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Dr

Michelle Peate

Research Fellow
Depression
Patient education
Quality of life
BRCA1/2
Fertility
Cancer
decision-making tools
Lynch syndrome
Oncology
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Dr

Michelle Peate

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Reproductive Health
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Dr

Michelle Peate

 

Dr Michelle Peate is the Program Leader for the Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit based at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne and a National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Early Career Fellow. In her current role she is overseeing a number of research projects in psychology, cancer and reproductive health.

Her main goals involve the development of resources for people who need them, and their evaluation through prospective, multi-centre psycho-oncology studies. Her research portfolio has involved the development and implementation of a number of patient resources, including a fertility-related decision aid for young women with early breast cancer (now available from the Breast Cancer Network Australia) and a booklet on breast cancer and early menopause (available from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre). Her work in this area is both nationally and internationally recognised - resulting in a number of awards, including a 2011 NSW Young Tall Poppy Award from the Australian Institute for Policy in Science, international invited presentations, and roles on clinical practice guideline committees.

Dr Peate has also been involved in pioneering the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in Psycho-oncology. These documents provide a gold standard for all stages of research from concept development though to closeout. She has been involved at all stages of the research projects and has developed an excellent understanding of research governance. Having worked on both sides of the fence has given Dr Peate a 'whole' view of research and it's processes.

Current projects include the development of an online fertility-related decision aid for young women with early breast cancer with low health literacy, an online fertility-related decision aid for parents of children with cancer, and an online deicsion aid for women considering freezing their eggs for non-medical reasons. She is also developing an online fertility ‘calculator’ for young women with breast cancer.

Publications: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=NpFa5bAAAAAJ&hl=en

You can follow her on twitter @DrPeate

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 62 most recent scholarly works by Michelle Peate.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Early Career Network Symposium, University of Melbourne Best Oral Presentation (2nd Prize)

2017

Royal Women’s Hospital Research Week, Early Career Researcher Award (Runner-up)

2017

International Psycho-Oncology Society Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award

2017

Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference Best Oral Presentation Award

2015

CASS Foundation Travel Award

2011

Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Australian Institute of Science and Policy

2010

Society Award for Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology

Australian Psychological Society

2010

Dean’s List for outstanding research in medicine

University of NSW

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow

Obstetrics And Gynaecology Royal Women'S Hospital/Mercy

Member

Cancer Survivorship Champions Forum, Parkville

Committee Member

Royal Women’s Hospital Research Week Organisation Committee

Committee Member

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) fertility preservation guidelines group

Committee Member

Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ASPOG)

Council Member, Sponsorship Sub-Committee Chair (2017)

Medical, Dental, and Health Sciences Early Career Research Council

Committee Member

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Center (VCCC) Conference committee

Committe Member

International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS) Website Committee

Committee Member

Psychosocial & Epidemiological Research in Reproductive medicine (PERR)

Committee Member

Cancer Australia’s Review and update of clinical practice guidelines Management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer.

Founding Member. 2013 – On Going. Deputy Chair (Aug 2015- Aug 2017), Chair (Aug 2017-Ongoing)

International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS) Early Career Professionals in Psycho-Oncology (ECPP) Committee

Member

International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)

Member

International Society for Fertility Preservation

Member

Australian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine

Member

Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of New South Wales

Master of Science in Medicine

University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Biology

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science

University of Sydney