Research Themes

Oncology, implementation


PhD, MClinPsych, BPsychSc(Hons), BSc

Dr Alison Young

Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Alison Young is a psychologist and Sydney Catalyst’s T2/T3 Research Fellow, joining the CTC in 2019. She is the lead implementation researcher contributing to achieving the translation research priorities of Sydney Catalyst and building interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Alison has had extensive experience in oncology research, including translation of evidence into practice, psycho-oncology, qualitative research and clinical measurement development. Alison’s clinical and research work has focused on supporting patients and their families in both adult and paediatric oncology. She currently leads projects within oncology services involving the implementation of a smoking cessation pathway and improving the mainstreaming genetic testing pathway.

Alison completed her PhD with Professor Phyllis Butow at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), the University of Sydney. Her thesis focused on improving the communication of genetic risk amongst families with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 pathogenic variant by identifying the information needs of young adults and genetic-related health professional's clinical practices.