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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Behavioural Science), University of Newcastle, 25/02/2013
  • Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, 29/10/1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Newcastle, 09/05/1992

Research

Research keywords

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

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.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services45
110399Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified35
111299Oncology And Carcinogenesis Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Cancer Helpline Network, The Cancer Council Australia

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Behavioural Science representative - Annual Scientific Meeting Committee, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Member - International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)
  • Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG)
  • Behavioral Science representative - Supportive Care Committee, The Cancer Council Australia

Awards

Recognition.

2004Best Oral Presentation Prize
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 31st Annual Scientific Meeting (Australia)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • health behaviour
  • health promotion
  • interactional skills
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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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]
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]
2012Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este C, Zucca AC, 'Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors' supportive care needs 6 months after diagnosis: a population-based cross-sectional study', BMC CANCER, 12 (2012) [C1]
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]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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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 (46 outputs)

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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.', Br J Gen Pract, 64 e122-e127 (2014)
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)
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.', Implement Sci, 9 37 (2014)
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)
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)
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)
2014Boyes 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 Oncol, 1-8 (2014)
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)
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]

Co-authors: Catherine DEste

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]
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]
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]
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]
2012Boyes AW, Girgis A, D'Este C, Zucca AC, 'Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors' supportive care needs 6 months after diagnosis: a population-based cross-sectional study', BMC CANCER, 12 (2012) [C1]
2012Zucca A, 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 Qual Life Outcomes, 10 55 (2012) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]

Co-authors: 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2009Boyes AW, Hodgkinson K, Aldridge L, Turner J, 'Issues for cancer survivors in Australia', Cancer Forum, 33 164-167 (2009) [C1]
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]

Co-authors: Alison 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]

Co-authors: Alison Zucca

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]
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]
2005Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'Proactive routine monitoring and intervention to reduce the psychosocial impact of cancer therapy', Clinical Psychologist, 9 70-73 (2005) [C1]
2003Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study : a population-based survey of survivors' psychosocial outcomes', Psycho-Oncology, 12 (2003) [C3]
2003Girgis A, Boyes A, 'The supportive care needs survey: a tool with multiple uses', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 12 S134-S135 (2003) [C3]
2003Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'The Supportive Care Needs Survey : a Tool with Multiple Uses', Psycho-Oncology, 12 S134 (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]
2002Boyes AW, Girgis A, Zucca AC, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study. Cancer Voices NSW Newsletter (Sydney)', Cancer Voices NSW Newsletter, 7 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: Alison Zucca

2002Girgis A, Boyes AW, D'Este CA, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study', Joint Medical and Health Sciences Newsletter, 114 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: Catherine DEste

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]

Co-authors: Rob 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]
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)

Co-authors: Billie 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)
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)
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)
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. Psychosocial Effects of Abnormal Pap Smears Questionnaire.', Journal of clinical epidemiology, 48 1235-1243 (1995)
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)
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
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Brian Kelly

2011Ratcliffe F, Boyes A, Zucca A, Vallentine P, Friedsam J, 'TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS', JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY (2011) [E3]
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, 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]
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]
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-authors: Alison 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Alison 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-authors: Alison Zucca

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-authors: Alison Zucca

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]
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-authors: Alison 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-authors: Alison 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-authors: Stephen 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-authors: Alison Zucca

2005Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, 'Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline: Caller Satisfaction Survey', Cancer Council, NSW, 40 (2005) [R1]

Co-authors: Alison 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 A, Girgis A, Whiteman C, 'Evaluation of a CD-ROM for women with early breast cancer', iSource National Breast Cancer Centre (2003) [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]
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]
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]
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 grants24
Total funding$3,060,768

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2014 (2 grants)

Supportive care in the digital age$304,596
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Early Career FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$304,59620142017
GNo:G1300725

Efficacy of a Home-based Resistance Training Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1301395

2013 (2 grants)

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)

Project Team
Associate 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
SchemeRole
Partnership ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,66020132016
GNo:G1200758

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

Project Team
Associate 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
SchemeRole
NHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$175,00020132015
GNo:G1200784

2012 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Translational Program GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$580,95520122014
GNo:G1000857

2011 (1 grants)

Evaluation of Cancer Council NSW Legal Referral Service$30,420
Funding Body: Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Ms Alison Zucca
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,42020112012
GNo:G1100851

2010 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Conjoint 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
SchemeRole
Translational Health Service Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$557,63420102012
GNo:G0190563

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

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000415

2009 (2 grants)

Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC)$267,361
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Alison Jones, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Bell, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor Kypros Kypri, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor John Attia, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Doctor Frank Tuyl, Ms Lyn Francis, Ms Megan Freund, Dr Claire Johnson, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Sue Outram, Doctor Marita Lynagh, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Doctor Edouard Tursan D'Espaignet, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$267,36120092012
GNo:G0189877

Exploring preferences for psychosocial care among distressed patients diagnosed with gynecological cancer$9,500
Funding Body: Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group

Project Team
Doctor Sylvie Lambert, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto
SchemeRole
Pilot Study GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50020092009
GNo:G0900205

2008 (2 grants)

Upgrade of computer equipment for the computer assisted telephone generalised electronic system$25,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Wiggers, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor David Durrheim, Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin 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
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020082008
GNo:G0188548

Infrastructure for the routine psychosocial screening for cancer patients in WA$7,000
Funding Body: Cancer Council Western Australia

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020082008
GNo:G0189516

2007 (3 grants)

Routine Psychosocial Screening Infrastructure$40,000
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020072007
GNo:G0188002

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

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,55320072008
GNo:G0187757

Evaluation of Cancer Council Connect$24,020
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Cancer Support DivisionInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,02020072008
GNo:G0188072

2006 (3 grants)

Opscan 6/36$21,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
SchemeRole
Honda FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,00020062006
GNo:G0186167

A qualitative exploration of unmet needs of recent cancer survivors.$16,603
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
SchemeRole
Cancer Support DivisionChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,60320062006
GNo:G0187042

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

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186892

2005 (3 grants)

Proactive monitoring and intervention to reduce the pyschosocial impact of cancer therapy$117,000
Funding Body: Cancer Institute NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
SchemeRole
Infrastructure GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$117,00020052005
GNo:G0185057

Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline$20,000
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020052005
GNo:G0185893

Health behaviour changes in newly diagnosed cancer patients$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Dr Jiong Li, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0184192

2004 (1 grants)

Independent review of draft National Health & Medical Research Council/Health Advisory Committee documents$3
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Professor Jill Cockburn, Dr Raoul Walsh, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$320042006
GNo:G0183848

2003 (1 grants)

A population-based longitudinal study of cancer survivors' psychosocial and physical well being$441,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Allison Boyes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$441,00020032005
GNo:G0181778

2002 (1 grants)

To Develop a draft clinical service framework for cancer services in NSW.$23,463
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman, Professor Jill Cockburn, Conjoint Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich
SchemeRole
Health Administration CorporationInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,46320022002
GNo:G0181945
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.73

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorUnderstanding the Impact of Stigma in Lung Cancer: An Exploration of Patient Experiences
20132017PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorPatient Perceptions of Potentially Threatening Interventions
20122020PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorImproving Pain Management Outcomes in Australian Primary Care

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2009M MedSc (Behavioural Sc) [R]Co-SupervisorUse of Coping Strategies in Recent Versus Long-Term Cancer Survivors
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Dr Allison Boyes

Work Phone(02) 4042 0703
Fax(02) 4042 0040
Email
PositionResearch Academic
Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, School of Medicine & Public Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHealth Behaviour Sciences
Office
W4-141,
Level 4 Hunter Medical Research Institute ,
John Hunter Hospital
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/allison-boyes