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Researcher: Matthews, AJ (Dr Allison Matthews)

Fields of Research

Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Public Health and Health Services
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Mental Health
Educational Psychology
Psychology
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Social and Community Psychology
Computer-Human Interaction
Cognitive Science
Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
Law
Preventive Medicine
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Criminal Law and Procedure
Motor Control
Health and Community Services
Health Promotion

Research Objectives

Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Behaviour and Health
Mental Health Services
Road Safety
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Health Education and Promotion
Justice and the Law
Criminal Justice
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Child Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups

Career Best Publications

Chronic cannabis use and ERP correlates of visual selective attention during the performance of a flanker go/nogo task; Biological Psychology
Driving under the influence among frequent ecstasy consumers in Australia: Trends over time and the role of risk perceptions; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Electrophysiological indices of spatial attention during global/local processing in good and poor phonological decoders; Brain and Language
Habituation of self-reported anxiety and cortical hyper-vigilance during image-based exposure to spiders; The Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Neural correlates of performance trade-offs and dual-task interference in bimanual coordination: An ERP investigation; Neuroscience Letters
Online computer-aided vicarious exposure for OCD symptoms: A pilot study; The Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Spatial attention and reading ability: ERP correlates of flanker and cue-size effects in good and poor adult phonological decoders; Brain and Language
Symbolic online exposure for spider fear: Habituation of fear, disgust and physiological arousal and predictors of symptom improvement; Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
The effects of single-dose lorazepam on memory and behavioural learning; Journal of Psychopharmacology

Research Publications

Alcohol use and risk taking among regular ecstasy users; Substance Use & Misuse
An Investigation of Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among a Sample of Regular Ecstasy Consumers; Neuropsychobiology: International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research in Biological Psychiatry, Pharmacopsychiatry, Biological Psychology, Pharmacopsychology and Pharmacoelectroencephalography
An Investigation of Factors Associated with Paranoid Ideation among a Sample of Regular Ecstasy Consumers; Second International MDMA 'Ecstasy' Conference in Australasia
An investigation of factors associated with paranoid ideation among a sample of regulasr ecstasy consumers; APSAD Conference 2008
Are there differences in patterns of ecstasy and other drug use and associated harms according to length of regular ecstasy use?
Australian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2007: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Australian trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2004. Findings of the Party Drugs Initiative (PDI)
Australian Trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2005: Findings from the Party Drugs Initiative (PDI)
Australian Trends in Ecstasy and Related drug Markets 2006: Findings from the Ectasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Behavioral Inhibition (BIS) and Behavioral Approach (BAS) Scores, drug use, and risk behaviours among a sample of regular ecstasy consumers; MDMA Conference
Behavioural and ERP Correlates of Hypervigilance and Inhibitory Control in Spider Fear. ASP2016 - The 26th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology
Can the Severity of Dependence Scale Be Usefully Applied to 'Ecstasy'?; Neuropsychobiology: International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research in Biological Psychiatry, Pharmacopsychiatry, Biological Psychology, Pharmacopsychology and Pharmacoelectroencephalography
Characterising dark net marketplace purchasers in a sample of regular psychostimulant users; International Journal of Drug Policy
Check on driver anger
Choosing a Cut-Off on the Severity of Dependence Scale for Ecstasy Use; Second International MDMA 'Ecstasy' Conference in Australasia
Choosing a cut-off on the severity of dependence scale for ecstasy use; APSAD 2009 Conference
Chronic cannabis use and ERP correlates of visual selective attention during the performance of a flanker go/nogo task; Biological Psychology
Covert orienting and phonological ability: An ERP study; 12th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference and 6th Australian Functional Brain Mapping Symposium
Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia; Griffith Law Review
Driving under the influence among frequent ecstasy consumers in Australia: Trends over time and the role of risk perceptions; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs: Trends among Australian Regular Ecstasy Consumers; APSAD 2011 Conference
Drug detection dogs in Australia: More bark than bite?; Drug and Alcohol Review
Ecstacy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) addiction: Dependence, but not as we know it?; APS Annual Conference
Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) Addiction: Dependence, but not as we know it?; APS: Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
Eezer Goode? Subjective experiences of emerging psychoactive substances; APSAD 2012 Conference
Effects of lorazepam and oxazepam on perceptual and procedural memory functions; Psychopharmacology
Electrophysiological correlates of sustained attention to global and local features in good and poor readers; 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
Electrophysiological indices of spatial attention during global/local processing in good and poor phonological decoders; Brain and Language
Emerging psychoactive substance use among regular ecstasy users in Australia; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Emerging Psychoactive substances (EPS) in Australia: What's available, what's being used, and who is using them?; APSAD 2011 Conference
ERP correlates of attentional processing in spider fear: evidence of threat-specific hypervigilance; Cognition and Emotion
ERP indices of visuospatial attention in good and poor phonological decoders; 11th Australasian Psychophysiology Conference
Escaping that web of fears
Evaluation of an online youth ambassador program to promote mental health; Youth Studies Australia
Factors associated with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs among an Australian sample of regular ecstasy users; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Fighting the Fear
Flanker and cue-size effects in good and poor adult phonological decoders: An electrophysiological investigation; 14th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference
Habituation of self-reported anxiety and cortical hyper-vigilance during image-based exposure to spiders; The Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
I Like The Old Stuff Better Than The New Stuff? Subjective Experiences Of Emerging Psychoactive Substances; Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013
I like the old stuff better than the new stuff? Subjective experiences of new psychoactive substances; International Journal of Drug Policy
Increasing knowledge of mental illness through secondary research of electronic health records: opportunities and challenges; Advances in Mental Health
Internet Delivered Images for Exposure in Specific Phobia, Design Considerations for Self-directed Therapy; Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Is khat use disorder a valid diagnostic entity?; Addiction
Mephedrone use Among Regular Ecstasy Consumers in Australia
Monitoring the Internet for emerging psychoactive substances available to Australia; Drug and Alcohol Review
Monitoring the internet for emerging psychoactive substances available to Australia: The first 12 months; APSAD 2012 Conference
Motivations for new psychoactive substance use among regular psychostimulant users in Australia; International Journal of Drug Policy
Neural correlates of performance trade-offs and dual-task interference in bimanual coordination: An ERP investigation; Neuroscience Letters
New psychoactive substance use among regular psychostimulant users in Australia, 20102015; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Online computer-aided vicarious exposure for OCD symptoms: A pilot study; The Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Online cure for creeping fear
Online exposure for spider fear: Treatment completion and habituation outcomes; Behaviour Change
Online exposure for spider phobia: continuous versus intermittent exposure; Behaviour Change
Online exposure treatment for spider fear: the effects of moving versus static images on treatment adherence, fear elicitation and habituation; Behaviour Change
Online treatment for spider phobia
Over the Bar: A Focus on Alcohol Use among Regular Ecstasy Consumers in Australia
Performance trade-offs and central cost during the concurrent performance of a visual oddball and bimanual coordination task: The effects of task difficulty; 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
Personally controlled electronic health records in Australia: challenges in communication of mental health information; Advances in Mental Health
Phonological Decoding Ability, Spatial Attention, and Event-Related Potentials
Pick of drugs scene
Predictors of sub-clinical paranoia among methamphetamine consumers; APSAD 2010 Conference
Problem Gamblers: General Practitioners Perception of Self-Competency in Detection and Intervention
Prospective and retrospective memory problems in regular ecstasy consumers: Is it just about the ecstasy; APSAD 2009 Conference
Prospective and Retrospective Memory Problems in Regular Ecstasy Consumers: Is it Just About the Ecstasy?; Second International MDMA 'Ecstasy' Conference in Australasia
Remore Exposure: Design considerations in internet delivery of phobic stimuli; ASPR Conference
Review of the Road Safety (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Act 2005
Sex and Drugs: Sexual Risk Behaviour among Regular Psychostimulant Consumers in Australia
Spatial attention and reading ability: ERP correlates of flanker and cue-size effects in good and poor adult phonological decoders; Brain and Language
Spatial attention, lexical decision, and phonological ability: An ERP study; 31st Conference of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
Survey delves into aggressive driving
Symbolic online exposure for spider fear: Habituation of fear, disgust and physiological arousal and predictors of symptom improvement; Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Tasmanian Driving Attitudes
Tasmanian trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2004. Findings from the Party Drugs Initiative (PDI)
Tasmanian trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2005: findings from the Party Drug Initiative (PDI)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2006: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2007: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2008
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2009: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2010: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and related Drug Markets 2011: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2012: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2013: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Australian Drug Trends Series No. 122
Tasmanian trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2014: findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) - Australian Drug Trends Series No. 140
Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2015: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). Australian Drug Trends Series No. 158
Taz Kids Club Evaluation Report, February, 2012
The behavioural and electrophysiological effects of visual task difficulty and bimanual coordination mode during dual-task performance; Experimental Brain Research
The Effect of Chronic Tinnitus on Divided Attention; Society for Psychophysiological Research
The Effects of Modafinil on Behavioural and ERP Measures of Attention; ASP2016 - The 26th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology
The effects of single-dose lorazepam on memory and behavioural learning; Journal of Psychopharmacology
The effects of single-dose lorazepam on memory and behavioural learning; 27th Annual Experimental Psychology Conference
The impact of comorbid cannabis and methamphetamine use on mental health among regular ecstasy users; Addictive Behaviors
The prevalence and correlates of neurological illness and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among Australian frequent drug users; APSAD 2012 Conference
The rise of new psychoactive substance use in Australia; Drug Testing and Analysis
The use of harm reduction strategies among a sample of regular ecstasy consumers; APSAD 2010 Conference
Tobacco and e-cigarette use amongst illicit drug users in Australia; Drug and Alcohol Dependence: An International Journal on Biomedical and Psychosocial Approaches
Trends in reports of driving following illicit drug consumption among regular drug users in Australia, 20072013: Has random roadside drug testing had a deterrent effect?; Accident Analysis and Prevention
Visual search for feature conjunctions and phonological ability; 30th Conference of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
Voluntary and automatic spatial attention and phonological ability: An ERP study; 13th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference

Research Projects

Problem Gamblers: General Practitioners perception of Self-Competency in Detection and Intervention; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Recovery Buddy; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Understanding People's Attitudes Toward Driving Behaviour in Tasmania; Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF)
Sports Betting: Attitudes and Behaviours among Children and Adolescents
Taz Kids Club Evaluation

Research Candidate Supervision

Examining the Effect of Acute and Chronic Khat Use on Cognitive and Emotional Functioning of Higher Institution Students in Ethiopia