Research Group Members

Cancer Survivorship Research Group Members

Prof Bogda Koczwara

Professor Bogda Koczwara

Director Cancer Services, Southern Adelaide Health Service
Immediate Past President, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia

Professor Koczwara leads one of the few cancer survivorship programs in Australia designed to integrate clinical care, research and education in the emerging field of cancer survivorship.

Her research interests include development of models of survivorship care delivery, integration with primary care, cancer rehabilitation, nutrition and exercise, fertility and cancer and cancer and supportive care and psycho-oncology.

Polly Baldwin

Polly Baldwin

Clinical Practice Consultant, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

Polly Baldwin has developed a professional career specialising her skills in oncology nursing, with the last 15 of a total of over 30 years, working closely with patients and their families in oncology inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

She has completed post graduate study in oncology nursing.

Surviving cancer is complex and a life changing experience and Polly is committed to expanding knowledge in this field, addressing the needs of survivors whether it be physical, psychological or practical and promoting rehabilitation a means to maximise recovery and quality of life after cancer treatment ends.

Polly currently coordinates and leads the Flinders Cancer Survivorship Clinic.

Dr Lisa Beatty

Dr Lisa Beatty

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Flinders University

Dr Beatty has a number of years of clinical and research experience in the psychological treatment of adult cancer patients and families.

Her grant success includes an SA Department of Health Cancer Coordination grant and Flinders University Research Support grant, which funded an online self-help coping program for people with recently diagnosed early stage cancer.

Dr Beatty has authored 13 peer reviewed scientific journal articles and one book chapter, largely in the area of adjustment, self-help for cancer, and complementary therapy use during cancer treatment.

She has supervised one honours student and two postgraduate students in the areas of online cancer support, cancer carer interventions, and fertility concerns.


Dr Stacey George

Clinical Rehabilitation Course Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation Aged and Extended Care, Flinders University

Dr George is an academic in the Flinders University Department of Rehabilitation Aged and Extended Care. She has clinical and research experience in driving assessment and rehabilitation across a range of patient groups with neurological conditions. Her particular area of research interest is return to driving following brain tumour survival: namely assessment, rehabilitation and driving behaviours.

Stacey teaches in clinical rehabilitation and research in postgraduate courses to medicine, nursing and allied health students. She has published more than 20 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.


Kathryn Jackson

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University 
Coordinator, Bachelor of Health Sciences Nutrition Major

Kathryn is an academic in the Flinders University Department of Nutrition & Dietetics. She has just completed her PhD in nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

Kathryn's research expertise includes the design of measurement instruments to accurately assess dietary intakes in free-living adult populations, as well as research interests in the interactive roles of dietary intake and energy expenditure in overweight and obese patients.


Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse


Dr Hilary Martin

Breast Unit Fellow, Royal Marsden Hospital

Dr Martin is a medical oncology trainee who has worked at Flinders Medical Centre and Calvary Hospital, Adelaide. She is currently undertaking further training in the breast unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

Her research interests include fertility and transplant associated malignancies.


Dr Angelita Martini

Senior Research Fellow, Health Care Management, School of Medicine, Flinders University.

Dr Martini’s cancer related research is in the areas of parental cancer, services for children and families of cancer patients/survivors, delivery models of survivorship care, cancer services, cancer services for Indigenous Australians and people living in rural and remote areas, and analysis of the equity bowel cancer screening in Australia. She also coordinates doctoral studies in health policy and management.

Assoc Prof Michelle Miller

Associate Professor Michelle Miller

BND Course Coordinator, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Flinders University
Associate Professor Miller is an academic in the Flinders University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She has clinical and research experience in nutritional rehabilitation across a range of patient groups. Her grant success includes three NHMRC Project Grants in rehabilitation following hip fracture and an ARC grant for continuing data collection for the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Michelle directs a nutritional assessment laboratory at Flinders which includes state of the art equipment for measurement of body size and composition and energy expenditure. Michelle has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and co-authored two book chapters.

In 2011 she co-supervised two postgraduate students to develop an acceptable nutrition resource for oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy and monitor weight status and attitudes to weight, diet and physical activity in a cohort of oncology patients.

Dr Kirsty Prior

Kirsty Prior

Research Associate, Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre
Associate Lecturer, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Kirsty Prior has a variety of roles in the School of Medicine which involve the application of health psychology to medicine and allied health disciplines.

She has completed a PhD which focused on the ways in which people think about and behave in response to chronic illness. Kirsty has published papers in peer-reviewed medical and psychological journals about illness behaviour and the self-management of chronic medical conditions.


Past Members

Amanda Robertson