Personal details

Name
Dr Helen Skerman
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing,
Research - Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing
Phone
+61 7 3138 6127
Fax
+61 7 3138 6030
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Social Science (University of Queensland), Grad Dip Computer Education (Queensland Inst. of Technology), Bachelor of Science (University of Queensland), Diploma of Teaching (Queensland Teachers College)

Professional memberships
and associations

Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG), Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PaCCCs), Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PC4) 

Keywords

Palliative care, Symptoms, cancer

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Helen has gained considerable research experience in almost 20 years at QUT,
working most recently on a range of projects in palliative care. These projects
have involved a wide variety of research designs including descriptive
population based studies, large multivariate studies and randomised controlled
trials. As a biostatistician, she has been responsible for research design,
methodologies, data management and analysis. She has been data manager and analyst for numerous projects in the ‘cancer services’ field as a member of multidisciplinary and multi-site research teams
that have achieved successful research outcomes.

This information has been contributed by Dr Helen Skerman.

Teaching

2000 Lecturer in statistics  Univeristy of Queensland Dept of Anthropolgy and Sociology

1991-93 Lecturer in(1) Quantitative analysis and (2) Marketing research Univeristy of Queensland  Dept of Management

This information has been contributed by Dr Helen Skerman.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Award for best international article published in Research in Nursing & Health, 2009
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2005
Details
QUT-APRA award for postgraduate study

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Improving quality of life in high-risk cancer populations: a randomised trial of a structured intervention for head and neck cancer survivors
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1041640
Start year
2013
Keywords
head and neck cancer; survivorship; patient education; self-management; self-efficacy
Title
Clinical Trial - A randomised controlled trial of aetiology based antiemetic guidelines for reducing nausea in advanced cancer patients
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
614247
Start year
2010
Keywords
Randomised Controlled Trial; Nausea; Palliative Care; Quality of Life
Title
Evaluating Novel Methods for Delivering Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dyspnoea in Cancer Patients
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
443237
Start year
2007
Keywords
Randomised Controlled Trial; Quality of Live; Palliative Care; Symptom Reduction; Lung Cancer
Title
A prospective longitudinal study of symptom clusters and their effects on physical and psychological functioning of patients with metastatic cancer
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
290545
Start year
2004
Keywords
Symptoms; Symptom clusters; Palliative care; Advanced Cancer; Symptom Management