The multi-disciplined team behind Breast Cancer Recovery are experts in their fields and have a singular vision to optimise the health and recovery outcomes of women during their breast cancer treatment and beyond.
Sandra J De Poi
Sandra has a Post-Graduate Degree in Social Administration and over 25 years experience in injury management, rehabilitation and recovery programs for a broad spectrum of medical conditions. She has also owned and operated a large multi-disciplinary rehabilitation clinic since 1998, employing physiotherapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. Sandra has been a Board Director in the areas of health and wellbeing, including WorkCover (Government of South Australia) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Commonwealth Government of Australia). Sandra is passionate about achieving health and recovery outcomes for people challenged by medical conditions.
Lauren graduated from the University of South Australia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Clinical Masters of Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy from Curtin University in 2014. She is an APA titled Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist and has completed PINC & STEEL oncology rehabilitation program training. She is a member of the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy group and has a special interest in oncology, pelvic health and the care of women across the life span. Lauren also leads a dedicated team of physiotherapists in her private clinical practice.
Megan is a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner who holds a Bachelors degree in Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine), registration with ANTA and membership with NSA and ACNEM. Megan has a keen interest in biochemistry, genetics and functional pathology and she draws on knowledge from these areas when helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellness.
Megan’s areas of interest lie in epigenetics, mental health, women’s reproductive health, endocrinology, gut health, preconception care, fertility, autoimmunity and chronic conditions without previous explanation. She has seen firsthand how targeted nutritional and lifestyle changes can restore health in those suffering from diseases such as breast cancer and the role that they have in preventing disease development.
Professor Tahereh Ziaian
Professor Ziaian is a Community Health Psychologist in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, and she is a Visiting Professor at the University of NSW, contributing to the academic activities of the South Western Sydney Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine. Her intense meditation training and experience has enabled her to conduct meditative and relaxation therapy research and to play a key role in examining the impact of these therapies on quality of life in health care settings.