Dr Kerry Chalmers

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Memory Cognition Cognitive Development.

Teaching Expertise
Memory and Cognition Cognitive and Physical Development.

Administrative Expertise
Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science and IT.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive development
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Memory

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080199Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified10
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified55
170299Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/1999 - 1/09/2001Postdoctoral Research FellowThe University of Queensland
School of Psychology
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - NSW PsychologistsRegistration BoardNSW PsychologistsRegistration Board
Australia
Member - Australasian Experimental Psychology SocietyAustralasian Experimental Psychology Society
Australia
Member - Psychonomic SocietyPsychonomic Society
Australia
Member - Australasian Human Development AssociationAustralasian Human Development Association
Australia

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
1993University Medal
University of Queensland

Research Award

YearAward
1999Faculty Postdoctoral Research Award
University of Queensland
1993Australian Postgraduate Award
Commonwealth Government
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Leonard AJ, Chalmers KA, Collins CE, Patterson AJ, 'The effect of nutrition knowledge and dietary iron intake on iron status in young women', Appetite, 81 225-231 (2014) [C1]

Previous research on the relationships between general nutrition knowledge and dietary intake, and dietary iron intake and iron status has produced inconsistent results. Currently... [more]

Previous research on the relationships between general nutrition knowledge and dietary intake, and dietary iron intake and iron status has produced inconsistent results. Currently, no study has focused on knowledge of dietary iron and its effect on dietary iron intake. Objectives: This study aimed to determine whether nutrition knowledge of iron is related to dietary iron intake in young women, and subsequently whether greater knowledge and intake translates into better iron status. Methods: A cross-sectional assessment of nutrition knowledge of iron, dietary iron intake and iron status was conducted in women aged 18-35 years living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Iron status was assessed by serum ferritin, haemoglobin, soluble transferrin receptor and alpha-1-glycoprotein. Results: One hundred and seven women (27.8 ± 4.7 years) completed the nutrition knowledge questionnaire and FFQ. Of these, 74 (70%) also had biomarkers of iron status measured. Mean iron intake was 11.2 ± 3.8 mg/day. There was no association between nutrition knowledge score and whether the women met the RDI for iron (F (1, 102) = .40, P = .53). A positive correlation was shown between nutrition knowledge score and iron intake (mg/day) (r = 0.25, P = .01). Serum ferritin was positively associated with the frequency of flesh food intake (r = .27 P = .02). Vegetarians (including partial vegetarians) had significantly lower serum ferritin levels than non-vegetarians (F (1, 71) = 7.44, P = .01). Conclusions: Significant positive correlations found between higher flesh food intake and biomarkers of iron status suggest that educating non-vegetarians about the benefits of increased flesh food consumption and vegetarians about dietary iron enhancers and inhibitors may have potential for addressing the high rates of iron deficiency among young women. © 2014.

DOI10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.021
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2014Chalmers KA, 'Whose picture is this? Children's memory for item and source information', BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 32 480-491 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1111/bjdp.12063Author URL
2014Leonard AJ, Chalmers KA, Collins CE, Patterson AJ, 'Comparison of Two Doses of Elemental Iron in the Treatment of Latent Iron Deficiency: Efficacy, Side Effects and Blinding Capabilities', NUTRIENTS, 6 1394-1405 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3390/nu6041394Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2014Leonard AJ, Chalmers KA, Collins CE, Patterson AJ, 'A Study of the Effects of Latent Iron Deficiency on Measures of Cognition: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Iron Supplementation in Young Women', NUTRIENTS, 6 2419-2435 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3390/nu6062419Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2014Chalmers KA, 'Whose picture is this? Children's memory for item and source information', British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32 480-491 (2014) [C1]

Children aged 31/2 to 61/2¿years viewed pictures of common objects presented either once or three times on one of two consecutive days. A different hand puppet was used to presen... [more]

Children aged 31/2 to 61/2¿years viewed pictures of common objects presented either once or three times on one of two consecutive days. A different hand puppet was used to present the pictures on each day, providing both perceptual and temporal cues to source. At test, old (studied) and new (non-studied) pictures were presented for item recognition and source identification. Results showed that both item and source accuracy were higher for older (M¿=¿5; 9¿years) than younger children (M¿=¿4; 6¿years). Significant interactions between Age and Day of study were found for both item and source accuracy. For younger children, accuracy was higher for pictures studied on Day 1 than Day 2 (significant for source identification but not item recognition), whereas older children showed the opposite pattern: Higher accuracy for Day 2 than Day 1 (significant for item recognition but not source identification). Results are interpreted with respect to proactive interference and response bias. The utility of signal detection theory measures in determining the basis of age differences in performance of source identification is discussed. Copyright

DOI10.1111/bjdp.12063
2014Leonard A, Hutchesson M, Patterson A, Chalmers K, Collins C, 'Recruitment and retention of young women into nutrition research studies: practical considerations', TRIALS, 15 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1745-6215-15-23Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsClare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Amanda Patterson
2013Greig AJ, Patterson AJ, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'Iron deficiency, cognition, mental health and fatigue in women of childbearing age: a systematic review', Journal of Nutritional Science, 2 1-14 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1017/jns.2013.7Author URL
Co-authorsClare Collins, Amanda Patterson
2013Leonard AJ, Patterson AJ, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'Is soluble transferrin receptor a useful marker in early stage iron deficiency?', e-SPEN Journal, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.clnme.2013.07.001
CitationsScopus - 4
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2012Chalmers KA, Knuiman MW, Divitini ML, Bruce DG, Olynyk JK, Milward AE, 'Long-term mortality risks associated with mild anaemia in older persons: The Busselton health study', Age and Ageing, 41 759-764 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLiz Milward
2010Freeman EE, Heathcote AJ, Chalmers KA, Hockley W, 'Item effects in recognition memory for words', Journal of Memory and Language, 62 1-18 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jml.2009.09.004
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote, Emily Freeman
2008Chalmers KA, Burt JS, 'Phonological and semantic information in adults' orthographic learning', Acta Psychologica, 128 162-175 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.actpsy.2007.12.003
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2006Chalmers KA, Grogan MJ, 'Developmental differences in judgements of recency and frequency: Quantitative or qualitative?', Cognitive Development, 21 72-79 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cogdev.2005.11.001
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2005Chalmers KA, 'Basis of recency and frequency judgements of novel faces: Generalised strength or episode-specific memories?', Memory, 13 484-498 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09658210444000188
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2004Burt JS, Chalmers KA, 'Adults' acquisition of new lexical representations', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 108 (2004) [C3]
2003Chalmers K, 'The abstracts of the 1st New South Wales APS State Conference - 23-25 May 2003 - Newcastle City Hall, New South Wales', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 98-98 (2003)
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2003Chalmers KA, 'Effects of familiarisation on judgments of recency and frequency of novel faces', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 75 (2003) [C3]
2003Chalmers KA, Halford GS, 'Young children's understanding of oddity: reducing complexity by simple oddity and 'most different' strategies', Cognitive Development, 18 1-23 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0885-2014(02)00140-5
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2003Chalmers KA, Humphreys MS, 'Experimental manipulation of prior experience: Effects on item and associative recognition', Memory, 11 233-246 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09658210244000009
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2001Chalmers KA, 'Memory for novel faces', Australian Journal of Psychology, 46 (2001) [C3]
2000Humphreys MS, Dennis S, Chalmers KA, Finnigan S, 'Dual processes in recognition: Does a focus on measurement operations provide a sufficient foundation?', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 7 593-603 (2000) [C1]

Current theoretical thinking about dual processes in recognition relies heavily on the measurement operations embodied within the process dissociation procedure. We critically eva... [more]

Current theoretical thinking about dual processes in recognition relies heavily on the measurement operations embodied within the process dissociation procedure. We critically evaluate the ability of this procedure to support this theoretical enterprise. We show that there are alternative processes that would produce a rough invariance in familiarity (a key prediction of the dual-processing approach) and that the process dissociation procedure does not have the power to differentiate between these alternative possibilities. We also show that attempts to relate parameters estimated by the process dissociation procedure to subjective reports (remember-know judgments) cannot differentiate between alternative dual-processing models and that there are problems with some of the historical evidence and with obtaining converging evidence. Our conclusion is that more specific theories incorporating ideas about representation and process are required.

CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsSimon Dennis
1999Oei TPS, Sweeton J, Dingle GA, Chalmers KA, 'Psychometric properties of a Quitting Time for Alcohol Questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability, and validity', Addictive Behaviors, 24 383-398 (1999)

Research into the dynamics of alcohol use has traditionally focused on etiological factors, particularly on the reasons an individual engages in drinking behaviours. Although reas... [more]

Research into the dynamics of alcohol use has traditionally focused on etiological factors, particularly on the reasons an individual engages in drinking behaviours. Although reasons for the permanent cessation of drinking have also been well documented, little is known about the reasons for the episodic cessation of alcohol use that is characteristic of nonproblematic drinking patterns. The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a questionnaire designed to monitor the reasons an individual temporarily stops drinking at the end of a drinking episode. A 23-item Quitting Time for Alcohol Questionnaire (QTAQ) was developed and distributed to a community based sample of 252 participants. Factor analysis revealed three conceptually distinct factors, QTAQ-IS (Internal Status) QTAQ-AA (Avoidance Adherence) and QTAQ-IC (Immediate Context), which accounted for 36.3% of the variance. Cross-validation on a large sample of undergraduate students (N = 479) confirmed the three-factor solution (accounting for 33% of the variance). Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the factors ranged from .74 to .81 for the community sample and from .62 to .78 for the student sample. The validity of the emergent factors was demonstrated by their ability to classify participants according to self-reported alcohol consumption and alcohol dependence criteria, and also by their significant predictive relationship with these criteria. The present findings suggest that the QTAQ is a useful instrument both for research and for use in clinical practice.

DOI10.1016/S0306-4603(98)00077-X
CitationsScopus - 3
1999Oei TPS, Dingle G, Sweeton J, Chalmers KA, 'Psychometric properties of a quitting time for alcohol questionnaire: Factor structure, reliability, and validity', Addictive Behaviors, 25 780-784 (1999) [C1]
1998Chalmers KA, Humphreys MS, 'Role of generalized and episode specific memories in the word frequency effect in recognition', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 24 610-632 (1998) [C1]
DOI10.1037//0278-7393.24.3.610Author URL
CitationsScopus - 37Web of Science - 36
1997Chalmers KA, Humphreys MS, Dennis S, 'A naturalistic study of the word frequency effect in episodic recognition', Memory and Cognition, 25 780-784 (1997) [C1]
DOI10.3758/BF03211321
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsSimon Dennis
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Conference (48 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chalmers KA, Freeman E, Karayanidis F, 'Working memory confidence and accuracy as predictors of reading, spelling and numeracy', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach California (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsFrini Karayanidis
2014Chalmers KA, Baird A, Samson S, Miller L, 'Song as a memory aid in Alzheimer¿s Dementia: The effect of musical experience', The Neurosciences and Music V, Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation, Dijon (2014) [E3]
2014Tollemache JP, Tolan GA, Tehan G, Chalmers KA, 'The Effects of Phonological and Semantic Associations on Short-Term Memory', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada (2014) [E3]
2013Chalmers KA, 'Recognition memory for familiar and unfamiliar words: Is it all a matter of confidence?', Abstracts of the 54th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada (2013) [E3]
2013Leonard AJ, Patterson A, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'The effects of nutrition knowledge on dietary iron intake in young women', Australasian Medical Journal, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2013Leonard AJ, Patterson AJ, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'The effects of dietary iron intake on iron status in young women', Australasian Medical Journal, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Amanda Patterson
2012Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'Source monitoring for color information: Accuracy is higher for intrinsic than extrinsic features', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012) [E3]
2012Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'Effect of visual cue type and learning instructions on source memory for pictures: Does binding ability explain source-monitoring performance?', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Patterson AJ, Greig AJ, Chalmers KA, Collins CE, 'The effects of non-amaemic iron deficiency on cognitive functioning: A double-blinded, placebo controlled trial of iron supplementation in women of childbearing. A study on acceptability and feasibility', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Amanda Patterson
2011Greig AJ, Patterson AJ, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'Effects of non-anaemic iron deficiency on cognition, mental health and fatigue in women of childbearing age: A systematic review', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2011Greig AJ, Patterson AJ, Collins CE, Chalmers KA, 'The effects of non-anaemic iron deficiency on cognitive functioning: A double-blind, placebo controlled trial of iron supplementation in women of childbearing age. A pilot study on acceptability and feasibility', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Amanda Patterson
2011Chalmers KA, 'Memory for foils: Effects of depth of processing and word frequency', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2011) [E3]
2011Chalmers KA, 'Memory for foils: An effect of source constrained retrieval or difficulty of discrimination?', Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland (2011) [E3]
2011McKay PJ, Chalmers KA, Karayanidis F, Sanday D, 'A longitudinal investigation of the development of executive function during childhood', The Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsFrini Karayanidis
2010Kabi R, Chalmers KA, 'Same skies, different flight plans? Human factors and safety management experiences from Australian small aircraft flight operations', 33rd Australian Transport Research Forum. Paper Archive, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E1]
2010Hickey J, Chalmers KA, 'Reaction time: Does it tell the whole story during development?', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010McKay PJ, Chalmers KA, Karayanidis F, Sanday D, 'Do all components of executive function follow the same path? An investigation of the development of working memory, shifting, and response inhibition during childhood', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsFrini Karayanidis
2010Kabi R, Chalmers KA, 'Change management and trust in safety critical environments: Small plane safety culture', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Carrick CE, Chalmers KA, 'Airmanship: Voices from an on-line survey', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings, Brighton Beach (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsKirstie Carrick
2010Carrick CE, Chalmers KA, 'Development of Airmanship', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings, Brighton Beach (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsKirstie Carrick
2010Kabi R, Chalmers KA, 'Safety management training in small aircraft operations: Who do you trust?', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings, Brighton Beach (2010) [E1]
2010Kabi R, Chalmers KA, 'Safety management in small aircraft operations: What pilots know, believe and do', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings, Brighton Beach (2010) [E1]
2010Reece N, Heathcote AJ, Michie PT, Chalmers KA, Cohen M, 'Cued-recall and recognition memory impairment in chronic schizophrenia for words and faces', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote, Pat Michie
2009Chalmers KA, Bora B, 'Learning at study versus learning at test: Does familiarity matter?', Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA (2009) [E3]
2009McKay PJ, Chalmers KA, Karayanidis F, Sanday D, 'An investigation of the development pathways of executive functions during the childhood and adolescent years', Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Annual Conference 2009: Conference Handbook with Program and Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsFrini Karayanidis
2009Chalmers KA, 'Children's memory for pictures of nameable objects: Effects of age, test delay and age-of-acquisition', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Wollongong, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Hickey J, Chalmers KA, 'The development of intelligence, working memory and processing speed during childhood', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Wollongong, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Turon HE, Chalmers KA, 'How age and cue type affects performance on an external source monitoring task', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Wollongong, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Reece N, Heathcote AJ, Michie PT, Chalmers KA, Cohen M, 'Long-term memory impairment in schizophrenia: Investigating a retrieval deficit for words and faces', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote, Pat Michie
2008Chalmers KA, McKay P, 'Metamemory judgements for faces, nameable pictures and abstract art', International Journal of Psychology, Berlin, Germany (2008) [E3]
2008Turon HE, Chalmers KA, 'The development of source monitoring in children: Contributions of working memory and binding ability', International Journal of Psychology, Berlin, Germany (2008) [E3]
2007Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'Effects of item familiarity and study duration on the 'testing effect' in recognition memory', Abstracts of the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra, ACT (2007) [E3]
2007Bohlscheid EE, Chalmers KA, Heathcote AJ, Hockley W, 'N-effects in recognition memory: The effect of non-words at test', Abstracts of the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Canberra, ACT (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote
2007Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'The 'testing effect' in recognition memory', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society. 48th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, Calif. (2007) [E3]
2006Bohlscheid EE, Chalmers KA, Heathcote AJ, Hockley WE, 'The Effect of Study Task on Recognition of Words and Nonwords', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society V11, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote
2006Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'The generality of the pseudoword effect in recognition memory', Abstracts of The Psychonomic Society, V11 (58) Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas (2006) [E3]
2006Bohlscheid EE, Chalmers KA, Heathcote AJ, 'Reflections on the mirror effect: word/nonword comparisons in recognition memory', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Memory, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote
2006Chalmers KA, Turon HE, 'The pseudoword effect', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Memory, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Heathcote AJ, Hockley WE, Bohlscheid EE, Chalmers KA, 'Lexical status effects in recognition memory', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Memory, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote
2006Bohlscheid EE, Chalmers KA, Heathcote AJ, Hockley WE, 'Reflections on the mirror effect: Comparisons of word frequency and nonword pronounceability', Australian Journal of Psychology V58, Suppl: Proceedings of the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsAndrew Heathcote, Emily Freeman
2006Chalmers KA, Boee T, 'Memory for pictures of faces and pictures of common objects: a comparison of list discrimination and recognition decisions', Australian Journal of Psychology, V58 Suppl: Proceedings of the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Queensland (2006) [E3]
2006Turon HE, Chalmers KA, 'The pseudoword effect in recognition memory: effects of word frequency and study duration', Australian Journal of Psychology, V58 Suppl: Proceedings of the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Queensland (2006) [E3]
2005Chalmers KA, 'Context effects in recognition memory', Australian Journal of Psychology, V57, suppl: Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Parkville, Victoria (2005) [E3]
2005Chalmers KA, Petersen B, 'Effects of multiple study contexts on false recognition of pictures: Evidence for developmental differences in recognition memory', Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2005 Australian Psychology Conferences - The Abstracts of the 14th Biennial Australasian Human Development Conference, Perth, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Chalmers KA, 'Environmental context effects in episodic recognition of novel faces', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 46th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2005) [E3]
2003Chalmers KA, 'Familiarization of Novel Faces: Effects on Judgments of Recency and Frequency', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2003) [E3]
2003Chalmers KA, 'The Abstracts of the 1st New South Wales APS State Conference', The Abstracts of the 1st New South Wales APS State Conference, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle (2003) [E4]
2002Chalmers KA, 'Word frequency effects in judgments of recency and frequency', Combined Abstracts of 2002 Australian Psychology Conferences, Adelaide, S.Australia (2002) [E3]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants18
Total funding$363,997

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


20142 grants / $10,778

Are short and long term memory really different systems? A context-based alternative $8,778

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Emily Freeman, Professor Simon Dennis, Doctor Kerry Chalmers, Doctor Adam Osth
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400745
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401183
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20134 grants / $52,658

Assessment of Children's Working Memory$29,663

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding bodyNSW Trade & Investment
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis
SchemeTechVouchers Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1500782
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Are two processes one too many? A state-trace analysis of recognition memory for familiar and unfamiliar words.$12,500

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers, Doctor Emily Freeman
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201245
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Assessment of Children's Working Memory$8,495

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1401033
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1401155
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $30,000

Music as a memory aid in Alzheimer's Disease. $30,000

Impaired memory is the most significant symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Recent research has found that some patients with AD are able to remember music, and that listening to music or presenting information in a song can improve memory. This project will investigate memory for music and the use of music as a memory aid. In particular, we will examine how memory for music relates to other thinking skills, specifically other forms of memory, and how music can help patients with AD remember practical everyday information such as names of people and directions to a place
Funding body: Alzheimers Australia Research Foundation Limited

Funding bodyAlzheimers Australia Research Foundation Limited
Project Team
SchemeHazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20101 grants / $111,460

The effects of non-anaemic iron deficiency on cognition, fatigue and mental health: a blinded randomised controlled trial of iron supplementation in women of childbearing age$111,460

Funding body: Meat and Livestock Australia

Funding bodyMeat and Livestock Australia
Project TeamDoctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Kerry Chalmers, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeHuman Nutrition Research Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000419
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20081 grants / $13,700

Developmental trajectories of cognitive control and relationship to psychological profile$13,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Doctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189100
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20072 grants / $8,102

Is the triad relationship of intelligence in working memory and processing speed psychometrically detectable during childhood developmental stages?$6,402

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers, Professor Andrew Heathcote
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188389
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, California, USA, 15/11/2007 - 18/11/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188181
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $2,200

47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Hilton Americas - Houston, Houston, Texas, 16/11/2006 - 19/11/2006$2,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186966
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $1,705

46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, 10-13 November 2005$1,705

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185862
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $116,904

Studies of lexical contagion: Interaction between lexical and episodic memory$105,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Andrew Heathcote, Doctor Kerry Chalmers, Professor W Hockley
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0182825
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Are different memory systems responsible for different forms of memory?$11,904

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184933
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20032 grants / $7,490

Visit of Dr William Hockley, 15 January 2003 to 28 February 2003$5,560

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182650
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Vancouver, Canada. 6-9 Nov 2003$1,930

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183614
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $9,000

Is there evidence for age-related changes in episodic memory during childhood years?$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kerry Chalmers
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181747
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
Principal Supervisor
2010Recognition Memory: Accuracy, Confidence, and Decision Time
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010The Impact of Environmental Factors on Reading Acquisition in Children with Working Memory Deficits
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2009Fluid intelligence and its role in the 21st Century
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008Performance on the Task-Switching Paradigm in Childhood: The Contribution of Executive Function Components and Relation to Problem Behaviour
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2008The development of Executive Function during childhood
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007Long-Term Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia : Investigating the Deficit and its Remediation using Mnemonics
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
1999Airmanship in Australian Aviation
Aerospace Eng & Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Iron Deficiency in Young Australian Women: Role of Iron Knowledge, Dietary Intake and Supplementation, and the Effects on Cognition
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014The Relationship between Working Memory and Academic Achievement.
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013Assessing Latent Dimensionality in Psychological Research
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013Processes underlying recognition memory for high and very low frequency words
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013Are two processes too many? A study of the behavioural and electrophysiological processes involved in recognition memory
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012Source Monitoring for Pictures: An Exploration of Factors which Affect Performance
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2012Predictors and Mediators of Mental Health Decline in Older Australian Women
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011Working Memory and Fluid Intelligence: The Role of Processing Speed?
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2010Memory for distracters: An effect of Source Constrained Retrieval or Level of Performance?
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2010Effects of Training on Remember-Know and Confidence Ratings for Very Low- and High-Frequency Words
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009External Source Monitoring: The Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Source and the Role of Working Memory
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009Regularities of Recognition Memory: An Examination of the Pseudoword Effect, the Structural Regularity Hypothesis, and the Neighbourhood Density Mirror Effect
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2009Improving Adult Visual Source Memory Performance: The Role of Encoding Instructions and Binding Strategy
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007Do Global Metamemory Judgments Predict Recognition Memory for
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007Effects of Word Frequency and Orthographical Distinctiveness on Recognition Memory
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007Span tasks and their relationship with long-term memory
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007Recognition Memory for Familiar and Unfamiliar Words: Effect of Word Frequency and Encoding
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006The Effects of Phonological Encoding on Recognition Memory for Words and Nonwords
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006The effect of test-delay and age-of-acquisition on the development of recognition memory in children
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006The development of episodic memory in early childhood: Long versus mixed test delay
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006The effect of presentation frequency on recognition and list discrimination judgments for novel pictures and faces
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006The effect of study duration on recognition and list discrimination of pictures and novel faces
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006Episodic memory development in childhood: Integrating information from multiple contexts
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005Using the recognition and list discrimination paradigms to investigate episodic memory for novel faces and pictures
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005The Pseudoword Effect in Recognition Memory: Effects of Word Frequency and Study Duration.
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005Background Context Effects on Memory for Faces and Occupation Labels in an Associative Recognition Task
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005Novel Faces or Novel Places? The Conditions Required for Environmental Context Effects in Face Recognition
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005Recognition Memory for Very Low-Frequency Words and Nonwords: The Effect of Three-Phase Experimental Designs and Word Characteristics
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004Phonemic Similarity in Long-Term Episodic Memory
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003Pre-exposure of novel faces presented with a name versus other biographical information: Effects on episodic recognition
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003The role of meaning and familiarity in recognition of very rare words
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003Effects of multiple study contexts on false recognition of pictures
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002The basis of frequency and recency judgements during childhood
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002Age Related Differences in Young Children's Perfomance of Episodic Memory Tasks
Psychology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Kerry Chalmers

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Emailkerry.chalmers@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5757
Fax(02) 4921 6906

Office

RoomAVLG09
BuildingPsychology (Aviation)
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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