Prof Phyllis Butow
Prof Phyllis Butow (BA(Hons), MPH, MClinPsych, PhD) is Professor, and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. She founded the Australian Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) and the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED). Prof Butow has worked for over 20 years in health professional-patient communication and Psycho-Oncology. She has won many awards, including the International Psycho-Oncology Society Bernard Fox award for outstanding contribution to Psycho-Oncology research in 2009, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Tom Reeve award for outstanding contribution to cancer care in 2011, NSW Cancer Researcher of the year in 2012, and an Order of Australia (AM) in 2014. Prof Butow has conducted a large body of research on doctor-patient communication, patient involvement in cancer consultations and decision-making, patient and family support, psychosocial issues in cancer genetics, and disparities in outcomes and needs of immigrants with cancer. She is the CIA of a CINSW Translation Program Grant to test implementation strategies for clinical pathway for anxiety and depression, supported by an online portal and resources.