COSA Psycho-Oncology Awards

Australia has a proud history of excellence in psycho-oncology care and research. COSA along with the the Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG) have fostered this field of oncologic care and as part of multi-disciplinary care. The two organisations have established this award to recognise the dedicated individuals contributing to development and excellence in this field.

COSA Australian Psycho-Oncology Award
This Award recognises the highest level of contribution to psycho-oncology from amongst the membership of COSA and PoCoG.

The recipient of the 2017 COSA Australian Psycho-Oncology Award is Professor David Kissane

COSA New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award
This Award recognises research achievements and potential for an ongoing contribution to the discipline of psycho-oncology in Australia.

The recipient of the 2017 COSA New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award is Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly

Previous Award Recipients

COSA Australian Psycho-Oncology Award


Professor David Kissane
Professor of Psychiatry and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Monash University and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY, USA


A/Professor Jane Turner
Associate Professor, The University of Queensland School of Medicine


Professor Afaf Girgis
Executive Director of the Translational Cancer Research Unit, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW


 COSA New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award


Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly
Clinician-researcher and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine, University of NSW


Dr Addie Wootten
Clinical Psychologist and eHealth program manager, Australian Prostate Cancer Research


Dr Haryana Dhillon
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Survivorship Research Group and Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making, Central Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney


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