Current projects

 

Returning to Work after Cancer – The Role of Workplace Resources

Many people diagnosed with cancer must negotiate time off from work to undergo treatment and think about how best to return to work after treatment. While many workplaces support their staff during this period, some people report better experiences with their employers than others. This project aims to understand the role different workplace factors (i.e communication, HR policies etc.) may have in these experiences.

Out with Cancer

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities (LGBTQI+) represent an “ignored epidemic” and a “growing and medically underserved population” in cancer care. This projects objective is to understand the experiences and concerns of cancer survivors and carers within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities. The findings will aim to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minorities.

Comparison of Treatments for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN Study)

This project is trying to better understand chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in the fingers/hands and/or toes/feet experienced following chemotherapy treatment) and to find out if heat, massage or a combination of heat and massage can reduce and manage symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy.

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors with Perceived Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment is recognised by up to 70% of cancer survivors as a major side-effect of treatment that impairs function and quality of life, and for which there is no proven treatment. This research project will compare two treatments to determine which, if either, is more beneficial.

Lifepool – Australian women finding answers

Every woman can help support breast cancer research though Lifepool – a project that brings together data from a variety of sources to create a vital resource for research into breast cancer and women’s health.