Daniel O'Connor

Emeritus Prof


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Daniel works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Professor.

Professor O'Connor is Head of the Aged Mental Health Research Unit based at Kingston Centre. He has published over 80 papers and chapters on epidemiology, the recognition and manage of dementia and depression in general medical practice, non-pharmacological treatments of behaviour disorders in dementia, and service evaluation. Major topics of interest at present concern ECT as a treatment of severe late-life depression and nursing home psychiatry. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervises doctoral students, lectures widely in Victoria and interstate, and is chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age. He is now head of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Assessment and Better Care node concerning behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Research interests

Dementia; Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia; Residential care; Non-pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for dementia; Assistive technology

Research area keywords

  • Behaviour Disorders In Dementia
  • Dementia
  • Agitation
  • Psychological Treatment
  • Nursing Home
  • Family
  • Behaviour
  • Treatment
  • Evidence
  • Systematic Review
  • Elderly
  • Residential Care
  • Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Service Evaluation

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Research Output

Organizational factors associated with readiness for change in residential aged care settings

Von Treuer, K., Karantzas, G., McCabe, M., Mellor, D., Konis, A., Davison, T. E. & O'Connor, D., 1 Feb 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, 6 p., 2832.

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Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Quality indicators of psychotropic prescribing to people with dementia in aged psychiatry inpatient units

O'Connor, D. W., D'Cunha, C., Clifton, T., Huppert, D., Lowy, H., Macfarlane, S., Moss, F., Plakiotis, C., Singh, D., Tsanglis, M., Hoeve, J. T. & White, E. A., 2018, In : Aging and Mental Health. 22, 11, p. 1432-1437 6 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

A pilot trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults residing in long-term care facilities

Davison, T. E., Eppingstall, B., Runci, S. & O'Connor, D. W., 3 Jul 2017, In : Aging and Mental Health. 21, 7, p. 766-773 8 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral symptoms of dementia that present management difficulties in nursing homes: Staff perceptions and their concordance with informant scales

Davison, T. E., McCabe, M. P., Bird, M., Mellor, D., MacPherson, S., Hallford, D. J., Seedy, M. & O'Connor, D. W., 2017, In : Journal of gerontological nursing. 43, 1, p. 34-43 10 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Organizational factors related to the confidence of workers in working with residents with dementia or depression in aged care facilities

McCabe, M. P., Mellor, D., Karantzas, G., Von Treuer, K., Davison, T. E. & O'Connor, D., 2017, In : Aging and Mental Health. 21, 5, p. 487-493 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)