COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Prof Jane Turner

Jane Turner is has worked for 25 years as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in oncology at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, and communication skills training. Her research and clinical interests focus on the emotional impact of advanced cancer, especially on families, and the development of innovative models of psychosocial care in oncology. She is currently leading a trial of a nurse-delivered survivorship intervention for patients who have completed treatment for head and neck cancer, and is investigator in a multi-site trial of a manual-based intervention for patients with clinically-significant fear of cancer recurrence.