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I obtained my PhD with the School of Psychological Sciences at La Trobe University in 2004. My research focused on investigating the cognitive effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in women with early-stage breast cancer. I then worked in research and clinical trials as a Senior Clinical Project Manager / Scientist for many years, working on Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across the globe. I have authored over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in the following areas: cognitive testing, breast cancer, growth hormone deficiency, and statistics and research methodology.

I joined the research team at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC) in 2012, and have worked on several exciting studies that are run by the centre. I have contributed (via data analyses, write-up and submission) towards several publications regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, we have examined longitudinal outcomes following TBI, sexuality, mortality rates, and cognitive-behaviour therapy in reducing anxiety and depression following TBI.

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Research area keywords

  • Traumatic brain injury - Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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Research Output

Factors Associated with Response to Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ponsford, J., Lee, N. K., Wong, D., McKay, A., Haines, K., Downing, M., Alway, Y., Furtado, C. & O'Donnell, M. L., Mar 2020, In : The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 35, 2, p. 117-126 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Factors facilitating recovery following severe traumatic brain injury: A qualitative study

Downing, M., Hicks, A., Braaf, S., Myles, D., Gabbe, B., Cameron, P., Ameratunga, S. & Ponsford, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Predictors of Homework Engagement in CBT Adapted for Traumatic Brain Injury: Pre/post-Injury and Therapy Process Factors

Zelencich, L. M., Kazantzis, N., Wong, D., McKenzie, D. P., Downing, M. & Ponsford, J. L., 1 Feb 2020, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. p. 40-51 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Probability of major depression diagnostic classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews controlling for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Depression subscale scores: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 73 primary studies

Wu, Y., Levis, B., Sun, Y., Krishnan, A., He, C., Riehm, K. E., Rice, D. B., Azar, M., Yan, X. W., Neupane, D., Bhandari, P. M., Imran, M., Chiovitti, M. J., Saadat, N., Boruff, J. T., Cuijpers, P., Gilbody, S., McMillan, D., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Kloda, L. A. & 80 others, Patten, S. B., Shrier, I., Ziegelstein, R. C., Henry, M., Ismail, Z., Loiselle, C. G., Mitchell, N. D., Tonelli, M., Al-Adawi, S., Beraldi, A., Braeken, A. P. B. M., Büel-Drabe, N., Bunevicius, A., Carter, G., Chen, C. K., Cheung, G., Clover, K., Conroy, R. M., Cukor, D., da Rocha e Silva, C. E., Dabscheck, E., Daray, F. M., Douven, E., Downing, M. G., Feinstein, A., Ferentinos, P. P., Fischer, F. H., Flint, A. J., Fujimori, M., Gallagher, P., Gandy, M., Goebel, S., Grassi, L., Härter, M., Jenewein, J., Jetté, N., Julião, M., Kim, J. M., Kim, S. W., Kjærgaard, M., Köhler, S., Loosman, W. L., Löwe, B., Martin-Santos, R., Massardo, L., Matsuoka, Y., Mehnert, A., Michopoulos, I., Misery, L., Navines, R., O'Donnell, M. L., Öztürk, A., Peceliuniene, J., Pintor, L., Ponsford, J. L., Quinn, T. J., Reme, S. E., Reuter, K., Rooney, A. G., Sánchez-González, R., Schwarzbold, M. L., Senturk Cankorur, V., Shaaban, J., Sharpe, L., Sharpe, M., Simard, S., Singer, S., Stafford, L., Stone, J., Sultan, S., Teixeira, A. L., Tiringer, I., Turner, A., Walker, J., Walterfang, M., Wang, L. J., White, J., Wong, D. K., Benedetti, A. & Thombs, B. D., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 129, 9 p., 109892.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)