Miss Chloe Lim

Research Associate

PhD in Psychology

BComm (Liberal Studies) (Honours Class I in Psychology)

Medicine & Health
The Black Dog Institute

Chloe is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Child Mental Health Research Team at the Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales. Chloe's research focuses on digital interventions to improve mental health outcomes for children with anxiety and depression. She leads two clinical trials assessing the efficacy of 1) a digital exposure-focused parent-led intervention for children with anxiety, and 2) an Online Mental Health Check that provides personalised reports and triaged information packs on children's anxiety and depression outcomes. She is passionate about child and adolescent mental health; the role of parents, teachers, and caregivers in child mental health; and digital interventions.

Chloe completed her PhD at The School of Psychology, the University of Sydney. Her thesis explored the psychosocial and quality of life outcomes of survivors of advanced bowel cancer through qualitative interviews. 


02 9065 9061
Black Dog Institute Hospital Rd Randwick NSW 2031

1.      Faculty of Science Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney, 2023

Awarded in recognition of excellence in my PhD thesis.


2.      School of Psychology HDR Publication Prize, The University of Sydney, 2022

Awarded for my PhD publications during 2022.


3.      Best Collaborative Project of the Year, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) Awards Ceremony, November 2022.

Article: Lim, C.Y.S., Laidsaar-Powell, R.C., Young, J.M., Solomon, M., Steffens, D., Blinman, P., O’Loughlin S., Zhang, Y., The advanced-CRC survivorship authorship group, & Butow, P. (2022) Fear of cancer progression and death anxiety in survivors of advanced colorectal cancer: A qualitative study exploring coping strategies and quality of life. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, doi: 10.1177/00302228221121493


4.      Best T2T3 Poster Presentation, Sydney Catalyst Research Showcase, June 2021.

Poster presentation: Quality of life in cancer survivors with advanced colorectal cancer: A qualitative study


5.      Top Cited Article, European Journal of Cancer Care, 2020-2021.

Article: Lim, C. Y. S., Laidsaar-Powell, R. C., Young, J. M., Kao, S. C., Zhang, Y., & Butow, P. (2021). Colorectal cancer survivorship: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research. European Journal of Cancer Care, 30:e13421, doi: 10.1111/ecc.13421


6.      Most Outstanding Presentation in the Public Health and Quality of Life session, Cancer Research Network (CRN) Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Cancer Research Symposium, November 2019.

Oral presentation: A systematic review of the lived experiences of colorectal cancer survivors.


7.      Best of the Best Oral Presentation from an Emerging Researcher, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Cancer Survivorship Conference, March 2019.

Oral presentation: Cancer-related cognitive impairment: a comprehensive evaluation of a standard patient factsheet.


8.      Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, The University of Sydney, 2018

Awarded to undergraduate students displaying excellent academic performance.


9.      Academic Merit Prize, The University of Sydney, 2018

Awarded to exemplary undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

My Research Supervision

Maddison O’Gradey-Lee, Measuring life interference from anxiety and depressive disorders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people”