Haryana Dhillon


University of Sydney, NSW

Dr Haryana Dhillon, Research Fellow in Cancer Survivorship at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-basedDecision-making (CeMPED) University of Sydney. CeMPED Deputy Director, Central Clinical School. President of the Australian Psycho-Oncology Society (OZPOS), a member of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) Executive Committee and Council.
My career has had two distinct phases. I worked in a research support capacity for ten years at the NHMRC Clinical Centre where I contributed to investigator-initiated clinical trials research and the development of several of Australasia’s Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups.  In 2005, I commenced a PhD in informed consent for colonoscopy, awarded in 2010.  During this time I started collaborations with A/Prof, Janette Vardy, with whom I established a Cancer Survivorship Research Group. Our group is supported on peer-reviewed funding, allowing us to run studies in cancer and cognition, physical activity in cancer populations, sleep disturbance and symptom control. I also maintain active research interests in health literacy, communication in the cancer setting and patient education.