Professor Jane Turner
Discipline of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Jane Turner has worked for 25 years as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in oncology. She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. She has been Investigator on several trials of psychosocial interventions in which front-line health professionals including oncology nurses have received focused education to deliver psychosocial interventions.
She is President-Elect of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and chairs the IPOS-WHO committee which aims to promote psychosocial care in low and middle-income countries. In this capacity she is engaged in initiatives to embed psychosocial care in clinical practice and national cancer control plans.