BA(Hons), Doctorate of Psychology, MAPS
Cheryl is a health psychologist with fifteen years of clinical and research experience in the fields of palliative care, caregiving and bereavement. She is currently employed by Mercy Palliative Care where she provides psychological support to palliative care patients, carers and family. With a passion for ensuring effective psychosocial care based on models of best practice, Cheryl strives to support people during the challenging experiences of terminal illness and bereavement.
As a research fellow at the Centre for Palliative Care, Cheryl was involved in various research studies including the Beyondblue funded investigation of the psychosocial profile of carers of palliative patients; a study of the experiences of bereaved caregivers; and an evaluation of respite provided by Very Special Kids. Cheryl values translational research that contributes to professional practice and was a co-author of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Psychosocial and Bereavement Support of Family Caregivers of Palliative Care Patients.
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