- PY3107: Psychological Assessment in Action (Level 3; TSV)
- PY5001: Psychological Assessment (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
- PY5003: Adult Psychopathology (Level 5; SIN & TSV)
- PY5006: Clinical Neuropsychology (Level 5; TSV)
- PY5013: Working With Clients (Level 5; SIN)
- PY6010: Evaluation and Research (Level 6; SIN)
- Positive Health
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Positive Psychology
- Professional Training
- Mindfulness-Based Therapies
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- 2012 to 2016 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD)
- 2013 to 2015 - Associate Professor, Research Leader, Community Rehabilitation North Queensland & MICCRH, JCU (Townsville, QLD)
- 2010 to 2012 - Health Research Fellow, Queensland Health (Townsville, QLD)
- 2006 to 2012 - Director of Psychology Services, Townsville Health Service District (Townsville, QLD)
- 2004 to 2006 - Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
- 2003 to 2004 - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Mind, University of Sydney (Sydney, NSW)
- 1997 to 2003 - Lecturer in Psychology, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD)
- 1995 to 1997 - Casual Lecturer and Tutor, Griffith University (Brisbane, QLD)
- 1993 to 1995 - Clinical Neuropsychologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, QLD)
- 1991 to 1993 - Casual Lecturer and Tutor, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
- 1991 to 1992 - Research Assistant, Psychiatry, Royal Hobart Hospital (Hobart, TAS)
- 1990 to 1991 - Research Assistant, Psychology, University of Tasmania (Hobart, TAS)
I am a psychologist, and am endorsed to practice as a clnical neuropsychologist and as a clinical psychologist. I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland, which investigated theories of executive functioning and its application in a mild traumatic brain injury sample.
My work life has been a balancing act between research, clinical work and teaching. I have worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and as a Psychology Director for Queensland Health, and as clinical academic in postgraduate psychology programs at the University of Tasmania, and James Cook University. I have been an active member of the Australian Psychological Society for 20 years, and am also a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists and the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
- 2010 to 2012 - Queensland Health Research Fellowship
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Marshman L, Jakabek D, Hennessy M, Quirk F and Guazzo E (2013) Post-traumatic amnesia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20 (11). pp. 1475-1481
- Book Chapters
- Hennessy M (2013) Understanding mental health outcomes following traumatic brain injury. In: Health and Healing after Traumatic Brain Injury: understanding the power of family, friends, community, and other support systems. Disability Insights and Issues. Praeger, California, USA, pp. 121-138
- Other research outputs
- Hennessy M, Hunt N, Morris K and Sealey C (2016) Investigating the Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) as a rehabilitation outcome measure. Abstracts from the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the WFNR Conference. In: 13th Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the WFNR Conference, 11-12 July 2016, Glasgow, Scotland
- Birtles E and Hennessy M (2014) Evaluating participation in interprofessional community rehabilitation. Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 15 (3). p. 64
- Hennessy M and Birtles E (2014) Understanding positive health outcomes and unmet needs after traumatic brain injury in The Townsville Hospital and Health Service. Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 15 (3). p. 66
- Hennessy M (2014) Using positive psychology measures in clinical practice: a new way forward. Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 15 (3). p. 68
- Hennessy M (2014) Using positive psychology measures in clinical practice: reliability and validity in an Australian population. Abstracts from the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. In: ICAP 2014: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 8-13 July 2014, Paris, France
- Hennessy M (2014) Using positive psychology measures in clinical practice: reliability and validity in an Australian population. Abstracts from the 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology. In: ECPP 2014: 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology, 1-4 July 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Jakabek D, Marshman L, Quirk F and Hennessy M (2013) Assessing the end of post-traumatic amnesia from an executive attention paradigm. Brain Impairment, 14 (1). p. 191
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
Townsville Health Service District - Private Practice Study, Research & Education Trust Fund
Prevention of mental health problems following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury - a Randomized Controlled Trial
- Indicative Funding
- The ORBIT-RCT aims to prevent the development of mental illness following traumatic brain injury using a novel brief intervention program in the first 6 months post-injury. Individuals will be recruited at the time of injury and randomly allocated to either a treatment as usual condition (TAU) or to a brief interactive positive psychology intervention program (PPiP). Positive psychology interventions have a growing evidence base in clinical practice (eg Duckworth, Steen & Seligman, 2005) and fit well within a dual factor model of mental health outcomes that emphasises the need to explore TBI recovery from both illness and wellness perspectives (Hennessy, 2013). Participants will be followed up at 6 months, and 12 months to determine the success of the brief intervention in reducing diagnosable psychiatric illness at 12 months post-injury.
- Laurence Marshman and Maria Hennessy (College of Medicine & Dentistry and College of Healthcare Sciences)
- Traumatic Brain / Head Injury; Mental Health; Prevention; Neuropschological Assessment; Randomised Controlled Trial; Mental Health Outcomes
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Development of a positive health framework to improve the understanding of recovery after chronic subdural haematoma: A prospective study. (PhD, Primary Advisor)