Associate Professor Lisa Beatty

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (382)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lisa Beatty is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Flinders University, and a visiting Consulting Clinical Psychologist in Medical Oncology at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. She has over 18 years of research and clinical expertise in the field of psycho-oncology (the scientific exploration of the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment).

Within this field, A/Prof Beatty specialises in digital psycho-oncology interventions, a strategy that aims to deliver evidence-based psychological treatments to those who may not be able to access them due to their health status, distance, or stigma. Lisa has led or supervised the development of multiple evidence-based digital psycho-oncology programs, including Finding My Way, Finding My Way-Advanced, and Healthy Living after Cancer-Online. Finding My Way is now a freely available online resource for the Australian cancer community and has been trialled by researchers in UK and USA.

Key career achievements include attracting 4.5 years of fellowship funding from Cancer Council SA, and over $4.5M in competitive project grant funding from a range of funders including National Health and Medical Research Council, Cancer Australia, Medical Research Future Fund, Beat Cancer Project, NorthWest Cancer Research, and Flinders Foundation. Lisa has published over 60 journal articles and 2 book chapters.

A/Prof Beatty is the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Deputy Chair for the Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG), and SAC Member for Breast Cancer Trials, two of 14 national cancer clinical trials groups funded by Cancer Australia.

Clinically, A/Prof Beatty sees adults affected by cancer at the Flinders Cancer Wellness Centre, a public psychology outpatient clinic, and supervises provisional psychologists on placement there.

BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)
Honours, awards and grants

2023 Dean's Recognition of Teaching Award (Postgraduate Students), Flinders University College of Education, Psychology & Social Work

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

Key responsibilities

Director of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program

Teaching interests

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Evidence Based Interventions


Topic coordinator
PSYC9200B Research Project B
PSYC9200C Research Project C
Topic lecturer
PSYC9009 Psychological disorders and psychopharmacology
PSYC9005 Advanced Applications of Evidence Based Therapies
Supervisory interests
Cancer survivorship
Digital health
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Psycho-Oncology; Digital Health (1)
Expert for media contact
Breast Cancer
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour
digital mental health interventions
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Media expertise
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour
  • Psychology
  • Psycho-oncology
  • digital mental health interventions
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