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 Professor Justin Kenardy




Professor Justin Kenardy
e-mail: j.kenardy@uq.edu.au


Chief Investigator, CCRE Spine
Professor - Schools of Psychology and Medicine'
Deputy Director - Centre of National Research on
Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor Justin Kenardy, PhD FAPS



Short Biography

Selected Recent Publications

Contact Information

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Post-doctoral research Fellows

Robyne Le Brocque  PhD
 
 
PhD Students
Rian Dob
Alexandra De Young
Melanie Dalton
Rachael Dunne
Belinda Murray
Catherine Eccelston
Mala McHale
 
 
MPhil Students
Becky Saul
 
 
Research Staff
Katherine Ollsen
Greg Islen
Yaheli Bet-Or
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Information:

Professor Justin Kenardy
Chief Investigator
CCRE Spine
The University of Queensland
Brisbane  Qld  4072

Tel: (07) 3346 4859
Intl: +61 7 3346 4859

Fax: (07) 3346 4603
Intl: +61 7 3346 4603

E-mail: j.kenardy@uq.edu.au

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Short Biography


Justin Kenardy works in the broad area of behavioural medicine. He has particular interests in anxiety and post-traumatic stress in relation to physical illness or injury.
 
He obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland. He then undertook postdoctoral studies at the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine. There he worked with Stewart Agras in the area of eating and weight disorders, and also with Barr Taylor in the area of e-mental health. After returning to Australia he took up a post at University of Newcastle where he worked as a Senior Lecturer, established the Psychology Clinic and was Foundation Director, and obtained two NHMRC grants to develop e-mental health solutions for anxiety disorders. During this time he also undertook a large scale longitudinal study of the impact of the Newcastle Earthquake on the community, which led to breakthrough research on the prevention of post-traumatic stress. With the Newcastle Diabetes Service he set up the Commonwealth Department of Health funded Diabetes and Eating Behaviours Project. He also served as an adviser to the DSMIV. In 1993 he was appointed as a Visiting Fellow to the School of Psychology, Yale University where he continued to develop his work on eating and weight disorders.
 
In 1995 as Chief Investigator he helped to establish the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health with a focus on eating and weight issues. In 1995 he was appointed to the School of Psychology, University of Queensland. He continued his work on e-mental health, in the process establishing the first international multi-site randomised control trial of cognitive behaviour therapy with St. Andrews University in Scotland, and with collaborators at Stanford University and Penn State University. In 1997 he was appointed Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland. He also continued his work in eating disorders and behavioural medicine broadly, publishing on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and overweight and obesity. He was appointed as an advisor to the Queensland government to provide expert advice on diabetes and eating disorders. He has established a new diabetes and psychology initiative with the Princess Alexandra Hospital, to examine the impact of depression in diabetes. This project has so far attracted funding from ARC Linkage and the Diabetes Australia Research Trust.
 
He also established a new collaborative relationship with the School of Physiotherapy and started a line of research on psychological aspects of whiplash related disorders, this led to a number of high profile publications and several large grants through NHMRC and ARC. He also focussed his interest in trauma on children, and has obtained a two NHMRC grants to study this population. He continues his work on e-mental health and holds an ARC-Linkage Grant and an NHMRC Grant to develop and evaluate internet and virtual reality interventions. He is also a CI on a Beyond Blue funded initiative to develop and evaluate a public health oriented e-mental health website in collaboration with ANU. He holds an appointment as Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research at ANU. He was also awarded a Visiting Fellowship by the Scottish Executive to travel to Scotland to develop internet-based prevention programs for anxiety disorders.
 
He currently sits on the Editorial Board of four international journals, and is the Editor of Clinical Psychologist.
 
Justin Kenardy is currently Deputy Director of the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published over 120 papers and has obtained over $6.4 million in competitive grants and over $15.5 million in research contracts.
 
 
 
 
 

Selected Recent Publications

 
Sterling, M., Kenardy, J. A., Jull, G. A. & Vicenzino, B.G.T. 2003, 'The development of psychological changes following whiplash injury', Pain, 106, pp. 481 - 489.
 
Sterling, M., Jull, G., Vicenzino, B. & Kenardy, J. 2004, 'Characterization of acute whiplash-associated disorders', Spine, 29(2), pp. 182 - 188. (http://www.spinejournal.com)
 
 Sterling, M. M., Jull, G. A., Vicenzino, B.G.T., Kenardy, J. A. & Darnell, R. E. 2005, 'Physical and psychological factors predict outcome following whiplash injury', Pain, 114(1-2), pp. 141 - 148. (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pain)
 
Sterling, M. M., Jull, G. A. & Kenardy, J. A. 2006, 'Physical and psychological factors maintain long-term predictive capacity post-whiplash injury', Pain, 122(1-2), pp. 102 - 108. (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pain)
 
Kenardy, J. A., Spence, S. H. & Macleod, A. C. 2006, 'Screening for posttraumatic stress disorder in children after accidental injury', Pediatrics, 118(3), pp. 1002 - 1009. (http://www.pediatrics.org)
 
Sterling, M. M. & Kenardy, J. A. 2006, 'The relationship between sensory and sympathetic nervous system changes and posttraumatic stress reaction following whiplash injury - a prospective study', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, pp. 387 - 393. (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychores)
 
Sterling, M M & Kenardy, J A 2006, 'The relationship between sensory and sympathetic nervous system changes and posttraumatic stress reaction following whiplash injury - a prospective study', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(4)(-), pp. 387 - 393.
 
 



Higher Degree topics
Traumatic stress and neuropsychological sequelae of traumatic brain injury in children
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
A multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and treatment of chronic pain due to whiplash injury
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
Anxiety prevention in children, adolescents and their family
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
Investigation of the Impact of Paediatric Burns on Young Children and Parent's Psychosocial Adjustment
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
An investigation of internet based treatment for childhood anxiety
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
 Depression and diabetes: prevalence, diagnosis and help-seeking - influence on depression, glycemic control and quality of life
Doctorate by Research (PhD) in Psychology, School of (School)
 
The therapeutic effectiveness of clonazepam in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome
Masters by Research (MPhil) in Dentistry, School of (School)