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Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster

About the Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster

Several researchers, clinicians and students in the School of Psychology have occasional or on-going studies into psychological aspects of ageing. So as to facilitate finding such researchers interested in ageing, their names with links to their homepages appear below.

For more information on clinical aspects of ageing research at UQ, please go to the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative.

For more information on the 50+ Registry, a pool of older adults in the community who are willing to participate in research, please go to the 50+ Registry.

Clinical Geropsycholoy

Picture of 'Professor Nancy A. Pachana'
Room:
SS-324
Phone:
+61 7 3365 6832
Email:

Old Age Psychiatry

Cognition in later life

Picture of 'Emeritus Professor Michael Humphreys'
Room:
McElwain Building (24A) 420A
Phone:
+61 7 3365 6670
Email:

Emotion and arousal in older adults

Social cognition in later life

Picture of 'Professor Bill von Hippel'
Room:
MC-323
Phone:
+61 7 3365 6430
Email:

Successful ageing at work

Students with on-going research in psychological aspects of ageing

Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster Latest News

World Health Organization committee

World Health Organization committee

Nancy Pachana has been nominated to join a committee to overhaul diagnostic criteria for mental disorders in later life
Leadership award

Leadership award

Nancy Pachana who is working to better understand the ageing brain has been singled out for her achievements.
Wicking Trust Grant

Wicking Trust Grant

Congratulations to Dr Nancy Pachana and colleagues on receiving a grant from the Wicking Trust
NHMRC Grant Success

NHMRC Grant Success

Congratulations to Nancy Pachana and colleagues, who have been awarded the following NHMRC Dementia Research Grants.
Congratulations to Dr Nancy Pachana

Congratulations to Dr Nancy Pachana

APS College of Clinical Psychologists' Alistair Heron Prize awarded

Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster Current Events

Early diagnosis of dementia?

Early diagnosis of dementia?

Finished
Early diagnosis of dementia: Can we and should we?
Public Talk: Prof Kaarin Anstey

Public Talk: Prof Kaarin Anstey

Finished
Is it possible to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Publications from the Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster

A driving cessation program to identify and improve transport and lifestyle goals of older retired and retiring drivers

Authors:
Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Liang, P., Pachana, N.A., Hoyle, M., Mitchell, G., & McKenna, K.
Journal:
International Psychogeriatrics, 24(5), 794-802.

Anxiety and depression in adults in their eighties: do gender differences remain?

Authors:
Pachana, N.A., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., Byrne, G., & Dobson, A.
Journal:
International Psychogeriatrics, 24(1), 145-150 (2012)

Evaluation of a caregiver education program to support memory and communication in dementia

Authors:
Broughton, M., Smith, E.R., Baker, R., Angwin, A.J., Pachana, N.A., Copland, D.A., Humphreys, M.S., Gallois, C., Byrne, G.J., & Chenery, H.J.
Journal:
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 1436-1444. (2011)

Are the national guidelines for health behaviour appropriate for older Australians?

Authors:
McLaughlin, D., Adams, J., Almeida, O., Brown, W., Byles, J., Dobson, A., Flicker, L., Hankey, G., Jamrozik, K., McCaul, K.A., Norman, P. & Pachana, N.A.
Journal:
Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30, 13-16. (2011)

Older drivers’ insight into their hazard perception ability

Authors:
Horswill, M.S., Anstey, K.J., Hatherly, C., Wood, J.M., Pachana, N.A.
Journal:
Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43(6), 2121-2127. (2011)

Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Brazilian version of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI)

Authors:
Martiny C., Cardoso de Oliveira, A., Nardi, A.E., & Pachana, N.A.
Journal:
Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica, 38(1), 8-12. (2011)

Prevalence and correlates of generalized anxiety disorder among older adults in the Australia

Authors:
Gonçalves, D.C., Pachana, N.A., & Byrne, G.J.
Journal:
Journal of Affective Disorders, 132, 223-230. (2011)

The effect of having a partner on activities of daily living in men and women aged 82–87 years

Authors:
Pachana, N.A., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., McKenzie, S.J., & Dobson, A.
Journal:
Maturitas, 68, 286-290. (2011)

Development and validation of a short form of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory - the GAI-SF

Authors:
Byrne, G.J.A. & Pachana, N.A.
Journal:
International Psychogeriatrics, 23(1), 125-131. (2011)

The impact of depression, seizure variables and locus of control on health-related quality of life of older adults

Authors:
McLaughlin, D.P., Pachana, N.A. & McFarland, K.
Journal:
Seizure, 19(4), 323-236. (2010)

More Publications from the Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster...

Featured Researchers at the Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster

Julie Henry

Julie Henry

Prof Julie Henry is finding out how we process social information and remember to do things in the future
Nancy Pachana

Nancy Pachana

Professor Nancy Pachana is passionate about the psychology of older adults.

Featured Projects at the Psychological Aspects of Ageing Research Cluster

Informant Questionnaire for Anxiety in Dementia (IQAD)

Informant Questionnaire for Anxiety in Dementia (IQAD)

Associate Professor Gerard Byrne has developed the Informant Questionnaire for Anxiety in Dementia (IQAD)
The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI)

The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI)

Professor Nancy Pachana has developed the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) to assess anxiety in older patients.
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