Position

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

Qualifications

BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)

Research interests

My current research interests include:

(i) Examining the psychosocial adjustment concerns of people with cancer;

(ii) Develop and evaluate self-directed interventions to address these concerns.

My research team have previously designed and evaluated two self-help workbooks for women with breast cancer. During my postdoctoral research fellowship this research expanded into an online format, where we developed and pilot tested a web-based self-help program for all people affected by early-stage cancer, using a single site RCT. The next stage of this research currently underway is to refine the web-program, based on feedback from the pilot RCT, and to trial it using a multi-site RCT design. This latest project has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Publications

  • Beatty, L. and Oxlad, M. (2013). Psychological approaches to assisting individuals diagnosed with cancer. In ML Caltabiano & LA Ricciardelli, ed. Applied Topics in Health Psychology. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 376-390.
    [Web Link]
  • Beatty, L.J., Kemp, E.B. and Koczwara, B. (2015). Finding my way: Uptake and satisfaction with an internet self-help program for cancer-related distress. 2015 World Congress of Psyco-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops. Washington, DC, USA. Jul 2015.
  • Beatty, L.J. (2015). Online psychological therapeutic interventions for people affected by cancer. 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops. Washington, DC, USA. Jul 2015.
  • Beatty, L.J., Kemp, E.B., Butow, P.N., Girgis, A., Hulbert-Williams, N., Schofield, P., et al. (2015). A systematic review of psychotherapeutic interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer: Implications and recommendations for developing an online self-help program. 42nd Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. Hobart, Tasmania. Nov 2015.
  • Binnion, C.L., Beatty, L.J., Kemp, E.B. and Koczwara, B. (2015). Finding my way: A mixed-methods interim analysis of predictors of adherence to an online psychological intervention for cancer-related distress. 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy Workshops. Washington, DC, Jul 2015.
  • Beatty, L., Kemp, K., Wade, T., Katris, P., Wootten, A., Yip, D., et al. (2014). Finding my way: Preliminary findings from a RCT evaluating an internet self-help program for cancer-related distress. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 41st Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2014.
  • Beatty, L., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T. (2013). Developing and evaluating an online self-help program for cancer distress: A randomised pilot trial. Cancer Council 11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control (BRCC) Conference. Adelaide, Australia. May 2013.
  • Beatty, L., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T. (2013). Developing and evaluating an online self-help program for cancer distress: A randomised pilot trial. Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Survivorship Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Feb 2013.
  • Beatty, L., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T. (2013). Cancer coping online: Findings and lessons learned from a phase 11RCT of an eHealth program for reducing cancer-distress. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • Beatty, L., Wade, T. and Koczwara, B. (2012). iCanCope: The internet Cancer Coping guide: A preliminary evaluation of an online self-directed intervention of reducing distress in early stage cancer patients. In International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) 14th World Congress. International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) 14th World Congress. Brisbane, Australia. Nov 2012.
  • Beatty, L.J., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. and Wade, T.D. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use and distress among Australian women with cancer: A prospective longitudinal investigation. In Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 37th Annual Scientific Meeting. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 37th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2010.
  • Beatty, L.J., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. and Wade, T.D. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use and distress among Australian women with cancer: A prospective longitudinal investigation. In International Psycho-Oncology Society 12th World Congress. International Psycho-Oncology Society 12th World Congress. Quebec City, Canada. May 2010.
  • Beatty, L.J., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. and Wade, T.D. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use and distress among Australian women with cancer: A prospective longitudinal investigation. In 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia. Jul 2010.
  • Beatty, L.J. (2010). Psychological motivators and outcomes of seeking or not seeking complementary therapies during and after cancer treatment: A focus-group study. In Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 37th Scientific Meeting. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 37th Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2010.
  • Beatty, L.J., Koczwara, B., Rice, J. and Wade, T.D. (2009). Evaluating the efficacy of a self-help workbook for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. In Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology : 36th annual scientific meeting Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell. 36th Annual Scientific Meeting Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. Gold Coast, QLD, pp. A241-A242.
  • Hallsworth, L.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2008). Finding your way: evaluating a self-help workbook intervention to facilitate psychosocial adjustment in Australian women with early breast cancer. In Jimmie C. Holland MD & Maggie Watson PhD, ed. Abstracts of the International Psycho-Oncology Society 10th World Congress. Wiley Blackwell. The International Psycho-Oncology Society 10th World Congress. Madrid, Spain. Jun 2008, pp. 30-30.
  • Hallsworth, L.J., Wade, T.D., Koczwara, B. and Rice, J. (2008). Evaluating the efficacy of a self-help workbook for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. In 31st AACBT National Conference. 31st AACBT National Conference. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2008.
  • Hallsworth, L.J., Oxlad, M.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2007). Effects of a self-help workbook intervention on the psychosocial adjustment of breast cancer survivors. In Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology: Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Blackwell Publishing. Prevention, Palliation and Cure: Progress through clinical trials: Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2007, pp. A50-A50.
  • Hallsworth, L.J., Oxlad, M.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2007). Effects of a self-help workbook intervention on the psychosocial adjustment of breast cancer survivors. In Psychology Making an Impact: 42nd APS Annual Conference Handbook. Australian Psychological Society. Psychology Making an Impact: 42nd APS Annual Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Sep 2007, pp. 44-44.
    [Web Link]
  • Beatty, L.J., Lee, C. and Wade, T.D. (2006). Life events as predictors of quality of life following breast cancer: A prospective examination of the mediational role of perceived stress. In 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. Bangkok, Thailand. Jan 2006.
  • Beatty, L. (2013). Book review: Group schema therapy for borderline personality disorder - A step-by-step treatment manual with patient workbook. Clinical Psychologist, 17(3) pp. 133.
    [10.1111/cp.12027]
  • Nixon, R.D., Best, T.M., Wilksch, S.M., Angelakis, S., Beatty, L.J. and Weber, N.S. (2017). Cognitive processing therapy for the treatment of acute stress disorder following sexual assault: A randomized effectiveness study. Behaviour Change,
  • Beatty, L.J. and Binnion, C.L. (2016). A systematic review of predictors of, and reasons for, adherence to online psychogical interventions. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,
    [10.1007/s12529-016-9556-9] [10.1007/s12529-016-9556-9] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2016). Evaluating the efficacy of a self-guided web-based CBT intervention for reducing cancer-distress: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3) pp. 1043-1051.
    [10.1007/s00520-015-2867-6] [10.1007/s00520-015-2867-6] [Scopus]
  • Savas, P., Robertson, A., Beatty, L.J., Hookings, E., McGee, M.A., Marker, J., et al. (2016). Patient preferences on the integration of complementary therapy with conventional cancer care. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 12(2) pp. e311-e318.
    [10.1111/ajco.12226] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Kemp, E.B., Wade, T.D. and Koczwara, B. (2015). Finding my way: Protocol of a randomised controlled trial evaluating an internet self-help program for cancer-related distresss. BMC Cancer, 15:328
    [10.1186/s12885-015-1322-x] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L. and Lambert, S. (2013). A systematic review of internet-based self-help therapeutic interventions to improve distress and disease-control among adults with chronic health conditions. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(4) pp. 609-622.
    [10.1016/j.cpr.2013.03.004] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L. and Scott, K. (2013). Examining eHealth use as a coping strategy for cancer-adjustment: An application of the Chronic Illness Model. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 9(1) pp. 9-18.
    [10.7790/ejap.v9i1.349]
  • Nixon, R., Ball, S.A., Sterk, J., Best, T. and Beatty, L. (2013). Autobiographical memory in children and adolescents with acute stress and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Change, 30(3) pp. 180-198.
    [10.1017/bec.2013.17] [Scopus]
  • Penrose, R., Beatty, L., Mattiske, J. and Koczwara, B. (2013). The psychosocial impact of cancer-related infertility on women. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(2) pp. 188-193.
    [10.1188/13.CJON.188-193] [Scopus]
  • Scott, K. and Beatty, L. (2013). Feasibility study of a self-guided cognitive behaviour therapy internet intervention for cancer carers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(4) pp. 270-274.
    [10.1071/PY13025] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D. and Wade, T. (2012). Evaluating the impact of cancer on complementary and alternative medicine use, distress and health related QoL among Australian women: A prospective longitudinal investigation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(1-2) pp. 61-69.
    [10.1016/j.ctim.2011.09.008] [Scopus]
  • Penrose, R., Beatty, L., Mattiske, J. and Koczwara, B. (2012). Fertility and cancer - a qualitative study of Australian cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(6) pp. 1259-1265.
    [10.1007/s00520-011-1212-y] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L., Koczwara, B., Knott, V. and Wade, T. (2012). Why people choose to not use complementary therapies during cancer treatment: A focus group study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21(1) pp. 98-106.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2354.2011.01279.x] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T. (2011). 'Cancer Coping Online': A pilot trial of a self-guided CBT internet intervention for cancer-related distress. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 7(2) pp. 17-25.
    [Web Link]
  • Koczwara, B. and Beatty, L. (2011). Psychology of complementary care in cancer: Motivators, barriers and outcomes. Cancer Forum, 35(1) pp. 10-13.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Beatty, L.J. and Koczwara, B. (2010). An effectiveness study of a CBT group program for women with breast cancer. Clinical Psychologist, 14(2) pp. 45-53.
    [10.1080/13284207.2010.500307] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Koczwara, B., Rice, J.L.M. and Wade, T.D. (2010). A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a self-help workbook intervention on distress, coping and quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(5) pp. 69-73.
    [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Oxlad, M.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2010). A randomised pilot of a self-help workbook intervention for breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18 pp. 1597-1603.
    [10.1007/s00520-010-0962-2] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Lee, C. and Wade, T.D. (2009). A prospective examination of perceived stress as a mediator of the relationship between life-events and QOL following breast cancer. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14(4) pp. 789-804.
    [10.1348/135910709X412459] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Oxlad, M.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2008). The psychosocial concerns and needs of women recently diagnosed with breast cancer: a qualitative study of patient, nurse and volunteer perspectives. Health Expectations, 11(4) pp. 331-342.
    [10.1111/j.1369-7625.2008.00512.x] [Scopus]
  • Oxlad, M.J., Wade, T.D., Hallsworth, L.J. and Koczwara, B. (2008). 'I'm living with a chronic illness, not...dying with cancer': a qualitative study of Australian women's self-identified concerns and needs following primary treatment for breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 17(2) pp. 157-166.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00828.x] [Scopus]
  • Baker, R.A., Hallsworth, L.J. and Knight, J.L. (2005). Stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80 pp. 1746-1750.
    [10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.04.059] [Scopus]
  • Hallsworth, L.J., Wade, T.D. and Tiggemann, M. (2005). Individual differences in male body image: an examination of self-objectification in recreational body builders. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(3) pp. 453-465.
    [10.1348/135910705X26966] [Scopus]
  • Nixon, R.D., Best, T.M., Wilksch, S.M., Angelakis, S., Beatty, L.J. and Weber, N.S. (2017). Cognitive processing therapy for the treatment of acute stress disorder following sexual assault: A randomized effectiveness study. Behaviour Change,
  • Beatty, L.J. and Binnion, C.L. (2016). A systematic review of predictors of, and reasons for, adherence to online psychogical interventions. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,
    [10.1007/s12529-016-9556-9] [10.1007/s12529-016-9556-9] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Koczwara, B. and Wade, T.D. (2016). Evaluating the efficacy of a self-guided web-based CBT intervention for reducing cancer-distress: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3) pp. 1043-1051.
    [10.1007/s00520-015-2867-6] [10.1007/s00520-015-2867-6] [Scopus]
  • Savas, P., Robertson, A., Beatty, L.J., Hookings, E., McGee, M.A., Marker, J., et al. (2016). Patient preferences on the integration of complementary therapy with conventional cancer care. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 12(2) pp. e311-e318.
    [10.1111/ajco.12226] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L.J., Kemp, E.B., Wade, T.D. and Koczwara, B. (2015). Finding my way: Protocol of a randomised controlled trial evaluating an internet self-help program for cancer-related distresss. BMC Cancer, 15:328
    [10.1186/s12885-015-1322-x] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L. and Lambert, S. (2013). A systematic review of internet-based self-help therapeutic interventions to improve distress and disease-control among adults with chronic health conditions. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(4) pp. 609-622.
    [10.1016/j.cpr.2013.03.004] [Scopus]
  • Beatty, L. and Scott, K. (2013). Examining eHealth use as a coping strategy for cancer-adjustment: An application of the Chronic Illness Model. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 9(1) pp. 9-18.
    [10.7790/ejap.v9i1.349]
  • Nixon, R., Ball, S.A., Sterk, J., Best, T. and Beatty, L. (2013). Autobiographical memory in children and adolescents with acute stress and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Change, 30(3) pp. 180-198.
    [10.1017/bec.2013.17] [Scopus]
  • Penrose, R., Beatty, L., Mattiske, J. and Koczwara, B. (2013). The psychosocial impact of cancer-related infertility on women. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(2) pp. 188-193.
    [10.1188/13.CJON.188-193] [Scopus]
  • Scott, K. and Beatty, L. (2013). Feasibility study of a self-guided cognitive behaviour therapy internet intervention for cancer carers. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(4) pp. 270-274.
    [10.1071/PY13025] [Scopus]

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