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Researcher: Summers, MJ (Dr Mathew Summers)

Fields of Research

Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Educational Psychology
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Central Nervous System
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Neurosciences
Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Motor Control
Intensive Care
Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Ophthalmology
Computer-Human Interaction
Continuing and Community Education
Public Health and Health Services
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Medical and Health Sciences
Health Counselling
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Autonomic Nervous System
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Health Promotion
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Residential Client Care
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Endocrinology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Primary Health Care

Research Objectives

Nervous System and Disorders
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Health Related to Ageing
Health
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Occupational Health
Mental Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Behaviour and Health
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Preventive Medicine
Urogenital System and Disorders
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Education and Training Systems
Men's Health
Diagnostic Methods
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Child Health
Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy)
Health Education and Promotion
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Nursing
Education and Training
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Special Needs Education

Career Best Publications

Administration of DL-2-amino-5-phosphonovaleric acid (AP5) induces transient inhibition of reminder-activated memory retrieval in day-old chicks; Cognitive Brain Research
Attention and working memory of deficits in mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section A: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Effect of atorvastatin on cognitive function in patients from the lipid lowering and onset of renal disease (LORD) trial; Pharmacotherapy: the journal of human pharmacology and drug therapy
Exploring the validity of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subtypes: Multiple-domain amnestic MCI is the only identifiable subtype at longitudinal follow-up; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Longitudinal Deficits to Attention, Executive, and Working Memory in Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment; Neuropsychology
Memory retrieval in the day-old chick: a psychobiological approach; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Neuropsychological measures predict decline to Alzheimer's dementia from mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology
The effect of occupational exposure to manganese dust and fume on neuropsychological functioning in Australian smelter workers; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
The learning profile of persistent mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a potential diagnostic marker of persistent amnestic MCI; European Journal of Neurology

Research Publications

KIBRA gene polymorphism has no association with verbal or visual episodic memory performance; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
A cross-campus teaching model using Impatica and i-Lecture
A randomised control trial of the cognitive effects of working in a seated as opposed to a standing position in office workers; Ergonomics
Absence of a relationship between subjective memory complaint and objective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment (MCI): is it time to abandon subjective memory complaint as an MCI diagnostic criterion?; International Psychogeriatrics
ADHD and Ritalin
Administration of DL-2-amino-5-phosphonovaleric acid (AP5) induces transient inhibition of reminder-activated memory retrieval in day-old chicks; Cognitive Brain Research
Administration of glutamate following a reminder induces transient memory loss in day-old chicks; Cognitive Brain Research
Administration of lanthanum chloride following a reminder induces a transient loss of memory retrieval in day-old chicks; Cognitive Brain Research
Age is no barrier: predictors of academic success in older learners; npj Science of Learning
Alzheimer's Dementia: Neuropsychology, Early Diagnosis and Intervention; Older People, Issues and Innovations in Care
Alzheimer's researchers examine early memory loss
Alzheimer's researchers examine early memory loss
An Interactive Multimedia Approach to Improving Informed Consent for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research; Cell Stem Cell
APOE and BDNF Val66Met polymorphisms combine to influence episodic memory function in older adults; Behavioural Brain Research
Are female sex hormones protective following traumatic brain injury?; 2011 International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting/ASSBI 4th Pacific Rim Conference
Association between the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and verbal learning in older adults is moderated by gender; Translational Psychiatry
Attention and working memory of deficits in mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section A: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
BDNF and COMT polymorphisms have a limited association with episodic memory performance or engagement in complex cognitive activity in healthy older adults; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Cognitive training in older adults; Internation Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
Collaborating for a better future for Australians living with Alzheimer's disease
Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment can differentiate between adults with MCT who develop Alzheimer's Dementia from those who recover; Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011
Deficits to attention and working memory in MCI and Alzheimer's dementia; 13th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Deficits to attention and working memory in subtypes of MCI; College of Clinical Neuropsychologists 14th Annual Conference
Dementia study subjects wanted
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21: Factor Structure and Test-Retest Invariance, and Temporal Stability and Uniqueness of Latent Factors in Older Adults; Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21: measurement and structural invariance across ratings of men and women; Assessment
Diagnosing mild cognitive impairment as a precursor to dementia: fact or fallacy?; Australian Psychologist
Differential working memory function in mild cognitive impairment subtypes; 16th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Does Apolipoprotein ɛ4 interact with age or sex in cognitive function after traumatic brain injury?; 2016 Mid-Year Meeting International Neuropsychological Society
Does the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test Battery (CANTAB) distinguish between cognitive domains in healthy older adults?; Assessment
Effect of atorvastatin on cognitive function in patients from the lipid lowering and onset of renal disease (LORD) trial; Pharmacotherapy: the journal of human pharmacology and drug therapy
Effect of occupational exposure to manganese on neuropsychological function; 13th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Effect of standing or walking at a workstation on cognitive function: a randomized counterbalanced trial; Human Factors
Environmental novelty exacerbates stress hormones and Aβ pathology in an Alzheimer’s model; Scientific Reports
ERP indices of attention correlate poorly with standard neuropsychological tests in a normal population; 32nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Examining the potential mediating influence of the apolipoprotein E4 allele on late life education improvement in cognitive function: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project (THBP); 2015 IPA International Congress
Exploring the effect of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene on executive function, working memory, and processing speed during the early recovery period following traumatic brain injury; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Exploring the validity of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subtypes: Multiple-domain amnestic MCI is the only identifiable subtype at longitudinal follow-up; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Further education improves cognitive reserve and triggers improvement in selective cognitive functions in older adults: the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring
Head injury and stroke research gains significant grants
How stable is the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) classification?; 16th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Increased inattentional blindness in severe traumatic brain injury: Evidence for reduced distractibility?; Brain Injury
Increased inattentional vlindness in severe traumatic brain injury: Evidence for reduced distractibility?; College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Increasing cognitive reserve in older adults attending university enhances language capacity, but not executive function, episodic memory, or working memory: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Projec; IPA International Congress –Balancing Cure with Care: Advances in Late Life Mental Health
Increasing cognitive reserve in older adults attending university enhances language capacity, but not executive function, episodic memory, or working memory: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; 2015 IPA International Congress
Is APOE ε4 associated with poorer cognitive outcome following traumatic brain injury? a meta-analysis; Neuropsychology
Longitudinal Deficits to Attention, Executive, and Working Memory in Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment; Neuropsychology
Longitudinal deficits to executive functioning: 12 month follow up of Mild Cognitive Impairment subtypes; 18th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Longitudinal profiling of mild cognitive impairment subtypes; Alzheimer's Asociatin International Conference 201
Longitudinal trajectory of attention and working memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment; Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences
Lowered performance in working memory and attentional sub-processes are most prominent in multi-domain amnestic mild cognitive impairment subtypes; Psychogeriatrics
Memory retrieval in the day-old chick: a psychobiological approach; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Memory study to aid with research
Mid-life environmental enrichment increases synaptic density in CA1 in a mouse model of Aβ-associated pathology and positively influences synaptic and cognitive health in healthy ageing; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Missing data – to ignore or impute?; 36th Annual Brain Impairment Conference
Missing data: the importance and impact of missing data from clinical research; Brain Impairment
Modeling cognitive reserve in healthy middle-aged and older adults: the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; International Psychogeriatrics
Modification of a weak learning experience by memory retrieval in the day-old chick; Behavioral Neuroscience
Neuropsychological consequences of right thalamic haemorrhage: Case study and review; Brain and Cognition
Neuropsychological effects of manganese exposure in smelter workers - 2 year follow-up; College of Clinical Neuropsychologists 14th Annual Conference
Neuropsychological measures predict decline to Alzheimer's dementia from mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology
No ADHD link with parents
People with head injuries sought
Physical Activity, APOEe4 Status and Cognitive Function in Later Life; International Neuropsychological Society 2018 Mid-Year Meeting
Reducing false positive diagnoses in mild cognitive impairment: the importance of comprehensive neuropsychological assessment; European Journal of Neurology
Relationship between education and age-related cognitive decline: a review of recent research; Psychogeriatrics : the official journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Role of APOE genotype in recovery following TBI; Australian Neurotrauma Symposium
Sending Your Grandparents to University Increases Cognitive Reserve: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Neuropsychology
Stability of amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Cantab paired associate learning as a predictor of a consistent diagnosis; Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015
The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the relationship between cognitive reserve and executive function; Translational Psychiatry
The effect of manganese exosure on neuropsychological and neuromotor functioning in TEMCO employees: Final Report
The effect of manganese exposure on neuropsychological and neuromotor functioning in GEMCO employees
The effect of manganese exposure on neuropsychological and neuromotor functioning in GEMCO employees
The effect of manganese exposure on neuropsychological and neuromotor functioning in TEMCO employees
The effect of occupational exposure to manganese dust and fume on neuropsychological functioning in Australian smelter workers; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
The learning profile of persistent mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a potential diagnostic marker of persistent amnestic MCI; European Journal of Neurology
The role of APOE genotype in recovery following TBI: Is the e4 allele associated with poorer outcome?; 2012 International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting/11th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Episodic Memory Impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Do episodic memory deficits identified at classification remain evident when later examined with different memory tests?; Neurology Research International
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project (THBP): a prospective longitudinal examination of the effect of university-level education in older adults in preventing age-related cognitive decline and reducing the risk of dementia; International Psychogeriatric
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project: does late-life education prevent age-related decline and dementia?; Alzheimer's Australia National Conference. The Tiles of Life
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Study (THBS): Does late-life education prevent age-related cognitive decline and dementia?; Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Uni calls for help on study
Validating a tool designed to assess medical student's patient-centred capabilities and integration on consultation skills; 15th Ottawa Conference on Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions
Validation of a dynamic measure of current cognitive reserve in a longitudinally assessed sample of healthy older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Assessment
Variations in the APOE allele or BDNF Val66Met polymorphism are not associated with changes in cognitive function following a tertiary education intervention in older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Neurobiology of Aging
What I think Matters: How ruminations inform post-diagnosis perceptions of growth and distress in cancer survivors; Australasian Society of Traumatic STress STudies Annual Conference
What is a normal change in memory? N=1 classification of clinically relevant cognitive decline; AAIC 2015, Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Research Projects

A Longitudinal Study of Psychological and Neuromotor Effects of Low Level Manganese Exposure; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Alzheimer's 'Association International Conference on Alzheimer;'s Disease - 16 to 21 July 2011, France (June 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Can later life education moderate the trajectory of age-related cognitive decline?; Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd (DARF)
Evaluation of a Multidimensional Cognitive Enhancement Training Program for Healthy Older Adults; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Event-related Potentials (ERP) as a Diagnostic Tool of Attention Dysfunction in Closed Head Injury; MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation (MAIB)
Inattentional Blindness: The Effect of Frontal Lobe Damage; MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation (MAIB)
Neural Correlates of Performance Trade-offs and Interference in Dual-task Performance; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Study of Tasmanian Outcomes in Intensive Care (STOIC - Pilot Study) and (STOIC-2) 24 month Follow-up ; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The Healthy Brain Project: A prospective cohort study to examine how later-life university education may affect the trajectory of ageing-related cognitive decline; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The Long-term Effects of Low Exposures to Manganese Dust and Fume on Neuromotor and Neuropsychological Functioning: A Longitudinal Approach; Tasmanian Electrometallurgical Company Pty Ltd (TEMCO)
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project: a longitudinal intervention study to reduce the risk of ageing-related cognitive decline and dementia; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
A Phase Ib, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study of the Safety, Tolerability, Preliminary Efficacy and Pharmacodynamics of BTD-001 in Young Adults and Adolescents with Do
Neuropsychological and Neuromotor Assessment of Staff in Groote Island
Neuropsychological and Neuromotor Assessment of Staff in Groote Island Phase 2

Research Candidate Supervision

A Longitudinal Examination of Attention, Working Memory and Executive Function Deficits in Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment
A Longitudinal Study of the Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Outcome Following Treatment for a Cerebral Aneurysm
Do Growth Factors Predict Responders and Non-Responders to Enrichment in Humans and in Mice?
Enchancing Cognitive Reserve in Older Adults Through Late-Life Tertiary Education- The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project
Evaluation of a Multidimensional Cognitive Enhancement Training Program for Healthy Older Adults
Longitudinal Profiling of Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes
Measuring Outcomes of Intensive Care Survivors
Posttraumatic Growth in Cancer Survivors- A Psychosocial Investigation of Adaption
Risk and Protective Factors for Psychopathology in Adolescence
The effect of natural and artificial food chemicals on attention and behaviour in childeren
The Role of the APOE Gene and Sex in Cognitive Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Wicking Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project