BSoc Sc (Psych) (Hons), PGDip Prof Psych MAPS
Kerry is a Consulting Psychologist with 20 years of experience working in health services and health related roles both a Registered Nurse/Midwife and as a Psychologist.
Through positions with the Leukaemia Foundation supporting people with Blood Cancers, Cancer Council NSW, and working in a cancer treatment centre, Kerry has developed a strong passion for providing support to carers, families and patients living with a range of cancer diagnoses at different times over their care.
Kerry has also worked on research projects relating to education and information for cancer patients and their carers; she has also published research into the experiences of mother’s living with multiple myeloma in rural and regional Australia.
Medical Oncologists are specialist physicians trained in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal, biological and targeted therapies.
Clinical Haematologists are specialist physicians trained in diagnosing, treating and preventing malignant and non-malignant diseases of the blood and bone marrow.
A Cancer Pain Specialist provides evidence-based, safe and effective pain management, using various advanced interventional modalities to manage persistent pain related to current or past cancer.
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing the problem of a life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by the treatment of pain and other problems - physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
A genetic oncologist is a medical oncologist who specialises in inherited cancer. Genetic oncologists provide genetic testing, risk assessment and risk management advice for individuals, including those who have not had a cancer, and their families.
Our Clinical and Consulting Psychologists have expertise in supporting patients and their families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. Psychological interventions can help improve the quality of life and well-being of those dealing with cancer. The provision of emotional support alongside medical interventions is now considered "best practice care".