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Professor Gerard Kennedy

Professor, Psychology

Psychology

Section/Portfolio:

Psychology

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Acupuncture: A promising approach for Comorbid depression and insomnia in perimenopause

Acupuncture as an Independent or Adjuvant Management to Standard Care for Perimenopausal Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Many women with perimenopausal depression (PMD) have sought alternative therapies...

A field investigation of the relationship between rotating shifts, sleep, mental health and physical activity of Australian paramedics

Paramedics working on a rotating shift are at an increased risk of developing chronic health...

A pharmacist health coaching trial evaluating behavioural changes in participants with poorly controlled hypertension

Background: To investigate whether pharmacist health coaching improves progression through the...

A pilot australian pharmacist health coaching trial of participants with poorly controlled hypertension: A qualitative study of participants’ and coaches’ experiences

Objective: An exploratory qualitative study was conducted to explore how stakeholders –...

Association between nocturnal activity of the sympathetic nervous system and cognitive dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with repetitive breathing obstructions during sleep....

A systemic review of the impact of wildfires on sleep disturbances

Wildfires present a serious risk to humans as well as to the environment. Wildfires cause loss of...

Can acupuncture improve objective sleep indices in patients with primary insomnia? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: The efficacy of acupuncture for treating primary insomnia (PI) has been explored in...

Comparative Utility of Acupuncture and Western Medication in the Management of Perimenopausal Insomnia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background. Many women with perimenopausal insomnia (PMI) have sought alternative therapies such...

Differential associations of hypoxia, sleep fragmentation, and depressive symptoms with cognitive dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete...

Does the national competency standards framework for pharmacists in Australia support the provision of behaviour change interventions?

Issue addressed: Australian pharmacists are increasingly moving towards the provision of...

Policies and initiatives/programs that promote health and self-care in asylum seekers living in high income countries: a narrative review

Psychological Interventions to Improve Sleep in Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Introduction:The effects of impaired sleep on the wellbeing of young adults are profound, and the...

Reducing health inequities for asylum seekers with chronic non-communicable diseases: Australian context

The effect of acculturation and harm beliefs on medication adherence on Middle Eastern hypertensive refugees and migrants in Australia

Background Different populations have different levels of acculturation, and beliefs about...

The effect of social support in chronic back pain: number of treatment sessions and reported level of disability

Background: Chronic back pain is characterized by its duration and poor response to medical...

The health coaching competency gap – Analysis of pharmacist competency frameworks from Australia, Canada, New Zealand the United Kingdom and the United States of America

The traditional competency frameworks for coaches, the International Coaching Federation (ICF)...

The role of acupuncture in treating perimenopausal insomnia: An overview and quality assessment of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Objective: To summarize and critically assess the reliability of the methodological quality and...

Competencies and training of health professionals engaged in health coaching: A systematic review

Objective: A systematic review was undertaken in order to evaluate the competencies of primary...

Does the modality used in health coaching matter? A systematic review of health coaching outcomes

Objective: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the modalities (e.g., face-to-face,...

Perceived barriers and enablers to physical activity participation in people with Alopecia Areata: a constructivist grounded theory study

Background: Alopecia Areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease that is characterised by hair loss....

Pharmacist health coaching in Australian community pharmacies: What do pharmacy professionals think?

Health coaching is a service provided to patients by healthcare professionals for the purposes of...

Regulation of the rabbit’s once-daily pattern of nursing: a circadian or hourglass-dependent process?

The European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus has an unusual pattern of nursing behavior. After...

The relationship between shift-work, sleep, and mental health among paramedics in Australia

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sleep and mental health issues, the...

The role of medication beliefs on medication adherence in middle eastern refugees and migrants diagnosed with hypertension in Australia

Purpose: The study assessed the association between medication beliefs and adherence in Middle...

The role of refugee and migrant migration status on medication adherence: Mediation through illness perceptions

Background Illness perceptions may vary between different populations. This raises the question...

A systematic review of pharmacy health coaching and an evaluation of patient outcomes

Background: Pharmacy health coaching is a nascent topic offering promise on several fronts. There...

Diurnal pattern of pre-weaning den visits and nursing in breeding pairs of captive dingoes (Canis dingo)

The period before pups are weaned represents a key developmental stage for canids that is...

Lessons learned from delivering an internet intervention for insomnia in an Australian public hospital outpatient setting

Objectives: This study examined the feasibility of delivering an online cognitive behavioural...

The impact of personal and cultural beliefs on medication adherence of patients with chronic illnesses: A systematic review

Background: Patients’ adherence to therapeutic regimes may be influenced by subjective beliefs...

The relationship between physical activity levels and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in individuals with alopecia Areata

Background: Alopecia Areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition that is characterised by non-scarring...

Driver education: Enhancing knowledge of sleep, fatigue and risky behaviour to improve decision making in young drivers

This study assessed the impact of an education program on knowledge of sleepiness and driving...

Health beliefs and chronic illnesses of refugees: a systematic review

Objective: To evaluate beliefs, and attitudes about health of refugees with chronic conditions...

The differential effects of regular shift work and obstructive sleep apnea on sleepiness, mood and neurocognitive function

Study Objectives: To assess whether poor sleep quality experienced by regular shift workers and...

Light sensors for objective light measurement in ambulatory polysomnography

Ambulatory polysomnography (PSG) does not commonly include an objective measure of light to...

Pattern of nipple use by puppies: A comparison of the dingo (Canis dingo) and the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

Surprisingly little information is available about the behavior of newborn mammals in the...

Phase response curve to 1 h light pulses for the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

While much is known about the circadian systems of rodents, chronobiological studies of other...

Slow eyelid closure as a measure of driver drowsiness and its relationship to performance

Objective: Slow eyelid closure is recognized as an indicator of sleepiness in sleep-deprived...

The utility of automated measures of ocular metrics for detecting driver drowsiness during extended wakefulness

Slowed eyelid closure coupled with increased duration and frequency of closure is associated with...

Excessive daytime sleepiness and falls among older men and women: Cross-sectional examination of a population-based sample

Background: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) has been associated with an increased risk for...

Excessive daytime sleepiness and metabolic syndrome: A cross-sectional study

Objective. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) has been associated with singular independent...

Mental disorders in asylum seekers: The role of the refugee determination process and employment

The refugee determination process (RDP) and social factors putatively impact on the psychiatric...

Social factors ameliorate psychiatric disorders in community-based asylum seekers independent of visa status

The impact of industrialised host nations' deterrent immigration policies on the mental health of...

The relationships between insomnia, sleep apnoea and depression: Findings from the American National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2008

Objective: To determine the association between insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and...

Trajectories and stability of self-reported short sleep duration from adolescence to adulthood

The trajectories and stability of self-reported sleep duration recorded at ages 13, 15, and 23...

Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life for older adults

Context • The aging process is associated with physiological changes that affect sleep. In older...

  • Journals

Excessive daytime sleepiness and body composition: A population-based study of adults

Results: Women: After adjusting for age, alcohol intake, antidepressant medication use and...

Prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness in a sample of the Australian adult population

Objectives: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is associated with significant personal and...

Sleep disruption in tetraplegia: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial of 3 mg melatonin

Study design:Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial of melatonin...

Auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea after acute quadriplegia (COSAQ): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background: Quadriplegia is a severe, catastrophic injury that predominantly affects people early...

Cognitive components of simulated driving performance: Sleep loss effects and predictors

Driving is a complex task, which can be broken down into specific cognitive processes. In order...

The relationship between excessive daytime sleepiness and depressive and anxiety disorders in women

Objective: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common clinical symptom that affects women...

The effect of sleep deprivation on BOLD activity elicited by a divided attention task

Sleep loss, widespread in today's society and associated with a number of clinical conditions,...

The effects of a 30-minute napping opportunity during an actual night shift on performance and sleepiness in shift workers

Sleepiness due to sleep loss and circadian factors can have a detrimental effect on performance,...