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Psychology Research

Selected Grants

Amount awarded Grant or project details
$4,000,000 Federal Government Translation of Evidence into Practice Grant, 2018-2020
Eating disorders
Investigator: Maguire S
$248,000 NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme, 2018-2020 
Randomised Control Trial of online CBT for Bulimia nervosa in headspace and community settings
Investigator: Maguire S
$33,640 Get Connected Stay Connected, 2020-2021
Combatting Social Isolation for Seniors during COVID-19 Grant Program
Investigator: Massa J
$3500 HETI WPL, 2020-2021
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training
Investigator: Liew V
$3000 HETI WPL, 2020-2021
Hoarding & Squalor Advanced Practitioner Workshops
Investigator: Perkes D
$2300 HETI WPL, 2020-2021
Psychology Training, Education and Research Day- Suicide 2021
Investigator: So J
$1641 HETI WPL, 2020-2021
Assessment and treatment of complicated loss and traumatic grief
Investigator: Ho E
$530 NSW Health Palliative Care Education and Training Program, 2019-2020
Addressing Compassion, fatigue, managing grief and loss amongst healthcare professionals
Investigators: Seif S

Our Publications


Barrett Jones, S., Miller, L.A., Kleitman, S., Nikpour, A., Lah, S. (2021). Semantic and episodic memory in adults with temporal lobe epilepsy. Applied Neuropsychology: Adults, Feb 17;1-10. (Online prior to print) doi: 10.1080/23279095.2021.1876692
Boyle, T., Breen, N., Newy, A., Fernando, S., & Parratt, J. D. E. Limbic encephalitis after mRNA SARS-Cov2 vaccination. (Submitted to Lancet, Sep 2021).
Day, S. C., Bussey, K., Trompeter, N., & Mitchison, D. (2021). The impact of teasing and bullying victimisation on disordered eating and body image disturbance among adolescents: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838020985534
Donnelly, B., Foroughi, N., Williams, M., Touyz, S. W., Madden, S., Kohn, M., Clarke, S., Sachdev, P., Peduto, A., Caterson, I., Russell, J., & Hay, P. J. (in press). Neural response to low energy and high energy foods in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: an fMRI study. Frontiers in Psychology, section Eating Behavior.
Donohue. H. E., Rapee, R. M., Modini, M., Norton, A. R., & Abbott, M. J. (In Press). Measuring state pre-event and post-event rumination in social anxiety disorder: Psychometric properties of the socially anxious rumination questionnaire (SARQ). Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
Doyle, F. L., A. J. Baillie and E. Crome (2021). "Examining Whether Social Anxiety Influences Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships." Behaviour Change 38(4): 263-275.
Eljiz, K., Greenfield, D., Vrklevski, L., Derrett, A & Ryan, D. (2021) Large scale healthcare redevelopment: a scoping review, Journal of Health Organization and Management
Forbes, M. K., M. Sunderland, R. M. Rapee, P. J. Batterham, A. L. Calear, N. Carragher, C. Ruggero, M. Zimmerman, A. J. Baillie, S. J. Lynch, L. Mewton, T. Slade and R. F. Krueger (2021). "A Detailed Hierarchical Model of Psychopathology: From Individual Symptoms up to the General Factor of Psychopathology." Clinical Psychological Science 9(2): 139-168.
Giannopoulos, V., K. C. Morley, G. M. Uribe, E. Louie, K. Wood, M. Teesson, A. Baillie and P. S. Haber (2021). "The role of clinical supervision in implementing evidence-based practice for managing comorbidity." Clinical Supervisor 40(1): 158-177.
Haber, P. S., B. C. Riordan, D. T. Winter, L. Barrett, J. Saunders, L. Hides, M. Gullo, V. Manning, C. A. Day, Y. Bonomo, L. Burns, R. Assan, K. Curry, J. Mooney-Somers, A. Demirkol, L. Monds, M. McDonough, A. J. Baillie, P. Clark, A. Ritter, C. Quinn, J. Cunningham, N. Lintzeris, S. Rombouts, M. Savic, A. Norman, S. Reid, D. Hutchinson, C. Zheng, Y. Iese, N. Black, B. Draper, N. Ridley, L. Gowing, L. Stapinski, B. Taye, K. Lancaster, D. Stjepanović, F. Kay-Lambkin, N. Jamshidi, D. Lubman, A. Pastor, N. White, S. Wilson, A. L. Jaworski, S. Memedovic, W. Logge, K. Mills, K. Seear, B. Freeburn, T. Lea, A. Withall, C. Marel, J. Boffa, A. Roxburgh, G. Purcell-Khodr, M. Doyle, K. Conigrave, M. Teesson, K. Butler, J. Connor and K. C. Morley (2021). "New Australian guidelines for the treatment of alcohol problems: an overview of recommendations." Medical Journal of Australia 215(S7): S3-S32.
Ho, J., Jacek, S., & Wells, K. (in submission). Clinician by day, filmmaker by night: The development of a consumer inspired informational DVD.
Huang, A., Vrklevski, L., McGregor, F & Yu, L. (2021) Patient Outcomes in an Australian Low Secure Forensic Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit: A 10-Year Retrospective Study.  Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
Hurzeler, T., V. Giannopoulos, G. Uribe, E. Louie, P. Haber and K. C. Morley (2021). "Psychosocial interventions for reducing suicidal behaviour and alcohol consumption in patients with alcohol problems: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials." Alcohol and Alcoholism 56(1): 17-27.
Jacek, J., & Ho, J. (2021). The Importance of Neuropsychology in Mental Health InPsych, 43(4).
Jones, W.E., Benge, J.F. and Scullin, M.K. (2021). Preserving prospective memory in daily life: A systematic review and meta-analysis of mnemonic strategy, cognitive training, external memory aid, and combination interventions. Neuropsychology, 35, 123-140.
Lah, S., Bogdanov, S., Menzies, B. (2021). Sleep in children following brain concussion. In D., Gozal, & L., Kheirandish-Gozal (Editors). Pediatric Sleep Medicine. Springer International Publishing.
Lam, S., & Kearney, M. (2021). Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: A Psychologists Perspective.  Diabetes Management Journal, May, 26 - 28.
Lees, B., L. M. Squeglia, L. M. McTeague, M. K. Forbes, R. F. Krueger, M. Sunderland, A. J. Baillie, F. Koch, M. Teesson and L. Mewton (2021). "Altered Neurocognitive Functional Connectivity and Activation Patterns Underlie Psychopathology in Preadolescence." Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 6(4): 387-398.
Logge, W. B., R. W. Morris, A. J. Baillie, P. S. Haber and K. C. Morley (2021). "Baclofen attenuates fMRI alcohol cue reactivity in treatment-seeking alcohol dependent individuals." Psychopharmacology 238(5): 1291-1302.
Louie, E., E. L. Barrett, A. Baillie, P. Haber and K. C. Morley (2021). "A systematic review of evidence-based practice implementation in drug and alcohol settings: applying the consolidated framework for implementation research framework." Implementation science : IS 16(1): 22.
Louie, E., K. C. Morley, V. Giannopoulos, G. Uribe, K. Wood, C. Marel, K. L. Mills, M. Teesson, M. Edwards, S. Childs, D. Rogers, A. Dunlop, A. Baillie and P. S. Haber (2021). "Implementation of a Multi-Modal Training Program for the Management of Comorbid Mental Disorders in Drug and Alcohol Settings: Pathways to Comorbidity Care (PCC)." Journal of Dual Diagnosis 17(4): 304-312.
Massa, J. (in press). Get Connect and Stay Connected. Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) quarterly magazine, Australian Mosaic.
Massa, J. (Spring edition). Social Connections. Polyglot. (also approved for sharing with NSW Multicultural Health Service social medical platforms.
Maston, G., Franklin, J., Hocking, S., Swinbourne, J., Gibson, A., Manson, E., Sainsbury, A., & Markovic, T., Dietary adherence and program attrition during a severely energy-restricted diet among people with complex class III obesity: a qualitative exploration (In Press). Plos One.
Mewton, L., B. Lees, L. M. Squeglia, M. K. Forbes, M. Sunderland, R. Krueger, F. C. Koch, A. Baillie, T. Slade, N. Hoy and M. Teesson (2021). "The relationship between brain structure and general psychopathology in preadolescents." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines.
Morley, K. C., W. B. Logge, I. Fraser, R. W. Morris, A. J. Baillie and P. S. Haber (2021). "High-dose baclofen attenuates insula activation during anticipatory anxiety in treatment-seeking alcohol dependant individuals: Preliminary findings from a pharmaco-fMRI study." European Neuropsychopharmacology 46: 28-36.
Miller, L. (contributions) Dealing with Cognitive Side Effects; Our Ovarian Cancer Organisation Miller, L. Our Ovarian Cancer Organisation https://cureourovariancancer.org/info/
Modini, M & Vrklevski, L. (2021) Virtual psychology support for people in hotel quarantine: Predicting surges in demand. Australasian Psychiatry,
O'Flynn, P. & Grisham, J.A. (2021). A pilot study of motivational early intervention for excessive acquiring behaviours in hoarding disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 31. Doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2021.100682
O'Flynn, P. & White, F.A. (2020) Harnessing social influence theory to reduce prejudice towards gay parents. Sexuality research and Social Policy, 17, 675-687. Doi:10.1007/s13178-019-00425-w
Oswald, A., McBride, K., Seif, S., Koh, C., Ansari, N., & Steffens, D. (in submission). Depression, anxiety, stress and distress following cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Results of a prospective cohort study. International Journal of Psychology.
Prior, K., E. Salemink, R. W. Wiers, B. A. Teachman, M. Piggott, N. C. Newton, M. Teesson, A. J. Baillie, V. Manning, L. F. McLellan, A. Mahoney and L. A. Stapinski (2021). "A web-based cognitive bias modification intervention (Re-train Your Brain) for emerging adults with co-occurring social anxiety and hazardous alcohol use: Protocol for a multiarm randomized controlled pilot trial." JMIR Research Protocols 10(7).
Rigas, G., Williams, K., Sumithran, P., Brown, W., Swinbourne, J., Purcell, K. & Caterson, I. (2020). Delays in healthcare consultations about obesity - Barriers and implications. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 14 (5): 487 - 490.
Scott, A. J., Sharpe, L., Thayer, Z., Miller, L. A., Nikpour, A., Parratt, K., Wong, T., Gandy, M. (2021). Reply to Grzegorzewska et al. Epilepsy and Behavior (in press).
Scott, A.J., Louise Sharpe, L., Thayer, Z., Miller, L.A. & Gandy, M. (2021) How frequently is anxiety and depression identified and treated in hospital and community samples of adults with epilepsy? Epilepsy and Behaviour; Volume 115, February 2021, : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107703
Subotic-Kerry, M., A. J. Baillie, L. A. Stapinski, M. J. Abbott, J. MacDonald, J. E. Gaston and R. M. Rapee (2021). "The impact of alcohol use disorders and alcohol consumption on treatment-seeking individuals with social anxiety disorder." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 85(2): 100-122.
Sunderland, M., M. K. Forbes, L. Mewton, A. Baillie, N. Carragher, S. J. Lynch, P. J. Batterham, A. L. Calear, C. Chapman, N. C. Newton, M. Teesson and T. Slade (2021). "The structure of psychopathology and association with poor sleep, self-harm, suicidality, risky sexual behavior, and low self-esteem in a population sample of adolescents." Development and Psychopathology 33(4): 1208-1219.
Testa, L., Seah, R., Ludlow, K., Braithwaite, J. & Mitchell, R.J. (2021). Models of care that avoid or improve transitions to hospital services for residential aged care facility residents: An integrative review. Geriatric Nursing, 41(4), 360-372.
Thayer, Z. Phenomenological study of Accelerated LongTerm Forgetting (ALF) in patients with Epilepsy. Data collection underway and on track to be completed 2021.Protocol number X18-0439.
Thayer Z. Cognitive profiles associated with late onset seizures in AD and Epilepsy. Protocol number X19-0210. Analysis complete. Manuscript in draft form. Abstract accepted for ANZAN 2021
Tong, A., T. C. Sorrell, A. J. Black, C. Caillaud, W. Chrzanowski, E. Li, D. Martinez-Martin, A. McEwan, R. Wang, A. Motion, A. C. Bedoya, J. Huang, L. Azizi, B. J. Eggleton, S. Al-Horani, T. Andersen, R. Aggett, A. Baillie, A. Barratt, C. Boehm, P. Britton, A. Brown, M. Burger, S. Chadban, E. Chan, N. S. Chandrashekar, C. Chow, G. Clerc, C. Douglas, S. Fleming, G. Fox, N. Gilroy, L. Gordon, N. Haskins, A. Ho-Baillie, M. Howell, I. Hickie, N. Hunt, O. Hutchings, J. Iredell, G. Jennings, C. Jin, K. Kairaitis, O. Kavehei, P. Kennedy, P. Kilham, L. Kritharides, B. Kwan, S. Leon-Saval, R. Lindley, D. Lynch, S. Maguire, A. McCluskey, N. McKay, G. Mifsud, J. Morgans, S. Palomba, A. Pettigrew, S. Postnova, J. Prinable, C. Quinlan, J. Rabeau, M. Rees, K. Richmond, D. Rothstein, R. Savoie, N. Scholes-Robertson, I. Seppelt, T. Shaw, V. Sintchenko, T. Snelling, A. Teixeira-Pinto, E. Tovey, A. Tuniz, P. Varamini, K. Varshney, A. P. Wang, K. Wang, S. Wise, A. Witherden, B. Wright, W. Yeung, H. Zoellner and C.-S. R. P.-S. I. The (2021). "Research priorities for COVID-19 sensor technology." Nature Biotechnology 39(2): 144-147.
van Schalkwijk, F.J., Gruber, W.R., Miller, L.A., Trinka, E. and Höller, Y. (2021). Investigating the effects of seizures on procedural memory in patients with epilepsy. Brain Sciences, 11(2):261.  doi: 10.3390/brainsci11020261.
Xie, D., Welgampola, M. S., Miller, L. A., Young, A. S., D'Souza, M., Breen, N., & Rosengren, S. M. (2021). Subjective cognitive dysfunction in patients with dizziness and vertigo. Audiology & neuro-otology, 1-11. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1159/000518188
Zaccala, M., Modini, M., & Abbott, M. (in press). The role of death fears and attachment processes in social anxiety: A novel hypothesis explored. Australian Journal of Psychology.

Our Presentations


Colagiuri S., Markovic T., Caterson I., Hocking S., Baur L., Rydge H., Ramachandran D., Franklin J., Johnson N., Swinbourne J., Gill T., & Cunich M. (Webinar)(2021) "Behaviour Change and Stress During the COVID-19 Lockdown." Managing Obesity during the COVID19 Pandemic. Boden Collaboration, Sydney, Australia. May.
Day, S., Bussey, K., Trompeter, N., Lonergan, A., & Mitchison, D. (2021, June). Weight- or shape-related bullying in adolescents: Comparing the impact on diverse disordered eating behaviours. Oral presentation at the International Conference for Eating Disorders, Sydney.
Day, S., Bussey, K., Trompeter, N., & Mitchison, D. (2021, June). The impact of teasing and bullying victimisation on disordered eating and body image disturbance among adolescents: A systematic review. Poster presented at the International Conference for Eating Disorders, Sydney.
Franklin, J. & Swinbourne, J.(2021) Dietary and Psychological impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on people with obesity: a preliminary sneak peek. Changes in Food Behaviours, Diet and health during Covid-19, October 2020. Nutrition Society of Australia, Sydney Regional Group Virtual Event Series #2, Sydney Australia (Webinar).  
Guerrieri-Cortesi, K., van den Hoven, E. and Miller, L.A. (2021). Investigating how digital technology might support memory training for neurological patients. Society for Applied Research into Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) Virtual Conference (July).
Gutmann, H., Cram, V., Modini, M. & Vrklevski, L. (2021) NAHC, The experience of allied health professionals in a virtual hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual conference, 10-12 August 2021.
Ho, J., Jacek, S., Wells, K., Gomez, L., Taylor, R., & Halliday, G. (2021) "ECT DVD: Let's Talk About It!" 6th Pacific Rim conference 30 June - 3 July 2021.
Hocking, S., Taylor, C., Franklin, J., Baker, C., & Swinbourne, J. (2021) Practical Workshop (Webinar). Simple behaviour change strategies to help with weight management. University of Sydney, Masters of Metabolic Health MBHT5003: Management of Obesity and Pre-diabetes May 2021.
Huang, A., Vrklevski, L., McGregor, F & Yu, L. (2021) Allied Health Research Showcase, Patient Outcomes in an Australian Low Secure Forensic Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit: A 10-Year Retrospective Study, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, 1-2 December 2021.
Huang, A., Vrklevski, L., McGregor, F & Yu, L. (2021) SLHD Allied Health Research Conference, Patient Outcomes in an Australian Low Secure Forensic Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit: A 10-Year Retrospective Study, KPEC, RPAH, Sydney, 2 November 2021.
Kaluarachchi, T (2021) Being a teenager and cancer patient: What do adolescents and young adults with cancer find valuable and challenging with their friends and cancer peers,  22nd Annual World Congress of Psycho-Oncology & Psychosocial Academy, 26 May - 29 May 2021.
Miller, L. (2021) Categories of Memory. Materialising Memories Lab, UTS, March 2021.
Ramos, L., Hoven, E. van den & Miller, L. (2021) Home-cooked reminder systems: Design to support home-based prospective memory for older persons, those with memory impairment and their carers. Workshop on User Experience for Multi-Device Ecosystems. Proceedings of CHI'21, 8-13 May 2021, Yokohama, Japan
So, E., Sen, S., Vrklevski, L & Agaliotis, M (2021). What do psychologists know about kidney disease anyway? A rapid review. Allied Health Research Conference, Sydney Australia, October 2021.
So, E., Sen, S., Vrklevski, L & Agaliotis, M (2021). Examining the barriers and enablers of integrating psychologists into chronic kidney disease models of care.(2021) 12th Health services Research Conference HRAANZ. Sydney, Australia 2021.
Tsai, L.L., Whitney, S., Shaw, M., Hutchings, O., Spencer, L., Vrklevski, L., Carey, S & Alison, J. (2021). NAHC, Can a Health Package maintain the physical and mental health of people with and without COVID-19 during quarantine? virtual conference, 10-12 August 2021.
Tse, C,N., Thayer, Z &  Miller, M.  (2021). Abstract accepted to present "Memory Rehabilitation in a Group-based Format: What can be learned from participant feedback?"  at the 6th Pacific Rim Conference June 2021, Melbourne.
Vrklevski, L. (2021, May). Professional Identity, Power and Patient Care. RANZCP Congress, Hobart, Tasmania.
Vrklevski, L. (2021, August). Professional Identity, Power and Patient Care, National Allied Health Conference, Virtual Conference Congress, Australia.
Vrklevski, L.P., Eljiz, K., Greenfield, D.  (2021) Allied Health Research Showcase, Professional identity, power and patient care, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, 1-2 December 2021.
Zhang, X., Nikpour, A., Ahmed, R. & Thayer, Z. (2021) Abstract accepted to present Cognitive impairment in late onset epilepsy, Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Conference Coogee, Sydney, Nov 2021.
Hocking, S., Taylor, C., Franklin, J., Baker, C., Swinbourne, J. Practical Workshop (Webinar). Swinbourne, J. Simple behaviour change strategies to help with weight management, University of Sydney, Masters of Metabolic Health MBHT5003: Management of Obesity and Pre-diabetes. May 2021
Ho, J.,  Jacek, S., Wells, K., Gomez, L., Taylor, R.  & Halliday, G. ECT DVD - Let's Talk About It!, Mental Health Research Forum 2021,  5 November 2021 by Zoom
Ho, J., Wells, K. & Halliday, G. Building Better Memories - memory rehabilitation program, Mental Health Research Forum 2021,  5 November 2021 by Zoom
Huang, A., Vrklevski , L., Yu, L & McGregor, F. Patient Outcomes in an Australian Low Secure Forensic Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit: A 10-Year Retrospective Study. Mental Health Research Forum 2021,  5 November 2021 by Zoom.
Massa, J. (2021) "Older Peoples Mental Health First Aid" face to face for 16 participants with great feedback, and with a co-facilitator from VAST. Mental Health First Aiders is an international course and this month marks the point when a million people become Mental Health First Aiders.
Miller, L. (2021) "Dementia: Understanding what it is and what we can do about it.  Talk presented to Pyrmont Supports Community Group (via Zoom)".
Modini, M., Burton, A & Abbott, M. Factors influencing inpatients perception of psychiatric hospitals: A meta-review of the literature. Mental Health Research Forum 2021, 5 November 2021 by Zoom.
Say, M. (2021) "Neuroimmunology" at the Psychology Quarterly Network Meeting.
Seif, S. (2021)  "Psychosocial Issues at the End of Life" to RPAH Social Work Department
Yiannopoulos, E., Kim, J.S., Thompson, D., Koncz, R. & Pistilli, C. The effectiveness of Project ECHO SLHD programs in improving clinician knowledge and confidence in complex mental health: a waitlist-controlled study. Mental Health Research Forum 2021,  5 November 2021 by Zoom