Associate Professor Lisa Beatty

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

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

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 ( 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 (

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.

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

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

Topic coordinator
PSYC9213 Evidence Based Interventions
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)
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