Dr Allison Boyes

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health (Health Behaviour Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Allison Boyes is a behavioural scientist with considerable experience in designing and executing robust and relevant research concerning the wellbeing of individuals affected by cancer. Allison is a member the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour and Newcastle Cancer Control Collaborative. Most of her research has focused on the psychosocial, physical and lifestyle behaviours of cancer survivors in treatment and survivorship. Allison has published 28 peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter, and 6 technical reports related to cancer care. These publications have collectively been cited more than 800 times in the scientific literature. In the past 10 years, she has been an investigator on 12 competitive external grants totalling $2.3 million, 10 competitive internal grants totalling $254,000 and 4 consultancies totalling $107,000 with almost all of these focused on cancer survivors.

Research Expertise
I have experience in designing and executing robust and relevant research concerning the wellbeing of individuals affected by cancer. This includes: * development and refinement of measures - I have been a key contributor to the suite of resources assessing cancer patients' unmet needs including the increasingly popular 34-item Supportive Care Needs Survey, a guide to its administration and scoring, and reference values. * large-scale and longitudinal studies documenting the issues faced by people affected by cancer - I have led some of Australia’s largest and most rigorous observational studies conducted to date to comprehensively document the range of physical, psychosocial and lifestyle issues faced by survivors. This includes Australia's first and largest longitudinal survey of 1450 cancer survivors diagnosed with one of the eight most incident cancers in Australia and followed from 6 months to 5 years post-diagnosis. * evaluating interventions to improve cancer survivors’ wellbeing - I have examined information technology-based interventions to faciliate routine distress screening of cancer patients in the clinical setting. I have evaluated the acceptability and utility of Cancer Council NSW information and support programs including the Cancer Council Helpline, Telephone Support Groups, and Legal Referral Ssrvice. More recently, I have collaborated with colleagues to examine impact of exercise and nutrition interventions on cancer survivors' wellbeing.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Behavioural Science), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Public Health, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • cancer survivorship
  • evidence-based practice
  • health behaviour
  • health promotion
  • health services
  • interactional skills
  • psycho oncology

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111299Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified20
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified35
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified45

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
8/05/2015 - 16/01/2018NHMRC Early Career FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1998 - 1/08/2004Research AcademicThe Cancer Council NSW
Cancer Research & Registers Division
Australia
1/12/1995 - 1/12/1997Project Officer National Breast Cancer Centre
1/05/1994 - 1/10/1995Project OfficerNorthern Sydney Area Healrh Service
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Australia
1/02/1993 - 1/04/1995Research AssistantThe University of Sydney
Public Health & Community Medicine
Australia
1/04/1992 - 1/02/1993Research AssistantUniversity of Canberra
Department of Nursing
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Cancer Helpline NetworkThe Cancer Council NSW
Australia
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Annual Scientific Meeting CommitteeClinical Oncological Society of Australia
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Supportive Care CommitteeThe Cancer Council NSW
Australia
Membership - Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
Membership - International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS)
Australia
Membership - Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG)Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG)
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2004Best Oral Presentation Prize
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 31st Annual Scientific Meeting
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Turner J, Hodgkinson K, Boyes AW, 'Cancer and the psycho-oncologist: Psychosocial well-being of cancer survivors', When Cancer Crosses Disciplines: A Physician's Handbook, Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom 1005-1021 (2010) [B1]

Journal article (47 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Boyes AW, Clinton-Mcharg T, Waller AE, Steele A, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Prevalence and correlates of the unmet supportive care needs of individuals diagnosed with a haematological malignancy', ACTA ONCOLOGICA, 54 507-514 (2015)
DOI10.3109/0284186X.2014.958527Author URL
Co-authorsAmy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2015Waller A, Forshaw K, Bryant J, Carey M, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Preparatory education for cancer patients undergoing surgery: A systematic review of volume and quality of research output over time.', Patient Educ Couns, (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.008Author URL
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey, Amy Waller
2014Lambert SD, Kelly B, Boyes A, Cameron A, Adams C, Proietto A, Girgis A, 'Insights into preferences for psycho-oncology services among women with gynecologic cancer following distress screening.', J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12 899-906 (2014) [C1]
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Co-authorsBrian Kelly
2014Lambert SD, Kelly B, Boyes A, Cameron A, Adams C, Proiettof A, Girgis A, 'Insights into preferences for psycho-oncology services among women with gynecologic cancer following distress screening', JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 12 899-906 (2014) [C1]

Much attention has been given to implementing routine screening programs in cancer care to improve the management of distress following diagnosis. Although patients might screen positive for distress, several studies have found that most then refuse additional psychosocial support. To inform the development of successful models of distress screening, this qualitative study explored preferences for psychosocial care among 18 women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer who scored at least 4 on the Distress Thermometer (DT). Participants were recruited from a gynecologic oncology outpatient clinic in Newcastle, Australia, and interviewed. Unanimously, participants felt that completing the DT was an integral part of their cancer care. However, half then refused the referral to see a psychologist. These women typically reported that a referral was not needed, because their rating on the DT reflected transient stressors or physical distress. Many also spoke about their need to cope with the challenges they were facing on their own and the extensive social support they already had in place to help them overcome these challenges. In contrast, women who accepted referral to the psychologist often struggled to cope with several losses they felt had existential and long-term effects. Commonly, these women reported not having the social support they needed, managing several concurrent life stressors, and/or not having the repertoire of coping skills they required to "remain afloat." Findings from this study begin to bridge the gap between clinicians' and patients' expectations of how psychosocial services should be used in response to distress screening. © JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Co-authorsBrian Kelly
2014Clinton-McHarg T, Paul C, Boyes A, Rose S, Vallentine P, O'Brien L, 'Do cancer helplines deliver benefits to people affected by cancer? A systematic review', Patient Education and Counseling, 97 302-309 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: To determine the: (1) proportion of studies that describe characteristics of helpline service delivery, compared to the proportion that report trials testing efficacy or effectiveness of helplines in changing user outcomes; (2) proportion of efficacy or effectiveness studies that meet EPOC criteria for methodological rigor; and (3) potential benefits of cancer helplines for people affected by cancer based on findings from rigorous efficacy or effectiveness trials. Methods: Electronic databases (Medline, PsycINFO, EMBASE and CINAHL) were searched to identify English-language studies describing original research published from 1991 to 2011. Results: Twenty-eight publications met the review inclusion criteria. From these studies, data on: the characteristics of cancer helpline users; call content; and user satisfaction, were extracted. The potential for helplines to improve the psychosocial outcomes of callers was examined for the three intervention trials. Conclusion: There is a lack of robust evidence regarding the level and types of benefits that cancer helplines may deliver to callers affected by cancer. Given increased emphasis on delivering best-practise supportive care, building the evidence base in this field may assist cancer helplines to increase their service uptake, reach, and benefit to callers. Practise implications: There is a need for more rigorous intervention-focussed studies in this field across a broader range of cancer populations. Future studies should focus on relevant patient-centred outcomes, such as improved knowledge and greater involvement in decision-making, while incorporating process measures to account for intervention fidelity and clinical performance.

DOI10.1016/j.pec.2014.09.004
Co-authorsTara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul
2014Yoong SL, Carey ML, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Mackenzie L, Boyes A, 'A cross-sectional study examining Australian general practitioners' identification of overweight and obese patients', Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29 328-334 (2014) [C1]

BACKGROUND: Overweight and obese patients attempt weight loss when advised to do so by their physicians; however, only a small proportion of these patients report receiving such advice. One reason may be that physicians do not identify their overweight and obese patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the extent that Australian general practitioners (GP) recognise overweight or obesity in their patients, and to explore patient and GP characteristics associated with non-detection of overweight and obesity. METHODS: Consenting adult patients (n = 1,111) reported weight, height, demographics and health conditions using a touchscreen computer. GPs (n = 51) completed hard-copy questionnaires indicating whether their patients were overweight or obese. We calculated the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) for GP detection, using patient self-reported weight and height as the criterion measure for overweight and obesity. For a subsample of patients (n = 107), we did a sensitivity analysis with patient-measured weight and height. We conducted an adjusted, multivariable logistic regression to explore characteristics associated with non-detection, using random effects to adjust for correlation within GPs. RESULTS: Sensitivity for GP assessment was 63 % [95 % CI 57-69 %], specificity 89 % [95 % CI 85-92 %], PPV 87 % [95 % CI 83-90 %] and NPV 69 % [95 % CI 65-72 %]. Sensitivity increased by 3 % and specificity was unchanged in the sensitivity analysis. Men (OR: 1.7 [95 % CI 1.1-2.7]), patients without high blood pressure (OR: 1.8 [95 % CI 1.2-2.8]) and without type 2 diabetes (OR: 2.4 [95 % CI 1.2-8.0]) had higher odds of non-detection. Individuals with obesity (OR: 0.1 [95 % CI 0.07-0.2]) or diploma-level education (OR: 0.3 [95%CI 0.1-0.6]) had lower odds of not being identified. No GP characteristics were associated with non-detection of overweight or obesity. CONCLUSIONS: GPs missed identifying a substantial proportion of overweight and obese patients. Strategies to support GPs in identifying their overweight or obese patients need to be implemented. © 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine.

DOI10.1007/s11606-013-2637-4
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Carey M, Small H, Yoong SL, Boyes A, Bisquera A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Prevalence of comorbid depression and obesity in general practice: A cross-sectional survey', British Journal of General Practice, 64 (2014)
DOI10.3399/bjgp14X677482
Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014Carey M, Small H, Yoong SL, Boyes A, Bisquera A, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Prevalence of comorbid depression and obesity in general practice: A cross-sectional survey', British Journal of General Practice, 64 (2014) [C1]

Background: General practice is a common setting for the provision of weight-management advice, as well as the treatment of depression. While there is some evidence of a reciprocal relationship between obesity and depression, there are limited data about the rates of depression among general practice patients who are underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese. Aim: To explore the prevalence of depression among underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese general practice patients. Design and setting: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 12 Australian general practices. Method: Patients aged =18 years and older who were presenting for general practice care were eligible to participate. Consenting patients completed a touchscreen computer survey assessing self-reported weight and height. Depression was assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), with a score of =10 used to indicate possible depression. Results: Data were obtained from 3361 participants. The prevalence of depression was 24% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 11.86 to 39.28) among underweight participants, 11% (95% CI = 8.5 to 14.0) among normal weight participants, 12% (95% CI = 0.9 to 15.2) among overweight participants, and 23% (95% CI = 17.8 to 29.0) among obese participants. The prevalence of depression was higher for women than for men across all weight categories except underweight. Conclusion: Weight and depression demonstrated a U-shaped relationship, with higher prevalence of depression observed among underweight and obese general practice patients. These conditions may act as red flags for opportunistic screening of depression in the general practice setting. ©British Journal of General Practice.

DOI10.3399/bjgp14X677482
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014Girgis A, Kelly B, Boyes A, Haas M, Viney R, Descallar J, et al., 'The PACT study protocol: A time series study investigating the impact, acceptability and cost of an integrated model for psychosocial screening, care and treatment of patients with urological and head and neck cancers', BMJ Open, 4 (2014) [C3]

Introduction: While there is good evidence of the effectiveness of a variety of interventions and services to prevent and/or relieve distress experienced by people affected by cancer, much of this psychosocial morbidity is undetected and untreated, with consequent exacerbated suffering, decreased satisfaction with care, impaired adherence to treatment regimens and poorer morbidity and mortality outcomes. The objective of this study is to develop, implement and assess the impact, acceptability and cost of an integrated, patient-centred Psychosocial Assessment, Care and Treatment (PACT) model of care for patients with urological and head and neck cancers. Methods and analysis: A time series research design will be used to test the PACT model of care, newly introduced in an Australian tertiary hospital. The primary outcome is system-level impact, assessed through audit of patients' medical records and Medicare claims for follow-up care. The secondary outcomes are impact of the model on patients' experience and healthcare professionals' (HCPs) knowledge and confidence, assessed via patient and HCP surveys at baseline and at followup. Acceptability of the intervention will be assessed through HCP interviews at follow-up, and cost will be assessed from Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme claims information and information logged pertaining to intervention activities (eg, time spent by the newly appointed psycho-oncology staff in direct patient contact, providing training sessions, engaging in case review) and their associated costs (eg, salaries, training materials and videoconferencing). Ethics and dissemination: Ethics approval was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committees of Hunter New England Local Health District and the University of NSW. Results: The results will be widely disseminated to the funding body and through peer-reviewed publications, HCP and consumer publications, oncology conferences and meetings.

DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004147
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsBrian Kelly
2014Carey M, Jones KA, Yoong SL, D'Este C, Boyes AW, Paul C, et al., 'Comparison of a single self-assessment item with the PHQ-9 for detecting depression in general practice.', Fam Pract, (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1093/fampra/cmu018Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Kerry Inder, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul
2014Bryant J, Boyes A, Jones K, Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, Fry R, 'Examining and addressing evidence-practice gaps in cancer care: A systematic review', Implementation Science, 9 (2014) [C1]

Background: There is increasing recognition of gaps between best scientific evidence and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to assess the volume and scope of peer-reviewed cancer research output in the years 2000, 2005, and 2010.Methods: Eligible papers were published in English and reported on evidence-practice gaps in cancer care. The electronic database Medline was searched for three time periods using MeSH headings and keywords. Abstracts were assessed against eligibility criteria by one reviewer and checked by a second. Papers meeting eligibility criteria were coded as data-based or non-data-based, and by cancer type of focus. All data-based papers were then further classified as descriptive studies documenting the extent of, or barriers to addressing, the evidence-practice gap; or intervention studies examining the effectiveness of strategies to reduce the evidence-practice gap.Results: A total of 176 eligible papers were identified. The number of publications significantly increased over time, from 25 in 2000 to 100 in 2010 (p < 0.001). Of the 176 identified papers, 160 were data-based. The majority of these (n = 150) reported descriptive studies. Only 10 studies examined the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce discrepancies between evidence and clinical practice. Of these, only one was a randomized controlled trial. Of all data-based studies, almost one-third (n = 48) examined breast cancer care.Conclusions: While the number of publications investigating evidence-practice gaps in cancer care increased over a ten-year period, most studies continued to describe gaps between best evidence and clinical practice, rather than rigorously testing interventions to reduce the gap. © 2014 Bryant et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI10.1186/1748-5908-9-37
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, Lecathelinais C, Carey ML, 'Prevalence and predictors of the short-term trajectory of anxiety and depression in the first year after a cancer diagnosis: a population-based longitudinal study.', J Clin Oncol, 31 2724-2729 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1200/JCO.2012.44.7540Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Alison Zucca, Mariko Carey
2013Boyes AW, D'Este CA, Carey ML, Lecathelinais C, Girgis A, 'How does the Distress Thermometer compare to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale for detecting possible cases of psychological morbidity among cancer survivors?', Supportive Care in Cancer, 21 119-127 (2013) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Mariko Carey
2013Lambert SD, Pallant JF, Boyes AW, King MT, Britton B, Girgis A, 'A Rasch Analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) Among Cancer Survivors', PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 25 379-390 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1037/a0031154Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013Girgis A, Lambert SD, McElduff P, Bonevski B, Lecathelinais C, Boyes A, Stacey F, 'Some things change, some things stay the same: a longitudinal analysis of cancer caregivers' unmet supportive care needs', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 1557-1564 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1002/pon.3166Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski
2013Bryant J, McDonald VM, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher R, Paul C, Melville J, 'Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review', Respiratory Research, 14 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1465-9921-14-109
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsChris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Vanessa Mcdonald
2012Walshe R, James EL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Socio-demographic and medical correlates of the use of biologically based complementary and alternative medicines amongst recent Australian cancer survivors', Preventive Medicine, 54 23-26 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsErica James, Lesley Wicks, Alison Zucca
2012Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Linden W, Girgis A, 'All's well that ends well? Quality of life and physical symptom clusters in long-term cancer survivors across cancer types', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43 720-731 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2012Hall AE, Boyes AW, Bowman JA, Walsh RA, James EL, Girgis A, 'Young adult cancer survivors' psychosocial well-being: A cross-sectional study assessing quality of life, unmet needs, and health behaviors', Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 1333-1341 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsErica James, Jenny Bowman
2012Girgis A, Stojanovski E, Boyes AW, King M, Lecathelinais LC, 'The next generation of the supportive care needs survey: A brief screening tool for administration in the clinical oncology setting', Psycho-Oncology, 21 827-835 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsElizabeth Stojanovski
2012Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, 'Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors' supportive care needs 6months after diagnosis: A population-based cross-sectional study', BMC Cancer, 12 150 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Catherine Deste
2012Zucca AC, Lambert SD, Boyes AW, Pallant JF, 'Rasch analysis of the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (mini-MAC) among a heterogeneous sample of long-term cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 10 1-12 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2011James EL, Stacey FG, Chapman K, Lubans DR, Asprey G, Sundquist K, et al., 'Exercise and nutrition routine improving cancer health (ENRICH): The protocol for a randomized efficacy trial of a nutrition and physical activity program for adult cancer survivors and carers', BMC Public Health, 11 236 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-11-236
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsErica James, David Lubans
2011Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este CA, Zucca AC, 'Flourishing or floundering? Prevalence and correlates of anxiety and depression among a population-based sample of adult cancer survivors 6 months after diagnosis', Journal of Affective Disorders, 135 184-192 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Alison Zucca
2011Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Newling G, Hall AE, Girgis A, 'Travelling all over the countryside: Travel-related burden and financial difficulties reported by cancer patients in New South Wales and Victoria', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 298-305 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01232.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2010Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Lecathelinais LC, Girgis A, 'Life is precious and I'm making the best of it: Coping strategies of long-term cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, 19 1268-1276 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/pon.1686
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, Lecathelinais LC, 'Anxiety and depression among long-term survivors of cancer in Australia: Results of a population-based survey', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 S94-S98 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 30
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, Lecathelinais LC, 'In reply: Anxiety and depression among long-term survivors of cancer in Australia: Results of a population-based survey', Medical Journal of Australia, 191 295 (2009) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Boyes AW, Hodgkinson K, Aldridge L, Turner J, 'Issues for cancer survivors in Australia', Cancer Forum, 33 164-167 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6
2009Boyes AW, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Brief assessment of adult cancer patients' perceived needs: Development and validation of the 34-item Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS-SF34)', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15 602-606 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2753.2008.01057.x
CitationsScopus - 55Web of Science - 57
2008Girgis A, Boyes AW, Hansen V, 'What are the unmet needs of breast cancer survivors 5-6 years post-diagnosis?', Clinical Updates in Breast Cancer, 3 15-17 (2008) [C2]
2006Boyes AW, Newell SA, Girgis A, McElduff P, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Does routine assessment and real-time feedback improve cancer patients' psychosocial well-being?', European Journal of Cancer Care, 15 163-171 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00633.x
CitationsScopus - 70Web of Science - 59
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2005Jefford M, Kirke B, Grogan S, Yeoman G, Boyes AW, 'Australia's Cancer Helpline (131120) : An Audit of Utility and Caller Profile', Australian Family Physician, 34 393-394 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6
2005Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'Proactive routine monitoring and intervention to reduce the psychosocial impact of cancer therapy', Clinical Psychologist, 9 70-73 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13284200500221102
2003Girgis A, Boyes A, 'The supportive care needs survey: a tool with multiple uses', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 12 S134-S135 (2003) [C3]
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2003Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study : a population-based survey of survivors' psychosocial outcomes', Psycho-Oncology, 12 (2003) [C3]
2002Boyes AW, Newell SA, Girgis A, 'Rapid assessment of psychosocial well-being: Are computers the way forward in a clinical setting?', Quality of Life Research, 11 27-35 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 19
2002Girgis A, Boyes AW, D'Este CA, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study', Joint Medical and Health Sciences Newsletter, 114 (2002) [C3]
Co-authorsCatherine Deste
2002Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study. Cancer Voices NSW Newsletter (Sydney)', Cancer Voices NSW Newsletter, 7 (2002) [C3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2000Sanson-Fisher R, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer. Supportive Care Review Group.', Cancer, 88 226-237 (2000)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of the perceived unmet needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment for their disease at public treatment centers. METHODS: A total of 1,492 consecutive patients attending the surgical, radiation, or medical oncology departments of 9 major public cancer treatment centers in New South Wales, Australia, were asked to participate. Of the 1,370 eligible patients, 1,354 (99%) consented to participate and 888 (65%) returned completed surveys. Eligible consenting patients were given a Supportive Care Needs Survey to complete at home and return by mail within 7 days. RESULTS: Patients' perceived needs were assessed across the following five areas: psychologic, health system and information, physical and daily living, patient care and support, and sexuality. Patients' perceived needs were highest in the psychologic, health system and information, and physical and daily living domains. Logistic regression modeling revealed subgroups of patients with different types of needs. The significant predictors of reporting some unmet need for help varied according to the domain examined. CONCLUSIONS: This statewide study shows that cancer patients experience high levels of unmet needs across the range of domains examined. The study provides information that may be valuable in identifying areas where interventions could be tested and evaluated in an attempt to address the unmet needs of people living with cancer. Copyright 2000 American Cancer Society.

CitationsScopus - 248
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski
2000Boyes AW, Newell SA, Girgis A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Meiners CF, Stewart J, 'Improving psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients: Trial of a feedback strategy', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 9 S40-S40 (2000)
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Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2000Girgis A, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher RW, Burrows SA, 'Perceived needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer: rural versus urban location', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24(2) 166-173 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 125Web of Science - 114
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2000Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Burton L, Cook P, Boyes A, et al., 'Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 217-225 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 219Web of Science - 194
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1996Bennetts A, Irwig L, Oldenburg B, Simpson JM, Mock P, Boyes A, et al., 'Which questionnaire to measure psychosocial effects of having an abnormal PAP smear? Response', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 49 1469-1469 (1996)
DOI10.1016/S0895-4356(96)90015-3Author URL
1995BENNETTS A, IRWIG L, OLDENBURG B, SIMPSON JM, MOCK P, BOYES A, et al., 'PEAPS-Q - A QUESTIONNAIRE TO MEASURE THE PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF HAVING AN ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 48 1235-1243 (1995)
DOI10.1016/0895-4356(95)00015-VAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 30
1994BENNETTS A, INWIG L, OLDENBURG B, SIMPSON JM, MOCK P, BOYES A, et al., 'MEASURING PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF AN ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 139 S44-S44 (1994)
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1994BENNETTS A, INWIG L, OLDENBURG B, SIMPSON JM, MOCK P, BOYES A, et al., 'MEASURING PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS OF AN ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 139 S44-S44 (1994)
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Conference (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Boyes A, Jones K, Carey M, 'The Evidence-Practice Gap in Oncology: Are We Contributing to Implementation Science?', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
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Co-authorsMariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013Girgis A, Bonaventura T, Bonevski B, Hogan M, Boyes A, Proietto T, et al., 'FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER MODEL OF CARE IN A RURAL CANCER SETTING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsBillie Bonevski, Stephen Ackland
2012Lambert S, Kelly BJ, Girgis A, Boyes AW, Cameron A, Adams CA, Proietto AM, 'Self-reliance and perception of psycho-oncology service needs among distressed women with gynaecological cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer: Abstracts of the 2012 International MASCC/ISOO Symposium, New York (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBrian Kelly
2012Stacey FG, James EL, Lubans DR, Chapman K, Boyes AW, Courneya K, et al., 'Acceptability of home-based resistance training for cancer survivors', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsErica James, Ron Plotnikoff, Philip Morgan, David Lubans
2012James EL, Boyes AW, Courbeya K, Lubans DR, Stacey FG, Morgan PJ, et al., 'A home-based resistance training program for survivors of prostate cancer: A pilot randomized controlled trial', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDavid Lubans, Philip Morgan, Erica James, Ron Plotnikoff
2011Ratcliffe F, Boyes A, Zucca A, Vallentine P, Friedsam J, 'TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS', JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY (2011) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2010Stacey FG, James EL, Chapman K, Lubans DR, Asprey G, Sundquist K, et al., 'ENRICH (Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health): Efficiacy and feasibility of an exercise and nutrition program for cancer survivors and carers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Washington, DC (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDavid Lubans, Erica James
2010Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, D'Este CA, 'Survivors' patterns of psychosocial adjustment over the first 2 years of the cancer trajectory', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Washington, DC (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Alison Zucca
2010James EL, Chapman K, Stacey FG, Asprey G, Lubans DR, Sundquist K, et al., 'Description and preliminary evaluation of the ENRICH (Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health) program', 10th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, Perth, WA (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsDavid Lubans, Erica James
2010Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, D'Este CA, 'It's been a journey, I am a survivor: Patterns of adjustment across the cancer trajectory', Psycho-Oncology, Quebec, Canada (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Catherine Deste
2010Thewes B, Boyes AW, Girgis A, 'Fear of recurrence in the first year after diagnosis: Results of a registry-based study', Psycho-Oncology, Quebec, Canada (2010) [E3]
2010Boyes AW, Vallentine P, Zucca AC, Friedsam J, 'I look forward to the call: Evaluation of a telephone-based support group', Psycho-Oncology, Quebec, Canada (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Girgis A, Zucca AC, Boyes AW, ''It's been a journey, I am a survivor': Changes in psychosocial wellbeing over the first 12 months since a cancer diagnosis', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01253.x
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Carveth S, Boyes AW, Vallentine P, Zucca AC, Friedsam J, 'Telephone support groups: Help or hinderance?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009Thewes B, Boyes AW, Girgis A, 'Fear of recurrence in adult cancer survivors: Results of a registry-based study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
2009Hall AE, Boyes AW, Bowman JA, Zucca AC, Girgis A, ''The young ones': Psychosocial wellbeing and service utilisation of young cancer survivors', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Jenny Bowman
2009Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Girgis A, Hall AE, 'Travel all over the countryside: Travelling for cancer treatment in NSW and Victoria', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2009James EL, Boyes AW, Girgis A, Paras LE, Lecathelinais LC, Eakin E, et al., 'Physical activity amongst Australian cancer survivors: Prevalence of activity, receipt of health professional recommendation, and survivors' preferences for the timing and delivery of programs', Psycho-Oncology, Vienna, Austria (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1002/pon.1594
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Erica James, Chris Paul
2008Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Comparing the psychosocial wellbeing of recent and long-term cancer survivors: Preliminary results of population-based studies', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2008Friedsam J, Vallentine P, Batt G, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, 'Research endorsing psychosocial support and service provision: Telephone support group program, Cancer Council NSW', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2008James EL, Eakin E, Girgis A, Reeves M, Paras LE, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, 'What are cancer survivors' priorities and preferences for lifestyle programs?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca, Erica James
2007Boyes AW, Hansen V, Girgis A, 'A qualitative study of the supportive care needs of recent cancer survivors', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Adelaide (2007) [E3]
2007Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Use of coping strategies by recent versus long-term cancer survivors', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Adelaide (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2006Zucca AC, Boyes AW, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Coping strategies in long-term cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimension of cancer, Ferrara-Venice, Italy (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2006Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, Lecathelinais LC, 'Well-being of long-term cancer survivors: It's not all doom and gloom', Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimension of cancer, Ferrara-Venice, Italy (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2006Girgis A, Boyes AW, Clinton-Mcharg T, Ackland S, Pr H, 'Proactive, routine monitoring and intervention to reduce the psychosocial impact of cancer and its treatment in outpatient oncology services', Psycho-Oncology:Journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimension of cancer, Ferrara-Venice, Italy (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsStephen Ackland
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Report (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Boyes AW, Zucca AC, 'Evaluation of Cancer Council NSW Telephone Support Groups: Satisfaction and Impact', Cancer Council NSW, 122 (2009) [R2]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2005Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, 'Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline: Caller Satisfaction Survey', Cancer Council, NSW, 40 (2005) [R1]
Co-authorsAlison Zucca
2005Boyes A, Zucca A, Girgis A, 'Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline: Caller satisfaction survey', Cancer Council NSW (2005) [R1]
2004Jefford M, Kirke B, Grogan S, Yeoman G, Boyes A, 'National Cancer Helpline 13 11 20: Utility and caller profile July-September 2001-2003', The Cancer Council Australia (2004) [R1]
2003Boyes AW, Girgis A, Whiteman C, 'Evaluation of a CD-ROM for women with early breast cancer', iSource National Breast Cancer Centre, 22 (2003) [R1]
2003Boyes A, Girgis A, Whiteman C, 'Evaluation of a CD-ROM for women with early breast cancer', iSource National Breast Cancer Centre (2003) [R1]
2002Boyes A, Girgis A, Zucca A, 'Assessing cancer patients needs. Background paper prepared for workshop 1. Practical aspects of needs assessment in oncology', Cancer Education Research Program, Newcastle (2002) [R1]
2002Boyes A, Girgis A, Zucca A, 'Workshop proceedings: Practical aspects of needs assessment in oncology', Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology (2002) [R1]
2002Girgis A, Boyes A, Tzelepsis F, 'A Clinical Services Framework for Cancer', NSW Health (2002) [R1]
2001Boyes A, 'Clinical practice guidelines for the management of advanced breast cancer', Advanced Breast Cancer Working Group, National Breast Cancer Centre (2001) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants25
Total funding$3,110,318

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $49,550

Improving the wellbeing of people experiencing chronic pain in primary care. A joint initiative to reduce opioid use and increase active self-management$49,550

Funding body: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

Funding bodyNSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Mrs Ruth White, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Christopher Hayes, Dr Margaret Lynch
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401167
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20142 grants / $324,596

Supportive care in the digital age$304,596

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes
SchemeEarly Career Fellowships
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300725
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Efficacy of a Home-based Resistance Training Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301395
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $504,660

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?$329,660

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Professor Amanda Baker, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Dr Ian Roos, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg
SchemePartnership Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200758
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?$175,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Professor Amanda Baker, Associate Professor Frans Henskens, Dr Ian Roos, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg
SchemeNHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200784
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20121 grants / $580,955

Feasibility study of an integrated, patient-centered psychosocial care model for patients with urological and head and neck cancers$580,955

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeTranslational Program Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1000857
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20111 grants / $30,420

Evaluation of Cancer Council NSW Legal Referral Service$30,420

Funding body: Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales

Funding bodyLaw & Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Ms Alison Zucca
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100851
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20102 grants / $559,134

Feasibility study of an oncology nurse practitioner model of care at improving outcomes in a rural cancer setting$557,634

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Anthony Bonaventura, Mr Douglas Bellamy
SchemeTranslational Health Service Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190563
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

12th World Congress of Psycho-oncology, Quebec City Convention Centre, Canada, 25 - 29 May 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000415
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20092 grants / $276,861

Exploring preferences for psychosocial care among distressed patients diagnosed with gynecological cancer$9,500

Funding body: Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group

Funding bodyPsycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group
Project TeamDoctor Sylvie Lambert, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto
SchemePilot Study Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0900205
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20082 grants / $32,000

Upgrade of computer equipment for the computer assisted telephone generalised electronic system$25,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Conjoint Associate Professor Andrew Bell, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Associate Professor Raoul Walsh, Dr Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Ms Lyn Francis, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Associate Professor Erica James, Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188548
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Infrastructure for the routine psychosocial screening for cancer patients in WA$7,000

Funding body: Cancer Council Western Australia

Funding bodyCancer Council Western Australia
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189516
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

20073 grants / $101,573

Routine Psychosocial Screening Infrastructure$40,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188002
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Evaluation of the Cancer Council NSW telephone support group$37,553

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187757
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Evaluation of Cancer Council Connect$24,020

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeCancer Support Division
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188072
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20063 grants / $39,103

Opscan 6/36$21,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
SchemeHonda Foundation
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186167
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

A qualitative exploration of unmet needs of recent cancer survivors.$16,603

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
SchemeCancer Support Division
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0187042
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

8th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Russott Hotel Congress Centre, Venice, Italy, 18-21 October 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186892
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20053 grants / $147,000

Proactive monitoring and intervention to reduce the pyschosocial impact of cancer therapy$117,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Grants
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185057
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline$20,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185893
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Health behaviour changes in newly diagnosed cancer patients$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDr Jiong Li, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184192
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20041 grants / $3

Independent review of draft National Health & Medical Research Council/Health Advisory Committee documents$3

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Jill Cockburn, Dr Raoul Walsh, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeConsultancy/Tender
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183848
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20031 grants / $441,000

A population-based longitudinal study of cancer survivors' psychosocial and physical well being$441,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0181778
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20021 grants / $23,463

To Develop a draft clinical service framework for cancer services in NSW.$23,463

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamConjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman, Professor Jill Cockburn, Conjoint Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich
SchemeHealth Administration Corporation
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181945
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Understanding the Impact of Stigma in Lung Cancer: An Exploration of Patient Experiences
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Patient Perceptions of Potentially Threatening Interventions
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012Improving Pain Management Outcomes in Australian Primary Care
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009Use of Coping Strategies in Recent Versus Long-Term Cancer Survivors
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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News

Matt Dun

$1.5m to Newcastle researchers to unlock cancer secrets

February 21, 2014

Three University of Newcastle cancer researchers have been recognised with Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowships, totalling more than $1.5 million.

Obesity

Weighty Problem

November 1, 2013

In a region where 70 per cent of adults are overweight or obese, a new study conducted by University of Newcastle and HMRI researchers has found that doctors are falling short in detecting weight conditions, which may lead to inadequate assistance with managing weight.

Dr Allison Boyes

Position

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine & Public Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Health Behaviour Sciences

Contact Details

Emailallison.boyes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4042 0703
Fax(02) 4042 0040

Office

RoomW4-141
BuildingLevel 4 Hunter Medical Research Institute
LocationJohn Hunter Hospital

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