Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon

Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health

A taste for research

Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon has gained a wealth of experience in psychology, mental health and social science research throughout her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She’s now looking to use her skills to foster emerging clinical researchers – and work to ensure that mental health research findings get to where they need to be.

“Before going into science and education I'd actually worked in commercial enterprise and ran my own business for a little while, too.

“A big part of that was continuing professional development, including human anatomy and physiology, and business management – but there was a semester where there were no courses available. I missed learning.

“So I signed up to do a science degree.”

Throughout her undergraduate studies, Mary-Claire worked with a number of different research teams, including what is now known as the Hunter Research Foundation Centre and the UON School of Psychology.

“That’s when I got a taste for the absolute pleasure of doing research.”

Sensorimotor gating in ADHD

Mary-Claire stayed on board with the School of Psychology team to conduct her honours project, which was supervised by Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis and Professor Ulli Schall, from the School of Medicine and Public Health.

For her Honours study, she examined sensorimotor gating in young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Sensorimotor gating is the mind’s way of filtering out unnecessary and potentially disruptive environmental stimuli. Unsurprisingly, it is often disrupted in individuals with neuropsychiatric conditions characterised by poor impulse control, such as ADHD.

“That was one of the first times that in the School of Psychology that a student studied a clinical group.

“It was a great opportunity and from there I just kept on working with Ulli.”

Seduced by schizophrenia

Schizophrenia and psychosis had first been brought to Mary-Claire’s attention a little earlier, when she heard Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie give an impassioned lecture on the psychopathology of schizophrenia.

“I sat there and thought, I could spend the rest of my life studying schizophrenia, and hopefully contributing.

“It’s such a heterogeneous disorder.

“It just blows me away that you can have identical twins who share so much, but not 100% concordance with schizophrenia presentation.”

Mary-Claire went on to do her PhD under the supervision of Ulli and Macquarie University’s Associate Professor Robyn Langdon. Her doctorate focussed on the differences between the ways people with and without schizophrenia interpret sounds.

“It was a new theory, so I designed my own project - it takes guts to take on a student with their own ideas.”

Fostering young researchers

Mary-Claire has taken inspiration from her generous and mindful supervisors in the way she now mentors her own students.

“You’ve got to allow them to be creative and take ownership of their own story while still giving them the tools they need to become independent but collaborative, successful scientists.”

“I really like the coming together of minds with an idea - letting other people contribute their own part of the story, so that it becomes so much more than what it was with just me alone.”

Community management engagement

Mary-Claire’s current research focuses on the translation of findings from the Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) into practice such that they can benefit people in the community.

SHIP was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and supported by SANE Australia. It revealed how Australians living with psychosis cope with their day to day challenges – and gives us clues into the types of resources which would be of most benefit to those in need.

“What we didn't do with SHIP was ask the community management organisations (CMOs) and the mental health services how they go about doing their jobs.

“What are their aims, what are their resources, what do they think their clients need, how do they go about providing it and how do they evaluate it?

“So what I'm seeking to do is engage with these services.”

Mary-Claire is helping CMOs ensure they are providing their clients with the right kind of interventions, and that they have all the resources necessary to inform evidence based practices, in a way that fits their own ethos.

“This all fits really nicely into the National and State Mental Health Commissions from 2015, in that we are recognising that community management is part of the solution for people with a psychotic illness.

“With the outcomes from SHIP, we can also help CMOs with their funding applications - we can use the health economics results to justify services from a financial perspective, as well the actual results. This then helps CMOs provide the services their clients report needing too.

“We’ve got the data – we just need to make it available to the right people.”

A taste for research

Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon has a wealth of experience in psychology, mental health and social science research She’s now looking to foster emerging researchers

Read more

Career Summary

Biography

Honours, Masters and PhD projects are listed in OPPORTUNITIES. International PhD candidates: ensure you have Honours Class 1, deadline is 31st August. I'm interested in holistic well-being.

Briefly: I have experience in fostering health & medical ideas into published research and implemented practice; supervision of postgraduate students and developing medical and allied health professionals' research capacity/competence/confidence. This covers exploratory research, qualitative and quantitative methods, epidemiology, behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, as well as face-to-face interviewing and online surveys. I have trained in psychological and intelligence testing using various means. I was a mature-age student, after working in management and running my own business, so I have a diverse skill-set.

I work to apply the knowledge gained into real-world effects, felt by real people in real communities, and am always looking for bright emerging researchers to foster through post-graduate research, with co-supervisors from various disciplines.

I am currently establishing a new business, The Centre of Serendipity, providing Transformation Retreats and stress-reduction resources.

Research Expertise
The University of Newcastle awarded me my PhD in 2013, after I completed my B Science (Honours) in 2004, and my B Science in 2003. I have experience in exploratory health research, cognitive neuroscience, clinical epidemiology, social cognition, auditory processing and sensorimotor gating.


Teaching Expertise
I developed and delivered research skills workshops, to enable medical and allied health staff to develop skills in research design, study conduct and data analysis. This has included literature and methodology review, conference presentation skills (and 3-minute thesis coaching), PhD coaching and critical analysis, project startup, granstmanship, reporting, and dissemination skills.

Additionally, I have provided individual tutoring, problem-based learning tutorials, group laboratory demonstration (anatomy and physiology, as well as computer statistics labs) and lecturing. I have marked exams and assignments.

I have taught introductory psychology, 2nd-year statistics / use of SPSS, 2nd-year psychobiology and 2nd-year medicine (problem-based learning). More recently, I have co-supervised at Honours, M Phil and PhD levels (psychology; nutrition and dietetics) and have provided HDR mentoring and PhD coaching.

Community Service and Management Expertise
I served on the CMN Research Committee (2013-18) and the CMN Clinical Ethics Committee (2016-18), and continue to provide international journal reviews. I have provided grant review for Calvary Mater and Hunter Medical Research Institute in various years, and served on various conference organising committees and as treasurer for a small charity called Together We Inspire Growth (TWIG).

I have managed research projects, (including staff, ethics, WHS and finances); as well as training and supervising researchers and service provision staff from multiple sites and disciplines. In a previous life (as I started at UON as a mature-age student) I ran my own business, and managed staff in a large international company.

Collaborations
Over the years, I have been involved in neuroscience, socio-economic research, psychological explorations, epidemiological and symptomatic studies of psychosis, as well as recently dabbling in a little cancer research. This has meant that I have had the pleasure and honour of collaborating with a wide variety of clinicians and researchers, with vast arrays of expertise and experience. And, I have learned valuable lessons each step of the way.

Here at The University of Newcastle, I've learned what research is all about - collaboration, respect, appreciation, honesty and courage - and I've learned it from good people, with high professional and personal integrity.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Clinician-Researcher Education & Development
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Community Management Research
  • Conference Organising
  • Course Development
  • Diagnostic Interviewing
  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluation
  • Experimental Methodology
  • Good Clinical Practice Research Ethics
  • Group Facilitation
  • Interviewer Training
  • Lab Demonstration
  • Lecturing
  • Literature Review
  • Mental Health
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Psychosis
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Systematic Review
  • Tutoring

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111714 Mental Health 50
160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services 25
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis 25

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
23/01/2017 - 23/02/2017 Multiple Skills Assessment Interviewer for the Joint Medical Program

Interviewing Medicine candidates and reviewing MSA stations.

The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
2/12/2015 - 4/12/2015 Multiple Skills Assessment Interviewer for the Joint Medical Program The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Research Coordinator - Clinician-Researcher Education, Development & Support Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
Radiation Oncology
Australia
1/05/2012 - 1/09/2012 Project Manager Macquarie University
Psychology
Australia
1/09/2009 -  Site Coordinator and Key Contact - SHIP/SANSP

I am the Key Contact for Hunter New England (HNE) and Orange sites for the SANSP. Between 2009 and 2011, as Site Coordinator, I managed the HNE site’s research into people living with psychosis (SANSP), funded by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing. I trained & managed researchers, liaised with staff from HNE Area Health Services and the non-government organisations of Newcastle and surrounds. I managed the recruitment, finances, ethics and data collection [including clinical assessment] and data cleaning as well as some reporting. The project is ongoing, in that we are currently analysing data and preparing manuscripts for publication and conference presentation (5 publications already published, 5 in preparation). I job-shared this position with Dr Linda Campbell; reporting to A/Prof Martin Cohen. (September 2008-the present).

Note: There are Honours projects available using these data.

University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/05/2008 - 31/12/2010 Experimental Coordinator

As Experimental Coordinator, I managed the research use of brain scanning equipment and other resources at John Hunter Hospital, for the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health. This involved co-ordinating researchers and radiographers, liaising with staff from Hunter New England Area Health Services and The University of Newcastle. I reported to Prof Ulli Schall. (May 2008-December 2010).

University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/02/2005 -  Casual Academic

2015-onwards: As a Conjoint Research Fellow within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, I co-supervise one Nutrition & Dietetics Honours student and one undergraduate Psychology student.

2013: As Casual Academic, I led a small group of 2nd Year Medicine students through “Problem-Based Learning” tutorials; a specialised method of education for which The University of Newcastle is well-respected. (January-July 2013, reporting to MaryJane Dalton and Sue Runciman).

2011: Casual Academic, tutoring Psychobiology (PSYC2400), reporting to Prof Peter Walla and Drs David Guez & Bill Budd. I co-supervised my first Psychology Honours student with Dr Linda Campbell. (July-September 2011).

2005: Casual Academic, tutoring Introductory Psychology courses (PSYC1010 and 1020), Experimental Methodology (PSYC2000), reporting to Drs Stuart Marlin, Deborah Hodgson, and Rachel Heath (February-December 2005).

University of Newcastle Council
Australia
1/08/2003 - 28/02/2004 Researcher

Researcher: I recruited university students to participate in a social psychology experiment, supervised by Drs Mark Rubin and Stephania Paolini. I ran the experiment, in which the participants did a computer exercise on ingroup and outgroup identification, followed by a short feedback questionnaire. (August 2003-February 2004).

The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/08/2002 - 31/12/2008 Researcher and Acting Project Manager

As a Researcher and Project Manager, I conducted neuropsychological assessments and EEG sessions with participants (with Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and healthy controls); managing staff and communications, lab supplies and repairs. I conducted a live-to-air interview on ABC Radio for recruitment purposes. I reported to Prof Ulli Schall. (January 2007-May2008).

Researcher: I was responsible for advertising an earlier study - recruitment and clinical assessment of participants with and without ADHD, and their data collection, processing and analysis. I wrote opinion pieces for The Herald and The Star (both local newspapers in Newcastle, Australia) and was first author on the resulting publication. This was originally my Honours project, and I continued to collect data for the duration of ethics approval, toward publishing our findings. Chief Investigators were A/Prof Frini Karayanidis and Prof Ulli Schall. (January 2004-December 2008).

Researcher: Starting out as a one-semester work experience placement under the supervision of Prof Ulli Schall, I used the LONI Method developed at UCLA in the United States to manipulate magnetic resonance images of participants’ brains for comparison of specific features. The Schizophrenia Research Institute (formerly NISAD) provided a Summer Scholarship for approximately eight weeks (Dec 2002 - Feb 2003) to enable sufficient training. Continuing on from my Summer Scholarship, The University of Newcastle employed me as a research assistant investigating brain differences due to schizophrenia, chronic cannabis use, or both. (August 2002-July 2005).

University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2016 - 15/10/2016 Member, Biological Psychiatry Australia Organising Committee Biological Psychiatry Australia
Australia
1/03/2013 - 30/09/2013 Member, HCRA Symposium Organising Committee Organising committee for the 2013 Translational Cancer Research Conference, Newcastle, Australia
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2004 - 31/12/2006 Research Coordinator

Originally assisting the Director of Hunter Neuroscience (Prof Ulli Schall), as Research Coordinator, I managed the membership database, organised the funding application process, took and distributed minutes from the Steering Committee meetings. I designed the original website and established its presence on the University’s homepage. I wrote profiles and articles for the Hunter Neuroscience newsletter, Insight. Due to the Research Quality Framework and under the Direction of Prof Vaughan Carr, I was heavily involved in merging Hunter Neuroscience with Centre for Mental Health Studies, to form the Priority Research Centre (and HMRI research program), “Centre for Brain & Mental Health Research”. This involved collecting and collating individual research profiles which included publication histories, impact factor calculation and reflecting professional and community influence. The Centre was also known as the Centre for Translational Neuroscience & Mental Health Research. (February 2004-December 2006).

Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
Australia
1/03/1997 - 31/07/2002 Research Assistant

I ensured the integrity and accuracy of data being collected in a large-scale ongoing survey conducted by the Foundation for a major NSW State Government Department. While at HVRF I also wrote two chapters of their Newcastle & Hunter Region Year Book, edited by (the late) Robin Mcdonald.

Hunter Valley Research Foundation
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2007 Grant-in-Aid
Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research
2007 Best Debut Presentation
Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research

Research Award

Year Award
2005 Australian Postgraduate Award
Schizophrenia Research Institute
2005 PhD Scholarship Supplement
Schizophrenia Research Institute
Edit

Publications

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


Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Hanlon MC, Ludbrook J, Jovanovic K, Greer P, Martin JM, 'Fostering a culture of research within a clinical radiation oncology department', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 62 102-108 (2018) [C1]

© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Introduction: Support and investment in increasing a research-active culture in clinical practice needs to be t... [more]

© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Introduction: Support and investment in increasing a research-active culture in clinical practice needs to be translated at the department and hospital levels as well as regional, state and national levels. We aimed to improve the research culture of our department, to enable more clinical staff to become more research competent and research active. Methods: We describe and discuss the appointment of a Director of Research and a Research Coordinator into our already-research-active department and the interactions at the research¿clinical interface. By identifying barriers and instituting enablers which ameliorate their effect, we explore how a clinical department can utilize the resources already available with the goal of developing a more confident and competent clinician-researcher culture as measured by a range of research metrics. Results: We observed an improved research culture within our department. Our department's improved research culture was reflected by increased numbers of peer-reviewed publications (of 30%), research students/supervisions (of 60%) and engagement of external speakers. We also observed double the number of first-authored peer-reviewed articles and a growth in conference presentations, posters and speaker invitations/awards. In the majority of the research performance metrics tracked, there was a steady improvement noted over the four years monitored. Conclusions: By responding to the barriers of staff (such as time, expertise and ideas) with structural and personal enablers, as well as funded resources, it is possible to develop research capacity and confidence in a clinical setting.

DOI 10.1111/1754-9485.12662
Co-authors Jarad Martin, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Peter Greer
2018 Mucheru D, Hanlon MC, Campbell LE, McEvoy M, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Cardiovascular disease lifestyle risk factors in people with psychosis: A cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, 18 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5649-5
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Mark Mcevoy, Lesley Wicks, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2018 Hanlon MC, Quidé Y, 'Detecting an intention to communicate from nonword sounds', Psychology and Neuroscience, 11 180-192 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 American Psychological Association. Previous research has explained the production and perception of speech and anomalies found in the brains and cognitive abilities of peo... [more]

© 2018 American Psychological Association. Previous research has explained the production and perception of speech and anomalies found in the brains and cognitive abilities of people with schizophrenia when compared with mentally healthy controls. One aspect of research that has been lacking is an explanation of auditory verbal hallucinations and referential delusions of communication that combines social cognition theory with neuroimaging evidence, with particular emphasis on detecting an intention to communicate. Developing this knowledge could reduce the difficulties faced in early detection of schizophrenia. This study aimed to find clear evidence that mentally healthy people describe sounds in certain qualitative ways and whether a diagnosis of schizophrenia influences this. Second, it aimed to identify brain regions in mentally healthy adults that are involved in the detection of auditory intention to communicate and to hypothesize regarding what could differ in schizophrenia. We conducted a selective review of literature pertaining to the development of theory of mind and its relationship to schizophrenia, with a focus on the "intention to communicate." We found that mentally healthy people should use certain brain regions, especially the superior and medial temporal gyri, and the way people with schizophrenia use their brains should differ from mentally healthy brain activation patterns shown in functional neuroimaging. Now these links and differences can be examined in more detail, using novel, schizophrenia-relevant tests.

DOI 10.1037/pne0000108
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon
2018 Campbell L, Hanlon M-C, Cherrie G, Harvey C, Stain HJ, Cohen M, et al., 'Severity of Illness and Adaptive Functioning Predict Quality of Care of Children Among Parents with Psychotic Disorders: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis.', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 435-445 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867417731526
Co-authors Scott Brown, Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2017 Mucheru D, Hanlon MC, Campbell LE, McEvoy M, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Social dysfunction and diet outcomes in people with psychosis', Nutrients, 9 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This analysis aimed to examine the association of social dysfunction with food security status, fruit intake, vegetable i... [more]

© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This analysis aimed to examine the association of social dysfunction with food security status, fruit intake, vegetable intake, meal frequency and breakfast consumption in people with psychosis from the Hunter New England (HNE) catchment site of the Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP). Social dysfunction and dietary information were collected using standardised tools. Independent binary logistic regressions were used to examine the association between social dysfunction and food security status, fruit intake, vegetable intake, meal frequency and breakfast consumption. Although social dysfunction did not have a statistically significant association with most diet variables, participants with obvious to severe social dysfunction were 0.872 (95% CI (0.778, 0.976)) less likely to eat breakfast than those with no social dysfunction p < 0.05. Participants with social dysfunction were therefore, 13% less likely to have breakfast. This paper highlights high rates of social dysfunction, significant food insecurity, and intakes of fruits and vegetables below recommendations in people with psychosis. In light of this, a greater focus needs to be given to dietary behaviours and social dysfunction in lifestyle interventions delivered to people with psychosis. Well-designed observational research is also needed to further examine the relationship between social dysfunction and dietary behaviour in people with psychosis.

DOI 10.3390/nu9010080
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Mark Mcevoy, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
2017 Wilton L, Richardson M, Keats S, Legge K, Hanlon MC, Arumugam S, et al., 'Rectal protection in prostate stereotactic radiotherapy: a retrospective exploratory analysis of two rectal displacement devices', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 64 266-273 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Authors. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences published by John Wiley &amp; Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Ther... [more]

© 2017 The Authors. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology Introduction: High rectal doses are associated with increased toxicity. A rectal displacement device (RDD) reduces rectal dose in prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This study investigates any dosimetric difference between two methods of rectal displacement (Rectafix and SpaceOAR) for prostate SBRT. Methods: Rectal dosimetry of 45 men who received SBRT within the PROMETHEUS trial was retrospectively examined, across two radiation therapy centres using the two RDD's. Men received a total dose (TD) of 19 or 20 Gy in two fractions followed by 46 Gy in 23 fractions. Centre 1 contributed 16 Rectafix and 10 SpaceOAR patients. Centre 2 contributed 19 Rectafix patients. Rectal dose volume histogram (DVH) data were recorded as a TD percentage at the following volume intervals; V1%, V2%, V5%, V10% and then 10% increments to V80%. As only one centre employed both RDD's, three sequential rectal dosimetry comparisons were performed; (1) centre 1 Rectafix versus centre 1 SpaceOAR; (2) centre 1 Rectafix versus centre 2 Rectafix and (3) centre 1+ centre 2 Rectafix versus centre 1 SpaceOAR. Results: In comparison (1) Rectafix demonstrated lower mean doses at 9 out of 11 measured intervals (P = 0.0012). Comparison (2) demonstrated a moderate difference with centre 2 plans producing slightly lower rectal doses (P = 0.013). Comparison (3) further demonstrated that Rectafix returned lower mean doses than SpaceOAR (P < 0.001). Although all dose levels were in favour of Rectafix, in absolute terms differences were small (2.6¿9.0%). Conclusions: In well-selected prostate SBRT patients, Rectafix and SpaceOAR RDD's provide approximately equivalent rectal sparing.

DOI 10.1002/jmrs.238
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Jarad Martin
2017 Hanlon MC, Campbell LE, Single N, Coleman C, Morgan VA, Cotton SM, et al., 'Men and women with psychosis and the impact of illness-duration on sex-differences: The second Australian national survey of psychosis', Psychiatry Research, 256 130-143 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Ireland Ltd We aimed to examine and compare sex-differences in people receiving treatment for psychotic illnesses in community settings, based on long or short dur... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Ireland Ltd We aimed to examine and compare sex-differences in people receiving treatment for psychotic illnesses in community settings, based on long or short duration of illness; expecting association between longer illness-duration and worse outcomes in women and men. Clinical, demographic and service-use data from the Survey of High Impact Psychosis were analysed by sex and duration of illness (=5 years; =6 years), using independent t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way ANOVA, and Cramer's V. Of the 1825 participants, 47% had schizophrenia, 17.5% bipolar and 16.1% schizo-affective disorders. More women than men had undertaken post-school education, maintained relationships, and been living in their own homes. Women with a shorter-illness-duration showed social functioning equivalent to non-ill women in the general population. Men tended to have an early illness onset, show premorbid dysfunction, be single, show severe disability, and to use illicit substances. Men with a longer-illness-duration were very socially disadvantaged and isolated, often experiencing homelessness and substance use. Men with a short-illness-duration were most likely to be in paid employment, but two-thirds earned less than $AUD500 per fortnight. Men with longer-illness-duration showed most disability, socially and globally. Interventions should be guided by diagnosis, but also by a person's sex and duration of illness.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.024
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
2017 Mucheru DW, Hanlon MC, McEvoy M, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Comparative efficacy of lifestyle intervention strategies on weight outcomes in people with psychosis: A systematic review and network meta-Analysis protocol', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15 1593-1601 (2017)

© 2017 Joanna Briggs Institute. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited. To systematically review and rank the efficacy of different types of lifestyle interventio... [more]

© 2017 Joanna Briggs Institute. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited. To systematically review and rank the efficacy of different types of lifestyle intervention strategies on weight outcomes (weight, body mass index [BMI], waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio) in people with psychosis. (The efficacy of different types of lifestyle intervention strategies will be ranked by comparing the effect size on weight outcomes in people with psychotic disorders.) (ii) To stratify lifestyle interventions that target weight outcomes (weight, BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio) in people with psychosis, according to their inclusion of dietary information that adheres with Australian Dietary Guidelines (National Health and Medical Research Council. Eat for Health, Australian Dietary Guidelines Canberra National Health and Medical Research Council; 2013). Specifically, the review question is: What lifestyle intervention strategies targeting weight outcomes (weight, BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio) in people with psychosis compared to no treatment or various control conditions have the best efficacy?

DOI 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003121
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Mark Mcevoy, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2015 Lacey M, Paolini S, Hanlon MC, Melville J, Galletly C, Campbell LE, 'Parents with serious mental illness: Differences in internalised and externalised mental illness stigma and gender stigma between mothers and fathers', Psychiatry Research, 225 723-733 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the s... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the specific experiences of stigma that mothers, and in particular fathers, with SMI encounter as parents. This study aimed to explore and compare the experiences of stigma for mothers and fathers with SMI inferred not only by living with a mental illness but also potential compounding gender effects, and the associated impact of stigma on parenting. Telephone surveys were conducted with 93 participants with SMI who previously identified as parents in the Second Australian National Survey of Psychosis. Results indicated that mothers were more likely than fathers to perceive and internalise stigma associated with their mental illness. Conversely, fathers were more inclined to perceive stigma relating to their gender and to hold stigmatising attitudes towards others. Mental illness and gender stigma predicted poorer self-reported parenting experiences for both mothers and fathers. These findings may assist in tailoring interventions for mothers and fathers with SMI.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.09.010
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Stefania Paolini
2012 Campbell LE, Hanlon M-C, Poon AWC, Paolini S, Stone MJ, Galletly C, et al., 'The experiences of Australian parents with psychosis: The second Australian national survey of psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 890-900 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867412455108
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Stefania Paolini, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2012 Stain HJ, Galletly CA, Clark SC, Wilson JM, Killen EA, Anthes LJ, et al., 'Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 879-889 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867412449060
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2009 Hanlon M-C, Karayanidis F, Schall UA, 'Intact sensorimotor gating in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder', International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 12 701-707 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s1461145708009711
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Frini Karayanidis, Ulrich Schall, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2007 Campbell LE, Hughes ME, Budd TW, Cooper GJ, Fulham WR, Karayanidis F, et al., 'Primary and secondary neural networks of auditory prepulse inhibition: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of sensorimotor gating of the human acoustic startle response', European Journal of Neuroscience, 26 2327-2333 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.05858.x
Citations Scopus - 55Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Ulrich Schall, Frini Karayanidis, Bill Budd, Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon
Show 10 more journal articles

Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hanlon M-C, Ludbrook J, Jovanovic K, Greer P, Martin J, 'Nurturing a Research Culture Within a Clinical Radiation Oncology Department', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2017)
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Peter Greer
2012 Hanlon M-C, Cooper GJ, Fulham WR, Langdon R, Schall UA, 'FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING CORRELATES OF IDENTIFYING INTENTION TO COMMUNICATE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA', SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH (2012)
DOI 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)70855-1
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Ulrich Schall
2012 Stain HJ, Galletly C, Clark S, Wilson J, Killen E, Anthes L, et al., 'THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHOSIS: FINDINGS FROM THE SECOND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SURVEY OF PSYCHOSIS', SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH (2012)
DOI 10.1016/S0920-9964(12)71067-8
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2010 Campbell LE, Fulham WR, Hughes M, Provost AL, Hanlon M-C, Karayanidis F, et al., 'Functional magnetic resonance brain imaging study on sensorimotoe gating in schizophrenia and parkinson's disease', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Alexander Provost, Bryan Paton, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell, Ulrich Schall, Bill Budd, Frini Karayanidis
2008 Campbell LE, Fulham WR, Hughes ME, Provost AL, Budd TW, Johnston PJ, et al., 'Multimodel assessment of auditory prepulse inhibition in Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Budd, Frini Karayanidis, Alexander Provost, Linda E Campbell, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Ulrich Schall
2008 Hanlon M-C, Cooper GJ, Langdon R, Fulham WR, Bucci SR, Schall UA, 'Functional brain imaging of recognition of intention to communicate', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Ulrich Schall
2008 Hanlon M-C, Karayanidis F, Schall UA, 'Intact sensorimotor gating in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Frini Karayanidis, Ulrich Schall
2006 Campbell LE, Budd TW, Karayanidis F, Hanlon M-C, Stojanov WM, Johnston PJ, Schall UA, 'Functional brain imaging of auditory prepulse inhibition', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research V50 Suppl 1: Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Budd, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell, Frini Karayanidis, Ulrich Schall
2006 Campbell L, Budd TW, Fulham R, Hughes M, Karayanidis F, Hanlon M-C, et al., 'Functional brain imaging of auditory prepulse inhibition.', Acta Neuropsychiatr, England (2006)
DOI 10.1017/S092427080003101X
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Ulrich Schall, Bill Budd, Frini Karayanidis, Mary-Claire Hanlon
2006 Campbell LE, Budd TW, Karayanidis F, Hanlon M-C, Stojanov WM, Johnston PJ, Schall UA, 'Functional brain imaging of auditory prepulse inhibition', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (Vol 40, noS2), Fremantle, Western Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Frini Karayanidis, Linda E Campbell, Ulrich Schall, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Bill Budd
2005 Budd TW, Campbell LE, Johnston PJ, Hanlon M-C, Karayanidis F, Schall UA, 'Functional Brain Imaging of Auditory Prepulse Inhibition', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, V39, Suppl: Proceedings of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Joint CINP/ASPR Scientifice Meeting, Brisbane, Australia (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Ulrich Schall, Bill Budd, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Frini Karayanidis, Linda E Campbell
Show 8 more conferences

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Hanlon M, Detecting an intention to communicate: using ToMas to test Theory of Mind in people with schizophrenia and healthy controls, The University of Newcastle (2013)
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $2,000

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


20181 grants / $2,000

Travel Grant - Present at International Conference$2,000

Travel Grant to present at EPA2018 in Nice, France (March 3-6, 2018).

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant
Scheme Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
Edit

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD A Healthy Living Program for Australians Living with Psychosis PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
Edit

Research Projects

CM Engage 2016 -

The aim of this implementation project is to improve the (1) interface between publicly-funded and Community Managed services for people with psychotic illnesses, and (2) uptake of evidence-based interventions and evaluations by Community Managers (defined as community-managed organisations and community mental health teams).

Community Managers’ goals-for-change become Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects in which representatives from all stakeholders participate actively in research projects which are relevant to their own service delivery.

The specific research design of these sub-studies reflects the targets, resources and goals of the participating stakeholders. The outcome of this enhanced interface and evidence uptake should be the much-improved wellbeing and quality of life of the persons with psychotic illnesses who are supported by those Community Managers.


CASTIDE - Cancer and STI differences in experience 2018 -

People are increasingly experiencing a dual diagnosis – being told they have cancer and a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The good news is, that if they are P16-positive, then their prognosis is better than if their cancer was caused by smoking or alcohol abuse. The bad news is, that getting a P16-positive result also means they have HPV, an incurable STI that has the potential to cause problems in their relationships (both current and future).

It is unknown how the experiences of these patients differ from those with cancer alone, or HPV alone (or other virally-transmitted STIs like Human Immune-Deficiency Virus [HIV] or Herpes Simplex Virus [HSV]).

The aim of the project is to describe the experience of diagnosis, treatment, and referral to other allied health professionals such as psychologists and social workers, as well as short-term psychological and social effects of three groups – those with the dual diagnosis described above, those with cancer alone, and those with a virally transmitted STI (HPV, HIV and/or HSV).


Edit

Research Opportunities

CASTIDE - Honours, Research Masters and PhD

Cancer and STI Differences in Experience -

PHD

Faculty of Health and Medicine

27/09/2018 - 31/12/2020

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mary-claire-hanlon#projects

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

Honours Project: CM Engage Community Manager Survey

Survey Community Management Organisations and Mental Health Services in HNE regarding intervention decision-making

Honours

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/01/2020

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

Honours Project: Further analyses of data from the Survey of High Impact Psychosis (Various)

Further analyses of data on physical and mental health of people with psychotic illness, being treated in the HNE community

Honours

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/01/2020

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

Honours Project: ToMas - Theory of Mind Research

Collect normative, sensitivity, specificity data on ToMas - Theory of Mind auditory stimuli

Honours

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/01/2020

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

PhD Project: CM Engage Health Economics

An economic evaluation using a healthcare system perspective and impact analysis of the cost and consequences of a Proactive Outreach to Community Managers of people with psychotic illnesses

PHD

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/07/2022

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

PhD Project: SHIP Rural and Remote Replication

Replicating the Survey of High Impact Psychosis in HNE rural and remote areas, using Telehealth

PHD

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/07/2022

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

PhD Project: ToMas - Neuroimaging Project

A neuroimaging study using auditory non-word stimuli to test theory of mind in people with psychotic symptoms

PHD

Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)

1/01/2019 - 1/07/2022

Contact

Doctor Mary-Claire Hanlon
University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au

Edit

Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email mary-claire.hanlon@newcastle.edu.au
Links Twitter
Personal webpage

Office

Location The Centre of Serendipity

,
Edit