MONARC grants, projects and publications

Grants and projects


(Names of MONARC staff and students are in bold.)


Research Articles

Danoudis M & Iansek R. A long-term community gym program for people with Parkinson’s disease: a feasibility study of the Monash Health “Health and Fitness” model.  Disability and Rehabilitation 2021;

Khine TT, Workman B, Pan H, Aung NA.  Deployable designs to temporarily convert subacute hospital rooms into palliative care rooms.  Australasian Journal on Ageing 2021; DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12983

Ng NSQ, Ayton D, Workman B, Ward SA. Understanding diagnostic settings and carer expectations for dementia diagnosis in Australia.  Internal Medicine Journal 2021; 51: 1126 – 1135.

Runacres F, Poon P, King S, Lustig J, Ugalde A.  Examining the role of specialist palliative care in geriatric care to inform collaborations: a survey on the knowledge, practice and attitudes of geriatricians in providing palliative care.  Age and Ageing 2021,

Said CM, McGinley JL, Szoeke C, Workman B, Hill K, Wittwer JE, Woodward M, Liew D, Churilov L, Bernhardt J, Morris ME. Factors associated with improved walking in older people during hospital rehabilitation: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
BMC Geriatrics 2021; 21:90,

Gilmartin-Thomas J, Ernst M, Nelson M, Lockery J, Ward S, Woods R, Britt C, Murray A, Workman B, McNeil J. Musculoskeletal pain experienced on most days is a common accompaniment of ageing amongst community-dwelling older Australians: a questionnaire based study. Journal of Aging and Health (2021), Jan;33 (1-2):39-47. doi: 10.1177/0898264320952914

Parsons C, Lim WY, Loy C, McGuinness B, Passmore P, Ward SA, Hughes C. Withdrawal or continuation of cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine or both, in people with dementia. Cochrane Library 2021,


Book Chapter

Plakiotis C, De Fonseka S, Lai R, & O’Connor D (2020). Mental health of older adults. In: Meadows G, Farnhall J, Fossey E, Happell B, & McDermott F (eds), Mental Health and Collaborative Community Practice, 4th edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Research Articles

Iansek R & Danoudis M. Patients’ perspective of comprehensive Parkinson care in rural Victoria. Parkinsons Dis 2020 Mar 31; 2020:2679501. doi: 10.1155/2020/2679501. eCollection 2020.

Lai R & Plakiotis C. (2020) Stress and Wellbeing of Psychiatry Trainees: A literature review. In: Vlamos P. (eds) GeNeDis 2018. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 1195. Springer, Cham.

Gilmartin-Thomas J, Cicuttini F, Owen A, Wolfe R, Ernst M, Nelson M, Lockery J, Woods R, Britt C, Liew D, Murray A, Workman B, Ward S, McNeil J. Moderate or severe low back pain is associated with body mass index amongst community-dwelling older Australians. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2020), 91: 104231,

Roe D, Brown T, Thyer L. Validity, responsiveness, and perceptions of clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure when used in a sub-acute setting. Disability and Rehabilitation 2020 Sep;42(19):2772-2789; doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1573934

Henderson K, Bowles K-A, Mutalima N, Zeman B, Tran T, Caravelas A, Milne SC. Barriers to early aquatic physical therapy in the inpatient setting after total hip and total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy 2020 28(2): 2 – 9.

Stolwyk RJ, Low T, Gooden JR, Lawson DW, O’Connell EL, Thrift AG & New PW. A longitudinal examination of the frequency and correlates of self-reported neurobehavioural disability following stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation 2020 Nov 2: 1-9.


Chappell A, Liew B, Murphy AT, Gibson N, Allison GT, Williams G, Morris S. (2019) The effect of joint translation constraint on within-participant variability of kinematics and kinetics during running in cerebral palsy. Clinical Biomechanics 63:54-62.

McMillan LB, Vo Trueheim TDP, Murphy A, Znegin A, Ebeling PR and Scott D. (2019) Development and validation of a wearable plantar force measurement device. IEEE Sensors Journal. Published online 31Jan2019.

Michalitsis J, Murphy AT, Rawicki B, Haines TP, Williams C. (2019) Full length foot orthoses have an immediate treatment effect and modify gait of children with idiopathic toe walking, Gait & Posture 68:227-231.


Milne SC, Murphy A, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Yiu EM, Delatycki MB, Corben LA. Psychometric properties of outcome measures evaluating decline in gait in cerebellar ataxia: A systematic review. Gait Posture. 2018 Jan 4; 61: 149-162. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.12.031. [Epub ahead of print]

Papadopoulos N, Stavropoulos V, McGinley J, Bellgrove M, Tonge B, Murphy A, Cornish K and Rinehart N. (2018) Moderating effect of motor proficiency on the relationship between ADHD symptoms and sleep problems in children with ADHD-CT. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Published online March 12, 2018.

Ward SA, Storey E, Woods RL, Hamilton GS, Kawasaki R, Janke AL, Naughton MT, O'Donoghue F, Wolfe R, Wong TY, Reid CM, Abhayaratna WP, Stocks N, Trevaks R, Fitzgerald S, Hodgson LAB, Robman L, Workman B, McNeil JJ; ASPREE Study Group. The Study of Neurocognitive Outcomes, Radiological and Retinal Effects of Aspirin in Sleep Apnoea- rationale and methodology of the SNORE-ASA study. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018; 64:101-111 (doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.10.016).


Davison TE, Eppingstall B, Runci S and O'Connor DW. A pilot trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults residing in long-term care facilities. Aging & Mental Health. 2017; 21(7): 766-773.

Fernandez L, Albein-Urios N, Kirkovski M, McGinley J, Murphy A, Hyde C, Stokes MA, Rinehart NJ, Enticott PG. Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the right cerebellar hemisphere affects motor adaptation during gait. Cerebellum. 2017; 16(1): 168-77. DOI:10.1007/s12311-016-0788-7.

Iansek R & Danoudis M. Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease: Its Pathophysiology and Pragmatic Approaches to Management. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice 2017, 4(3): 290-297. DOI: 10.1002/mdc3.12463.

Milne SC, Corben LA, Roberts M, Murphy A, Tai G, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Yiu EM, Delatycki, MB. Can rehabilitation improve the health and well-being in Friedreich's ataxia? A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2017 Oct 1: 269215517736903. DOI: 10.1177/0269215517736903. [Epub ahead of print]

Mudiyanselage SB, Watts JJ, Abimanyi-Ochom J, Lane L, Murphy A, Morris M, Iansek R. Cost of living with Parkinson's disease over 12 months in Australia: A prospective cohort study. Parkinson's Disease. 2017; 2017 (2017): Article ID 5932675. DOI:10.1155/2017/5932675.

Murphy A, Williams C, Michalitis J. The utilisation of full length orthotics to improve gait in children with idiopathic toe walking. Gait and Posture 2017; 57(Suppl 1): 221-222. DOI:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.383.

O’Connor D, D’Cunha C, Clifton T, Huppert D, Lowy H, Tsanglis M, Moss F, Plakiotis C, Singh D, Ten Hoeve J, White E. Psychotropic prescribing to people with dementia admitted to Australian aged psychiatry inpatient units: Adherence to quality use of medicine indicators. Aging & Mental Health. 2017; 28: 1-6. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2017.1366418. [Epub ahead of print]

Plakiotis C. Clinical Simulation Training in Geriatric Medicine: A Review of the Evidence and Lessons for Training in Psychiatry of Old Age. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2017; 987: 161-175. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-57379-3_15.

Plakiotis C. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Psychiatry Education: A Review of its Role in Competency-based Assessment. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2017; 988: 159-180. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56246-9_13.

Plakiotis C. Psychodynamic Leadership Approach and Leader-Member Exchange (LMX): A Psychiatric Perspective on Two Leadership Theories and Implications for Training Future Psychiatrist Leaders. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2017; 988: 97-111. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56246-9_8.

Plakiotis C. Programmatic Assessment of Professionalism in Psychiatry Education: A Literature Review and Implementation Guide. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2017; 989: 217-233. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-57348-9_19.

Regan B, Wells Y, Farrow M, O'Halloran P, Workman B. MAXCOG – Maximizing Cognition: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Goal-Oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer Disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017; 25(3): 258–269. DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2016.11.008.

Robman L, Guymer R, Woods R, Ward S, Wolfe R, Phung J, Hodgson L, Makeyeva G, Aung KZ, Gilbert T, Lockery J, Le-Pham YA, Orchard S, Storey E, Abhayaratna W, Reid D, Ernst ME, Nelson M, Reid C, McNeil J, on behalf of the ASPREE Investigator Group. Age-related macular degeneration in a randomized controlled trial of low-dose aspirin: Rationale and study design of the ASPREE-AMD study. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2017; 6: 105-114. DOI:10.1016/j.conctc.2017.03.005.

Tun MZ, Soo WK, Wu K, Kane R. Dementia with Lewy bodies presenting as probable epileptic seizure. BMJ Case Reports. 2017. DOI:10.1136/bcr-2017-221454.

Ward SA, Raniga P, Ferris NJ, Woods RL, Storey E, Bailey MJ, Brodtmann A, Yates PA, Donnan GA,Trevaks R, Wolfe R, Egan GF, McNeil1 JJ, on behalf of the ASPREE investigator group. ASPREE-NEURO Study Protocol: A randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of low dose aspirin on cerebral microbleeds, white matter hyperintensities, cognition, and stroke in the healthy elderly. International Journal of Stroke. 2017; 12(1): 108-113. DOI:10.1177/1747493016669848.


Barker AL, McNeil JJ, Seeman E, Ward SA, Sanders KM, Khosla S, Cumming RG, Pasco JA, Bohensky MA, Ebeling PR, Woods RL, Lockery JE, Wolfe R, Talevski J, the ASPREE Investigator Group. A randomised controlled trial of low-dose aspirin for the prevention of fractures in healthy older people: protocol for the ASPREE-fracture substudy. Injury Prevention. 2016; 22(4): 297-301. DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041655.

Connolly A, Fielding J, Papadopoulos N, McGinley J, Murphy A, Rinehart NJ. Factors Associated With Accidental Injuries in Children With ADHD-Combined Type: More Than a Motor Problem? Journal of Attention Disorders. 2016 March 14. DOI:10.1177/1087054716633857. [In press]

Danoudis M, Ganesvaran G, Iansek R. Disturbances of Automatic Gait Control Mechanisms in Higher Level Gait Disorder. Gait and Posture. 2016; 48: 47-51.

Davis A, Galna B, Murphy AT, Williams CM, Haines TP. Effect of footwear on minimum foot clearance, heel slippage and spatiotemporal measures of gait in older women. Gait and Posture. 2016; 44: 43-47. DOI:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.11.003.

Davison TE, Nayer KS, Coxon SC, de Bono A, Eppingstall B, Jeon YH, van der Ploeg ES, O'Connor DW. A personalised multimedia device to treat agitated behaviour and improve mood in people with dementia: A pilot study. Geriatric Nursing. 2016; 37(1): 25-9. DOI:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.08.013.

D'Cunha C, Plakiotis C, Macfarlane S, Moss F, Reddy M, Singh D, Tofler D, White E, O'Connor DW. The clinical and service outcomes of unilateral and bilateral ECT electrode placements in Australian aged psychiatry services. The Journal of ECT. 2016; 32(1): 44-8. DOI:10.1097/YCT.0000000000000268.

D'Cunha C, Plakiotis C, O'Connor DW. Alfentanil anesthetic augmentation lengthens seizure duration in electroconvulsive therapy with older people. International Psychogeriatrics. 2016; 28(6): 1051-52. DOI:10.1017/S1041610216000119.

Kalantar-zadeh K, Yao CK, Berean KJ, Ha N, Ou JZ, Ward SA, Pillai N, Hill J, Cottrell JJ, Dunshea FR, McSweeney F, Muir JG, Gibson PR. Intestinal gas capsules: a proof-of-concept demonstration. Gastroenterology. 2016; 150(1): 37-39. DOI:10.1053/j.gastro.2015.07.072.

Lee DCA, Brown T, Stolwyk R, O'Connor DW, Haines TP. Are older adults receiving evidence-based advice to prevent falls post-discharge from hospital? Health Education Journal. 2016; 75(4): 448-63. DOI:10.1177/0017896915599562.

Lowthian JA, Britt CJ, Rance G, Linc FR, Woods RL, Wolfe R, Nelsond MR, Dillon HA, Ward S, Reid CM, Lockery JE, Nguyen TT, McNeil JJ, Storey E, on behalf of the ASPREE Investigators. Slowing the progression of age-related hearing loss: Rationale and study design of the ASPIRIN in HEARING, retinal vessels imaging and neurocognition in older generations (ASPREE-HEARING) trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2016; 46: 60-66. DOI:10.1016/j.cct.2015.11.014.

May R, McGinley J, Murphy A, Hinkley T, Papadopoulos N, Williams K, McGillivray J, Enticott P, Leventer R, Rinehart N. A multidisciplinary perspective on motor impairment as an early behavioural marker in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Australian Psychologist. 2016; 51:296-303. DOI: 10.1111/ap.12225.

Morgan P, Murphy A, Opheim A, McGinley J. Gait characteristics, balance performance and falls in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy: An observational study. Gait & Posture. 2016; 48: 243-248. DOI:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.06.015.

Snowdon J, Almeida OP, O’Connor DW. Dubious findings concerning the prevalence of late-life depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2016; 50(3): 284-5. DOI:10.1177/000486741558370.

Welz M, Gee W, Workman B, Morton J. Letter to the Editor: Documentation and identification of substitute decision-makers/persons responsible in residential aged care facilities in Victoria. Internal Medicine Journal. 2016; 46(10):1235-1236. DOI:10.1111/imj.13208.

Williams C, Michalitsis J, Murphy AT, Rawicki B, Haines TP. Whole body vibration results in short-term improvement in the gait of children with idiopathic toe walking. Journal of Child Neurology. 2016; 31(9): 1143-1149. DOI: 10.1177/0883073816643405.


Aislinn L, Brown T, Robins L, Lee DCA, O'Connor D, Russell G, Stolwyk R, McDermott F, Johnson C, Haines T. Anxiety and depression during transition back to community living amongst hospitalized older adults: Concepts of a study to explain late age onset depression. Healthcare. 2015; 3: 478-502 (doi:10.3390/healthcare3030478).

Creighton AS, Davison TE, van der Ploeg ES, Camp CJ, O'Connor DW. Using spaced retrieval training to teach people with dementia to independently use their walking aids: Two case studies. Clinical Gerontologist. 2015; 38(2): 170-8 (doi:10.1080/07317115.2014.988899).

Gupta A, Sharkey K, Ward S, Workman B. English-speaking background and its relationship with length of stay in elderly patients admitted to a subacute setting: a retrospective study. Australian Medical Student Journal. 2015; 6(1): 61-64.

Jeon Y-H, Li Z, Low LF, Chenoweth L, O'Connor D, Beattie E, Liu Z, Brodaty H. The clinical utility of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia as a routine assessment in nursing homes. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2015; 23(8): 784-93 (doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2014.08.013).

Li Z, Jeon YH, Low LF, Chenoweth L, O’Connor DW, Beattie E, Brodaty H. Validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale and the collateral source version of the Geriatric Depression Scale in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics. 2015; 27(9): 1495-504 (doi:10.1017/S1041610215000721).

McCabe MP, Bird M, Davison TE, Mellor D, MacPherson S, Hallford D, Seedy M. An RCT to evaluate the utility of a clinical protocol for staff in the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged-care settings. Aging and Mental Health. 2015; 19(9): 799-807 (doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.967659).

Mellor D, McCabe M, Bird M, Davison T, Macpherson S, Hallford D, Seedy M. Staff compliance with protocols to improve the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2015; 41(2): 44-52 (doi:10.3928/00989134-20140701-01).

Morgan P, Murphy A, Opheim A, Pogrebnoy D, Kravstov S, McGinley J. The safety and feasibility of an intervention to improve balance dysfunction in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2015; 29(9): 907-919 (doi:10.1177/0269215515599854).

Morris ME, Menz HB, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Huxham FE, Murphy AT, Danoudis ME, Iansek R. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Falls in People With Parkinson's Disease. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2015; 29(8): 777-85 (doi:10.1177/1545968314565511).

Morris ME, Murphy AT, Watts JJ, Jolley D, Campbell D, Soh S-E, Said CM, Iansek R. The Health Profile of People Living with Parkinson's Disease Managed in a Comprehensive Care Setting. Journal of Aging Science. 2015; 3: 135 (doi:10.4172/2329-8847.1000135).

Papadopoulos N, Rinehart NJ, Bradshaw JL, Taffe J, McGinley J. Is there a link between motor performance variability and social-communicative impairment in children with ADHD-CT: A kinematic study using an upper limb fitts' aiming task. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2015; 19(1): 72-7 (doi:10.1177/1087054712454569).

Plakiotis C, Bell JS, Jeon Y, Pond D, O'Connor DW. Deprescribing psychotropic medications in aged care facilities: The potential role of family members. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2015; 821: 29-43 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08939-3_8).

Said CM, Morris ME, McGinley JL, Szoeke C, Workman B, Liew D, Hill K, Woodward M, Wittwer JE, Churilov L, Ventura C, Bernhardt J. Optimising rehabilitation outcomes in hospitalized older adults (MOVE Trial) - evaluating the effects of increasing the amount of physical activity: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015; 16: 13 (doi:10.1186/s13063-014-0531).

Sharkey K, Parikh S, Workman B. Clinical register of patients attending a specialist geriatric pain service: analysis of admission data. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association. 2015; 18(2): 10-17 (;dn=513267956694108;res=IELHEA).

Stolwyk RJ, Scally KA, Charlton JL, Bradshaw JL, Iansek R, Georgiou-Karistianis N. Self-regulation of driving behaviour in people with Parkinson's disease. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurolology. 2015; 28(2): 80-91 (doi:10.1097/WNN.0000000000000058).

Van der Ploeg ES, Eppingstall B, Cameron CJ, Runci SJ, O’Connor DW. Personalized one-to-one intervention in agitated individuals with dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2015; 4122-9 (doi:10.3928/00989134-20141008-01).


Bell JS, Ilomaki J, O’Connor DW. Why are more highly educated people with dementia less likely to be prescribed antipsychotics? Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2014; 132(1): 1-3. DOI:10.1111/acps.12377.

Cahoon G, Davison TE. Prediction of compliance with MRI procedures among children of ages 3 years to 12 years. Pediatric Radiology. 2014; 44(10): 1302-1309.

Danoudis M, Iansek R. Gait in Huntington’s disease and the stride length-cadence relationship. BMC Neurology. 2014; 14: 161. DOI:10.1186/s12883-014-0161-8.

Iansek R. Parkinsonism and related conditions. In: G Caplan (ed.), Geriatric Medicine: An Introduction. (pp.202-15), Melbourne: IP Communications, 2014. (

Jeon Y, Govett J, Low L, Fethney J, Brodaty H, O’Connor D. Assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the era of the Aged Care Funding Instrument. The Internet Journal of Psychiatry. 2014; 3(1). (

Keenan C, Galloway J, Bickerstaff L, McAlinden F, Workman B, Redley B. Integrated Leadership Capability: Building a model for today and tomorrow. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. 2014; 9: 3.

Koder D, Hunt GE, Davison TE. Staff's views on managing symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents. Nursing Older People. 2014; 26(10): 31-36.

Looi JCL, Byrne, Macfarlane S, McKay R, O’Connor DW. Systemic approach to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged care facilities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2014; 48(2): 112-5. DOI:10.1177/0004867413499078.

Milne SC, Hocking DR, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Murphy A, Delatycki MB, Corben LA. Sensitivity of spatiotemporal gait parameters in measuring disease severity in Friedreich ataxia. Cerebellum. 2014; 13(6): 677-88. DOI:10.1007/s12311-014-0583-2.

Murphy K, O’Connor DA, Browning CJ, French SD, Michie S, Francis JJ, Russell GM, Workman B, Flicker L, Eccles MP, Green SE. Understanding diagnosis and management of dementia and guideline implementation in general practice: A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implementation Science. 2014; 9: 31. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-31.

Plakiotis C, George K, O'Connor DW. Is electroconvulsive therapy use among young-old and old-old adults comparable? A 10-year, population-level analysis of service provision. The Journal of ECT. 2014; 30(3): 232-41.

Plakiotis C, Chin LF, O'Connor DW. Are reports of cognitive testing among older electroconvulsive therapy recipients clinically valid? The Journal of ECT. 2014; 30(1): 26-9.

Runci SJ, Eppingstall BJ, Van der Ploeg ES, O'Connor DW. A comparison of family satisfaction in Australian ethno-specific and mainstream aged care facilities. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2014; 40(4): 54-63. DOI:10.3928/00989134-20131219-01.

Van der Ploeg ES, O’Connor DW. Methodological challenges in studies of bright light therapy to treat sleep disorders in nursing home residents with dementia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2014; 68(11): 777-84. DOI:10.1111/pcn.12192.

Van der Ploeg ES, Walker H, O’Connor DW. The feasibility of volunteers facilitating personalized activities for nursing home residents with dementia and agitation. Geriatric Nursing. 2014; 35(2): 142-6. DOI:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2013.12.003.

Vrantsidis F, LoGiudice D, Rayner V, Dow B, Antonopoulos S, Runci S, O’Connor DW, Haralambous B. Aged Care Assessment Service practitioners: a review of current practice for assessment of cognition of older people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Victoria. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2014; 33(1): E1-6. DOI:10.1111/ajag.12056.

Ward SA, Workman B. Multidisciplinary teamwork. In G Caplan (ed.), Geriatric Medicine: An Introduction. (pp.30-46), Melbourne: IP Communications, 2014. (


ASPREE Investigator Group. Study design of ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE): a randomized, controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2013; 36(2): 555-64 (doi:10.1016/j.cct.2013.09.014).

Creighton AS, Eva S, Van der Ploeg ES, O'Connor DW. A literature review of spaced-retrieval interventions: A direct memory intervention for people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics. 2013; 25(11): 1743-63 (doi:10.1017/S1041610213001233).

Galnaa B, Murphy AT, Morris ME. Obstacle crossing in Parkinson's disease: Mediolateral sway of the centre of mass during level-ground walking and obstacle crossing. Gait & Posture. 2013; 38(4): 790-4 (doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.03.024).

Iansek R, Danoudis M, Bradfield N. Gait and cognition in Parkinson’s disease: implications for rehabilitation. Reviews in the Neurosciences. 2013; 24(3): 293-300 (doi:10.1515/revneuro-2013-0006).

Jeon YH, Govett J, Low LF, Chenoweth L, McNeill G, Hoolahan A, Brodaty H, O’Connor D. Care planning practices for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged care: A pilot of an education toolkit informed by the Aged Care Funding Instrument. Contemporary Nurse. 2013; 44(2): 156-69 (doi:10.5172/conu.2013.44.2.156).

McCabe MP, Mellor D, Davison TE, Karantzas1 G, von Treuer G, O’Connor DW. A study protocol to investigate the management of depression and challenging behaviors associated with dementia in aged care settings. BMC Geriatrics. 2013; 13: 95 (doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-95).

McGinley J, Rinehart N. Posturography. In: Fred R Volkmar (ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Springer Reference Live, 2013 (

O'Connor M, Tan H, O'Connor D, Workman B. Is the frequent death of residents in aged care facilities a significant cause of grief for residents with mild dementia? Progress in Palliative Care. 2013; 21(1): 7-12 (doi:10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000031).

O’Connor DW. Module 5: Non-pharmacological treatments. In: The IPA Complete Guides to BPSD, 2nd ed. Chicago: IPA, 2013 (

O’Connor DW. The elderly. In: JWG Tiller, RW Lyndon (eds.), Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Guide, 2nd ed. (pp.61-64). Melbourne: Health Education Australia, 2013 (

O’Connor DW, Eppingstall B, Taffe J, Van der Ploeg ES. A randomized, controlled cross-over trial of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil as a treatment of agitated behaviour in dementia. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013; 13: 315 (doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-315).

O'Connor DW, Plakiotis C. Brain stimulation therapies. In: Dening T, Thomas A (eds.), Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, 2nd ed. (pp.199-212). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Owen R, Sharkey K, Workman B. Clinical outcomes in older people following MET or Code Blue calls in a stand-alone subacute rehabilitation facility. Abstracts of poster presentations - ANZSGM ASM, Adelaide 16-19 June 2013. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2013; 32(S1): 46 (doi:10.1111/ajag.12080) [abstract].

Parikh S, Sharkey K, Workman B. Cardiovascular risk reduction in extreme old age. The Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 2013; 43(1): 62-68 (doi:10.1002/j.2055-2335.2013.tb00220.x).

Plakiotis C, Barson F, Vengadasalam B, Haines TP, O’Connor DW. Balance and gait in older electroconvulsive therapy recipients: A pilot study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2013; 9: 805–812 (doi:10.2147/NDT.S42628).

Regan B, Varanelli L. Adjustment, Depression and anxiety in mild cognitive impairment and early dementia: a systematic review of psychological intervention studies. International Psychogeriatrics. 2013; 25(12): 1963-84 (doi:10.1017/S104161021300152X).

Tan HM, O'Connor MM, Howard T, Workman B, O'Connor D. Responding to the death of a resident in aged care facilities: perspectives of staff and residents. Geriatric Nursing. 2013; 34(1): 41-6 (doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2012.08.001).

van der Ploeg ES, Eppingstall B, Camp CJ, Runci SJ, Taffe J, O’Connor DW. A randomized cross-over trial to study the effect of personalized, one-to-one interaction using Montessori-based activities on agitation, affect and engagement in nursing home residents with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics. 2013; 25(4): 565-75 (doi:10.1017/S1041610212002128).

Welz M, Gee W, Workman B, Morton J. Documentation and Identification of Substitute Decision-Makers/Persons Responsible in Two Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities. Abstracts of poster presentations - ANZSGM ASM, Adelaide 16-19 June 2013. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2013; 32(S1): 46 (doi:10.1111/ajag.12080) [abstract].

Workman B, Stockman K. Length of stay management in a subacute service within the activity based funding framework. Abstracts of oral presentations - ANZSGM ASM, Adelaide 16-19 June 2013. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 2013; 32(S1): 13 (doi:10.1111/ajag.12078) [abstract].

Workman B, Power A. Book review: So you want to be a doctor? A guide to prospective medical students in Australia by Dr Kerry J Breen. MJA Careers. 2013; 198(2): C2 (


Danoudis M, Iansek R, Simpson P. Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: Further insights into pathophysiological mechanisms. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2012; 18(5): 543-547 (doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.02.005).

Egerton T, Williams DR, Iansek R. Comparison of gait in progressive supranuclear palsy, Parkinson’s disease and healthy older adults. BMC Neurology. 2012; 12: 116 (

Iansek R, Danoudis M. Oral formulations of L dopa and continuous dopaminergic stimulation. Movement Disorders. 2012; 27(4): 579 (doi:10.1002/mds.24953).

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