Born in Canada, I moved to Australia in 1996.  As a result, i have collaborators in both countries with whom I have published.  I arrived in Perth to exstabllish a training program for psychologists to work with older adults, and translated that program to James Cook University in 2001.  Those programs have now graduated tens of students, some of whom are now working in a variety of contexts with older adults.  I continue to have interests in several areas of psychological assessment that continue to maintain my activites in those areas.

  • clinical training
  • personality assessment
  • ageing
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • 1996 to 2001 - Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University (Perth)
  • 1989 to 1996 - Psychologist, St. Joseph's Health Centre (London, Canada)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2008 - Alistair Heron Prize: APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • 2007 - Australian Psychological S0ciety
  • 2003 - Australian Association on Gerontology
  • 2001 - American Board of Assessment Psychology

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National Health & Medical Research Council - Project Grant

Prevalence of Dementia in the Torres Strait and common health issues of later life in the Torres Strait

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$365,000 over 3 years
The aim of the project is to assess the prevalence of dementia in people aged 45 years and over living in the Torres Strait and identify potential risk and protective factors associated with dementia risk in the region. An additional aim is to validate a full version of a culturally appropriate cognitive assessment tool, the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA), for use in the Torres Strait.
Edward Strivens, Dina LoGiudice, Kate Smith, Edward Helmes, Gavin Miller, Sarah G Russell and Nancy Pachana in collaboration with Leon Flicker, Vonda Malone, J Norrie and Desley Harvey (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Melbourne Health, The University of Western Australia, College of Healthcare Sciences and The University of Queensland)
Dementia; Cross Cultural Assessment; Torres Strait Islander People; Ageing; Indigenous Health

Health and Family Planning Bureau of Foshan City, China - Grant

Mental Health Among Medical Professionals in Foshan City, China

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$11,000 (administered by Australia China Culture & Education Exchange Centre)
This project aims to investigate mental health among medical professionals in Foshan City, China. The mental health of physicians is now recognised as a serious issue in China after a number of high profile incidences in which doctors have been attacked by patients. Of course, being a high stress occupation, mental health issues caused by professional stress and burnout have always been present among medical professionals. This study seeks to use a mix-methods approach to explore such issues.
Wendy Li, Alan Clough, Edward Helmes, Beryl Buckby, G Xie, Xinyi Huang and Peng Li in collaboration with K Jackson (College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, The Third Peoples Hospital of Foshan City, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and Guangzhou University)
Mental Health; Anxiety; Stress; Depression; Job Satisfaction; China; Medical Professionals

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