Vera Camoes-Costa

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Biography

As a trained Psychology researcher, and an experienced mental health clinician, I have a strong expertise and passion in mental health, application and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety disorders across the life span, and translation and impact of research findings in clinical practice.

I hold an academic position within the Department of General Practice at Monash University supporting the implementation of a large NHMRC Partnership Grant to help GPs adhere to a work-related Mental health guideline. IMPRovE is a stepped-wedged cluster randomised and pragmatic trial aiming at fostering high-quality GP behaviour towards patients with work related mental health conditions, using academic detailing, resource provision and support through a community of practice.

 

As a Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology I have recently managed the implementation of a NHMRC Project Grant that evaluates a novel intervention designed to assist newly admitted aged care residents adjust to their new environment, through the introduction of tailored strategies to meet their psychological needs.


My research interests are on primary care mental health clinical research, socio-cognitive, and behavioral change interventions that promote quality of life, healthy ageing, and evidence-based clinical practice.

 

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Research Output 2011 2019

Adjusting to life in a residential aged care facility: Perspectives of people with dementia, family members and facility care staff

Davison, T. E., Camões-Costa, V. & Clark, A., 21 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 21, p. 3901-3913 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Communication changes with laryngectomy and impact on quality of life: a review

Sharpe, G., Camoes Costa, V., Doubé, W., Sita, J., McCarthy, C. & Carding, P., 15 Apr 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 4, p. 863-877 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of exercise-induced hypohydration on gastrointestinal integrity, function, symptoms, and systemic endotoxin and inflammatory profile

Costa, R. J. S., Camões-Costa, V., Snipe, R. M. J., Dixon, D., Russo, I. & Huschtscha, Z., May 2019, In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 126, 5, p. 1281-1291 11 p.

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