Presenters

A/Professor Claire Wakefield

Associate Professor Claire Wakefield is a Senior Researcher at the University of NSW and leads the Behavioural Sciences Unit in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospit... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor Claire: Survivorship Care Planning

Aaron Likely

Aaron is 44 years old, married and father of 3 beautiful children. He was diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer in March 2006. After an orchiectomy and 3 cycles of chemotherapy,... Read more

Webinars presented by Aaron: Life after active treatment

Alka Bisen

Alka Bisen is the Program Manager for Financial Assistance Services at Cancer Council NSW. She has been working with Cancer Council NSW for the past 8 years and currently oversees ... Read more

Webinars presented by Alka: Financial Issues and Work

Anna Hrynko

Anna Hrynko is 43 and grew up in Melbourne. Her mother and two great Aunts all passed away from breast cancer. In 2012 Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer (grade 3) in one of he... Read more

Webinars presented by Anna: Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Associate Professor David Smith

David is a Research Fellow and cancer epidemiologist at the Cancer Council NSW. He has a particular focus on prostate cancer, prostate cancer testing and prostate cancer outcomes i... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor David: Men's Research Update "What is the latest research telling us about men's experience of cancer?", Cancer and Men's Issues

Associate Professor Erica James

Erica James is Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Her teaching responsibilities at the university include health behaviour change and communicatio... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor Erica: Work Life Balance

Associate Professor Peter Grimison

Peter is currently Staff Specialist in Medical Oncology at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney; Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred and Dubbo Base Hospitals; and Clin... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor Peter: Men's Research Update "What is the latest research telling us about men's experience of cancer?"

Associate Professor Prue Cormie

Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Australian Catholic University. Prue is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor Prue: Exercise and Cancer "What are the benefits for me?"

Associate Professor Richard Cohn

Associate Professor Richard Cohn is the Clinical Program Director of Medicine and Diagnostics and Head, Clinical Oncology, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwic... Read more

Webinars presented by Associate Professor Richard: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Ben Bravery

Ben was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 2011 at the age of 28. Ben had radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy and this July marks 5 years since the surgery that rem... Read more

Webinars presented by Ben: The Guilt of Surviving Cancer - "Why do I feel guilty?", Bowel Cancer at Work, Returning to Work

Ben Peacock

Ben is an author, cancer survivor and co-founder of the multi-award winning Garage Sale Trail. In 2006, Ben had cancer, kicked its butt and wrote a book about it, Lessons from... Read more

Webinars presented by Ben: Cancer and Men's Issues

Brett Finneran

Brett was diagnosed with brain cancer on the 6th of December 1988 - the same night as his year 10 graduation, at 15 years of age. After receiving his diagnosis Brett endured 5 ... Read more

Webinars presented by Brett: Someone I know survived Cancer - "How do I help once treatment is finished?

Carolina Sandler

Carolina is an accredited exercise physiologist and post-doctoral fellow at the UNSW Fatigue Clinic and The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship at the University of NSW. She is... Read more

Webinars presented by Carolina: Fatigue after Cancer Treatment - "What can I do to stop feeling so tired?"

Cassandra Sena

Cassandra Sena is an oncology and haematology social worker at Chris O`Brien Lifehouse, the cancer centre affiliated with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is part of the Psycho-On... Read more

Webinars presented by Cassandra: Surviving the Festive Season

Cherrie Bullard

Cherrie is 63, lives in Sydney and has extensive experience working in HR and workplace conflict within the Public Sector. In 2015 she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and had ... Read more

Webinars presented by Cherrie: Exercise and Cancer "What are the benefits for me?"

Clare Hughes

Clare Hughes is the Nutrition Program Manager at Cancer Council NSW. She leads a team of dietitians and nutritionists responsible for the organisation’s nutrition-related cancer ... Read more

Webinars presented by Clare: Prevention in Survivorship

Dr Amanda Hordern

Amanda has 25 years of nursing experience in oncology and palliative care across a range of clinical settings, as well as tertiary education and community based supportive care set... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Amanda: Sex and Sexuality

Dr Catalina Lawsin

Catalina is an Assistant Professor at The University of Sydney, School of Psychology. She trained as a clinical health psychologist with a focus in the area of psycho-oncology. Her... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Catalina: Sex and Sexuality

Dr Catherine Mason

Dr Catherine Mason is a senior staff specialist psychiatrist working with patients from oncology, haematology oncology and palliative care in western Sydney since 1998. She is a Cl... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Catherine: Anxiety and Depression after cancer treatment "How do I cope with these unexpected feelings?"

Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko

Dr Elysia is a General Practitioner/Family Physician who cares for all age groups, genders and medical conditions including preventative health and wellness. Dr Elysia has a specia... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Elysia: Life after active treatment

Dr Haryana Dhillon

Haryana is a Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Survivorship at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), School of Psychology, University of Syd... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Haryana: Fatigue after Cancer Treatment - "What can I do to stop feeling so tired?", Chemo-brain 'Clearing the fog', Work Life Balance

Dr Jennifer Nevile

Dr Jennifer Nevile has an honorary research position at the University of NSW. For most of the past twenty-five years she has researched and published on fifteenth, sixteenth and e... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Jennifer: Chemo-brain 'Clearing the fog'

Dr Kate Webber

Kate is a medical oncologist and the inaugural Survivorship Research Fellow of the NSW Cancer Survivors Centre. Kate conducts clinical consultations with cancer survivors and is re... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Kate: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson

Katharine is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 18 years’ experience in client care, research and education. She has a special interest in the care of those affected by cance... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Katharine: Bowel Cancer at Work

Dr Laura Kirsten

Dr Kirsten is a senior clinical psychologist at Nepean Cancer Care Centre with both clinical and research expertise in psycho-oncology. Since completing her PhD she now provides ps... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Laura: Anxiety and Depression after cancer treatment "How do I cope with these unexpected feelings?"

Dr Niamh Moloney

Dr Niamh Moloney is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney. Combining almost 20 years of clinical and academic experience, she is passionate... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Niamh: Managing Pain After Cancer Treatment

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly is a Clinical Psychology Registrar at the Sydney Youth Cancer Service, which is the largest team dedicated to the care of adolescent and young adult cancer pa... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Ursula: Surviving the Festive Season, Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Dr Victoria Bray

Dr Victoria Bray is a staff specialist in medical oncology at Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre. She has a particular interest in the management of thoracic and head and neck maligna... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Victoria: Chemo-brain 'Clearing the fog'

Dr Vincent Tse

Dr. Vincent Tse is currently Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Consultant Urologist at Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital, Sy... Read more

Webinars presented by Dr Vincent: Incontinence after Cancer "How do I manage incontinence?"

Helen Mackie

Helen is a Rehabilitation Physician who is the Medical Director of the Mt Wilga Lymphoedema Service in Hornsby and the Clinical Lead at the Macquarie University ALERT lymphoedema P... Read more

Webinars presented by Helen: Understanding Lymphoedema "What can I do to prevent and/or manage Lymphoedema?"

Ian Olver AM

Ian Olver AM is a medical oncologist, bioethicist and researcher. He is currently Professor of Translational Cancer Research, Director, Sansom Institute for Health Research and Dea... Read more

Webinars presented by Ian: The Guilt of Surviving Cancer - "Why do I feel guilty?"

Isabelle

Isabelle is a health professional and mother of a 7 year-old girl. In March 2008, at the age of 33, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer. ... Read more

Webinars presented by Isabelle: Unite in Pink

Jane Turner

Jane is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with the Sydney Survivorship Centre, Concord Cancer Centre, where she facilitates exercise programs for people with cancer, such as ENRI... Read more

Webinars presented by Jane: Prevention in Survivorship

Janette Gilbert

Janette is 43 from Sydney and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 37 in 2008 and underwent active treatment of lumpectomy, chemotherapy & radiotherapy. Then her dad ... Read more

Webinars presented by Janette: Cancer: It's out of the closet, Unite in Pink

Jill Mills

Jill Mills joined Cancer Council NSW in 2012 to develop programs and services for Young Adults (aged 18 to 45). She was integral in the development of the survivorship webinars an... Read more

Jo Scholz

Jo grew up in outback Queensland and also in the Dubbo area. She has worked in various industries, including 4 years at Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. She has an interest in photograph... Read more

Webinars presented by Jo: Financial Issues and Work

Joanne Krueger

Joanne started her career as a nurse in Queensland. She then went on to study public health and business advancing her knowledge in health policy. For the past ten years Joann... Read more

Webinars presented by Joanne: Legal Issues in the Workplace

Karen Johnston

Karen is a Clinical Nurse Consultant, long term follow-up program at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital. Karen started her career as a Registered Nurse in 1986 at... Read more

Webinars presented by Karen: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Katherine Pranic

Katherine Pranic is a freelance copywriter and yoga teacher based in Sydney. As a teenager, Katherine experienced chemotherapy and radiation for Hodgkin’s Disease, recently she u... Read more

Webinars presented by Katherine: Wellness after cancer treatment "What does 'wellness' mean to me?"

Kim Hobbs

Kim Hobbs holds a Masters degree in Social Work and has a long career in oncology social work; currently working at Westmead Hospital in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology. ... Read more

Webinars presented by Kim: Anger after Cancer - "I finished treatment, so why do I feel so angry?", Unite in Pink, Financial Issues and Work, Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Louise Koelmeyer

Occupational Therapist & Lymphoedema Practitioner, Clinical Researcher, Educator Lymphoedema Program Manager ALERT (Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment), M... Read more

Webinars presented by Louise: Understanding Lymphoedema "What can I do to prevent and/or manage Lymphoedema?"

Mary Kelly

Mary is a Continence Clinical Nurse Consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Graduating from nursing school at Repatriation General Hospital, Concord in 1986, she... Read more

Webinars presented by Mary: Incontinence after Cancer "How do I manage incontinence?"

Maxine Rosenfield

Maxine has over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer, author and consultant with wide experience of working across a variety of organisations from hospitals ... Read more

Webinars presented by Maxine: Anger after Cancer - "I finished treatment, so why do I feel so angry?", The Guilt of Surviving Cancer - "Why do I feel guilty?", Life after active treatment, Returning to Work

Merilyn Speiser

Catalina Consultants’ founder and Principal Consultant, Merilyn Speiser, has over 20 years’ experience in the development of business strategies, leadership development, perfor... Read more

Webinars presented by Merilyn: Returning to Work

Michele Joyce

Michele was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumour in August 1972, a month before her 5th birthday. She had surgery to remove the tumour, plus her right kidney, as well as extensive radioth... Read more

Webinars presented by Michele: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Michelle Sloane

Michelle currently works full-time as the Executive Director of The Baird Institute – a cardiothoracic surgical research and training organisation affiliated with the Royal Princ... Read more

Webinars presented by Michelle: Work Life Balance

Mick Miller

Mick was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer in 2013 with his treatment including a 70 day stay in hospital. Following the completion of his treatment Mick embarked on a journey ... Read more

Webinars presented by Mick: Anger after Cancer - "I finished treatment, so why do I feel so angry?"

Mubarak Suleman

Mubarak Suleman is a HR Business Partner at Cancer Council NSW. Mubarak has worked in diverse industries operating over multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries including healt... Read more

Webinars presented by Mubarak: Work and Cancer - "How do I manage difficult conversations at work?"

Naomi Houston

Naomi graduated from Nursing at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in 1981. After 2 years on the neuro-medical ward, she realised her dream of working as a community educat... Read more

Webinars presented by Naomi: Bowel Cancer at Work

Nicki Polykarpou

Nicki was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2011 (aged 41) while she was part-way through PhD studies in the UK.  She underwent a year of what she calls 'active' treatment: ... Read more

Webinars presented by Nicki: Fatigue after Cancer Treatment - "What can I do to stop feeling so tired?"

Nikhil Autar

Nikhil Autar was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) 3 years ago at 17 years of age. He’s been through many rounds of chemo and two bone marrow transplants and is curren... Read more

Webinars presented by Nikhil: Surviving the Festive Season

Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis has been immersed in yoga for 25 years and is the founder and principal teacher at Adore Yoga in Sydney. Nikola and her team offer a personalised and therapeutic style... Read more

Webinars presented by Nikola: Wellness after cancer treatment "What does 'wellness' mean to me?"

Norlinda Hernandez

Norlinda was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012, she has undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She had to stop working as her employer had moved to new premis... Read more

Webinars presented by Norlinda: Financial Issues and Work

Pauline Shilkin

Pauline is a mother, wellness coach, social worker, motivational speaker and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Pauline was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 1997 ... Read more

Webinars presented by Pauline: Anxiety and Depression after cancer treatment "How do I cope with these unexpected feelings?", Sex and Sexuality

Phil Mendoza-Jones

Phil had been operating his solo marketing and advertising consultancy for over ten years when diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2004. He endured a seven months precautionary ... Read more

Webinars presented by Phil: Men's Research Update "What is the latest research telling us about men's experience of cancer?", Managing Pain After Cancer Treatment

Professor Bogda Koczwara

Professor Bogda Koczwara is a medical oncologist at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer in Adelaide and the National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow. Her clinical interest... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Bogda: Work and Cancer - "How do I manage difficult conversations at work?"

Professor David Goldstein

Prof Goldstein is a conjoint clinical professor at the Prince of Wales Clinical school and Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Nelune Cancer Centre... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor David: Managing Pain After Cancer Treatment

Professor Gary Dowsett

Professor Gary Dowsett, PhD, FASSA, is Deputy Director at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. A sociologist, he has long been int... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Gary: Cancer and Men's Issues, Cancer: It's out of the closet

Professor Jane Ussher

Awarded a personal chair in Women's Health Psychology in 2002, Jane Ussher has been working on research on gendered health, since she started her PhD in 1983. Her research focuses ... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Jane: Cancer: It's out of the closet

Professor Janette Vardy

Professor Janette Vardy is a medical oncologist working as a clinician researcher at the Concord Cancer Centre, University of Sydney. After completing a Clinical Research Fellowsh... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Janette: Exercise and Cancer "What are the benefits for me?", Survivorship Care Planning

Professor Mei Krishnasamy

Professor Mei Krishnasamy is Chair in Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Cancer Experiences Research at the Peter MacCall... Read more

Professor Robert Thomas

Professor Robert Thomas is a Consultant Oncologist at the Primrose Oncology Unit, Bedford and Addenbrooke’s, Hospitals in the UK specialising in Breast, Skin, Colorectal and Pros... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Robert: Wellness after cancer treatment "What does 'wellness' mean to me?"

Professor Sanchia Aranda

Honorary Professor Sanchia Aranda was appointed as CEO of Cancer Council Australia in August 2015. She currently holds academic appointments with the School of Health Sciences, U... Read more

Webinars presented by Professor Sanchia: Someone I know survived Cancer - "How do I help once treatment is finished?

Rima Mohamad

Rima was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Her chemotherapy treatment included steroids, which resulted in her gainin... Read more

Webinars presented by Rima: Prevention in Survivorship

Sabrina Wren

During her time as mum to 5 children Sabrina trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist, operating a small business from home. Following a second diagnosis of breast cancer in 20... Read more

Webinars presented by Sabrina: Survivorship Care Planning

Sally Linwood

Sally Linwood is a lawyer with a background in corporate governance and pro bono legal services. Sally worked as a lawyer at a corporate firm for 6 years (including a 6 month secon... Read more

Webinars presented by Sally: Work and Cancer - "How do I manage difficult conversations at work?"

Sam Patterson

Sam was diagnosed with Stage IIIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma five years ago at the age of 21. When most people’s lives are just getting started his was put on hold. With a lengthy diagno... Read more

Webinars presented by Sam: Someone I know survived Cancer - "How do I help once treatment is finished?

Sana Qadar

Sana Qadar was 22 when Ben Bravery, her partner of 5 months, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. She is a Canadian TV and radio journalist and currently a reporter at SBS. She of... Read more

Webinars presented by Sana: The Guilt of Surviving Cancer - "Why do I feel guilty?"

Sarah Penman

Sarah Penman is the National Pro Bono Manager at Cancer Council NSW. She trained as a lawyer and started her career as a corporate lawyer, and was heavily involved in pro bono... Read more

Webinars presented by Sarah: Legal Issues in the Workplace

Sarah White

Sarah is an Associate in Kelly & Co.’s Employment and Workplace Relations team. Sarah has experience across all areas of the law which relate to employment and the workp... Read more

Webinars presented by Sarah: Legal Issues in the Workplace

Yvonne Hughes

Yvonne Hughes is the author of One Piece of Advice: Words to guide you through early breast cancer. One Piece of Advice was written after Yvonne began treatment for breast cancer. ... Read more

Webinars presented by Yvonne: Someone I know survived Cancer - "How do I help once treatment is finished?, Unite in Pink

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