Dr Carolyn Mazariego-Jones is early career cancer researcher who uses behavioural research and implementation science to understand and improve quality of life and psychosocial aspects of cancer care. Her recent research examined the long-term survivorship outcomes of men with prostate cancer in the largest longitudinal cohort study in Australia, The Prostate Cancer Care and Outcomes Study. Her program of research focuses on the implementation and design of major research projects such as; ALIGN – which aims to improve access to clinical trials for children with hard-to-treat cancers, ENGAGE – aiming to reconnect childhood cancer patients to follow-up care, resources, and supportive communities; and Navigate – aiming to design implementation strategies and scale-up of a decision-aid that supports prostate cancer treatment decision making.
Dr Mazariego-Jones has taught postgraduate level courses for both the Masters of Global Health and Public Health at the University of Sydney with a focus on public health and cancer care and is the unit coordinator for the Cancer Prevention and Control unit (PUBH5019). Dr Mazariego-Jones was also appointed as an Inaugural Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Survivorship Research Fellow, tasked to lead the development of consensus guidelines in how best to implement the routine collection of patient reported outcomes into clinical practice for cancer survivorship in Australia.