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A/PROF PENELOPE SCHOFIELD

Positions

Overview

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  • Associate Professor Penny Schofield is the Director in the Department of Cancer Experience Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria. She is a behavioural scientist with over 25 years experience in conducting research in the field of cancer control. She is the author of over 100 papers and eight book chapters or reports, and has given 34 Invited Presentations since 2006, and 43 oral conference presentations. A/Prof Schofield is a named Chief Investigator on 36 peer-reviewed grants. She has extensive experience in behavioural, psycho-social, quality of life and supportive care research in cancer, particularly randomised controlled trials. Her current research focus is to assess and improve the quality of life and other patient reported outcomes of patients undergoing and completing cancer treatment via the development and testing of evidence-based psycho-educational interventions that can be readily adopted into clinical practice.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG). Current Member 2011 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). Current member 2011 -
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. Current member 2009 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Current member 2002 -
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society. Current member 2002 -
  • Public Health Association of Australia. Current member 2002 -
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. Current member 1999 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1997
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1988

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Achievement Award, NHMRC, 2010
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2010
  • NHMRC nominated and sponsored representative Science meets Parliament 2010, NHMRC, 2010
  • Best of the Best Conference Presentation, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, 2009
  • Team Innovation Award, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 2006

Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • Associate Professor Penny Schofield is a behavioural scientist with over 25 years experience in conducting research in the field of cancer control. She has extensive experience in behavioural, psycho-social, quality of life and supportive care research in cancer, particularly randomised controlled trials. Her current research focus is to assess and improve the quality of life and other patient reported outcomes of patients undergoing and completing cancer treatment via the development and testing of evidence-based psycho-educational interventions that can be readily adopted into clinical practice.