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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Michelle Peate

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Peate

Position Title: Research Program Coordinator

Job Responsibilities: Research

Education/Training: PhD in Psycho-Oncology

About Me/My interests: Dr. Michelle Peate is the research program manager for PoCoG. She has been working in psycho-oncology since 2004, and completed her PhD in 2010 through the University of NSW. Her PhD project resulted in the production of a fertility-related decision aid for young women with early breast cancer. Dr Peate has experience working in the fields of genetics, screening, reproductive health, menopause, sexual dysfunction and decision-making in the context of psycho-oncology, and has extensive experience in the development and coordination of prospective, multi-centre psycho-oncology studies. Her primary research focus is in the psychosocial and reproductive issues of young women with cancer and she has a burgeoning interest in the psychosocial issues of adolescents and young adults with cancer. 

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:
Address: Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), Room 124, Transient Building, F12, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
Phone:   +61 2 9351 3741 
Fax:  +61 2 9036 5292
Email: michelle.peate@sydney.edu.au
Website: http://www.pocog.org.au 

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Adolescents and young adults with cancer; Reproductive health; Patient education; decision-making

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Sansom-Daly U, Peate M, Wakefield C, Bryant RA, Cohn RJ. A Systematic Review of Psychological Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Chronic Illness Accepted by Health Psychology (16/08/2011)

Peate M, Meiser B, Friedlander M, Zorbas H, Rovelli S, Sansom-Daly U, Sangster J, Hadzi-Pavlovic D, Hickey M. It’s now or never: fertility-related knowledge, decision-making preferences, and treatment intentions in young women with breast cancer. An Australian Fertility Decision Aid Collaborative Group Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology (2011) 29 (13): 1670-1677. http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/recent

Peate M, Meiser B, Friedlander M, Saunders C, Martinello R, Wakefield CE, Hickey M. Development and pilot testing of a fertility decision aid for young women diagnosed with early breast cancer. The Breast Journal (2011) 17 (1): 112-114.

Peate M, Meiser B, Hickey M, Friedlander M. The fertility-related concerns, needs and preferences of younger women with breast cancer: a systematic review. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2009) 116(2): 215-223. doi: 10.1007/s10549-009-0401-6

Hickey M, Peate M, Saunders CM, Friedlander M. Breast cancer in young women and its impact on reproductive function. Human Reproduction Update (2009) 15 (3): 232-339.

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