Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Jennifer Marino +61383453718
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Michelle Peate +61383453792 Personal web page

Project Details

Sexual problems are a common and distressing effect of cancer and its treatment. Sexual dysfunction affects the majority of female survivors of breast and colorectal cancer, the most common cancers in women. We take a biopsychosocial approach to research measuring and treating sexual problems in this population. In this context, in addition to considering student-initiated proposals in this research area, we offer an opportunity to undertake qualitative research describing the experiences of health professionals treating these problems. One such project will concern the feasibility and acceptability of distance health technology among physical therapists who treat sexual problems caused by pelvic floor dysfunction in this population.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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