Professor Sandie McCarthy

Prof of Clinical Nurs Research

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Alexandra is jointly-appointed as Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Queensland and Mater Health Services. She has practised extensively in acute cancer care, including chemotherapy administration, in rural and metropolitan settings. Her PhD investigated sociocultural issues related to breast cancer and while she mostly now undertakes intervention research, she maintains an interest in the sociological as well as clinical aspects of cancer care. Sandie’s current funded research has two streams. The first stream focuses upon issues related to the long term outcomes of cancer treatments, using mixed methods. The second stream concentrates on collaborative interventions to assess and manage the toxicities of acute cancer treatments.

Research Impacts

Sandie's research program focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of the short and long-term toxicities of cancer therapy, particularly chemotherapy. She has a particular interest in women's wellness during and after breast cancer therapy. She investigates a range of multimodal interventions (diet, exercise, sleep and stress management) to enhance cancer patient outcomes, which have translated successfully to standard practice.

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McCarthy, Alexandra, Skinner, Tina, Fenech, Michael and Keating, Shelley (2016). Prevention of chronic conditions and cancer. Cancer and chronic conditions: addressing the problem of multimorbidity in cancer patients and survivors. (pp. 203-239) edited by Bogda Koczwara. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_7

Journal Article

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Professor Sandie McCarthy is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor