A/Prof Ilona Juraskova
Associate Professor Ilona Juraskova is a teaching academic and psychosocial researcher at the School of Psychology, the University of Sydney. She is also Deputy Director at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED) at the University of Sydney. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Ilona has over 20 years’ experience conducting psycho-oncology research, and has taught health psychology to students and clinicians from a range of disciplines over the last 10 years. Her current research program focuses on the development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to improve clinician-patient-family communication and psychosexual adjustment following chronic illness. Ilona has authored over 80 publications and has been a Chief Investigator on 16 peer-reviewed grants valued over $6.8 million. With her research team, she has developed/evaluated over 20 educational and decision-making resources for patients and their family, as well as communication skills training modules for clinicians.