Danielle Tindle

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Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Danielle approaches the topic of cancer survivorship from an interdisciplinary perspective, given her academic and professional background in the field and also her personal experience as a long-term cancer survivor. Her particular interests include the phenomenon of cancer survivorship as experienced by adolescents and young adults (AYA) around the world, and how meaning and self-concept develop following a cancer diagnosis.

Danielle recently completed PhD research exploring the cancer survivorship experiences of young adults in Australia, England and the United States. Her cross-cultural study was supported by a three year PhD scholarship awarded by the Leukaemia Foundation.

In both professional and consumer advocacy roles, Danielle is involved with a variety of national and international organisations and projects. She is also an advisory committee member of CanSpeak Queensland, the peak consumer advocacy organisation representing Queenslanders whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Danielle holds postgraduate qualifications in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care (Coventry University, UK), a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy (University of Queensland) and Masters of International Studies (University of Sydney).