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Depression in people living with cancer: This research is being conducted for the honours component of my medical degree. A systematic review of depression research in adults living with cancer will look for patterns and research trends to determine which cancer types are represented.

Oncology curriculum review: I'm part of a team reviewing medical school teaching and medical student understanding of oncology and radiation oncology. This project is being overseen by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.


How do GPs feel about anxiety and depression in people with cancer? This research is being conducted courtesy of a GP Synergy Medical Student Scholarship. This work will survey GPs to determine their confidence in detecting and diagnosing anxiety and depression in adult patients with cancer. 

Wildlife in China: I've collaborated on a range of research projects looking at deer behaviour, avian extinction and giant panda conservation.

Animal behaviour and sexual selection: For the honours program during my science degree I observed and experimented on wild satin bowerbirds inhabiting Queensland rainforest.


Bravery, B.D., Shi, K., Nicholls, L. et al. (2019). Oncology and Radiation Oncology Awareness in Final Year Medical Students in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Cancer Education. ePub 25 July 2019. [Read}

Nicholls L, Bravery B, Chelvarajah R, Shi K, Tieu MT, Turner S, Windsor A (2018). The status of radiation oncology teaching in Australian and New Zealand medical schools. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. ePub 3 August 2018. [Read]

Bravery BD (2018). Why patients should be part of medical school training from day one. Medical Journal of Australia 208(11): 480–481. [Read]

Bravery B, Richardson T, Murphy M (2018). Is anxiety and depression research in adults with cancer dominated by a single cancer type? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 52(S1): 89-89. [Read]

Bravery BD (2018). Oncology teaching in Australian medical schools: opportunities for patient-centred change. Australian Medical Student Journal 8(2): 56–69. [Read] [Download]

Bravery BD (2017). Book review: What patients say, what doctors hear. BMJ Blogs - Medical Humanities: 25 July 2017. [Read]

Pan D, Song YL, Zeng ZG, Bravery BD (2014). Habitat Selection by Eld’s Deer following relocation to a patchy landscape. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91158. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091158. [Read]

Chouteau P, Jiang Z, Bravery BD, Cai J, Li Z, et al. (2012) Local Extinction in the bird assemblage in the greater Beijing area from 1877 to 2006. PLoS One 7(6): e39859. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039859. [Read]

Ding JH, Liu ZT, Song YL, Zeng ZG, Zhang Q, Bravery BD (2012). Rut-induced changes in the activity budgets of male tropical ungulates: Eld’s deer from Hainan Island. Current Zoology 58(4): 536–540. [Read]

Duo P, Teng L, Cui F, Zeng Z, Bravery BD, Zhang Q, Song YL (2011). Eld’s Deer Translocated to Human-Inhabited Areas Become Nocturnal. Ambio 40(1): 60–67. [Read]

Wei F, Bravery BD, Xie Y (2009). Wildlife research in the developing world. Integrative Zoology 4(2): 1-2. [Read]

Jing C, Jiang Z, Zeng Y, Li CW, Bravery BD (2008). Factors affecting crop damage by wild boar and methods of mitigation in a giant panda reserve. European Journal of Wildlife Research 54: 723–728. [Read]

Bravery BD, Goldizen AW (2007). Experimentally induced compensatory enhancement of a multi-component sexual display. Naturwissenschaften 94(6): 473-476. [Read]

Bravery BD, Nicholls JA, Goldizen AW (2006). Do male satin bowerbirds paint to communicate with females: aspects of emitter and receiver assessment. Journal of Avian Biology 37(1): 77-83. [Read]

Conference presentations

Bravery BD, Loughnan SA, Murphy MJ (2018). Depression research in people with cancer: a systematic review. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress 2018. Auckland, May 2018.

Bravery BD, Goldizen AW (2004). An experimentally induced compensatory enhancement of a multicomponent sexual display. Joint meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour and Australasian Evolution Society. Adelaide Zoo, April 2004.