Name: Louise Sharpe
Institution: The University of Sydney
Louise Sharpe is a clinical psychologist by training and an internationally recognised expert in Health Psychology with particular expertise in adjustment to illness and cognitive behavioural treatments for patients coping with chronic pain and physical illness. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications across a range of physical illnesses, in particular pain and cancer. She is the author of a theory of adjustment to illness, published in 2006. She was awarded the 2007 Ian M. Campbell Memorial Prize from the Australian Psychological Society in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the scientific and professional status of clinical psychology in Australia and the Distinguished Career Award from the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2016.