Dr Melanie Lovell

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Telephone 9903 8293
Fax 9903 8384

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Biographical details

Dr Lovell is a Palliative Medicine physician with HammondCare at Greenwich Hospital and the Mater in Sydney. She is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sydney Medical School. She was awarded her PhD in 2009. In 2010 she was Chair of the Cancer Pain and Palliative Care working group for the National Pain Summit. She is the Clinical Lead for a team to implement evidence-based strategies in cancer pain management. She is involved in teaching medical students palliative care,cancer pain assessment and managementand spirituality. She is associate supervisor for Masters and PhD students. She is an investigator with the Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit, and for state and national Palliative Care trials groups.

Research interests

Dr Lovell is interested in palliative care, palliative care research including clinical trials and health systems research, pain research and spirituality.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching interests include palliative care, cancer pain assessment and management, ethics, spirituality.

Selected grants

2013

  • Levels and associations of existential distress in people with persistant pain; Siddall P, Lovell M; Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists/ANZCA Research Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2013). Overcoming cancer pain: a guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Australia: Cancer Council Australia.

Book Chapters

  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2010). Communication strategies and skills for optimal pain control. In David W Kissane, Barry D Bultz, Phyllis N Butow, Ilora G Finlay (Eds.), Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care, (pp. 315-326). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press Australia.

Journals

  • Dong, S., Butow, P., Costa, D., Lovell, M., Agar, M. (2014). Symptom Clusters in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Boyle, F., Stubbs, J., Lovell, M. (2013). Assessment and Management of Adult Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Recent Qualitative Studies Aimed at Developing Insights for Managing Barriers and Optimizing Facilitators Within a Comprehensive Framework of Patient Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46(2), 229-253. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Tai, V., Lovell, M. (2013). Pain relief and the end of life. Medicine Today, 14(4), 16-24.
  • Clark, K., Smith, J., Lovell, M., Currow, D. (2012). Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(12), 1335-1341. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M. (2012). Preparation is the key to death being our friend. BMJ, 344, e436. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Smith, R. (2012). Should doctors respect patients' requests not to know? Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, 4(14-15), 29-30.
  • Lovell, M., Forder, P., Stockler, M., Butow, P., Briganti, E., Chye, R., Goldstein, D., Boyle, F. (2010). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Standardized Educational Intervention for Patients with Cancer Pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40(1), 49-59. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2010). Cancer Pain Management. Medicine Today, 11(1), 33-38.

2014

  • Dong, S., Butow, P., Costa, D., Lovell, M., Agar, M. (2014). Symptom Clusters in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Article in press. [More Information]

2013

  • Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Boyle, F., Stubbs, J., Lovell, M. (2013). Assessment and Management of Adult Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Recent Qualitative Studies Aimed at Developing Insights for Managing Barriers and Optimizing Facilitators Within a Comprehensive Framework of Patient Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46(2), 229-253. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2013). Overcoming cancer pain: a guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. Australia: Cancer Council Australia.
  • Tai, V., Lovell, M. (2013). Pain relief and the end of life. Medicine Today, 14(4), 16-24.

2012

  • Clark, K., Smith, J., Lovell, M., Currow, D. (2012). Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(12), 1335-1341. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M. (2012). Preparation is the key to death being our friend. BMJ, 344, e436. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Smith, R. (2012). Should doctors respect patients' requests not to know? Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, 4(14-15), 29-30.

2010

  • Lovell, M., Forder, P., Stockler, M., Butow, P., Briganti, E., Chye, R., Goldstein, D., Boyle, F. (2010). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Standardized Educational Intervention for Patients with Cancer Pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40(1), 49-59. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2010). Cancer Pain Management. Medicine Today, 11(1), 33-38.
  • Lovell, M., Boyle, F. (2010). Communication strategies and skills for optimal pain control. In David W Kissane, Barry D Bultz, Phyllis N Butow, Ilora G Finlay (Eds.), Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care, (pp. 315-326). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press Australia.

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