Cindy Gallois

Person's affiliation

Cindy has been with UQ since 1979 and has been a professor since 1996. She was the founding director of the former Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBS) Faculty Centre for Social Research in Communication. She has held several University executive positions including serving as President of the Academic Board (1998 to 2000), and Associate Dean (Research) (2003-2007, also Deputy Executive Dean 2006-7), and Acting Executive Dean (2008-2009) in the former Faculty of SBS. Cindy’s areas of research interest include health communication and health psychology. She is a Fellow of several prestigious international and Australian Academies.




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Journal article

15 May 2019


Objective To increase knowledge of how doctors perceive futile treatments and scarcity of resources at the end of life. In particular, their perceptions about whether and how resource limitations influence end-of-life decision making. This study builds on previous work that found...

Journal article

16 Oct 2017

The aims of this study are to estimate the incidence and duration of futile treatment in end-of-life hospital admissions and to assign a monetary value to the hospital bed days that were used.

Journal article

8 May 2016

Despite the potential harm to patients (and others) and the financial cost of providing futile treatment at the end of life, this practice occurs. This article reports on empirical research undertaken in Queensland that explores doctors’ perceptions about the law that governs futile treatment at...

Journal article

2 May 2016


Objective: To investigate how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care.

Design, setting, participants: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 96 doctors from a range of specialties which treat adults at the end...

Journal article

24 Apr 2016


Objective Futile treatment, which by definition cannot benefit a patient, is undesirable. This research investigated why doctors believe that treatment that they consider to be futile is sometimes provided at the end of a patient's life.

Design Semistructured in-depth interviews....

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