Ms Natalie D'Abrew

BA(Psych) ECU
Senior Research Coordinator
Project Manager

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 3456 7890

Biographical details

Natalie d'Abrew completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Hons) at Edith Cowan University in 2001. Since then she has worked in a number of research roles, in areas of health service research and cancer and palliative care. Prior to her current position Natalie was the principal project coordinator for the Associate Professor in Cancer and Palliative Care and HOS at ECU. In her current position as a senior research coordinator/project manager she is involved in a number of different research projects in the areas of cancer and psychosocial care.

Natalie is currently enrolled in a PhD, "The male partners' experience with Gynaecological Cancer" looking at exploring men's experiences when their partners have gynaecological cancer, specifically around their relationships.

Research interests

  • research project management
  • cancer and psychosocial care

Current projects

Supporting the supporters: Meeting the needs of male partners (funded by the Nurses and Midwives Board NSW)

A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Nurse Led Education Intervention on Body Image and Sexuality for Women with Breast Cancer (funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation and cancer Council WA)

Development and testing of a community model for breast health for Chinese-Australian women: Establishing community advocates and using cultural specific breast health education. Cancer Institute NSW. Sponsorship Program

Learn Now; Live Well: Train the Trainer (funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing)

Psychosocial and Practical Support Needs of Cancer Patients and their Families in Western Australia (funded by an ECU Collaborative Grant with the Western Australian Clinical Oncology Group)

A Randomised Control Trial Of Low Level Laser Therapy For The Treatment Of Lymphoedema Secondary To Breast Cancer (funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation)

Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Palliative Care Patients and their Families: Palliative Care Nurses' Concerns (funded by the Nurses Memorial Trust - WA)

Psychosocial and Practical Support Needs of Cancer Patients and Their Families in Western Australia. ECU Collaborative Grant

Selected grants

2009

  • Supporting the Supporters: Meeting the needs of male partners; White K, D'Abrew N; Nurses and Midwives Board (NSW)/Research Grants.

2006

  • Learn Now Live Well; Train the Trainer; White K, Auret K, Graham N, D'Abrew N, Auret K; Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Research Grant.

2004

  • Psychosocial and Practical Support Needs of Cancer Patients and their Families in Western Australia; Ellis I, D'Abrew N, White K, Katris P, O'Connor M; Edith Cowan University/ECU Collaborative Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Gillies, D., Taylor, F., Gray, C., O'Brien, L., D'Abrew, N. (2013). Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents. Evidence-Based Child Health, 8(3), 1004-1116. [More Information]
  • Peate, M., Saunders, C., Gregson, J., Thewes, B., D'Abrew, N., Meiser, B., White, K., Hickey, M. (2012). Development and Evaluation of an Information Booklet about Breast Cancer and Early Menopause. The Breast Journal, 18(1), 95-96. [More Information]
  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., O'Connor, M., Emery, L. (2012). Mapping the psychosocial and practical support needs of cancer patients in Western Australia. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21, 107-116. [More Information]
  • Gillies, D., Taylor, F., Gray, C., O'Brien, L., D'Abrew, N. (2012). Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-110. [More Information]
  • Koo, F., Kwok, T., White, K., D'Abrew, N., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2012). Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Kwok, T., Koo, F., D'Abrew, N., White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2011). East Meets West: A Brief Report of a Culturally Sensitive Breast Health Education Program for Chinese-Australian Women. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 540-546. [More Information]
  • White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., O'Connor, M., Emery, L. (2011). Unmet psychological and practical needs of patients with cancer in rural and remote areas of Western Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 11(3), 1-11. [More Information]
  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Auret, K., Graham, N., Duggan, G. (2008). Learn Now; Live Well: an educational programme for caregivers. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14(10), 497-501.

Conferences

  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., Emery, L., Threllfall, T. (2009). Mapping The Psychosocial And Practical Support Needs of Cancer Patients And Their Families In Western Australia. Supportive Care in Cancer: MASCC / ISOO 2009 International Symposium, Germany: Springer.
  • D'Abrew, N., White, K., Juraskova, I., Ryan, M. (2009). Optimising Sexuality Outcomes for Women Following Breast And Gynaecological Cancer: The Partner's Experience. Supportive Care in Cancer: MASCC / ISOO 2009 International Symposium, Germany: Springer.
  • Jayde, V., D'Abrew, N., Hill, O., White, K., Juraskova, I., Blomfield, P. (2006). The in-depth interview: an introduction to interviewing on sensitive topics. University of Sydney College of Health Sciences Health Research Conference 2006: From Cell to Society 5.

2013

  • Gillies, D., Taylor, F., Gray, C., O'Brien, L., D'Abrew, N. (2013). Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents. Evidence-Based Child Health, 8(3), 1004-1116. [More Information]

2012

  • Peate, M., Saunders, C., Gregson, J., Thewes, B., D'Abrew, N., Meiser, B., White, K., Hickey, M. (2012). Development and Evaluation of an Information Booklet about Breast Cancer and Early Menopause. The Breast Journal, 18(1), 95-96. [More Information]
  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., O'Connor, M., Emery, L. (2012). Mapping the psychosocial and practical support needs of cancer patients in Western Australia. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21, 107-116. [More Information]
  • Gillies, D., Taylor, F., Gray, C., O'Brien, L., D'Abrew, N. (2012). Psychological therapies for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-110. [More Information]
  • Koo, F., Kwok, T., White, K., D'Abrew, N., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2012). Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, 1-7. [More Information]

2011

  • Kwok, T., Koo, F., D'Abrew, N., White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2011). East Meets West: A Brief Report of a Culturally Sensitive Breast Health Education Program for Chinese-Australian Women. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 540-546. [More Information]
  • White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., O'Connor, M., Emery, L. (2011). Unmet psychological and practical needs of patients with cancer in rural and remote areas of Western Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 11(3), 1-11. [More Information]

2009

  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Katris, P., Emery, L., Threllfall, T. (2009). Mapping The Psychosocial And Practical Support Needs of Cancer Patients And Their Families In Western Australia. Supportive Care in Cancer: MASCC / ISOO 2009 International Symposium, Germany: Springer.
  • D'Abrew, N., White, K., Juraskova, I., Ryan, M. (2009). Optimising Sexuality Outcomes for Women Following Breast And Gynaecological Cancer: The Partner's Experience. Supportive Care in Cancer: MASCC / ISOO 2009 International Symposium, Germany: Springer.

2008

  • White, K., D'Abrew, N., Auret, K., Graham, N., Duggan, G. (2008). Learn Now; Live Well: an educational programme for caregivers. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14(10), 497-501.

2006

  • Jayde, V., D'Abrew, N., Hill, O., White, K., Juraskova, I., Blomfield, P. (2006). The in-depth interview: an introduction to interviewing on sensitive topics. University of Sydney College of Health Sciences Health Research Conference 2006: From Cell to Society 5.

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