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Dr Lisa Grech

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

l.grech@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68920

Biography summary

Dr Lisa Grech is a registered psychologist and senior research fellow in the School of Psychology at Deakin University.

Her research program aims to improve health and lifestyle outcomes in people with chronic health conditions, predominantly multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer, through a multidisciplinary focus, including with healthcare practitioners, community supports and patients.

As a practicing psychologist, Lisa is committed to a clinician-researcher model. As a person with MS and parent to her daughter who has an intellectual disability, Lisa is passionate about inclusion and equality in healthcare, disability services and academia.

Research interests

multiple sclerosis; cancer; disability; chronic and complex conditions; multidisciplinary healthcare; healthcare services; self-management; symptom management; equity and equality

Publications

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2024

Awareness and Utilization of Public Physiotherapy Health Care Services to Support People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Health Care Service Audit

S Jasin-Pathiranage, L Grech, C Scroggie, P Sansom

(2024), Vol. 26, pp. 8-12, International Journal of MS Care, Lawrence, KS., C1-1

journal article

Patient perceptions of altering chemotherapy treatment due to peripheral neuropathy

D Hertz, C Tofthagen, E Rossi, D Bernasconi, J Lim, M Carlson, K Sheffield, L Nekhlyudov, L Grech, D Von Ah, S Mayo, K Ruddy, A Chan, P Alberti, M Lustberg, M Tanay

(2024), Vol. 32, pp. 1-10, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Management of Osteoporosis, Fracture and Falls in People with Multiple Sclerosis: Systematic Review of Guidelines

L Grech, K Laurence, P Ebeling, M Sim, A Zengin

(2024), Vol. 114, pp. 201-209, Calcified Tissue International, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Perceived Barriers Toward Patient-Reported Outcome Implementation in Cancer Care: An International Scoping Survey

Lawson Eng, Raymond Chan, Alexandre Chan, Andreas Charalambous, H Darling, Lisa Grech, Corina van den Hurk, Deborah Kirk, Sandra Mitchell, Dagmara Poprawski, Elke Rammant, Imogen Ramsey, Margaret Fitch, Yin Cheung

(2024), pp. 1-13, JCO Oncology Practice, Alexandria, Va., C1

journal article
2023

Medication and bone health in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

M Cahyadi, J Mesinovic, S Chim, P Ebeling, A Zengin, L Grech

(2023), Vol. 29, pp. 1331-1353, Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy, C1

journal article

The Disease Influenced Vaccine Acceptance Scale-Six (DIVAS-6): Validation of a Measure to Assess Disease-Related COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes and Concerns

L Grech, B Loe, D Day, D Freeman, A Kwok, M Nguyen, N Bain, E Segelov

(2023), Vol. 49, pp. 402-411, Behavioral Medicine, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

COVID-19 Vaccine Status, Intent, Hesitancy, and Disease-Related Beliefs in People with Multiple Sclerosis

L Grech, A Kwok, M Nguyen, A Winkel, E Butler, M Allan, N Bain, E Segelov

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Vaccines, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Anticipatory anxiety and participation in cancer screening. A systematic review

B Goodwin, L Anderson, K Collins, S Sanjida, M Riba, G Singh, K Campbell, H Green, S Ishaque, A Kwok, M Opozda, A Pearn, J Shaw, U Sansom-Daly, J Tsirgiotis, M Janda, L Grech

(2023), Vol. 32, pp. 1773-1786, Psycho-Oncology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Factors Influencing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Patients with Serious Chronic Illnesses during the Initial Australian Vaccine Rollout: A Multi-Centre Qualitative Analysis Using the Health Belief Model

T Choi, B Chan, L Grech, A Kwok, K Webber, J Wong, M Nguyen, N Bain, D Day, A McCartney, R Hamer, E Segelov

(2023), Vol. 11, pp. 239-239, Vaccines, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Using CEOS theory to inform the development of behaviour change implementation and maintenance initiatives for people with multiple sclerosis

L Grech, R Borland

(2023), Vol. 42, pp. 7433-7447, Current Psychology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Australian Patients with Solid Organ Cancers

N Bain, M Nguyen, L Grech, D Day, A McCartney, K Webber, A Kwok, S Harris, H Chau, B Chan, L Nott, N Hamad, A Tognela, C Underhill, B Loe, D Freeman, E Segelov

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, Vaccines, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

The use of patient-reported outcomes in routine cancer care: preliminary insights from a multinational scoping survey of oncology practitioners

Y Cheung, A Chan, A Charalambous, H Darling, L Eng, L Grech, C van den Hurk, D Kirk, S Mitchell, D Poprawski, E Rammant, I Ramsey, M Fitch, R Chan

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 1427-1439, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Smoking habits, awareness and support needs for cessation among people with multiple sclerosis in Australia: findings from an online survey

I Weld-Blundell, L Grech, R Borland, S White, R Das Nair, C Marck

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

COVID-19 vaccination rates, intent, and hesitancy in patients with solid organ and blood cancers: A multicenter study

M Nguyen, N Bain, L Grech, T Choi, S Harris, H Chau, D Freeman, A Kwok, J Williams, A McCartney, K Webber, D Day, E Segelov

(2022), Vol. 18, pp. 570-577, Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Serious Underlying Medical Conditions and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: A Large Cross-Sectional Analysis from Australia

D Day, L Grech, M Nguyen, N Bain, A Kwok, S Harris, H Chau, B Chan, R Blennerhassett, L Nott, N Hamad, A Tognela, D Hoffman, A McCartney, K Webber, J Wong, C Underhill, B Sillars, A Winkel, M Savage, B Loe, D Freeman, E Segelov

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, Vaccines, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Exercise counselling and referral in cancer care: an international scoping survey of health care practitioners' knowledge, practices, barriers, and facilitators

I Ramsey, A Chan, A Charalambous, Y Cheung, H Darling, L Eng, L Grech, N Hart, D Kirk, S Mitchell, D Poprawski, E Rammant, M Fitch, R Chan

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 9379-9391, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Lifestyle and complementary therapies in multiple sclerosis guidelines: Systematic review

I Weld-Blundell, L Grech, Y Learmonth, C Marck

(2022), Vol. 145, pp. 379-392, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Assessment and treatment of depression in people with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative analysis of specialist clinicians' experiences

C Marck, A Hunter, E Butler, M Allan, K Edward, A Giles, J Kulkarni, D Rajendran, S Shaw, L Grech

(2022), Vol. 57, pp. 1-8, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2021

Improving the detection and treatment of depression in Australians with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative analysis

A Hunter, C Marck, E Butler, M Allan, K Edward, A Giles, J Kulkarni, D Rajendran, S Shaw, L Grech

(2021), Vol. 56, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Barriers and motivators for tobacco smoking cessation in people with multiple sclerosis

A Hunter, L Grech, R Borland, R das Nair, S White, C Marck

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 1-9, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Untreated and under-treated depressive symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis in an Australian context: A secondary analysis

L Grech, S Haines, C Marck, R Hester, E Butler

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 42-47, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Relationship Between Interpersonal Depressive Symptoms and Reduced Amygdala Volume in People with Multiple Sclerosis: Considerations for Clinical Practice

S Haines, E Butler, S Stuckey, R Hester, L Grech

(2021), Vol. 23, pp. 178-185, International Journal of MS Care, C1-1

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Cancer-related cognitive impairment in patients with non-central nervous system malignancies: an overview for oncology providers from the MASCC Neurological Complications Study Group

S Mayo, M Lustberg, H M. Dhillon, Z Nakamura, D Allen, D Von Ah, M C. Janelsins, A Chan, K Olson, C Tan, Y Toh, J Oh, L Grech, Y Cheung, I Subbiah, D Petranovic, J D’Olimpio, M Gobbo, S Koeppen, C Loprinzi, L Pang, S Shinde, O Ntukidem, K Peters

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 2821-2840, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Improving smoking cessation support for people with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative analysis of clinicians' views and current practice

L Grech, A Hunter, R das Nair, R Borland, C Marck

(2021), Vol. 56, pp. 1-7, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Effectiveness of online communication skills training for cancer and palliative care health professionals: A systematic review

M Berg, I Ngune, P Schofield, L Grech, I Juraskova, M Strasser, Z Butt, G Halkett

(2021), Vol. 30, pp. 1405-1419, Psycho-Oncology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Objective medication adherence and persistence in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression

Joshua Mardan, Mohammad Hussain, Michelle Allan, Lisa Grech

(2021), Vol. 27, pp. 1273-1295, Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy, C1-1

journal article

Patient-centric decision framework for treatment alterations in patients with Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

D Hertz, D Childs, S Park, S Faithfull, Y Ke, N Ali, S McGlown, A Chan, L Grech, C Loprinzi, K Ruddy, M Lustberg

(2021), Vol. 99, pp. 1-9, Cancer Treatment Reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2020

Modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: The urgent need for research to maximise smoking cessation success

C Marck, R das Nair, L Grech, R Borland, C Constantinescu

(2020), Vol. 26, pp. 266-271, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2019

Neuroprotective benefits of antidepressants in multiple sclerosis: Are we missing the mark?

L Grech, E Butler, S Stuckey, R Hester

(2019), Vol. 31, pp. 289-297, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, C1-1

journal article

Importance of coping in the relationship between executive function and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis

L Grech, L Kiropoulos, K Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 201-206, International Journal of MS Care, C1-1

journal article
2018

Target coping strategies for interventions aimed at maximizing psychosocial adjustment in people with multiple sclerosis

L Grech, L Kiropoulos, K Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 109-119, International Journal of MS Care, C1-1

journal article
2017

Executive function is an important consideration for coping strategy use in people with multiple sclerosis

L Grech, L Kiropoulos, K Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 817-831, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, C1-1

journal article
2016

Coping mediates and moderates the relationship between executive functions and psychological adjustment in multiple sclerosis

L Grech, L Kiropoulos, K Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 361-376, Neuropsychology, C1-1

journal article
2015

The effect of executive function on stress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis

L Grech, L Kiropoulos, K Kirby, E Butler, M Paine, R Hester

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 549-562, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A clinician-led feasibility, acceptability and pilot efficacy intervention to improve bone health and muscle strength in people with multiple sclerosis

Dr Lisa Grech, Dr Ayse Zengin, Dr Marc Sim, Ms Michelle Allan, Dr Paul Jansons, Prof Belinda Beck, Prof Peter Ebeling, Timothy O'Maley, Linh Le-Kavanagh, A/Prof Ernest Butler, Prof Allan Kermode, A/Prof David Scott, Dr Nevin John, Dr Jakub Mesinovic, Mr Alan Herschtal

MRFF (NHMRC) - Clinician Researchers Initiative: Applied Research in Health Grant

  • 2024: $187,801

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report