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)

Resilience in Family Carers

In their own words: How family carers of people with dementia understand resilience.
Journal website (open access)

Interventions to build resilience in family caregivers of people living with dementia.
Journal website (please contact me for a free PDF)

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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