Afaf Girgis

Afaf Girgis JULY 2014

Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research & UNSW, Sydney

Professor Girgis is Director of the Psycho-oncology Research Group at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research & UNSW in Sydney, Australia. She has worked for more than 24 years as a Behavioural Scientist in cancer control and psycho-oncology. Her national and international standing in behavioural science and psycho-oncology was acknowledged in 2012 with the award of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Inaugural Psycho-oncology Award.  

Afaf has a strong commitment to translating research into clinical practice; and a demonstrated track record of effective engagement with service providers, end-users of research and the community, to ensure the relevance and acceptability of interventions aimed at improving cancer care and outcomes.

Afaf has more than 230 publications, over 5500 citations of her research and more than $38 Million in collaborative research funding; and has conducted complex multi-centre randomised controlled trials of psycho-oncology interventions.