Dr Joanne Shaw

A16 - Badham Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 3761

Biographical details

Dr Joanne Shaw is a psycho-oncology and health communication researcher with experience in the development and evaluation of psychological interventions, particularly for patients with cancer and their families. She has expetrise in the development and evaluation of communication skills training for health professionals related to sensitive and emaotional HP-patient interactions such as breaking bad news or discussions related to mental health. Her current research is investigating models, quality and costs of evidence-based psycho-oncology interventions. She has expertise in both quantative and qualitative research methods.

As the Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow Dr Shaw has overall management responsibilty for PoCoG's psycho-oncology clinical research program

Research interests

Psycho-oncology:

  • Psychological intervention development and evaluation
  • Models and costs of evidence-based psycho-oncology care
  • Clinical trial consent

Health Communication:

  • Development and evaluation of communication skills training
  • Psychophysiology
  • Communicating bad news
  • Medical decision-making

Models and costs of delivering evidence-based psycho-oncology interventions

Current projects

  • Development and evaluation of an on-line health professional education program discussing anxiety and depression with cancer patients
  • Evaluating new models of psycho-oncology intervention delivery
  • Evaluating the costs of delivery of evidnce-based psycho-oncology care

Associations

  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Psycho-oncology Cooperative Group (POGOG)
  • International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS)
  • European Association of Healthcare communication (EACH)
  • Sydney Catalyst
  • Sydney Vital
  • Sydney Cancer Research Network

Awards and honours

  • Best Clinical Presentation 19th Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) Annual Congress, Cairns QLD, 12 – 14 May 2016
  • Best of the Best Oral Presentation Award, 40th Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Annual Scientific Meeting 12-14th November 2013, Adelaide, SA
  • Best Poster Award, Early Career Researcher, 3rd Sydney Cancer Conference, Sydney NSW. 27 -28th September, 2012.
  • Academic Development Scheme 2012 Travel Grant School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grant 2011, Perth, WA
  • Peter Bancroft Prize awarded for Doctor of Philosophy graduate in Sydney Medical School whose thesis has been passed by all three examiners without requiring any emendation or amendments

In the media

  • Australian Doctor 27th November 2015: Cold-cap treatment puts the freeze on chemo hair loss

Research Committee Member:

  • International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS)
  • European Association of Healthcare communication (EACH)

Selected grants

2014

  • Scalp Cooling Collaboration Project; Shaw J, Butow P, Boyle F, Price M, Pugliano L, Winstanley J; St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney/Research Support.

2013

  • Development of a measure of cancer care coordination for migrant cancer patients undergoing treatment; Liauw W, Shaw J, Young J, Butow P, Goldstein D, Shepherd H; South Eastern Sydney Local Health District/Cultural Diversity Health Enhancement Grants Program.

2011

  • Development of communication skills training for nurses delivering telephone-based supportive care interventions for people with cancer or their families; Young J, Shaw J; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Research Innovation Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Karageorge, A., Murphy, M., Newby, J., Kirsten, L., Andrews, G., Allison, K., Loughnan, S., Price, M., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Butow, P., et al (2017). Acceptability of an internet cognitive behavioural therapy program for people with early-stage cancer and cancer survivors with depression and/or anxiety: thematic findings from focus groups. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25, 2129-2136. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., O'Brien, J., Chua, S., De Boer, R., Dear, R., Murray, N., Boyle, F. (2017). Barriers and enablers to implementing scalp cooling in Australia: a qualitative study of health professionals� attitudes to and experience with scalp cooling. Supportive Care in Cancer. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Boyle, F. (2017). Chemotherapy induced alopecia and strategies to manage its impact. Cancer Forum, 41(1).
  • Schnitzler, L., Smith, S., Shepherd, H., Shaw, J., Dong, S., Carpenter, D., Nguyen, F., Dhillon, H. (2017). Communication during radiation therapy education sessions: the role of medical jargon and emotional support in clarifying patient confusion. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(1), 112-120. [More Information]
  • Crome, E., Shaw, J., Baillie, A. (2017). Costs and returns on training investment for empirically supported psychological interventions. Australian Health Review, 41(1), 82-88. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Newby, J., Butow, P., Kirsten, L., Allison, K., Loughnan, S., Price, M., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Andrews, G. (2017). iCanADAPT Early protocol: randomised controlled trial (RCT) of clinician supervised transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors -vs- treatment as usual. BMC Cancer, 17, 193-212. [More Information]
  • Sanjida, S., Mulvogue, K., Shaw, J., Couper, J., Kissane, D., Pearson, S., Price, M., Janda, M. (2017). What type and dose of antidepressants are cancer and non-cancer inpatients being prescribed: a retrospective case-control study at an Australian tertiary hospital. Supportive Care in Cancer. [More Information]
  • Sanjida, S., Janda, M., Kissane, D., Shaw, J., Pearson, S., DiSipio, T., Couper, J. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of prescribing practices of antidepressants in cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology, 25(9), 1002-1016. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Price, M., Clayton, J., Grimison, P., Shaw, T., Rankin, N., Butow, P. (2016). Developing a clinical pathway for the identification and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: an online Delphi consensus process. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(1), 33-41. [More Information]
  • Nisbet, G., Dunn, S., Lincoln, M., Shaw, J. (2016). Development and initial validation of the interprofessional team learning profiling questionnaire. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(3), 278-287. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Badgery-Parker, T., Durcinoska, I., Harrison, J., Davidson, P., Martin, D., Sandroussi, C., Hollands, M., Lam, V., Johnston, E., Solomon, M., et al (2016). Improving psychosocial outcomes for caregivers of people with poor prognosis gastrointestinal cancers: a randomized controlled trial (Family Connect). Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(2), 585-595. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Durcinoska, I., Butow, P., Liauw, W., Goldstein, D., Young, J. (2016). It's all good on the surface: care coordination experiences of migrant cancer patients in Australia. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2403-2410. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Baylock, B., O'Reilly, A., Winstanley, J., Pugliano, L., Andrews, K., Boyle, F. (2016). Scalp cooling: a qualitative study to assess the perceptions and experiences of Australian patients with breast cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(9), 3813-3820. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Price, M., Shaw, J., Turner, J., Clayton, J., Grimison, P., Rankin, N., Kirsten, L. (2015). Clinical pathway for the screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: Australian guidelines. Psycho-Oncology, 24(9), 987-1001. [More Information]
  • Rankin, N., Butow, P., Thein, T., Robinson, T., Shaw, J., Price, M., Clover, K., Shaw, T., Grimison, P. (2015). Everybody wants it done but nobody wants to do it: an exploration of the barrier and enablers of critical components towards creating a clinical pathway for anxiety and depression in cancer. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Dunn, S. (2015). The impact of delivery style on doctors' experience of stress during simulated bad news consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(10), 1255-1259. [More Information]
  • Morgan, M., Butow, P., Maddern, R., Shaw, J. (2015). The role of the prostate cancer nurse co-ordinator: Nurses’ perspectives of barriers and challenges. International Journal of Urological Nursing, 9(1), 22-28. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Zou, X., Butow, P. (2015). Treatment decision making experiences of migrant cancer patients and their families in Australia. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(6), 742-747. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Dunn, S. (2013). A qualitative study of stress and coping responses in doctors breaking bad news. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(2), 243-248. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Sandroussi, C., Martin, D., Solomon, M. (2013). Coping with newly diagnosed upper gastrointestinal cancer: a longitudinal qualitative study of family caregivers' role perception and supportive care needs. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(3), 749-756. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Chambers, S., O'Brien, L., Solomon, M. (2013). Delivery of telephone-based supportive care to people with cancer: An analysis of cancer helpline operator and cancer nurse communication. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(3), 444-450. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Heinrich, P., Dunn, S. (2013). Doctors' experience of stress during simulated bad news consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(2), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Butow, P., Sze, M., Young, J., Goldstein, D. (2013). Reducing disparity in outcomes for immigrants with cancer: a qualitative assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally targeted telephone-based supportive care intervention. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2297-2301. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Dunn, S., Heinrich, P. (2012). Managing the delivery of bad news: An in-depth analysis of doctors' delivery style. Patient Education and Counseling, 87(2), 186-192. [More Information]
  • Young, J., Walsh, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Shaw, J. (2011). Measuring cancer care coordination: development and validation of a questionnaire for patients. BMC Cancer, 11(298), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Kaser, E., Shaw, J., Marven, M., Swinburn, L., Boyle, F. (2010). Communication about high-cost drugs in oncology-the patient view. Annals of Oncology, 21(9), 1910-1914. [More Information]
  • Brown, R., Dunn, S., Byrnes, K., Morris, R., Heinrich, P., Shaw, J. (2009). Doctors' stress responses and poor communication performance in simulated bad-news consultations. Academic Medicine, 84(11), 1595-1602. [More Information]

2017

  • Karageorge, A., Murphy, M., Newby, J., Kirsten, L., Andrews, G., Allison, K., Loughnan, S., Price, M., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Butow, P., et al (2017). Acceptability of an internet cognitive behavioural therapy program for people with early-stage cancer and cancer survivors with depression and/or anxiety: thematic findings from focus groups. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25, 2129-2136. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., O'Brien, J., Chua, S., De Boer, R., Dear, R., Murray, N., Boyle, F. (2017). Barriers and enablers to implementing scalp cooling in Australia: a qualitative study of health professionals� attitudes to and experience with scalp cooling. Supportive Care in Cancer. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Boyle, F. (2017). Chemotherapy induced alopecia and strategies to manage its impact. Cancer Forum, 41(1).
  • Schnitzler, L., Smith, S., Shepherd, H., Shaw, J., Dong, S., Carpenter, D., Nguyen, F., Dhillon, H. (2017). Communication during radiation therapy education sessions: the role of medical jargon and emotional support in clarifying patient confusion. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(1), 112-120. [More Information]
  • Crome, E., Shaw, J., Baillie, A. (2017). Costs and returns on training investment for empirically supported psychological interventions. Australian Health Review, 41(1), 82-88. [More Information]
  • Murphy, M., Newby, J., Butow, P., Kirsten, L., Allison, K., Loughnan, S., Price, M., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Andrews, G. (2017). iCanADAPT Early protocol: randomised controlled trial (RCT) of clinician supervised transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) for depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors -vs- treatment as usual. BMC Cancer, 17, 193-212. [More Information]
  • Sanjida, S., Mulvogue, K., Shaw, J., Couper, J., Kissane, D., Pearson, S., Price, M., Janda, M. (2017). What type and dose of antidepressants are cancer and non-cancer inpatients being prescribed: a retrospective case-control study at an Australian tertiary hospital. Supportive Care in Cancer. [More Information]

2016

  • Sanjida, S., Janda, M., Kissane, D., Shaw, J., Pearson, S., DiSipio, T., Couper, J. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of prescribing practices of antidepressants in cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology, 25(9), 1002-1016. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Price, M., Clayton, J., Grimison, P., Shaw, T., Rankin, N., Butow, P. (2016). Developing a clinical pathway for the identification and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: an online Delphi consensus process. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(1), 33-41. [More Information]
  • Nisbet, G., Dunn, S., Lincoln, M., Shaw, J. (2016). Development and initial validation of the interprofessional team learning profiling questionnaire. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(3), 278-287. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Badgery-Parker, T., Durcinoska, I., Harrison, J., Davidson, P., Martin, D., Sandroussi, C., Hollands, M., Lam, V., Johnston, E., Solomon, M., et al (2016). Improving psychosocial outcomes for caregivers of people with poor prognosis gastrointestinal cancers: a randomized controlled trial (Family Connect). Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(2), 585-595. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Durcinoska, I., Butow, P., Liauw, W., Goldstein, D., Young, J. (2016). It's all good on the surface: care coordination experiences of migrant cancer patients in Australia. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2403-2410. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Baylock, B., O'Reilly, A., Winstanley, J., Pugliano, L., Andrews, K., Boyle, F. (2016). Scalp cooling: a qualitative study to assess the perceptions and experiences of Australian patients with breast cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(9), 3813-3820. [More Information]

2015

  • Butow, P., Price, M., Shaw, J., Turner, J., Clayton, J., Grimison, P., Rankin, N., Kirsten, L. (2015). Clinical pathway for the screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: Australian guidelines. Psycho-Oncology, 24(9), 987-1001. [More Information]
  • Rankin, N., Butow, P., Thein, T., Robinson, T., Shaw, J., Price, M., Clover, K., Shaw, T., Grimison, P. (2015). Everybody wants it done but nobody wants to do it: an exploration of the barrier and enablers of critical components towards creating a clinical pathway for anxiety and depression in cancer. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Dunn, S. (2015). The impact of delivery style on doctors' experience of stress during simulated bad news consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(10), 1255-1259. [More Information]
  • Morgan, M., Butow, P., Maddern, R., Shaw, J. (2015). The role of the prostate cancer nurse co-ordinator: Nurses’ perspectives of barriers and challenges. International Journal of Urological Nursing, 9(1), 22-28. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Zou, X., Butow, P. (2015). Treatment decision making experiences of migrant cancer patients and their families in Australia. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(6), 742-747. [More Information]

2013

  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Dunn, S. (2013). A qualitative study of stress and coping responses in doctors breaking bad news. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(2), 243-248. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Sandroussi, C., Martin, D., Solomon, M. (2013). Coping with newly diagnosed upper gastrointestinal cancer: a longitudinal qualitative study of family caregivers' role perception and supportive care needs. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(3), 749-756. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Chambers, S., O'Brien, L., Solomon, M. (2013). Delivery of telephone-based supportive care to people with cancer: An analysis of cancer helpline operator and cancer nurse communication. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(3), 444-450. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Brown, R., Heinrich, P., Dunn, S. (2013). Doctors' experience of stress during simulated bad news consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(2), 203-208. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J., Butow, P., Sze, M., Young, J., Goldstein, D. (2013). Reducing disparity in outcomes for immigrants with cancer: a qualitative assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally targeted telephone-based supportive care intervention. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2297-2301. [More Information]

2012

  • Shaw, J., Dunn, S., Heinrich, P. (2012). Managing the delivery of bad news: An in-depth analysis of doctors' delivery style. Patient Education and Counseling, 87(2), 186-192. [More Information]

2011

  • Young, J., Walsh, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Shaw, J. (2011). Measuring cancer care coordination: development and validation of a questionnaire for patients. BMC Cancer, 11(298), 1-8. [More Information]

2010

  • Kaser, E., Shaw, J., Marven, M., Swinburn, L., Boyle, F. (2010). Communication about high-cost drugs in oncology-the patient view. Annals of Oncology, 21(9), 1910-1914. [More Information]

2009

  • Brown, R., Dunn, S., Byrnes, K., Morris, R., Heinrich, P., Shaw, J. (2009). Doctors' stress responses and poor communication performance in simulated bad-news consultations. Academic Medicine, 84(11), 1595-1602. [More Information]

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