Lesley Stafford

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, consulting in the Breast Service & Familial Cancer Centre at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Lesley Stafford is a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of research and clinical expertise in psycho-oncology and women’s health, with a specific interest in women with or at risk of breast cancer. She consults in the Breast Service and Familial Cancer Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as in private practice and is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Lesley has published 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals and contributed several invited chapters to academic textbooks. Areas of interest include parenting with cancer, decision-making in the context of risk-reducing interventions, psychological implications of treatment de-escalation and sequence, and psychosocial aspects of advances in genetic testing.