Tag Archives: Psychology

Early Career Researcher of the Year Award – Social Sciences, Business & Humanities (2014 Award Winner)

One in 5 Australians will experience chronic pain in their life and approximately 1 in 10 Australians will experience a level of pain that leads to significant levels of anxiety, depression and disability. Unfortunately, research indicates Australians with chronic pain are missing out on specialist assessment and treatment.

Excellence in Higher Degree Research – Social Science, Business & Humanities (Highly Commended 2014)

Cognitive-behaviour therapy is effective for treating late-life anxiety and depression, although some suggest a need to adapt or eliminate the component of cognitive restructuring due to some declining cognitive ability in older age.

Excellence in Research – Social Sciences, Business & Humanities (2011 Highly Commended)

BRECONDA is a theoretically-guided, interactive, computer-based decision aid to assist women with breast cancer, and those at risk for developing breast cancer, to make decisions about breast reconstruction.

Early Career Researcher of the Year – Science & Engineering (Highly Commended 2013)

Dr Ross Mackenzie’s main research interest is the impact of trade liberalisation on health, specifically focusing on the global strategies and operations of transnational tobacco corporations

Understanding the mechanisms of selective attention: insights from the Reach-to-Touch Paradigm

As we move through the world, we are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of visual, auditory, and tactile information. Yet we effortlessly filter this immense datastream by selectively attending to the information that is relevant for current goals.

Cognitive training enhances neurophysiological responses in “at risk” older adults

Cognitive training may have the capacity to delay or slow cognitive decline in older adults ‘at risk’ of dementia; however little is known about its capacity to alter underlying brain functioning.

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The Analysis Simulation Project

Designed in the wake of intelligence agency inquiries after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Analysis Simulation Project helps track user biases when there is an overabundance of information.