Dr Joanna Fardell is a Senior Research Fellow, 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. She also holds a clinical appointment as Neuropsychologist for the Western Sydney Youth Cancer Service, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital
Research Interests & Skills: Dr Fardell’s research interests focus on improving quality of life of people of all ages impacted by cancer, particularly through improving cognitive, social cognitive, and education or work outcomes, addressing unmet information needs and fear of cancer recurrence. Dr Fardell has experience with quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies.
Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Health Promotion, Cognition, Neuropsychology, Information needs, Patient reported outcome measurement and theory
BSc(Hons1), M. Clin Neuropsych, PhD
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Specific Research Keywords:
Cognition and cancer, Childhood Cancer, Psychosocial Issues, Adolescence, Young Adult, Adult, Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Psychology, Oncology, Paediatrics