Ilona Juraskova

Professor of Health Psychology
The University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

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Trained as a clinical psychologist, I'm a teaching academic with over 20 years experience in conducting health psychology research, with expertise in psycho-oncology.  My research program covers a range of health disciplines and is predominantly dedicated to two areas: i) enhancing clinician-patient-family communication and medical decision-making, and ii) to improving patient/caregiver quality of life and psychosexual adjustment in particular. Together with my research team, I have developed and evaluated over 20 evidence-based psychosocial interventions and decision support tools, with many implemented in the clinics across Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US.

Within my teaching role (2008 - present), I coordinate and lecture in undergraduate and postgraduate Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology courses, and supervise higher degree research students on clinical projects. I Am currently the Associate Head of Postgraduate Research Education. 

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Ilona identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.