Elizabeth Lobb has 13 years clinical, teaching, and research experience in cancer medicine. She holds a PhD in psychological medicine, a master's degree in applied science and a bachelor's degree in adult education. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care. Her research and clinical interests include the psychological impact of cancer, factors influencing coping and adjustment, genetic counselling in familial breast and ovarian cancer, loss, grief and bereavement in life-threatening illness. Liz has taught bereavement counselling in the government, welfare, and private sectors for 10 years. Before moving to Perth (Western Australia) in January 2004, Liz worked as a visiting bereavement counsellor at the Mater and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals in Sydney, and was a staff and patient counsellor at Sacred Heart Hospice. She spent six years at the Prince of Wales Hospital in adolescent and paediatric oncology, and six years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the Medical Psychology Research Unit where she completed her Masters and PhD.
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