Dr Lee Cubis
Dr Lee Cubis
Senior Research Fellow/Team Manager
Clinical Psychologist, PhD (Clinical Psychology), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)
Dr Lee Cubis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Summer Foundation and joined the Research Unit in early 2020.
He leads projects that examine various aspects of the support needs of people with disability. This includes understanding what makes a good support coordinator, evaluation of the barriers and facilitators for effective hospital discharge, and examining components of NDIS plans for people with disability and complex needs. The outcomes of this work will help to inform practice and policy that can have positive impact on the lives of people with disability.
Lee is a Clinical Psychologist with 6 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings, including working with people who have acquired brain injury. Before becoming a psychologist, he worked in health and disability services, including as a disability support worker, assistant in nursing and as a specialist dementia carer.
Lee is also skilled in qualitative and quantitative research design and methodology and was recently awarded his PhD in the area of social and psychological adjustment to brain tumour.
When combined with his diverse understanding of the support needs of people with disability in clinical and community settings, including NDIS processes, Lee is well equipped to lead evidence-based research projects within the Research Unit.
- Cubis, L., Ownsworth, T., Pinkham, M.B., Chambers, S. (2018). The social trajectory of brain tumour: a qualitative metasynthesis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(16):1857-1869.
- Cubis, L., Ownsworth, T., Pinkham, M.B., Foote, M., Legg., M., Chambers, S. (2019). The importance of staying connected: mediating and moderating effects of social group memberships on psychological wellbeing after brain tumour. Psycho-Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5125
- Nicol C, Ownsworth T, Cubis L, Nguyen W, Foote M, Pinkham MB. Subjective cognitive functioning and associations with psychological distress in adult brain tumour survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2019;13:653–662.
- Ownsworth, T., Cubis, L., Prasad, T., Foote, M., Kendall, M., Oram, J., Chambers, S. & Pinkham, M. B. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth platform for delivering the Making Sense of Brain Tumour programme: A mixed-methods pilot study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-29.