Publications

My colleagues and I regularly publish our research in academic journals. A selection of recent publications is listed below, grouped by topic, and  links to free PDFs have been provided wherever possible.

For a full list of publications, or a copy of those that are not yet publicly available, please contact me.

Suicide & Homicide Risk in Family Carers

Suicidal thoughts in Dutch family carers, a longitudinal study
Journal website (open access)

Homicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia
Journal website (please contact me for a free PDF)

Suicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia
*Part of a Special Issue on Suicide & Aging*
Journal website (please contact me for a free PDF)

Older adults and suicide
(A chapter in the book Suicide: An Unnecessary Death)
Publisher’s website

Feeling that life is not worth living (death thoughts) among middle-aged, Australian women providing unpaid care.
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

Suicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia: A pilot study.
*Publication of The Year in the Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards 2014*
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

Suicidal ideation and resilience in family carers of people with dementia: A qualitative study.
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

Social Robotics in Dementia Care
(This work is led by Professor Wendy Moyle)

Use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool to improve dementia symptoms: A cluster-randomized controlled trial.
Journal website (open access)

What effect does an animal robot called CuDDler have on the engagement and emotional response of older people with dementia? A pilot feasibility study.
Journal website

Connecting the person with dementia and family: A feasibility study of a telepresence robot.
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

Social robots helping people with dementia: Assessing efficacy of social robots in the nursing home environment.
Journal website 
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

Social Media & Related Issues

Using Google Adwords to recruit family carers of people with dementia.
Journal website

Writing groups in the digital age: A case study analysis of Shut Up & Write Tuesdays
(A chapter in the book Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry)
Publisher website (please contact me for a free PDF)

Complementary Therapies in Dementia Care

Foot massage and physiological stress in people with dementia: A randomized controlled trial.
Journal website

Foot massage versus quiet presence on agitation and mood in people with dementia: A randomised controlled trial.
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

The effect of foot massage on long-term care staff working with older people with dementia: A pilot, parallel group, randomized controlled trial.
Journal website
Free PDF (pre-publication version)

The effect of massage on agitated behaviours in older people with dementia: A literature review.
Journal website

Exploring the effect of foot massage on agitated behaviours in older people with dementia: A pilot study.
Journal website

Quality of Life in Dementia Care

Quality of life in people living with dementia in nursing homes
Journal website

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