Behavioural Sciences

The Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) is a part of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital and the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW.

Our Unit undertakes psychosocial and nutritional research as related to paediatric illness, with a focus on childhood cancer. Simply put, we evaluate many of the challenges families face from the time their child is diagnosed through to survivorship or bereavement.

We are a multidisciplinary team with representation from psychology, dietetics, paediatric oncology/haematology, social work, nursing, bereavement counselling, behavioural sciences and exercise physiology. We also include consumer representatives for all projects.

Our vision is to create, and be part of, a full integrated clinical and research space, fostering a 'whole of life' approach to childhood illness; recognising the child as a patient, a family member, a future adult and a member of society. Our goal is to enable each new generation of families affected by serious or chronic illness to have a better experience than the last. We aim to facilitate access to the best possible wholistic care for children and their families, creating their most healthy future.

For more information on our research projects or how to become involved please visit our website:

Staff/Team members 
image - Ursula Sansom Daly 6 2
Co-Deputy Head, and Team Lead, Mental Health Research, Behavioural Sciences Unit
Ph 0293823114
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Deputy Program Leader, Behavioural Sciences Unit
Other team members 

image - Behavioural Sciences  Lauren Carlson
  Research Administrator
  (02) 9382 3117

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