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Researcher: Honan, CA (Dr Cynthia Honan)

Fields of Research

Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Medical Biochemistry: Amino Acids and Metabolites

Research Objectives

Nervous System and Disorders
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Blood Disorders
Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Women's Health
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A survey of multidisciplinary clinicians working in rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury; Brain Impairment
Alcohol intoxication impairs recognition of fear and sadness in others and metacognitive awareness of emotion recognition ability; Emotion
An examination of emotion perception ability and metacognitive functioning in high-dose alcohol intoxication; AS4SAN Conference
An examination of emotion perception ability and metacognitive functioning in high-dose alcohol intoxication; 4th annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN)
Assessing social cognition: A validation study of the The Awareness of Social Inference Test – Short Version (TASIT-S); AS4SAN Conference
Assessing the “social brain” in dementia: Applying TASIT-S; Cortex
Cognitive Factors Underpinning Poor Expressive Communication Skills After Traumatic Brain Injury: Theory of Mind or Executive Function?; Neuropsychology
Cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis: Do self-reports of fatigue correspond with actual reductions in cognitive performance over a single testing session?; 40th Annual Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Brain Impairment Conference
Cognitive test performance and perceptions of cognitive difficulties as predictors of employment outcomes in MS; MS Research Australia Progress in MS Research 2015 Conference
Deficits in comprehension of speech acts after TBI: The role of theory of mind and executive function; Brain and Language
Deficits in comprehension of speech acts after TBI: The role of Theory of Mind and Executive Function; 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
Development and validation of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire – Preliminary Results; MSRA Progress in MS Research Scientific Conference
Development and Validation of the Smoking Expectancy Scale for Adolescents; Psychological Assessment
Diagnostic Efficiency of ImPACT and CogSport in Concussed Rugby Union Players Who Have Not Undergone Baseline Neurocognitive Testing; Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
Disorders of social cognition and social behaviour in adults with TBI; Social and communication disorders following traumatic brain injury (2nd Edition)
Does Apolipoprotein ɛ4 interact with age or sex in cognitive function after traumatic brain injury?; 2016 Mid-Year Meeting International Neuropsychological Society
Factors that predict two year post-trauma communication outcomes for adults with severe traumatic brain injury; 11th World Congress On Brain Injury 2016
Impaired emotion and sincerity perception after severe traumatic brain injury; INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference
Impaired perception of sincerity after severe traumatic brain injury; Journal of Neuropsychology
Inhibiting automatic negative social responses in alcohol intoxication: Interactions with theory of mind ability and level of task guidance; 4th annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN)
Inhibiting automatic negative social responses in alcohol intoxication: interactions with theory of mind ability and level of task guidance; Psychopharmacology
Longitudinal communication recovery after severe TBI: What predicts outcomes at 2 years post injury?; 48th Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2018
Normal adult and adolescent performance on TASIT-S, a short version of The Assessment of Social Inference Test; Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section D: The Clinical Neuropsychologist
Outcome instruments in moderate-to-severe adult traumatic brain injury: recommendations for use in psychosocial research; Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Perceived Cognitive Difficulties and Cognitive Test Performance as Predictors of Employment Outcomes in People with Multiple Sclerosis; International Neuropsychological Society. Journal
Performance of a trial-dependent memory task prolongs adult neurogenic dentate gyrus cell survival; Neuroscience (SFN) conference, 2006
Piloting a new measure of social disinhibition: A failure to inhibit or produce favourable responses?; 12th NR-SIG-WFNR Conference
Social disinhibition: piloting a new clinical measure in Individuals with traumatic brain injury; Brain Impairment
Social disinhibition: Piloting a new clinical measure in traumatic brain injury (TBI) individuals; INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference
Spanish validation of a specific measure to assess work-related problems in people with multiple sclerosis: The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ-23); Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
TASIT-S: an abbreviated version of The Awareness of Social Inference Test. New normative data for Australian and US speakers; 40th Annual Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Brain Impairment Conference
TASIT-S: an abbreviated version of The Awareness of Social Inference Test. New normative data for Australian and US speakers; 40th ASSBI Annual Brain Impairment Conference2017
The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT) – A shortened version; INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference,
The Awareness of Social Inference TEST - Short (TASIT-S) Manual; ASSBI Resources
The awareness of social inference test-S: A screening test for social cognition: Comparing Australian and US speakers; International Neuropsychological Society Mid-year Congress
The awareness of social inference test: development of a shortened version for use in adults with acquired brain injury; Clinical Neuropsychologist
The contribution of executive function to theory of mind and speech comprehension deficits following TBI; 36th Annual Brain Impairment Conference
The contribution of perceived and actual neuropsychological difficulties to employment outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis and the intervening role of depression; 18th Annual Conference of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
The importance of perceived workplace difficulties in those with Multiple Sclerosis in determining work outcomes; 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology
The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire; Multiple Sclerosis
The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ): development of a shortened scale; Disability and rehabilitation
The multiple sclerosis work difficulties questionnaire: translation and cross-cultural adaptation to Turkish and assessment of validity and reliability; Disability and Rehabilitation
The role of Theory of Mind versus Executive function in producing communication output impairments following traumatic brain injury; 37th Annual Brain Impairment Conference
Validating the computerised Austin Maze task in a Traumatic Brian Injury sample; INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference
Visuospatial Learning in Traumatic Brain Injury: An Examination of Impairments using the Computerised Austin Maze Task; Brain Impairment
Work status and factors affecting work engagement of people with multiple sclerosis; Medicinski Pregled

Research Projects

An investigation of the brains kynurenine pathway and inflammatory cytokines as biomarkers of cognitive fatigue and cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis: An examination of the construct, its relationship with everyday functioning and serum dinucleotide levels; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) WorkSmart program: A novel online program to assist people living with MS in the workforce
An examination of prospective memory impairments in multiple sclerosis
An examination of Prospective Memory Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis, Perceived Functionality in the Workplace, and Early Departure from Work
Development of the Social Disinhibition Task
General Award

Research Candidate Supervision