Dr Lisa Beatty is a Clinical Psychologist and Cancer Council SA Postdoctoral Fellow (Cancer Support) at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. She has over 12 years of research and clinical expertise in the field of psycho-oncology (the scientific exploration of the psychological impact and treatment of cancer). Within this field, Lisa is an expert in the online provision of support for cancer survivors, a strategy that aims to deliver evidence-based psychological treatments to those who may not be able to access them otherwise due to distance, fear or distress. Lisa works at the interface of oncology and psychology and effectively engages with researchers, clinicians, and consumers in both these fields.
Dr Beatty has attracted national funding to support her research and was the lead investigator on a large NHMRC-funded multi-centre grant, which demonstrated the benefits of her online intervention, Finding My Way (www.findingmyway.org.au). This program is now a freely available online resource for the Australian cancer community, and is also currently being adapted for use by researchers in US, UK, Germany and Romania.
Dr Beatty has published over 28 journal articles, 1 book chapter, 1 book review, and has received 5 awards in recognition of her work, including a 2017 "South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award".
Clinically, Dr Beatty provides a public psychology clinic for adults affected by cancer, where she provides assessment of, and psychological treatment for, cancer-related distress, along with running occasional group programs, and training provisional (early career) psychologists on clinical rotation with her.
2017 SA Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient / 2017 SA Science Excellence Awards Tall Poppy of the Year Finalist
2013 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers
2010 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Best of the Best Poster Award
2004 Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Lyn Wrigley Award for Breast Cancer Research
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