Prof Afaf Girgis AM [PhD, BSc(Hons)] is Director, Psycho-oncology Research Group, at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research & Faculty of Medicine & Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia.
Prof Girgis has worked for over 32 years as a Behavioural Scientist in cancer control and psycho-oncology. In 2019, she became a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia, awarded for her significant service to medicine, and to medical education, in the field of cancer control and psycho-oncology.
Her national and international standing in behavioural science and psycho-oncology was acknowledged in 2012 with the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Inaugural Psycho-oncology Award, in 2015 with the Lady Mary Fairfax Distinguished Researcher Award, and in 2017 with 4 distinguished awards: South West Sydney Research Hub annual prize, UNSW in the South West Distinguished Research Prize, the South Western Sydney Local Health District Translational Research Award, and the South Western Sydney Local Health District Board Award, and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Quality Improvement Award 2018 in Healthcare Measurement.
Prof Girgis has published almost 400 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters, and contributed to several clinical practice guidelines; and been successful with research funding applications totalling $57.8 Million. Prof Girgis is committed to training and mentoring junior researchers and has successfully supervised 27 research higher degree students and fellowships; and currently supervises 3 PhD, 1 Research Masters and 3 Honours students, and mentors several clinician researchers.
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