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Kim Hobbs

Kim Hobbs holds a master's degree in social work and has been the social worker with the Westmead Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in Sydney since its inception in 1994. The Centre has established an innovative model of multi-disciplinary care, in which psychosocial support services are an integral component of comprehensive cancer care for women with gynaecological cancer and their families. Since 2001, Kim has been actively involved in a number of multi-disciplinary research projects - such as investigating the effectiveness of cancer support groups, the needs of cancer caregivers, the training and support needs of cancer caregivers and the needs and perceptions of women with recurrent ovarian cancer - which led to publications in international journals. Kim has been a member of a several committees and working parties, advocating improved psychosocial services for people with cancer and their families, and developing resources for clinicians and consumers. She maintains professional association and committee memberships with the Australian Association of Social Workers and Clinical Oncological Society of Australia among others.
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