School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a health psychology registrar currently working with clients across the lifespan (individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families) within the Complex Needs Clinic and Private Practice at Bower Place. I provide direct therapeutic interventions primarily based on the principles of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.
I completed the Master of Psychology (Health) and PhD program offered at the University of Adelaide. My masters research is in the field of cancer awareness, examining the attitudes and knowledge of Australian women towards cervical cancer screening. My PhD is in the field of cancer survivorship, examining cancer identity and the media representation of people diagnosed with cancer. My other areas of interest include student migration, psychoneuroimmunology and juvenile justice.
Cheung SY, Delfabbro P. (2016) Are you a cancer survivor? A review on cancer identity. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 10(4):759-71. doi:10.1007/s11764-016-0521-z
Date Position Institution name 2013 - 2014 Academic tutor University of Adelaide
Language Competency Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Psychology (Health) 2012 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2011 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology 2008 - 2010 University of Melbourne Australia Bachelor of Science
Year Citation 2016 Cheung, S., & Delfabbro, P. (2016). Are you a cancer survivor? A review on cancer identity. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 10(4), 759-771.
DOI Scopus22 WoS20 Europe PMC11
Year Citation 2015 Cheung, S. Y., & Delfabbro, P. (2015). Who is a cancer survivor? a study into the lay understanding of cancer identity using a crowdsourced population. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY. Singapore, SINGAPORE: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2013 and 2014:
- Psychology 1A (3410_PSYCHOL_1000)
- Psychology 1B (3410_PSYCHOL_1001)
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