Professor Kerry Sherman
Kerry Sherman is a Professor of Health Psychology and Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology and member of the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University.
Her research encompasses several broad domains of behavioural medicine with a focus on psycho-oncology including decision making in cancer and in genetic testing, coping and adjustment in the cancer context, body image and sexual functioning after physical illness, and the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions to facilitate adjustment in the physical health context. Other areas of research include relationship formation after cancer, infertility and surrogacy, stress and stress beliefs, and rumination in illness, including the development and validation of measures in these areas.
Kerry’s work most recently has entailed investigating the role of self-compassion in adjustment to illness and the development and evaluation of a self-compassion focused writing intervention to help with body image concerns after physical illness. She has contributed to more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is currently an Associate Editor of the journals Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine.