Mr Paul Cafarella

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West Wing
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Paul Cafarella is a Health Psychologist with expertise in behaviour change programmes such as chronic disease self-management and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as mental health problems in respiratory and motor neurone disease populations. He has been regularly consulted by state and national bodies on these matters and presents often at national and international respiratory conferences on these topics.

Research expertise
Public health and health services
Research interests
His research interests include the assessment, treatment and consequences of mental health problems in people with chronic dieseases and their carers. In particular, he is involved in current research regarding COPD patients and their carers; COPD patient self-management; models of pulmonary rehabilitation; the assessment of dyspnoea; cognitive-behaviour therapy for COPD patients; and the language of breathlessness in COPD patients.
Teaching interests

Paul's current appointments include teaching roles at Flinders University of South Australia where he coordinates theTopic Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2004 - present) within the Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation and regularly contributes health psychology lecturesand tutorials to the postgraduate Medical and Nursing Schools (1994 – present).

Topic coordinator
REHB8029 Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Topic lecturer
REHB8029 Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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