bell ML; Zola KG; Beith J; Thewes B, 2017, 'Randomized trial of ConquerFear: A novel, theoretically based psychosocial intervention for fear of cancer recurrence', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 35, pp. 4066 - 4077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2017.73.1257
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; Mancuso P; Sidhom M; Wong K; Berry M; Rincones O; Forstner D; Bokey L; Girgis A, 2017, 'Prostatectomy versus radiotherapy for early-stage prostate cancer (PREPaRE) study: Protocol for a mixed-methods study of treatment decision-making in men with localised prostate cancer', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018403
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Ben Smith
    Girgis A; Levesque JV; Smith AB; Durcinoska I; Gerges M, 2017, 'The role and supportive care needs of the partners and carers of women with breast cancer', Cancer Forum, vol. 41
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Butow P; Olver I; Luckett T; Grimison P; Toner GC; Stockler MR; Hovey E; Stubbs J; Turner S; Hruby G; Gurney H; Alam M; Cox K; King MT, 2016, 'The prevalence, severity, and correlates of psychological distress and impaired health-related quality of life following treatment for testicular cancer: a survivorship study', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 10, pp. 223 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-015-0468-5
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Ben Smith
    Fardell JE; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Sharpe L; Smith AB; Girgis A; Butow P, 2016, 'Fear of cancer recurrence: a theoretical review and novel cognitive processing formulation', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 10, pp. 663 - 673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-015-0512-5
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Ben Smith
    Costa DSJ; Smith A; Fardell JE, 2016, 'The sum of all fears: conceptual challenges with measuring fear of cancer recurrence', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 24, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2943-y
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Ben Smith
    Costa DSJ; Smith A; Fardell JE, 2015, 'The sum of all fears: conceptual challenges with measuring fear of cancer recurrence', Supportive Care in Cancer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2943-y
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Ben Smith
    Ben Smith A; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Fardell J; Sharpe L; Bell ML; Girgis A; Grier M; Byrne D; Clutton S; Butow P, 2015, 'Pilot of a theoretically grounded psychologist-delivered intervention for fear of cancer recurrence (Conquer Fear)', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 24, pp. 967 - 970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3775
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Ben Smith
    Costa DSJ; Smith AB; Lim BT; Fardell JE, 2015, 'Simplifying the assessment of cancer information overload: A comment on Jensen et al. (2014)', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 98, pp. 1450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2015.04.020
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow P; Smith AB, 2015, 'Systematic reviews of pain and online interventions for cancer patients show evidence of mixed efficacy and highlight need for more rigorously designed research', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 98, pp. 267 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2015.01.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow PN; Fardell JE; Smith AB, 2015, 'Fear of cancer recurrence: An overview and Australian perspective', Cancer Forum, vol. 39, pp. 95 - 100
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Ben Smith
    Juraskova I; Butow P; Bonner C; Bell ML; Smith AB; Seccombe M; Boyle F; Reaby L; Cuzick J; Forbes JF, 2014, 'Improving decision making about clinical trial participation-a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for women considering participation in the IBIS-II breast cancer prevention trial', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 111, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2014.144
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Holzner B; Efficace F; Basso U; Johnson CD; Aaronson NK; Arraras JI; Smith AB; Chow E; Oberguggenberger AS; Bottomley A; Steiner H; Incrocci L; Giesinger JM, 2013, 'Cross-cultural development of an EORTC questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with testicular cancer: The EORTC QLQ-TC26', Quality of Life Research, vol. 22, pp. 369 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-012-0147-1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; King M; Butow P; Luckett T; Grimison P; Toner GC; Stockler M; Hovey E; Stubbs J; Hruby G; Gurney H; Turner S; Alam M; Cox K; Olver I, 2013, 'The prevalence and correlates of supportive care needs in testicular cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 22, pp. 2557 - 2564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3323
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; King M; Butow P; Olver I, 2013, 'A comparison of data quality and practicality of online versus postal questionnaires in a sample of testicular cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 22, pp. 233 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.2052
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Bernhard J; Aldridge J; Butow PN; Zoller P; Brown R; Smith A; Juraskova I, 2013, 'Patient-doctor agreement on recall of clinical trial discussion across cultures', Annals of Oncology, vol. 24, pp. 391 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mds288
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Butow PN; Bell M; Smith A; Fardell JE; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist JA; Beith J; Girgis A; Sharpe L; Shih S; Mihalopoulos C, 2013, 'Conquer fear: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a psychological intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence', BMC Cancer, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-201
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith AB; King M; Butow P; Grimison P; Olver I, 2013, 'Reduced quality of life in internet-panel controls', Epidemiology, vol. 24, pp. 462 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0b013e31828d4069
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Juraskova I; Butow P; Miguel C; Lopez AL; Chang S; Brown R; Bernhard J, 2011, 'Sharing vs. caring-The relative impact of sharing decisions versus managing emotions on patient outcomes', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 82, pp. 233 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Ben Smith
    Juraskova I; Hegedus L; Butow P; Smith A; Schofield P, 2010, 'Discussing complementary therapy use with early-stage breast cancer patients: Exploring the communication gap', Integrative Cancer Therapies, vol. 9, pp. 168 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534735410365712
  • Reports | 2020
    Dr Ben Smith
    Woodland L; Smith A; Harris-Roxas B, 2020, Increasing participation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in research, Centre for Oncology Education & Research Translation (CONCERT), Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, and the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), Sydney, https://cphce.unsw.edu.au/news-events/events/2020/09/increasing-participation-people-cald-backgrounds-research
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith A; Rincones O; Sidhom M; Mancuso P; Wong K; Berry M; Forstner D; Bokey L; Girgis A, 2019, 'Robot or radiation? A qualitative study of the decision support needs of men with localised prostate cancer choosing between robotic prostatectomy and radiotherapy treatment', in Patient Education and Counseling, WILEY, Ireland, Vol. 102, pp. 1364 - 1372, Ireland, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.02.017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Ben Smith
    Smith B; Agar M; Delaney G; Descallar J; Dobell-Brown K; Grand M; Aung JCC; Patel P; Kaadan N; Girgis A, 2017, 'Cancer Research Participation by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Patients in South Western Sydney from 2006 to 2016: A Retrospective Analysis', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 96 - 96, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000413954500098&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Ben Smith
    Heiniger L; Butow P; Olver I; Grimison P; Smith AB; Klein B; Wootten A; Abbott J; Price M; McJannett M; Tran B; Stockler M; Gurney H, 2014, 'E-TC: DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT TESTING OF A WEB-BASED INTERVENTION TO REDUCE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN SURVIVORS OF TESTICULAR CANCER', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 32 - 32, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000339716200031&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

2019: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award

2019: Ingham Institute Early Career Researcher Award

2019: Winner, South Western Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards 2019: Collaboration – Working as a Team. Australia’s first Prostate Cancer Combined Clinic.

2018: UNSW Medicine, South Western Sydney Clinical School Early Career Research Excellence Prize.

2018: Winner, 2018 Australia and New Zealand Urogenital Prostate Cancer Trials Group Travel Fellowship: Rincones O, Smith AB, Sidhom M, Mancuso P, Wong K, Berry M, Forstner D, Bokey L, Girgis A. Robots versus Radiation: Decision support needs of men with localised prostate cancer choosing between robotic prostatectomy and radiotherapy treatment.

2018: Winner, 2018 Australia and New Zealand Urogenital Prostate Cancer Trials Group Best of the Best Nursing/Allied Health: Rincones O, Smith AB, Sidhom M, Mancuso P, Wong K, Berry M, Forstner D, Bokey L, Girgis A. Robots versus Radiation: Decision support needs of men with localised prostate cancer choosing between robotic prostatectomy and radiotherapy treatment.

2017: Ingham Institute Best Community Paper Prize.

2017: Best of ASCO Abstract Award. Beith J, Thewes B, Turner J, Gilchrist J, Sharpe L, Girgis A, Smith AB, Fardell J, Tesson S, O’Connell R, Asher R, Butow P & members of the Conquer Fear authorship group. Long-term results of a phase II randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a psychological intervention (Conquer Fear) to reduce clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence in breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer survivors. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO). Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2015: ANZUP/Bayer Travel Fellowship.

2015: Sydney Catalyst Postgrad and Early Career Researcher Symposium Award for the presentation demonstrating the best example of consumer engagement

2014: ANZUP-PoCoG ACORD Fellowship.

2011-2013: Australian Rotary Health Ian Scott Mental Health Scholarship ($29,000 pa).

2013: USyd Cancer Research Network (CRN) Postgraduate Travel Grant.

2012: Sydney Catalyst Travel and Education Award.

2011: ANZUP/Novartis Travel Grant.

Grants

Grants (Total $5,772,158; $1,000,062 as CI)                                                                                           

iConquerFear: Demonstrating the potential of an online treatment for fear of cancer recurrence. Smith AB, Bamgboje A, Girgis A, Butow P, Klein B, Salter M. Ingham Institute Breast Cancer Research Grant 2019; $49,968.

Fear of Cancer Recurrence. Dam Lyhne J, Jensen L, Fink P, Frostholm L, Smith AB, Rix B. Trygfonden Living With Chronic Illness 2020. 500,000 Danish krone (approx. $100,000).

CALD population recruitment to MRI radiotherapy clinical trials. Rai R, Phan P, Elwadia D, Pham T, Smith AB. UNSW South Western Sydney Clinical School CALD Engagement Seeding Grants 2020; $20,000.

Enhancing safety and care quality for culturally and linguistically diverse cancer consumers: A consumer engagement approach. Harrison R, Walton M, Manias E, Wilson C, Seale H, Girgis A, Smith B. National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant 2020-2022; $417,809.

Improving the mental health of cancer survivors with an online mindfulness program: a partnership model to impact on cancer care. Livingston P, White V, Orellana L, Botti M, Jefford M, Girgis A, Austin D, Mihalopoulos C, Ugalde A, Russell L, Rasmussen B, Chambers R, Smith B. National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project 2020-2022; $715,644.70.

Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice: Continuing to Build Capacity and Collaborations for Better Cancer Outcomes. Smith AB, Girgis A, Daddich A, Caixeiro N, Rankin N, Rapport F, Fardell J, Sansom-Daly U, Paul C, Donnelly C, Boyle F. Cancer Institute NSW 2019-20; $100,000.

STEP FORWARDS: Piloting of a stepped care model for fear of cancer recurrence. Smith AB, Girgis A, Butow P, Pearce A, O’Dea B, Delaney G. SPHERE Cancer Clinical Academic Group E/MCR seed grant 2019; $49,973.

Targeted Approaches to Improve Cancer Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Garvey G, Cunningham J, Whop L, Brotherton J, Girgis A, Olver I, Howard K, Griffiths K, Baxi S, Condon J, Callander E, Guy R, Larkins S, Smith AB, Mein J, Baade P. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2018-2023; $2,499,981.

Development and piloting of a Question Prompt List (QPL) to aid informed treatment decision making in men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer. Smith A, Girgis A, Mancuso P, Sidhom M, Maxwell T, Wong K, Bokey L, Haghigi K, Berry M, Ngo D, Chong P. ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund 2018-2019; $49,610.

OASIS Centre for Optimal Cancer Survivorship – Capital Works Funding. Delaney GP, Girgis A, Agar M, Bensoussan A, Knight A, Bray V, Smith AB. Australian Cancer Research Foundation 2018-2020; $2,000,000.

Assessing supportive care needs of Indigenous cancer survivors' caregivers’ (IN180100047) Garvey G, Girgis A, Aoun S, Cunningham J, Wakefield C, Shahid S, Smith A. ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant 2018-2022; $689,924.

Addressing variations in care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Australia: A multifaceted approach to improve clinician adherence to guidelines. Kanazaki R, Connor S, Girgis A, Smith AB. Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change 2018-2019; $70,000.

iConquer Fear: Adaptation of an evidence-based face-to-face treatment for fear of cancer recurrence to a web-based self-management (eHealth) intervention and evaluation of its usability. Smith AB. Tour de Cure Support Grant 2017-2018; $85,625.

e-TC 2.0: Further development of an online psychological intervention for testicular cancer survivors. Smith AB, Butow P, Grimison P, Olver I, Klein B, Stockler M, Toner G, Tran B, Wootten A. ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund 2015-2016; $49,577.

The cross-cultural development and validation of an English and French version of the revised Cancer Information Overload scale. Smith AB, Butow P, Mancini J. University of Sydney – INSERM Mobility Funding Scheme 2015; $7,500.

Prospective validation study of a webbased tool to support treatment decision making in stage 1 testicular cancer patients and their support persons. Lynam P, Hall A, Hensken F, Smith A. Hunter Cancer Research Alliance Implementation Flagship Program Pilot Grants 2015; $20,000.

Test-E: Development and phase 1 testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer. Butow P, Olver I, Grimison P, Smith A, Klein B, Wootten A. Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research Pilot and Seed Funding ($50,000) and Cancer Council Australia ($50,000) 2013-2014.

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