Dr Karen Drysdale

Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Clinical neuropsychology - study of brain function after injury to the brain



Administrative Expertise

Those pertaining to lecturing position


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Music (Education), Conservatorium of Music - Newcastle
  • Teachers Certificate, NSW Department of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, Macquarie University

Keywords

  • Neuropsychology

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170299Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1994 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - College of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological SocietyAustralian Psychological Society
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Sharip S, Michie P, Schall U, Drysdale K, Case V, Sankaranarayanan A, et al., 'Generalization of cognitive training in an Australian sample of schizophrenia patients', Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54 865-872 (2013) [C1]

Objective The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of cognitive training in improving trained and untrained cognitive processes in schizophrenia. Methods A simple pre- and post experimental study with a three month follow-up was conducted to determine the efficacy of cognitive training in speed of processing and executive functions improving cognition in 22 schizophrenia patients. Results Significant improvement was found in those cognitive domains specifically targeted in the training protocol, but also to a limited extent on verbal memory and social cognition. There was also evidence of improvements in symptoms and social functioning. The training effects failed to transfer to community functioning skills however. Except for social cognition, these improvements were maintained at 3 month follow-up. Conclusion The study highlights the importance of understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the transfer of skills as well as the maintenance of cognitive changes in individuals with schizophrenia. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.03.015
Co-authorsUlrich Schall, Pat Michie
2013Cody RA, Drysdale K, 'The Effects of Psychotherapy on Reducing Depression in Residential Aged Care: A Meta-Analytic Review', CLINICAL GERONTOLOGIST, 36 46-69 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/07317115.2012.731474Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2012Janssen H, Ada L, Karayanidis F, Drysdale K, McElduff P, Pollack MR, et al., 'Translating the use of an enriched environment poststroke from bench to bedside: study design and protocol used to test the feasibility of environmental enrichment on stroke patients in rehabilitation', International Journal of Stroke, 7 521-526 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsNeil Spratt, Frini Karayanidis
2010Todd J, Myers RE, Pirillo RL, Drysdale K, 'Neuropsychological correlates of auditory perceptual inference: A mismatch negativity (MMN) study', Brain Research, 1310 113-123 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.brainres.2009.11.019
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsJuanita Todd
2004Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'Event-related potential correlates of conflict processing in a rapidly-presented Stroop task', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 38 (2004) [C3]
2004Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The application of a null event correction procedure to the ERP of rapidly-presented stimuli', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 38 (2004) [C3]
2004Drysdale K, Shores A, Levick W, 'Use of the Everyday Memory Questionnaire with Children', Child Neuropsychology, 10 67-75 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09297040490911087
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2003Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The impact of stimulus presentation rate on conflict processing in the Stroop task', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 11 (2003) [C3]
2003Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, Fulham WR, 'Event-related potentials to Stroop and reverse Stroop stimuli', International Journal of Psychophysiology, 47 1-21 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0167-8760(02)00038-7
CitationsScopus - 42Web of Science - 38
1998Drysdale K, Fulham WR, Finlay DC, 'Event-related potential response to attended and unattended locations in an interference task', Biological Psychology, 48 1-19 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Janssen H, Ada L, Bernhardt J, Karayanidis F, Drysdale K, McElduff P, et al., 'The use of an enriched environment post stroke: Translating from bench to bedside', Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair: WCNR 2012 Oral Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsNeil Spratt, Frini Karayanidis
2010Vonarx CM, Drysdale K, Michie PT, 'Exploring the differential effects of aging on controlled and automatic inhibitory tasks', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts & Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsPat Michie
2008Todd J, Budd TW, Drysdale K, Michie PT, 'Is aging associated with change in functional asymmetry for processing time cues in sound?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Budd, Pat Michie, Juanita Todd
2004Todd J, Cooper RJ, McGill KM, Michie PT, Drysdale K, 'Mismatch negativity as a measure of auditory sensory memory decline in ageing', Australian Journal of Psychology, Australia (2004) [C1]
Co-authorsJuanita Todd, Pat Michie
2003Currie MJ, Drysdale K, 'Music and group therapy with aggressive male adolescents', Final Program and Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
2003Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The application of a null event correction procedure to the ERP of rapidly presented stimuli', Program, Abstracts and Infomation, University of Tasmania (2003) [E3]
2003Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'Event-related potential correlates of conflict processing in a rapidly presented Stroop task', Program, Abstracts and Information, University of Tasmania (2003) [E3]
2003Todd J, Cooper RJ, McGill KM, Michie PT, Drysdale K, 'Mismatch negativity as a measure of auditory sensory memory decline in aging', Thirteenth Australasian Psychophysiology Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society, University of Tasmania (2003) [E3]
Co-authorsJuanita Todd, Pat Michie
2002Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The impact of stimulus presentation rate on conflict processing in the Stroop task', Brain-Dynamics Conference, University of Sydney (2002) [E3]
2000Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'Event-related potentials to stroop stimuli', International Journal of Psychophysiology, Sydney, Australia 8-13 February 2000 (2000) [E3]
2000Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The locus of the Stroop effect: An event-related potentials study', The Australian Journal of Psychology, Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Queensland, Australia (2000) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants8
Total funding$47,611

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20101 grants / $2,850

The use of environmental enrichment to enhance patient rehabilitation post stoke: A psychological perspective$2,850

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding bodyNational Stroke Foundation
Project TeamMr Nicholas Buckley, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Doctor Karen Drysdale
SchemeHonours Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000593
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20081 grants / $11,682

Development of children's memory questionnaire (CMQ)$11,682

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick, Doctor Karen Drysdale
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188661
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20061 grants / $12,000

Mid-Career research grant$12,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Funding bodyFaculty of Science and Information Technology
Project Team
SchemeFaculty Research & Research Training Committee
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $8,000

Development of a children's memory questionnaire.$5,000

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Karen Drysdale, Conjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick
SchemeResearch Grant (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181222
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Rehabilitation of Attention and Executive Function Deficits in Children.$3,000

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding bodyJohn Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Karen Drysdale, Conjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick
SchemeResearch Grant (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181232
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19991 grants / $1,656

7th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience Budapest, Hungary.$1,656

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Karen Drysdale
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179077
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $10,000

Behavioural and Electrophysiological Examination of visual Selective Attention$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Karen Drysdale
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176097
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $1,423

European Conference on Visual Perception - Germany - from 21 to 25 August 1995$1,423

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Karen Drysdale
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175509
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Evaluating Mood and Cognition Throughout the Stages of Natural Menopause Using the STRAW Classification System of Reproductive Aging.
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2008Computer Based Rehabilitation of Cognition
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Exploring the Differential Effects of Aging on Controlled and Automatic Inhibitory Tasks
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006The effect of stimulus presentation rate on behavioural and electrophysiological measures of interference processing in the Stroop task
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2005Deficient Cognitive Inhibitory Functioning as a Risk Factor for Schizophrenia. An Investigation of Family Members of People with Schizophrenia, and University Students with Schizotypal Personality Traits
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2005Doing Anger Differently: The Development and Evaluation of a Treatment for Reactively Aggressive Adolescent Boys
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2003Development of a Measure of Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) in Children
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Karen Drysdale

Position

Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Emailkaren.drysdale@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7120
Fax(02) 4921 6980

Office

RoomW235
BuildingBehavioural Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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