Research Fellows & Students
A diagram of the AMI Network can be viewed here.
Advanced Trainees in Geriatric Psychiatry
Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka - Emotional aspects of Parkinson's disease [from UQ School of Medicine]
Dr Natasha Koloski - Psychosocial interventions for pain in osteoarthritis [School of Psychology]
Dr Rudi Tannenberg – Brain biochemistry [from UQ School of Molecular & Microbial Sciences]
Dr Tarja-Brita Robins Wahlin – Neuropsychology [from the Karolinska Institute]
Higher Degree Students
Zoe Barnett (PsychD) – An innovative postal-based intervention for caregivers of persons with dementia
Joshua Barton (MBBS/PhD) – The neurophysiology of the blind spot.
Shu Yang Chen (PsychD) - Attention and phobia in younger and older adults
Daniela Coelho Da Silva Gonçalves (PhD) – Anxiety/depression during cognitive decline.
Matthew Currell (PsychD) - The California Older Adults Stroop Test (COAST): Predicting volumetric changes of fronto-executive brain regions from test scores and the effects of depression and anxiety on score interpretation
Emmaline Falconer (PsychD) – Neuropsychological aspects of hazard perception in older adults
Daniela Aurora Coelho da Silva Goncalver (PhD) - Anxiety/depression during cognitive decline
Crystal Higgs (PhD) - Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease
Linda Hollis (PsychD) - Caregiver's satisfaction with hospital care for relatives with a diagnosis of dementia
Ada Lo (PhD) – Lifestyle factors, small vessel ischaemia, and cognitive decline.
Bronwyn Maassavelli (PhD) - Animal assisted therapy and persons with dementia
Sally Matheson FRANZCP (PhD) – The SSRI discontinuation syndrome in neonates (RCT).
Michale Meehan (PhD) - Strategies to improve non-technical competencies in vetinary students
Leander Mitchell (PsychD) – Use of memory training to aid transition to residential care for persons with dementia
Jenifer Murphy (PhD) - Treatment Resistant Depression
Emma Poulsen (PsychD)- Why Women Use CAM: A comparison across two cohorts of Australian Women
Kellee Poulson (PhD) – The impact of anxiety symptoms on individuals with diabetes mellitus
Jerome Sarris (PhD) – Kava for the treatment of anxiety and depression (RCT).
Theresa Scott (PhD) – Effects of a horticultural intervention on older adults in a nursing home setting
Kate Thompson (PsychD) – Neuropsychology of ageing – frontal executive function.
Michelle Tyack (PsychD) – Neuropsychology of ageing.
Rebecca Bates (B. Psych. Hons., 2009) – Marital status and anxiety in older women.
Natasha Squelch (PsychD) – Anxiety in older inpatient populations.
Alex Craven (MBBS Hons., 2009) - Depression and cerebrovascular disease.
Amanda Harris (B. Psych. Hons., 2009) - Social networks and anxiety in older women.
Christine Neville (PhD, 2009) – Dr Neville is now a Senior Lecturer at UQ and Deputy Head at the Ipswich Clinical School
Donna Pinsker (PhD, 2009) – Dr Pinsker is now a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Prince Charles Hospital
Jerome Sarris (PhD, 2009) – Dr Sarris is now a NHMRS Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne
Robert Sheehy (MBBS Hons., 2009) - Depression and anterior cingulate gyrus volume. 2009
Catherine Travers (PhD, 2009) – Dr Travers is now a Research Fellow at the Academic Unit for Geriatric Medicine