Professor Phyllis Butow has more than 20 years experience in psycho-oncology research. During that period Professor Butow has conducted numerous studies of interventions to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Her research interests are within the field of Health Psychology, including psychological impact of cancer, factors influencing coping and adjustment to cancer, evaluation of health services, health education and behavioural interventions. Her work is strongly represented in refereed journals and psychosocial clinical practice guidelines.

Professor Butow is the lead researcher of Conquer Fear