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

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 20
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 45

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1998 - 1/08/2004 Research Academic The Cancer Council NSW
Cancer Research & Registers Division
Australia
1/12/1995 - 1/12/1997 Project Officer National Breast Cancer Centre
1/05/1994 - 1/10/1995 Project Officer Northern Sydney Area Healrh Service
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Australia
1/02/1993 - 1/04/1995 Research Assistant The University of Sydney
Public Health & Community Medicine
Australia
1/04/1992 - 1/02/1993 Research Assistant University of Canberra
Department of Nursing
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Cancer Helpline Network The Cancer Council NSW
Australia
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Annual Scientific Meeting Committee Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
Behavioural Science Member/ Representative - Supportive Care Committee The 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

Year Award
2004 Best 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 (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Waller AE, Boyes A, Carey M, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Screening and Assessment for Unmet Needs', Psycho-Oncology, Oxford University Press, New York 369-377 (2015)
Co-authors Amy Waller, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Turner 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 (48 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boyes 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)
DOI 10.3109/0284186X.2014.958527
Co-authors Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2015 Waller 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)
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.008
Co-authors Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Lambert 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]
Co-authors Brian Kelly
2014 Lambert 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 p... [more]

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-authors Brian Kelly
2014 Clinton-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 ... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2014.09.004
Co-authors Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Chris Paul
2014 Yoong 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 a... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1007/s11606-013-2637-4
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Lisa Mackenzie
2014 Carey 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)
DOI 10.3399/bjgp14X677482
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Carey 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 reciproca... [more]

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.

DOI 10.3399/bjgp14X677482
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2014 Girgis 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 can... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004147
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Brian Kelly
2014 Carey 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]
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmu018
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Chris Paul, Kerry Inder
2014 Bryant 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-rev... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-9-37
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2013 Boyes 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]
DOI 10.1200/JCO.2012.44.7540
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Alison Zucca, Mariko Carey
2013 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Mariko Carey
2013 Lambert 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]
DOI 10.1037/a0031154
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013 Girgis 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]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3166
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Billie Bonevski
2013 Bryant 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]
DOI 10.1186/1465-9921-14-109
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Vanessa Mcdonald
2012 Walshe 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]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Erica James, Alison Zucca
2012 Zucca 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]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2012 Hall 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]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Alix Hall, Erica James
2012 Girgis 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Elizabeth Stojanovski
2012 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Alison Zucca, Catherine Deste
2012 Zucca 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2011 James 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-236
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Erica James, David Lubans
2011 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Alison Zucca, Catherine Deste
2011 Zucca 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01232.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Alison Zucca, Alix Hall
2010 Zucca 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]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1686
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2009 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2009 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2009 Boyes AW, Hodgkinson K, Aldridge L, Turner J, 'Issues for cancer survivors in Australia', Cancer Forum, 33 164-167 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2009 Boyes 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2008.01057.x
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 57
2008 Girgis 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]
2006 Boyes 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00633.x
Citations Scopus - 70Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2005 Jefford 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]
Citations Scopus - 6
2005 Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'Proactive routine monitoring and intervention to reduce the psychosocial impact of cancer therapy', Clinical Psychologist, 9 70-73 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13284200500221102
2003 Girgis A, Boyes A, 'The supportive care needs survey: a tool with multiple uses', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 12 S134-S135 (2003) [C3]
2003 Girgis A, Boyes AW, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study : a population-based survey of survivors' psychosocial outcomes', Psycho-Oncology, 12 (2003) [C3]
2002 Boyes 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]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19
2002 Girgis A, Boyes AW, D'Este CA, 'NSW Cancer Survival Study', Joint Medical and Health Sciences Newsletter, 114 (2002) [C3]
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2002 Boyes 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
2000 Sanson-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 t... [more]

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.

Citations Scopus - 248
Co-authors Billie Bonevski
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, et al., 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 225-236 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 248Web of Science - 323
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
2000 Boyes 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)
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Girgis 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]
Citations Scopus - 125Web of Science - 114
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Bonevski 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]
Citations Scopus - 220Web of Science - 195
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Billie Bonevski
1996 Bennetts 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)
DOI 10.1016/S0895-4356(96)90015-3
1995 BENNETTS 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)
DOI 10.1016/0895-4356(95)00015-V
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 30
1994 BENNETTS 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)
1994 BENNETTS 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Bryant 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]
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Girgis 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]
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, Stephen Ackland
2012 Lambert 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
2012 Stacey 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-authors Philip Morgan, Ron Plotnikoff, Erica James, David Lubans
2012 James 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-authors David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Erica James, Ron Plotnikoff
2011 Ratcliffe F, Boyes A, Zucca A, Vallentine P, Friedsam J, 'TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS', JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2010 Stacey 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-authors David Lubans, Erica James
2010 Boyes 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-authors Catherine Deste, Alison Zucca
2010 James 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-authors David Lubans, Erica James
2010 Boyes 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-authors Alison Zucca, Catherine Deste
2010 Thewes 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]
2010 Boyes 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
2009 Girgis 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01253.x
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2009 Carveth 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2009 Thewes 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
2009 Hall 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authors Alix Hall, Alison Zucca, Jenny Bowman
2009 Zucca 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01252.x
Co-authors Alix Hall, Alison Zucca
2009 James 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]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1594
Co-authors Erica James, Alison Zucca, Chris Paul
2008 Boyes 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
2008 Friedsam 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
2008 James 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-authors Erica James, Alison Zucca
2007 Boyes 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]
2007 Zucca 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
2006 Zucca 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
2006 Boyes 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
2006 Girgis 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Boyes AW, Zucca AC, 'Evaluation of Cancer Council NSW Telephone Support Groups: Satisfaction and Impact', Cancer Council NSW, 122 (2009) [R2]
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2005 Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, 'Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline: Caller Satisfaction Survey', Cancer Council, NSW, 40 (2005) [R1]
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2005 Boyes A, Zucca A, Girgis A, 'Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline: Caller satisfaction survey', Cancer Council NSW (2005) [R1]
2004 Jefford 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]
2003 Boyes AW, Girgis A, Whiteman C, 'Evaluation of a CD-ROM for women with early breast cancer', iSource National Breast Cancer Centre, 22 (2003) [R1]
2003 Boyes A, Girgis A, Whiteman C, 'Evaluation of a CD-ROM for women with early breast cancer', iSource National Breast Cancer Centre (2003) [R1]
2002 Boyes 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]
2002 Boyes A, Girgis A, Zucca A, 'Workshop proceedings: Practical aspects of needs assessment in oncology', Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology (2002) [R1]
2002 Girgis A, Boyes A, Tzelepsis F, 'A Clinical Services Framework for Cancer', NSW Health (2002) [R1]
2001 Boyes 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 grants 25
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 body NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes, Mrs Ruth White, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Dr Christopher Hayes, Dr Margaret Lynch
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401167
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20142 grants / $324,596

Supportive care in the digital age$304,596

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300725
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301395
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 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
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200758
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 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
Scheme NHMRC Partnership Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200784
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Translational Program Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000857
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20111 grants / $30,420

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

Funding body: Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales

Funding body Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes, Ms Paula Vallentine, Ms Alison Zucca
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100851
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 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
Scheme Translational Health Service Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190563
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000415
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 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
Scheme Pilot Study Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900205
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 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 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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188548
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Cancer Council Western Australia

Funding body Cancer Council Western Australia
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189516
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

20073 grants / $101,573

Routine Psychosocial Screening Infrastructure$40,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188002
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187757
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Evaluation of Cancer Council Connect$24,020

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Cancer Support Division
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188072
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20063 grants / $39,103

Opscan 6/36$21,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Honda Foundation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186167
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

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

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Cancer Support Division
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187042
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186892
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20053 grants / $147,000

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

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185057
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Evaluation of the Cancer Council Helpline$20,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185893
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Dr Jiong Li, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184192
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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 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
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183848
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Doctor Allison Boyes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0181778
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20021 grants / $23,463

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman, Professor Jill Cockburn, Conjoint Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich
Scheme Health Administration Corporation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181945
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 Use 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

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

Office

Room W4-141
Building Level 4 Hunter Medical Research Institute
Location John Hunter Hospital

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