Dr Maria Ftanou is the head of the Clinical Psychology Department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and a Research Fellow at the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne. Maria has over 16 years of clinical experience, primarily in the field of psychosocial oncology. She and her team provide evidence-based psychological interventions to people with cancer and their families across the cancer trajectory.
Maria is interested in developing and implementing research that uses novel technologies and interventions aimed at improving the wellbeing and mental health outcomes for people with cancer and their families. Maria is committed to developing workforce capacity across the field to better address the psychosocial needs of people with cancer. Maria has been the recipient of multiple competitive grants and published in national and international peer review journals.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 2017 Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Wellbeing Team Award