2000 - PhD Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney
1995 - BA Hons Psychology, Macquarie University
1987 - BSc Oenology, Geisenheim University
Professor Meiser has built a career as an internationally recognized expert in the area of psychosocial aspects of genetics and cancer. Her research program focuses on the psychological impact of genetic counseling and testing and the design and evaluation of interventions in this setting. She has been the recipient of four highly prestigious research fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. She was promoted to Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2008.
Professor Meiser has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles in her area of expertise (psychological medicine, genetics, and oncology), a quarter of these as first author, in journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, British Journal of Oncology, Cancer, Genetics in Medicine, European Journal of Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Psycho-Oncology, Health Psychology, and Journal of Genetic Counseling. She has been the invited speaker for the European Human Genetics Conference, International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours, International Society of Nurses in Genetics Meeting, International Cancer Congress, and International Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer.
Editing and Reviewing Experience
Professor Meiser has edited over 200 manuscripts for students and colleagues and manuscripts where she was first author. She has been a peer reviewer for over 50 scientific journals. She is Section Editor Psychosocial Aspects for the European Journal of Human Genetics and is also on the editorial board of the journal Familial Cancer.
Professor Meiser has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications in her area of expertise. She has extensive medical writing experience.