Professor Sharon Kilbreath
PhD, MAppSci (Physio), BSc (Physio)
C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
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Breast Cancer Research Group
Professor Sharon Kilbreath received her physiotherapy undergraduate and master's degrees in Canada, whilst her Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology was conferred from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is an Professor in Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and a National Breast Cancer Research Foundation Research Fellow.
Professor Kilbreath's research focuses on issues arising from treatment for breast cancer. Her research spans both laboratory-based and clinical research. Laboratory-based research has been undertaken to identify issues related to fatigue following chemotherapy, whereas her clinical research is directed at rehabilitation of patients' impairments and disabilities resulting from treatment of breast cancer. She leads a team of senior researchers, clinicians and several postdoctoral students in projects that aim firstly to prevent physical morbidities from occurring as result from treatment of breast cancer and secondly to diagnose and treat lymphoedema, one of the major complications of treatment.
Professor Kilbreath is also the convenor for theRehabilitation and Clinical Sciences Sciences Research Group.
- 2007- Present: Member; NSW Cancer Institute's Breast Oncology Group advisory committee
- 2008 - 2010: Member, University of Sydney Human Ethics Committee (previously a member 1999 - 2001)
- 2008 - Present: Member, Cancer Australia Research Advisory Group
- 2008 - Present: Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, PC4
- 2009: Reviewer, Cancer Australia Priority-driven Grant
- 2003 - 2009: Deputy Chair / member, NHRMC Grants Review Panel (Primary Care)
- 2009 - Present: Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, PC4
- 2009 - 2010: Invited member, Advisory group for CC NSW "Healthy lifestyle and risk modification program for cancer survivors and their partners/caregivers.
- 2009 - Present: President International Academy of Physical Therapy Research (JIAPTR), the inaugural journal for physiotherapists in South Korea.
Awards and honours
Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences
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