Associate Professor Lisa Beatty is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 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 digital mental health interventions for cancer survivors, a strategy that aims to deliver evidence-based psychological treatments online 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.
Lisa 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 has been adapted for use by researchers in US, Romania, and the most recently the UK (www.findingmyway.org.uk).
Lisa is Deputy Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the national Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG) clinical trials group. Clinically, Lisa supervises a public psychology clinic for adults affected by cancer, where she offers placements to provisional (early career) psychologists to provide assessment of, and psychological treatment for, cancer-related distress.
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
Deputy Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Breast Cancer Trials
Affiliate Editor, Psycho-Oncology (2019- current)
Consulting Clinical Psychologist - access appointment with Flinders Medical Centre, SALHN
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