PROFESSOR SUZANNE CHAMBERS
PROFESSOR SUZANNE CHAMBERS AO | HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST | PhD MAPS
For over two decades I have been helping people with cancer adjust to the challenges that come with diagnosis and treatment, applying my qualifications and expertise as a Health Psychologist.
My special skills and capabilities include stress and anxiety management, decision support, coaching in coping skills, managing relationships and survivorship planning.
I have extensive experience working with men who have prostate cancer and their partners, complemented by knowledge and insights in other chronic and life-threatening conditions.
My approach encompasses cognitive behavioural techniques integrating elements of acceptance, commitment and self-compassion, to assist people to maximise their wellbeing and move towards valued personal goals.
I was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 for distinguished service to medical research, particularly in the area of psycho-oncology and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer.
- 2004 – Doctorate of Philosophy, School of Applied Psychology (Health), Griffith University
- 1995 – Bachelor of Behavioural Science with First Class Honours in Psychology, Griffith University.
- 1992 – Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND REGISTRATION
I am a Registered Psychologist and a Member of the College of Health Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society. I am also a Registered Nurse.
I am a board member of Healthy Male (Andrology Australia) and an Adjunct Professor at the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, the University of Southern Queensland Institute for Resilient Regions, and the Griffith University School of Applied Psychology.