Professor David Copland

Vice-Chancellors T&R Fellowship

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
d.copland@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65539
+61 7 336 52817

Overview

Professor David Copland is a Principal Research Fellow and Speech Pathologist conducting research in the areas of language neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and neuroimaging of normal and disordered language. He is Deputy Chair of the Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee of the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is a group leader at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research where he leads the Language Neuroscience Laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Post-stroke aphasia
    Treatment of word retrieval Intensive and comprehensive treatments of aphasia Neural mechanisms underpinning aphasia treatment Neural and behavioural predictors of aphasia recovery
  • Pharmacological modulation of language and cognition
    Behavioural and neuroimaging studies of dopamine Pharmacotherapy for post-stroke aphasia Dopaminergic modulation of new word learning
  • Language and cognition in Parkinson's disease
    Deep brain stimulation fMRI and EEG studies of language Processing of emotion Dementia and depression

Research Impacts

Co-developer of a new aphasia treatment program (LIFT) which is to be trialled at hospitals in south east Qld as part of a NHMRC Partnership grant.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (HONS), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Dissanayaka, Nadeeka N.W., Au, Tiffany R., Angwin, Anthony J., Iyer, Kartik K., O'Sullivan, John D., Byrne, Gerard J., Silburn, Peter A., Marsh, Rodney, Mellick, George D. and Copland, David A. (2019) Depression symptomatology correlates with event-related potentials in Parkinson's disease: an affective priming study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245 897-904. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.11.094

  • Doogan, Catherine, Dignam, Jade, Copland, David and Leff, Alex (2018) Aphasia recovery: when, how and who to treat?. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 18 12: 90. doi:10.1007/s11910-018-0891-x

  • Wallace, Sarah J., Worrall, Linda, Rose, Tanya, Le Dorze, Guylaine, Breitenstein, Caterina, Hilari, Katerina, Babbitt, Edna, Bose, Arpita, Brady, Marian, Cherney, Leora R., Copland, David, Cruice, Madeline, Enderby, Pam, Hersh, Deborah, Howe, Tami, Kelly, Helen, Kiran, Swathi, Laska, Ann-Charlotte, Marshall, Jane, Nicholas, Marjorie, Patterson, Janet, Pearl, Gill, Rochon, Elizabeth, Rose, Miranda, Sage, Karen, Small, Steven and Webster, Janet (2018) A core outcome set for aphasia treatment research: the ROMA consensus statement. International Journal of Stroke, 174749301880620. doi:10.1177/1747493018806200

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • The aim of this NHMRC funded research and UQ funded PhD scholarship is to determine whether brain activity and structure observed after stroke predict subsequent aphasia (language impairment) recovery and response to treatment. Participants will be tested on a clinically language battery and scanned at 1, 3 and 6 months post-onset, with half the participants receiving treatment at 1 month. Imaging will be used to identify language-related brain activity, white matter tract integrity, and lesion-symptom mapping. Background in one or more of the following is required. Speech Pathology, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology, NeuroImaging, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience

  • The University of Queensland is establishing the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families. Using a hybrid effectiveness-implementation design, this UQ funded PhD project will evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the UQ LIFT (Language Impairment and Function Therapy) program on impact on communicative function, mental health and quality of life within a real-world clinical setting. Qualitative methods will be employed to (1) describe the contextual factors which influence treatment fidelity and clinician and patient participation in the intervention; and (2) identify barriers and facilitators to implementation. This project would suit candidates with a background in speech pathology. Chief investigators: Dr Sarah Wallace and Professor David Copland

  • The University of Queensland is establishing the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families. This UQ funded PhD project will involve a health economics investigation that will determine the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive aphasia treatment program (UQ LIFT- Language Impairment and Function Therapy) implemented in a tertiary health facility. Resources and costs will be considered in relation to improvement on relevant communication scales and quality adjusted life years. This project would suit candidates with a background in speech pathology or health economics / public health. Chief investigator: Professor David Copland and Dr Sarah Wallace

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Copland, David and Angwin, Anthony (2014). Cognitive plasticity in Parkinson's disease. In Joseph I. Tracy, Benjamin M. Hampstead and K. Sathian (Ed.), Plasticity of cognition in neurologic disorders (pp. 85-106) New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780199965243.003.0004

  • McNeil, Malcolm and Copland, David (2011). Aphasia theory, models, and classification. In Leonard L. Lapointe (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic language disorders 3rd ed. (pp. 27-47) New York , NY, United States: Theime Medical Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wall, Kylie, Cumming, Toby, Koneig, Sebastian and Copland, David (2018). Using a non-immersive virtual reality approach to assess cognition in post-stroke aphasia: validating the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App (C3A). In: International Aphasia Research Conference 2018, Aveiro, Portugal, (). 4-7 September 2018. doi:10.1080/02687038.2018.1485853

  • Yang, J. H., McMahon, K . L., Copland, D. A., Byrne, G. J., Toft, A. J. H., Mitchell, L. K., O'Sullivan, J. D. and Dissanayaka, N. N. W. (2017). Altered attention brain network in Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 4-8 June 2017.

  • Yang, J. H., McMahon, K. L., Copland, D. A., Byrne, G. J., Toft, A. J. H., Mitchell, L. K. and Dissanayaka, N. N. W. (2017). Attention network in Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment: an event-related fMRI study. In: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 25-29 June 2017.

  • Finch, Emma, Lethlean, Jennifer, Rose, Tanya, Fleming, Jennifer, Theodoros, Deborah, Cameron, Ashley, Coleman, Adele, Copland, David and McPhail, Steven M. (2017). Conversations between people with aphasia and speech pathology students via telehealth: exploring student perceptions on their clinical learning. In: SMART STROKES 2017 Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, (12-12). 10-11 August 2017.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Hennessy, D., Au, T., Angwin, A., Yang, J., O’Sullivan, J. and Copland, D. (2017). EEG Markers for Emotional Inhibition in Parkinson’s Disease. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 4-8 June 2017.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Silburn, P., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Copland, D. (2017). Electrophysiological markers for emotional and cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 4-8 June 2017.

  • Yang, J. H., McMahon, K. L., Copland, D. A., Byrne, G. J., Toft, A. J. H., Mitchell, L. K. and Dissanayaka, N. N. W. (2017). Impaired semantic fluency in Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment: a fMRI study. In: 23rd Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 25-29 June 2017.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Pachana, N., O’Sullivan, J., Marsh, R., Silburn, P., White, E., Torbey, E., Pye, D., Mitchell, L., Mellick, G., Copland, D. and Byrne, G. (2017). Improving diagnosis and treatment of anxiety in Parkinson’s disease: IDATA-PD study. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 4-8 June 2017.

  • Toft, A., Yang, J., Byrne, G., O’Sullivan, J., Mitchell, L., Copland, D. and Dissanayaka, N. (2017). Investigating the Association between Anxiety and Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: A Descriptive Study. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 4-8 June 2017.

  • Armstrong, Rebecca, Scott, James G., Whitehouse, Andrew J. O., Copland, David A., Mcmahon, Katie L. and Arnott, Wendy (2017). Late talkers and later language outcomes: Predicting the different language trajectories. In: Speech-Pathology-Australia National Conference, Perth Australia, (237-250). 2016. doi:10.1080/17549507.2017.1296191

  • Copland, David (2017). Testing neurobiological predictors and principles of aphasia recovery. In: SMART STROKES 2017 Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, (15-15). 10–11 August 2017.

  • Pierce, John E., Foster, Abby, Hurley, Melanie, O'Halloran, Robyn, Rose, Miranda, Nickels, Lyndsey, Togher, Leanne, Meinzer, Marcus, Copland, David, Rai, Tapan, Godecke, Erin, Joosup, Kim and Cadilhac, Dominique (2017). Treatment for people with chronic aphasia - investigation of high and low intensity, constraint and multimodal treatments. In: SMART STROKES 2017 Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, (7-7). 10–11 August 2017,.

  • Yang, J. H., McMahon, K. L., Copland, D. A., Byrne, G. J., Toft, A. J. H., Mitchell, L. K., O'Sullivan, J. D. and Dissanayaka, N. N. W. (2017). Understanding neural activation in semantic fluency in Parkinson’s disease with mild cognitive impairment. In: International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). June 4-8, 2017.

  • Rose, M., Nickels, L., Togher, L., Meinzer, M., Rai, T., Godecke, E., Kim, J., Cadilhac, D., Pierce, J., Foster, A., Hurley, M. and Copland, D. (2016). Progress on COMPARE: a randomised controlled trial comparing constraint-induced and multi-modal aphasia therapy to usual care in people with chronic aphasia. In: SMART STROKES 2016 Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (17-17). 25–26 August 2016. doi:10.1177/1747493016661644

  • Rose, M., Copland, D., Nickels, L., Togher, L., Meinzer, M., Rai, T. and Godecke, E. (2015). COMPARE: A national randomized controlled trial comparing two intensive treatments to usual care for individuals with chronic aphasia. In: Special Issue: Stroke 2015, Combined 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES. 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (77-77). 2-4 September 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12585

  • Dignam, J., Copland, D., McKinnon, E., Burfein, P., O'Brien, K., Farrell, A. and Rodriguez, A. D. (2015). Intensive versus distributed aphasia therapy: A non-randomised, parallel-groups, dosage-controlled study. In: Special Issue: Stroke 2015, Combined 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES. 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (13-14). 2-4 September 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12584

  • Brandenburg, C., Worrall, L., Copland, D. and Rodriguez, A. D. (2015). Investigating talk time as an indicator of participation in people with aphasia using the CommFit (TM) iPhone app as a measurement tool. In: Special Issue: Stroke 2015, Combined 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES. 26th ASM of the Stroke Society of Australasia and 11th Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference SMART STROKES, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (56-57). 2-4 September 2015. doi:10.1111/ijs.12585

  • Dignam, J., Rodriguez, A., Burfein, P., OBrien, K., Worrall, L. and Copland, D. A. (2014). Investigating the role of intensity in a comprehensive, aphasia therapy program: A non-intensive trial of Aphasia LIFT. In: Abstracts of the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Hamilton Island, Australia, (9-9). 30 July-1 August 2014. doi:10.1111/ijs.12297

  • Wall, K., Isaacs, M. L., Copland, D. A. and Cumming, T. (2014). Post-stroke cognition is not tested in representative samples: A systematic review. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia, (20-20). 30 July-1 August 2014. doi:10.1111/ijs.12297

  • Roxbury, T., McMahon, K., Read, S., Henderson, R., Wong, A., Coulthard, A., Farrell, A., Burfein, P., Taubert, S., Buckley, R., McHenery, C. and Copland, D. (2014). Relationship between subacute brain activity and aphasia recovery. In: Aphasiology: past, present and future. 15th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy, (188-188). 19 - 24 September 2014.

  • Copland, D. A., Roxbury, T., McMahon, K., Read, S., Henderson, R., Wong, A., Coulthard, A., Farrell, A., Burfein, P., Taubert, S., Buckley, R. and McHenery, C. (2014). Using fMRI to predict post-stroke aphasia recovery. In: International Journal of Stroke. unknown, unknown, (6-6). unknown.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Silburn, P., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Copland, D. (2013). Emotional dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. In: 22nd Annual RBWH Health Care Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2013.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Silburn, P., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Copland, D. (2013). Emotional processing in Parkinson's disease and anxiety: an EEG study of visual affective word processing. In: Abstracts of Presentations at the International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging (BaCI), a Joint Conference of the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP), the International Society for Functional Source Imaging (ISFSI), the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism (ISBEM), the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (ISBET), and the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS). BaCI 2013: First International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging, Geneva, Switzerland, (115-115). 5-8 September, 2013. doi:10.1177/1550059413507209

  • Dissanayaka, N. N., Au, T., Angwin, A., Copland, D., O'Sullivan, J., Byrne, G. J., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. A. (2013). Identifying EEG markers associated with anxiety in Parkinson's disease: late positive potential. In: Abstracts of the Seventeenth International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. MDS 2013: 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (83-84). 16-20 June, 2013. doi:10.1002/mds.25605

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., Copland, D., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2012). Abnormal event related brain potentials generated while processing emotional information in anxious Parkinson’s disease patients. In: 8th International Congress on Mental Dysfunction and Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, Berlin, Germany, (). 3-6 May 2012.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Copland, D., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2012). Abnormalities in emotional processing associated with anxiety in Parkinson’s disease. In: Parkinson’s Australia National Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 13-14 July 2012.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Au, T., Angwin, A., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Copland, D., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2012). Characterizing anxiety in Parkinson’s disease: clinical symptoms and neurophysiological markers. In: 21st Annual RBWH Health Care Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 8-12 October 2012.

  • Bell, P., Copland, D., Dissanayaka, N., McMahon, K., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2012). Frontostriatal circuit dysfunction in parkinson's disease during verbal suppression: evidence from functional neuroimaging. In: Parkinson’s Australia National Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 13-14 July 2012.

  • Copland, David, Mahoney, Jeff, Shellshear, Leanne, MacDonald, Anna, Whiting, Emma, Nathan, Pradeep and Silburn, Peter (2012). Influence of dopamine on healthy adult new word learning and implications for pharmacotherapy in Aphasia. In: 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference. Proceedings. 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference 2012, Groningen, Netherlands, (98-99). 7-12 September, 2012.

  • Dissanayaka, Nadeeka, Au, Tiffany, Angwin, Anthony, Copland, David, O’Sullivan, John, Byrne, Gerard, Marsh, Rodney, Mellick, George and Silburn, Peter (2012). Neural correlates of emotional processing in Parkinson’s disease and the influence of affective disturbances. In: Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS 2012 ), Brisbane, Australia, (). 29 November - 2 December 2012. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00140

  • Au, Tiffany, Angwin, Anthony, Copland, David, Mellick, George, O’Sullivan, John, Silburn, Peter, Byrne, Gerard and Dissanayaka, Nadeeka (2012). Neural mechanisms underlying emotional processing in healthy older adults: electrophysiological correlates of visual affective word processing. In: Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS 2012 ), Brisbane, Australia, (). 29 November - 2 December 2012. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00121

  • Copland, D., Bell, P., McMahon, K., Dissanayaka, N., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2012). Subcortical activity during verbal selection and suppression in Parkinson's Disease. In: Miozzo, M, 50th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings.. 50th Academy-of-Aphasia Meeting, San Francisco, United States, (50-51). 28-30 October 2012. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.10.074

  • Dissanayaka, N., Angwin A., Copland, D., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Marsh, M., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2011). Abnormal event related brain potentials generated while processing emotional information in anxious Parkinson’s disease patients. In: The Biannual Movement Disorder Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 8-10 September 2011.

  • Dissanayaka, N., Angwin, A., Copland, D., O’Sullivan, J., Byrne, G., Marsh, R., Mellick, G. and Silburn, P. (2011). Abnormal event related brain potentials generated while processing emotional information in anxious Parkinson’s disease patients. In: 20th RBWH Healthcare Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 10-14 October 2011.

  • Dissanayaka, Nadeeka, Au, Tiffany, Angwin, Anthony, Copland, David, O’Sullivan, John, Byrne, Gerard, Marsh, Rodney, Mellick, George and Silburn, Peter (2011). Abnormal event related brain potentials generated while processing emotional information in anxious Parkinson’s disease patients. In: 2nd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 9-12 December 2011.

  • van Hees, Sophia, Angwin, Anthony, McMahon, Katie, De Zubicaray, Grieg and Copland, David (2011). An fMRI investigation of semantic and phonological naming treatment in aphasia. In: Jean K. Gordon, Academy of Aphasia 2011. Academy of Aphasia 49th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, (135-137). 16 - 18 October 2011. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.207

  • Sophia van Hees, David Copland, Anthony Angwin, Greig De Zubicaray and Katie McMahon (2011). An fMRI investigation of semantic and phonological naming treatment in aphasia. In: Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, (88-92). September 14-16.

  • Meehan, Paul A., Bellette, Paul, Bradley, Andrew P., Castner, Joanna E., Chenery, Helen J., Copland, David A., John Varghese, Coyne, T. and Peter Silburn (2011). Investigation of the non-markovity spectrum as a cognitive processing measure of deep brain microelectrode recordings. In: F. Babiloni, A. Fred, J. Filipe and H. Gamboa, Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing. BIOSIGNALS 2011 - 4th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing, Rome, Italy, (144-150). 26-29 January 2011.

  • MacDonald, A. D., Heath, S. L., McMahon, K. L., Nickels, L., Angwin, A. J. and Copland, D. A. (2011). Neural substrates of short and long-term semantic facilitation of naming in aphasia. In: Abstracts of the 22nd Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting. Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting 2011, Adelaide, (50-50). 14-16th September.

  • Angwin, Anthony, Heath, Shiree, Holmes, Anna and Copland, David (2010). Electrophysiological correlates of naming facilitation in aphasia. In: Costanza Papagno, AoA2010, 48th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings. 48th Academy of Aphasia, Athens, Greece, (103-104). 24-26 October 2010. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.052

  • Smith, E. R., Broughton, M., Baker, R., Gallois, C., Angwin, A. J., Copland, D., Havas, K. and Chenery, H. J. (2010). Evaluating communication strategies in dementia: Conversations between aged care staff and residents. In: Abstracts of the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America: Transitions of care across the aging continuum. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, United States, (438-438). November 19–23 2010. doi:10.1093/geront/gnq115

  • Holmes, Anna, Heath, Shiree, McMahon, Katie, Nickels, Lyndsey, Angwin, Anthony, Van Hees, Sophia and Copland, David (2010). Neural Substrates of Naming Following Semantic Verification in Aphasia. In: Costanza Papagno, AoA2010, 48th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings. 48th Academy of Aphasia, Athens Greece, (92-93). 24-26 October 2010. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.047

  • McPherson, Bradley, McMahon, Katie, Wilson, Wayne and Copland, David (2010). Neural correlates of feigned hearing impairment: An fMRI study. In: 3rd Shanghai International Otology & Audiology Conference; and 11th Hearing International Annual Meeting, Shanghai, China, (). 21-24 October 2010.

  • Heath, S., Angwin, A., Holmes, A., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., van Hees, S. and Copland, D. (2010). Neural substrates and time course of phonological facilitation in aphasia. In: 48th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings. 48th Academy of Aphasia, Athens, Greece, (). 24-26 October 2010.

  • Heath, Shiree, Angwin, Anthony, Holmes, Anna, McMahon, Katie, Nickels, Lyndsey, van Hees, Sophia and Copland, David (2010). Neural substrates and timecourse of phonological facilitation in aphasia. In: Papagno, C, AoA2010, 48th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings. Academy of Aphasia 2010, Athens, Greece, (117-118). 24-26 October 2010. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.059

  • Schnell, Susanne, Copland, David, Heath, Shiree, van Hees, Sophia, Holmes, Anna, de Zubicaray, Greig and McMahon, Katie (2010). Tracking the arcuate fasciculus in patients with aphasia. In: Costanza Papagno, AoA2010, 48th Academy of Aphasia Proceedings. Academy of Aphasia 2010, Athens, Greece, (86-87). 24- 26 October 2010. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.044

  • Smith, E., Baker, R., Pachana, N., Mitchell, L., Angwin, A., Humphreys, M., Copland, D., Byrne, G., Gallois, C., Hucker, K., Vearncombe, K. and Chenery, H. (2009). Development of DVD-based training in strategies to support communication and memory in dementia. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. Online Exclusive: Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008 Abstracts. Australian National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (e16-e16). 18-19 September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.07.030

  • Chenery, H., Humphreys, M., Hegney, D., Pachana, N., Byrne, G., Gallois, C., Copland, D., Angwin, A. and Baker, R. (2009). Memory and communication training in dementia to improve the transition from home to residential care. In: National Dementia Research Forum. National Dementia Research Forum, Sydney, Australia, (e3-e3). September 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2009.05.260

  • Angwin, A., Baker, R., Byrne, G., Chenery, H. J., Copland, D., Gallois, C., Hegney, D., Hucker, K., Humphreys, M. S., Mitchell, L., Pachana, N. and Smith, E. (2009). The RECAPS program: Relieving the burden of care in dementia. In: Proceedings. First Joint Conference of the APS Psychology & Ageing Interest Group (PAIG) and the Royal Australia/New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age (FPOA). First Joint Conference of the APS Psychology & Ageing Interest Group (PAIG) and the Royal Australia/New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age (FPOA), Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, (). 12-14 November 2009.

  • Copland, David A., McMahon, Katie L., Silburn, P. and De Zubaricay, Greig I. (2008). Effects of Levodopa on the neural mechanisms of meaning suppression: A 4T fMRI study. In: 14th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). 14th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (). 15-19 June 2008.

  • Cardell, E. A., Copland, D. and Greig, C. (2008). Paying attention to language: A neurological and behavioural examination of the impact of visual cueing on language performance. In: HCSNet SummerFest 2008, Sydney, Australia, (). 22-24 September 2008.

  • Copland, D., de Zubicaray, G., McMahon, K., Nickels, L. and Smith, E. (2007). Neural substrates of naming treatment in aphasia: A functional MRI study. In: Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney , Australia, (). 27-31 May 2007.

  • McMahon, Katie L., Copland, David A. and De Zubaricay, Greig I. (2006). Alterations to cortico-striatal-thalamic connectivity with levodopa. In: Proceedings of: fMRI Experience 8. fMRI Experience 8, Melbourne, Australia, (). 27-30 June 2006.

  • Copland, D., de Zubicaray, G., McMahon, K., Nickels, L. and Smith, E. (2006). Brain mechanisms underlying phonological treatment effects in aphasia. In: Brain Impairment: 12th Aphasiology Symposium of Australia. 12th Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Sydney, Australia, (263-263). 30 November - 1 December, 2006. doi:10.1375/brim.7.3.259

  • Copland, David A., McMahon, Katie L., De Zubicaray, Greig I., Eastburn, Matthew M., Bryant, Martina, Chenery, Helen J. and Silburn, Peter (2006). Dopaminergic neuromodulation of semantic processing in healthy individuals. In: 2nd Pacific Rim Brain Conference. 2nd Pacific Rim Brain Conference, Sunshine Coast, Australia, (). 14-16 August 2006.

  • McMahon, Katie L., Copland, David A., De Zubicaray, Greig and Bryant, Martina (2006). Effects of levodopa administration on cerebral functional connectivity. In: 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy, (). 11-15 Jun 2006.

  • Holmes, A. D., Copland, D. A. and Chenery, H. J. (2006). Effects of nicotine on strategy-based semantic priming. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience: Abstracts of the 13th Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco CA, United States, (220-220). April 2006.

  • Copland, D. A., McMahon, K. M., Eastburn, M. and De Zubicaray, G. (2006). Functional MRI evidence for dopaminergic neuromodulation of semantic priming in healthy individuals. In: Proceedings of: 13th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS). 13th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, California USA, (). April, 2006.

  • Angwin, Anthony J., Chenery, Helen J., Copland, David A., Arnott, Wendy L., Grattan, Rachael, Murdoch, Bruce E. and Silburn, Peter A. (2006). Priming of semantic features in Parkinson’s disease. In: Academy of Aphasia 2006 Program - Academy of Aphasia. The 44th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, (102-103). 15 – 17 October 2006. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.060

  • Castner, J. E., Bradley, A. P., Chenery, H. J., Copland, D. A., Coyne, T. J., Sinclair, F., Parton, K., Wilson, S. and Wilson, W. (2005). Acquisition and analysis of intraoperative microelectrode recordings of the subthalamic nucleus during linguistic processing. In: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Neurological Surgery. 13th World Congress of Neurological Surgery, Marrakesh, Morocco, (). 19-24 June 2005.

  • Chenery, Helen, Copland, David, Finnigan, Simon, Bretherton, Paul, Harris, Jill, Catts, Stanley and Humphreys, Michael (2005). Electrophysiologic measures of expectancy-based semantic priming in high and low schizotypy. In: Psychophysiology. Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Society for Psychophysiological Research 45th Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, (S11-S11). 20-25 September 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00325.x

  • Castner, J. E., Chenery, H. J., Copland, D. A. and Silburn, P. A. (2004). The Role of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Language Processing: Microelectrode Recordings Prior to the Implantation of Deep Brain Stimulation Electrodes for People with Parkinson's Disease. In: 8th International Congress of Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disoders, Rome, Italy, (S303 (P877)-S303). 14th - 17th June, 2004. doi:10.1002/mds.20178

  • Copland, David, De Zubicaray, Greig, McMahon, Katie, Wilson, Stephen, Eastburn, Matthew and Chenery, Helen (2003). An event-related fMRI study of semantic priming as a function of meaning frequency. In: NeuroImage: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Ninth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, New York, U.S., (). 19-22 June 2003. doi:10.1016/S1053-8119(03)00263-5

  • Copland, David A., De Zubicaray, Greig I., McMahon, Katie, Wilson, Stephen J., Eastburn, Matt and Chenery, Helen J. (2002). Brain activity during automatic semantic priming revealed by event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging. In: A. W. Toga, R. S. J. Frackowiak and J. C. Mazziotta, NeuroImage: 12th Australiasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference & 6th Australian Functional Brain Mapping Symposium. 12th Australiasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference & 6th Australian Functional Brain Mapping Symposium, Sydney, (302-310). November 30 - December 3, 2002. doi:10.1016/S1053-8119(03)00279-9

  • Copland, David A., Chenery, Helen J. and Murdoch, Bruce E. (2002). Hemispheric contributions to lexical ambiguity resolution: Evidence from individuals with complex language impairment following left-hemisphere lesions. In: H. A. Witaker, Brain and Language: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. 2nd International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, Canada, (131-143). 18-20 October, 2000. doi:10.1006/brln.2001.2512

  • Copland, D. A. and White, P. (2001). Communicative function in individuals with a mental illness and intellectual disability: Preliminary findings. In: Participation Citizenship in The Wider World. 36th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, University of Melbourne, (). 12th-15th November, 2001.

  • Chenery, H. J., Copland, D. A., Hinds, L.W., Ingram, J. C. and Arnott, W. L. (2001). Temporal constraints on summation of activation within semantic memory: Evidence from normal adults and Broca's aphasia. In: The Science of Aphasia: From Theory to Therapy. The Science of Aphasia: From Theory to Therapy, Giens, France, (). 14-19th September, 2001.

  • Copland, D. A., Chenery, H. J. and Murdoch, B. E. (2000). The Effect of Increased Stimulus Processing Demands on Lexical Activation Following Nonthalamic Subcortical Lesions. In: 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing. 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Speeh, Language and Hearing, Grand Mercure Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland, (). 4-7 July, 2000.

  • Copland, D. A., Chenery, H. J. and Murdoch, B. E. (1999). Language disturbances subsequent to nonthalamic subcortical lesions. In: Ph. Dejonckere and H. E. M. Peters, Communication and its Disorders: A Science in Progress. Proceedings 24th Congress International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. 24th IALP Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (635-637). 23-27 August, 1998.

  • Copland, D. A. and Chenery, H. J. (1999). Lexical-semantic processing following dominant striatocapsular lesions: Evidence from lexical ambuiguity processing. In: I. Grant, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 27th Annual Meeting International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, (111). 10-13 February, 1999.

  • Copland, D. A., Chenery, H. J. and Murdoch, B. E. (1999). Meaning facilitation and inhibition in lexical ambiguity resolution as a test of models of subcortical language function. In: B. Murdoch, D. Theodoros and E. Ward, Brain Impairment & Rehabilitaiton - A National Perspective: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Brain impairment Conference. 21st Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Brisbane, (50-54). 1997.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The aim of this NHMRC funded research and UQ funded PhD scholarship is to determine whether brain activity and structure observed after stroke predict subsequent aphasia (language impairment) recovery and response to treatment. Participants will be tested on a clinically language battery and scanned at 1, 3 and 6 months post-onset, with half the participants receiving treatment at 1 month. Imaging will be used to identify language-related brain activity, white matter tract integrity, and lesion-symptom mapping. Background in one or more of the following is required. Speech Pathology, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology, NeuroImaging, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience

  • The University of Queensland is establishing the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families. Using a hybrid effectiveness-implementation design, this UQ funded PhD project will evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the UQ LIFT (Language Impairment and Function Therapy) program on impact on communicative function, mental health and quality of life within a real-world clinical setting. Qualitative methods will be employed to (1) describe the contextual factors which influence treatment fidelity and clinician and patient participation in the intervention; and (2) identify barriers and facilitators to implementation. This project would suit candidates with a background in speech pathology. Chief investigators: Dr Sarah Wallace and Professor David Copland

  • The University of Queensland is establishing the Queensland Aphasia Rehabilitation Centre (QARC), the first specialist aphasia research and rehabilitation centre in Australia. In partnership with Queensland Health, the QARC will deliver state-of-the-art services to people with aphasia and their families. This UQ funded PhD project will involve a health economics investigation that will determine the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive aphasia treatment program (UQ LIFT- Language Impairment and Function Therapy) implemented in a tertiary health facility. Resources and costs will be considered in relation to improvement on relevant communication scales and quality adjusted life years. This project would suit candidates with a background in speech pathology or health economics / public health. Chief investigator: Professor David Copland and Dr Sarah Wallace