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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Heather McDowell

First Name: Heather

Last Name: McDowell

Position Title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Patient Care and Research

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: I work on the Paediatric Consult Liason Team (CLT) at a tertiary children's hospital (Starship) in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition to general CLT work I am part of the Late Effects Assessment Programme (LEAP), the long-term follow-up team for survivors of childhood cancer (Children's Blood and Cancer Centre) and the inpatient Eating Disorders Team. I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years and still really enjoy my work.

My Contact Information:

Address:  Consult Liaison Team, Level 3 Starship Children’s Hospital, Private Bag 92024, Auckland 1142, New Zealand


Phone: +64 21938 014

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Long-term follow up; resiliency; mental health; psycho-social well-being; adolescent depression

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

2011  Merry, S.N., Hetrick, S., Cox, G.R., Brudevold-Iversen, T., Bir, J. & McDowell, H. Psychological  
and educational interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents.  Cochrane Review, 12.

2004 Merry, S. N., McDowell, H., Wild C.J., Muller,N. & Bir, J. A randomised controlled trial of a bi-cultural school-based depression prevention programme.  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 43:5, 538-547.

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