Professor Suzanne Chambers AO PhD MAPS
Based in Brisbane, Suzanne is an internationally renowned foremost expert in the psychology of cancer and navigating life transitions. With a distinguished 25-year career in health psychology, her expertise has been deepened by professional leadership roles in cancer control, research, and higher education, where her work has been praised for its impact on client well-being. She is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Health Psychology.
Client-centred care has been a focus of Suzanne’s career, drawing on techniques from therapies that work in harmonisation to empower individuals. Her approach integrates cognitive behavioural practice, acceptance and commitment strategies, mindfulness, and emerging models of self-compassion. She is recognised internationally for her work in helping people in their yearnings to cope with illness, manage stress and anxiety, improve health and well-being, and navigate life changes.
Health Psychology Services
Understanding your personal challenges and providing the support, guidance and tools to fit with your goals.
coping with cancer
managing stress and anxiety
men's health and well being
assisting women experiencing life transitions
Professor Mark Lazenby
Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs
University of Connecticut School of Nursing
I have worked with Professor Suzanne Chambers professionally for over 10 years. She is an international expert in working with people undergoing life’ transitions, and her scientific research studies have transformed how we care for people undergoing treatment for cancer.
On a personal note, she has been a positive influence in my life, helping me to transform difficulties into opportunities. I highly recommend her.
Professor Joanne Aitken
Epidemiologist and Cancer Researcher
Honorary Professor, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University
I have known and worked with Professor Chambers for over 20 years. Suzanne has a unique ability to connect with people in distress and to help them get through difficulties. She is highly skilled and has decades of experience in developing, publishing and using evidence-based methods.
To those people that she helps though, I think the things that matter most are her empathy, her understanding, her quiet intelligence and her down-to-earth wisdom. She genuinely cares for people. In my own life, she is the psychologist I recommend to those who are close to me.
Peter Dornan AM
Convenor Brisbane Prostate Cancer Support Group
2020 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year
My experience with Suzanne came from my background in running a Brisbane support group for 1000 men with prostate cancer and their partners.
As a health psychologist, Suzanne is imbued with empathy and vast experience. She assisted and counselled our men and their partners who were experiencing psychosocial difficulties emanating from the decision-making process of their diagnosis, the side effects of treatment and relationships. I am extremely proud to recommend my friend Suzanne.