Dr. Suzanne Chambers
Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is a health psychologist who has been working as a practitioner-researcher in psycho-oncology for over 30 years. She was awarded her PhD in 2004 within the School of Psychology at Griffith University and has over 300 peer reviewed publications and numerous books, book chapters and monographs. She is currently the Executive Dean of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University and over her career has held senior executive roles at University Technology Sydney, Griffith University and the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland, and Cancer Council Queensland. Her research has focussed on developing models to predict help seeking and adjustment after cancer: designing remote access and low intensity psychological interventions for people affected by cancer; integrating distress screening into interventions to target high distress cancer patient groups. She is the author of Facing the Tiger A Survivorship Guide for Men with Prostate cancer and their Partners and The Health Professionals Guide to Delivering Psychological Care for Men with Prostate Cancer. More recently she has co-authored The Health Professionals Guide to Delivering Psychological Care for Adults with Cancer. Suzanne was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) 2018 for distinguished service to medical research particularly in the area of psycho-oncology and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer. She is the founder and President of Open Eyes Global an incorporated association registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission that raises funds to provide customised eye prostheses to disadvantaged children in Nepal with retinoblastoma.