First Name: Jordana
Last Name: McLoone
Position Title: Deputy Program Leader, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital. Lecturer, School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Medicine, University of NSW.
Job Responsibilities: Research
About Me/My interests: I am passionate about helping children and families affected by pediatric cancer, both during treatment and throughout the survivorship phases of their journey. My research interests include assessing the unmet needs of these families and developing effective interventions and models of care to best support these amazing people. Recently, I have been involved in extensive qualitative work which has helped to lay the foundations of what Australian families are challenged by as they transition from treatment to long term survivorship status.
In addition, I also have a strong research interest in melanoma survivors, particularly those at high risk of developing a new primary melanoma.
My Contact Information:
Address: Kids Cancer Centre, Level 1 South;
Sydney Children's Hospital, High Street;
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: 02 9382 3114
Fax: 9382 3372
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Pediatric, survivorship, melanoma, models of care, unmet needs
Publications that may be of interest to others:
McLoone, J.K., Wakefield, C.E., Butow, P., Fleming, C.A.K., Cohn, R.J. Returning to school after adolescent cancer: A qualitative examination of Australian survivors’ and their families’ perspectives. Accepted by Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 2nd May 2011
Wakefield, C.E., McLoone, J., Butow, P., Lenthen, K., Cohn, R..J. Parental adjustment to the completion of their child's cancer treatment. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2011; 56(4): 524–531. Impact factor: 2.129 (JCR: 2009).
Wakefield, C. E., McLoone, J., Goodenough, B., Lenthen, K., Cairns, D. R., Cohn, R. J. (2010). The psychosocial impact of completing childhood cancer treatment: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35 (3); 262-274. Impact Factor: 3.672 (JCR: 2009). Tier A. *Article highlighted and summarised in the MDLinx site.
McLoone JK, Watts K, Menzies SW, Meiser B, Butow PN, Kasparian NA. When the risks are high: Psychological experiences and unmet needs of melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease. Qualitative Health Research. Accepted: April 2011.
McLoone*, J. K., Kasparian*, N. A., & Butow, P.N. (2009). Psychological responses and coping strategies amongst melanoma patients: A systematic review of the literature. Archives of Dermatology, 145, 1415-1427. * Shared first authorship. The importance of this paper was highlighted by an accompanying editorial: Psychoneuro-oncology: Its Time Has Arrived. Nana Smith; Tracy Fuhrmann; Francisco Tausk. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(12):1439-1442.