We are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing a PhD program investigating integration of online psychological therapy into the cancer care context.
An EOI can be submitted to Dr Joanne Shaw by email using contact details below. Dr Joanne Shaw for more information.
This project is co-supervised by academic staff at PoCoG and/or other members of the ADAPT team as appropriate for the candidate’s background and experience.
Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) is a cross-disciplinary research group which aims to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by developing and facilitating high quality, collaborative and clinically relevant research that focuses on interventions and services to optimise psychosocial and supportive care.
PoCoG has recently developed a Clinical Pathway for the management of anxiety and depression in adults with cancer - the first of its kind internationally. The Anxiety and Depression Pathway Program (ADAPT), a 5 year program of research funded through a Translation Program Grant awarded by the Cancer Institute NSW is focused on implementation of this clinical pathway into routine cancer care and offers the opportunity for public health, clinical and health service sectors to work together to produce evidence on the most effective ways to implement a clinical pathway in Australian cancer services. Within the program PoCoG has developed an on-line transdiagnostic therapy program for anxiety and depression. Within this, ADAPT offers opportunities to explore implementation of online therapy from a health services research perspective. Possible areas of research include: identifying different delivery models to maximise patient uptake and continued engagement with the program; explore health professional attitudes to different delivery models and define potential strategies to successfully implement online therapy into cancer services.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2503