Psychologists in Oncology

Committee Information

APS Interest Groups support members with special interests, assist communication between members interested in similar fields and advise the APS on issues related to their area of interest. Interest Group membership is open to all APS members and Interest group committee members are volunteer roles.


Below are details of the current committee and vacancies. If you are interested in joining the committee, click here to complete an expression of interest/nomination form to be considered. Please feel free to contact Interest Group committee members or APS Member Groups ([email protected]) with any queries or suggestions about the engagement for members of this Interest Group around Australia.




Dr Kerrie Clover
PhD MPsychClin MAPS

Research Manager, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

Dr Kerrie Clover works in psycho-oncology as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and as a researcher.

She has been a researcher in psycho-oncology for many years, with a focus on research with practical applications to improve cancer care. Research areas include
• The validity of depression and anxiety questionnaires among people with cancer;
• Screening for psychological distress;
• Procedural anxiety during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer
See more at Kerrie Clover (0000-0001-8310-7003) (

Her clinical psycho-oncology work is in the adult public hospital outpatient setting.

As Convenor, her hope is to foster collegiality and support between psychologists working in this specialised area, to facilitate access to specialist CPD and to provide links to clinically relevant resources and information


Ms Samya Brayley
Sam has dual streams to her career, spanning organisation development (OD) and clinical psychology. Sam began her career in human resources and OD with an industrial business working in Australia and NZ. After completing studies in clinical psychology, she then established a private practice for several years specialising in psycho-oncology and grief/ loss. In 2007, Sam returned to OD and has owned a management consulting business since then. She has consulting globally. In 2022, Sam wanted to contribute to a long held interest in psycho-oncology and hopes to make a small contribution by being part of the Interest Group Committee.


Ms Josephine Borg
Phone: 0410534489
I am a registered psychologist working with Assure Programs delivering EAP work to employees in Australia online and face to face. I also have qualifications and experience in finance which enables me to volunteer as treasurer for the psycho-oncology interest group.

Committee Member

Position vacant

Student Representative

Mrs Sharon Patzel

Student Representative

Position vacant