Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin is a psychologist with a particular interest in health and ageing.

Assoc. Prof McLaughlin is a Principal Research Fellow with the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), School of Population Health, The University of Queensland. Deirdre was the project manager for the Men, Women and Ageing study – a large longitudinal study which was funded by the NHMRC/ARC under their Ageing Well, Ageing Productively strategic award program. Her current role includes managing data linkage activities for the ALSWH. She is a registered psychologist and is active in the Australian Psychological Society Ageing Interest Group. Her research interests centre around ageing, including the impact of chronic conditions, rural and urban differences in mortality and morbidity, gender differences associated with ageing issues and psychosocial factors associated with ageing well.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McLaughlin, D. (2010). Quality of life in epilepsy. In Jaya Pinikahana and Christine Walker (Ed.), Society, behaviour and epilepsy (pp. 43-58) New York , NY USA: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

  • Findlay, Robyn and McLaughlin, Deirdre (2005). Environment and psychological responses to ageing. In Gavin J. Andrews and David R. Phillips (Ed.), Ageing and place: Perspectives, policy, practice (pp. 118-132) London, UK: Routledge.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Leung, Janni, McLaughlin, Deirdre, McKenzie, Samantha, Dobson, Annette and Martin, Jennifer (2013). Differences in breast cancer screening patterns between women residing rural and urban areas. In: 7th Australian Women's Health Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 7-10 May, 2013.

  • McKenzie, Samantha, Berecki-Gisolf, Janneke, Dobson, Annette, McFarlane, Alexander and McLaughlin, Deirdre (2012). A history of comorbid depression and anxiety predicts new onset of heart disease / Mental health throughout the lifespan: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Symposium. In: 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health, Perth WA, Australia, (). 17-19 October.

  • Pachana, N. A., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., Byrne, G. and Dobson, A. (2012). Gender differences in anxiety and depression in more advanced old age. In: Charting new frontiers in aging. Abstracts of the Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Meeting. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting “Charting New Frontiers in Aging”, San Diego, CA, United States, (155-155). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Dobson, A., Brown, W., Hankey, G., Almeida, O., Byles, J., McLaughlin, D., Leung, J., McCaul, K. and Flicker, L. (2011). Absolute risk charts for death within 10 years for Australian in their 70'S by behavioural risk factors. In: Abstracts for IEA World Congress of Epidemiology. IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, Scotland, (A237-A237). 7-11 August 2011. doi:10.1136/jech.2011.142976h.99

  • Pachana, Nancy, McLaughlin, Deirdre, Adams, Jon and Dobson, Annette (2010). Factors which enhance or inhibit social support: A longitudinal analysis of social networks in older women. In: Abstracts from the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans LA, (186-186). 19-23 November 2010.

  • McLaughlin, Deirdre, McCaul, Kieran, Flicker, Leon, Hyde, Zoe, Almeida, Osvaldo, Hankey, Graeme, Jamrozik, Konrad and Byles, Julie (2010). Normal sexual functioning in older people. In: Abstracts - The Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans LA, (186-186). 19 - 23 November 2010.

  • Byles, J, McLaughlin, D, Leung, J, Flicker, L, Almeida, O and Hankey, G (2010). Why do women complain more about sleep problems than do men?. In: AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology,, Hobart, Australia, (7-7). 17-19 November 2010.

  • McLaughlin, D., Vagenas, D., Pachana, N., Almeida, O. and Dobson, A. (2008). Social networks in older Australian men and women. In: Australasian Journal on Ageing. 41st National Conference, Australian Association of Gerontology. 41st National Conference, Australian Association of Gerontology, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia, (A22-A22). 18–21 November 2008.

  • McLaughlin, D. P. and Pachana, N. A. (2005). The effectiveness of a group intervention on seizure control in older adults. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, (277-277). 4-5 November, 2005.

  • Warburton, Jeni and McLaughlin, Deirdre (2004). Handing down from generation to generation: the involvement of older people in the community. In: Australasian Journal on Ageing. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hilton on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, (A20-A22). 17-19 November 2004. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2004.00041-18.x

  • McLaughlin, D. P. (2003). Biological, psychological and social factors associated with epilepsy in late adulthood. In: International Psychogeriatrics. International Psychogeriatric Association 11th International Conference, Chicago, USA, (116-117). 17-22 August 2003. doi:10.1017/S1041610203009414

  • McLaughlin, D (2003). Biological, psychological and social factors associated with epilepsy in late adulthood. In: Gerontologist: Gerontological Society of America, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontological Society of America, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, California, (515-515). 21-25 Nov 2003.

Edited Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision