Judith Lacey

Judith Lacey

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Adjunct Associate Professor, NICM Health Research Institute

Judith Lacey was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at NICM Health Research Institute in 2018. Over the past 18 years she has worked extensively with cancer patients and people living with incurable illness. She has been part of the development and integration of supportive care interventions to keep people living well with cancer, independent of prognosis or stage of disease. Adjunct Associate Professor Lacey’s research interests are whole person care: integrating care for people and their families living with cancer or chronic illness that affects their physical and emotional wellbeing. She works with complementary and integrative medicine practitioners, psychologists, other medical specialists, nurses and allied health professionals to maximise patient wellbeing. As a palliative and supportive care specialist she has extensive experience in managing cancer pain syndromes, cancer related fatigue, gastrointestinal and nutritional effects of cancers and treatment related toxicities. Research interests and activities are in the field of integrative oncology, medicinal cannabis, supportive care service developments.

Research focus

  • Integrative Oncology
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Supportive Care service developments


  • Chair, Complementary and Integrative Therapies Group
  • Head of Supportive Care, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Comprehensive Cancer
  • Member, Multinational Association of Supportive Cancer Care
  • Member, Whole Person Care Australia
  • Member, Society of Integrative Oncology
  • Member, Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer research centre
  • Member, Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians Medicinal Cannabis reference group


  • 2001 FAChPM, Palliative Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Australia
  • 1995 Acupuncture and TCM for Medical Practitioners, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • 1987 MBBS, University of New South Wales, Australia


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