Professor Justin Kenardy

Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Professor

RECOVER Injury Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor

Child Health Research Centre
Faculty of Medicine
j.kenardy@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56802
+61 7 334 64859

Overview

Professor Justin Kenardy is a clinical psychologist and Deputy Director of the Recover Injury Research Centre, and Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Over 25 years of his academic career he has focused on the translation of applied psychology, more specifically clinical psychology, into novel cross- and interdisciplinary areas. This has been through work at the interface between psychological and physical health, preventative, integrative and novel intervention technologies. This has led to research in diverse areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pain and musculoskeletal disease and injury, burn injury, traumatic brain injury, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress across a broad age range from infants to older adults. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts, has over 9000 citations to his work, and has obtained competitive research grants and contracts totaling over $50 million.

He serves or has served as consulting editor on a number of prestigious international journals including Journal of Traumatic Stress, Health Psychology, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy, and is past Editor of Clinical Psychologist. He has published one book Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical Practice, 16 book chapters, computer programs and apps such as StressMod, Training Programs such as the Teacher Training to Promote Recovery and Resilience in Schools, and eleven research-based health websites such as www.som.uq.edu.au/ptsd. He is a co-author for both the current NHMRC approved National Stroke Guidelines and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guidelines and has been very active in the dissemination of these guidelines with non-psychology discipline areas.

He serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and is the Past President of the Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2008 he received the Ian Campbell Memorial Prize from the Australian Psychological Society for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Psychology in Australia and in 2015 was awarded the Australian Psychological Society President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology In Australia.

Research Interests

  • Prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Psychological Injury
  • Child psychological wellbeing in Healthcare

Research Impacts

Justin Kenardy has obtained funding from National Competitive Funding (NHMRC, ARC), International Funding (NIH, PCORI, MRC and Scottish Executive), Government grants and contracts and other funding bodies totalling in excess of $50 million. He has published over 250 research publications including 1 edited book, 17 book chapters, 14 electronic and visual media, 30 technical and government reports, and over 150 refereed journal articles in high-standing journals in health- and psychology-related areas. Total citations exceed 8500 (Google Scholar 1983-2016 h-index of 47, 2010-2016 h-index of 38; Scopus 1996-2015 h-index of 35, 4,600 citations.) Based on his publication record alone he is currently ranked in the top 10 researchers in neck-related traumatic injury and in the top 50 researchers in traumatic stress worldwide.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Landolt, Markus A. and Kenardy, Justin A. (2015). Evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents. In Ulrich Schnyder and Marylene Cloitre (Ed.), Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (pp. 363-380) Basel, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07109-1_19

  • De Young, Alexandra and Kenardy, Justin A. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder in young children. In Richard E. Tremblay, Michel Boivin and Ray DeV. Peters (Ed.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (pp. 1-6) Montreal, Canada: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development.

  • Alexandra De Young and Kenardy, Justin A. (2013). Trouble de stress post-traumatique chez les jeunes enfants. In Richard E. Tremblay, Michel Boivin and Ray DeV. Peters (Ed.), Encycllopedie sur le developpement des jeunes enfants (pp. 1-7) Montreal, Canada: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development.

  • March, Sonja, De Young, Alexandra, Dow, Belinda and Kenardy, Justin (2012). Assessing trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents. In J. Gayle Beck and Denise M. Sloan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of traumatic stress disorders (pp. 262-281) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195399066.013.0018

  • Sterling, Michele, Rebbeck, Trudy and Kenardy, Justin (2011). Case descriptions. In Michele Sterling and Justin Kenardy (Ed.), Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice (pp. 180-186) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Sterling, Michele and Kenardy, Justin (2011). Future directions. In Michele Sterling and Justin Kenardy (Ed.), Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice (pp. 187-191) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Sterling, Michele and Kenardy, Justin (2011). Primary care management of acute whiplash injury. In Michele Sterling and Justin Kenardy (Ed.), Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice (pp. 108-119) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Buitenhaus, Jan, de Jong, Peter, Jaspers, Jan and Kenardy, Justin (2011). Psychological aspects of whiplash associated disorders. In Michele Sterling and Justin Kenardy (Ed.), Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice (pp. 85-92) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Marian, Tahlee and Kenardy, Justin A. (2010). Internet-delivered prevention for anxiety and depression disorders in adults. In J. Bennett-Levy, D. Richards, P. Farrnd, H. Christensen, K. Griffiths, D. Kavanagh, B. Klien, M.A. Lau, J. Proudfoot, L. Ritterband, C. Williams and J. Whire (Ed.), Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions (pp. 379-384) Oxford, U.K. ; New York, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press.

  • Brown, W. J., Mishra, G., Kenardy, J. A. and Dobson, A. J. (2001). Too fat, too thin, just right: What is a healthy weight for young women?. In C. Lee (Ed.), Women's Health Australia Progress on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health 1995-2000 (pp. 114-119) Brisbane, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

  • Kenardy, J. A. and Carr, V. J. (2000). Debriefing post disaster: Follow-up after a major earthquake. In Beverley Raphael and John P. Wilson (Ed.), Psychological debriefing: Theory, practice and evidence (pp. 174-181) U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision