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

Code Description Percentage
170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1994 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - College of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological Society Australian 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Sharip 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 p... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.03.015
Co-authors Ulrich Schall, Pat Michie
2013 Cody 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]
DOI 10.1080/07317115.2012.731474 Author URL
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2012 Janssen 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]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Neil Spratt, Frini Karayanidis
2010 Todd 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.11.019
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Juanita Todd
2004 Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'Event-related potential correlates of conflict processing in a rapidly-presented Stroop task', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 38 (2004) [C3]
2004 Atkinson 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]
2004 Drysdale K, Shores A, Levick W, 'Use of the Everyday Memory Questionnaire with Children', Child Neuropsychology, 10 67-75 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09297040490911087
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2003 Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The impact of stimulus presentation rate on conflict processing in the Stroop task', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 11 (2003) [C3]
2003 Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, Fulham WR, 'Event-related potentials to Stroop and reverse Stroop stimuli', International Journal of Psychophysiology, 47 1-21 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0167-8760(02)00038-7
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 38
1998 Drysdale 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Janssen 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-authors Neil Spratt, Frini Karayanidis
2010 Vonarx 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-authors Pat Michie
2008 Todd 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-authors Bill Budd, Pat Michie, Juanita Todd
2004 Todd 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-authors Juanita Todd, Pat Michie
2003 Currie MJ, Drysdale K, 'Music and group therapy with aggressive male adolescents', Final Program and Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2003) [E3]
2003 Atkinson 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]
2003 Atkinson 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]
2003 Todd 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-authors Juanita Todd, Pat Michie
2002 Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'The impact of stimulus presentation rate on conflict processing in the Stroop task', Brain-Dynamics Conference, University of Sydney (2002) [E3]
2000 Atkinson CM, Drysdale K, 'Event-related potentials to stroop stimuli', International Journal of Psychophysiology, Sydney, Australia 8-13 February 2000 (2000) [E3]
2000 Atkinson 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 grants 8
Total funding $47,611

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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 body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Mr Nicholas Buckley, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Doctor Karen Drysdale
Scheme Honours Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000593
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20081 grants / $11,682

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

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick, Doctor Karen Drysdale
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188661
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20061 grants / $12,000

Mid-Career research grant$12,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Project Team
Scheme Faculty Research & Research Training Committee
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $8,000

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

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Karen Drysdale, Conjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181222
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Funding body John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Karen Drysdale, Conjoint Associate Professor Wayne Levick
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181232
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19991 grants / $1,656

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Karen Drysdale
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179077
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $10,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Karen Drysdale
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176097
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $1,423

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Karen Drysdale
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175509
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 Evaluating 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
2008 Computer Based Rehabilitation of Cognition
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Exploring the Differential Effects of Aging on Controlled and Automatic Inhibitory Tasks
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006 The 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
2005 Deficient 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
2005 Doing Anger Differently: The Development and Evaluation of a Treatment for Reactively Aggressive Adolescent Boys
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2003 Development 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

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

Office

Room W235
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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