Ursula M Sansom-Daly
Ursula Sansom-Daly is the clinical psychology registrar for the Sydney Youth Cancer Service, which is the lead clinical team dedicated to the care of adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors in Sydney. Ursula is also a part-time post-doctoral research officer at the Behavioural Sciences Unit, in the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital – the largest research group in Australia devoted to studying psychosocial aspects of cancer in children and adolescents.
Ursula recently completed her PhD through the School of Psychology, UNSW, as a Leukaemia Foundation of Australia PhD scholar, researching psychological mechanisms that may underpin adaptation to cancer among adolescents and young adults. Her research in this area was recently recognised through the inaugural Premier’s ‘Rising Star’ PhD award from the Cancer Institute NSW. Ursula’s research interests focus on understanding psychological mechanisms involved in distress and adjustment across the cancer trajectory, tailoring evidence-based psychological interventions to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors, and growing field of ‘e-mental health’.
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