Professor Nancy Pachana

Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
n.pachana@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56832

Overview

Dr. Nancy Pachana is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has received extensive specialist training assessing and treating older adults. She is currently a professor in the School of Psychology at UQ. Her main research interests include anxiety in later life, early assessment of dementia and driving safety and dementia. She also conducts research into improving training in geriatric mental health service provision.

After graduating with honours from Princeton University, Professor Pachana went on to receive a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992. She received specialist training in neuropsychological assessment and clinical treatment of older adults during three years of post-doctoral training at the University of California at Los Angeles – Neuropsychiatric Institute and at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital System. She is the National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, dedicated to furthering research and public policy relating to older adults in Australia, and is Fellow of the Society. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association, and is a faculty affiliate of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists - Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on various topics in the field of ageing. Her edited book, Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology, was published in 2010 and has proven a popular text for clinical geropsychology training in North America. Her new edted book, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology, is out in 2014. She is currently on the editorial board of the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science.

Research Interests

  • Current Research Interests
    Assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of late-life anxiety; early detection of dementia; driving and dementia; women's health issues in later life; assessment of competency in later life; psychosocial interventions in long-term care environments; therapeutic gardening and animal-assisted therapy, curriculum and teaching issues in psychology and interdisciplinary mental health training; attitudes to ageing; longitudinal research; and mental health policy and ageing.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Prin

Publications

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  • Knight, B. G., Pachana, N. A., Juang, C. and Peel, N. M. (2012). Are Institutional Review Boards for human subjects research ageist?. 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 Diago, CA, United States, (521-522). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Pachana, Nancy (2012). Clinical training in USA. In: , Abstracts of the XXX International Congress of Psychology. XXX International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, (647-647). 22 - 27 July 2012.

  • Thompson, K., Pachana, N. A., Byrne, G. and Miloyan, B. (2012). Cognitive functioning in the context of incidental white matter hyperintensities. 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 Diago, CA, United States, (321-321). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Thomason, H., McLaughlin, D. and Pachana, N. (2012). Evaluating the WHO active ageing framework with confirmatory factor analysis. In: , Abstracts of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference. 45th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Brisbane, Australia, (59-59). 20-23 November 2012.

  • Woodhead, E., Emery, E. E., Pachana, N. A., Konnert, C. and Edelstein, B. (2012). Exposure and experience with geropsychology content in graduate training: an examination of student competencies and career decision making. 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 Diago, CA, United States, (466-466). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Mitchell, L., Byrne, G., Wilson, J., Tilse, C. and Pachana, A. (2012). Financial capacity in the presence of diffuse cortical atrophy: a single case study. 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 Diago, CA, United States, (528-528). 14-18 November 2012.

  • 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 Diago, CA, United States, (155-155). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Pachana, N. A., Cody, A., Bakharia, A. and Scott, T. (2012). Raising awareness at the undergraduate level: facilitating engagement and reflection on nursing homes. 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 Diago, CA, United States, (466-466). 14-18 November 2012.

  • Byles, J. E., Pachana, N. A. and Tooth, L. (2011). A comparison of risk factors and health outcomes across three generations of women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study On Women'S Health. In: , 2011 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. 64th Annual Scientific Meeting 'Lifestyle - lifespan', Boston, MA, United States, (145-145). 18-22 November 2011.

  • Pachana, Nancy, Scott, T., Sofronoff, K. and Helmes, E. (2011). Facilitators and barriers to achieving an ageing literate clinical psychology workforce. In: International Psychogeriatric Association Reinventing Aging through Innovation 15th International Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, (S76-S77). 6-9 September 2011.

  • Liddle, J., Bennett, S.,, Pachana, N.,, Lie, D. and Standen, B. (2011). How do we improve outcomes of driving cessation for people with dementia?. In: Occupational Therapy Australia 24th National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 29 June-1 July 2011.

  • Lautenschlager, Nicole, Burke, William, O'Brien, John, Ritchie, Craig, Suh, Guk Hee, Pachana, N.ancy, Philpot, Michael, Mould, Joan, Hutchins, Jamie and Clark, Jacqueline (2011). Meet the editors of International Psychogeriatrics and the IPA Bulletin or everything you always wanted to know about editors, but were afraid to ask. In: , Reinventing aging through innovation. Abstracts of the International Psychogeriatric Association 15th International Congress. 15th International Psychogeriatric Association, The Hague, The Netherlands, (S50-S50). 6-9 September 2011.

  • Pachana, Nancy (2011). Overview of diagnostic complexities in late-life anxiety. In: International Psychogeriatric Association Reinventing Aging through Innovation 15th International Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, (S46-S46). 6-9 September 2011.

  • Dobson, A., Brilleman, S. and Pachana, N. (2011). The Impact of Attrition On the Representativeness of Cohort Studies of Older People. In: IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 7–11 August 2011, (A103-A103). Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Byrne, Gerard J., Goncalves, Daniela C. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2011). The effect of proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and severity of Generalised Anxiety Disorder in older adults. In: unknown, unknown, (A29-A29). unknown.

  • Byrne, Gerard J., Goncalves, Daniela C. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2011). The effect of proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and severity of generalised anxiety disorder in older adults. In: G. Mahli, RANZCP 2011 Congress Abstract Book. Close Relations: RANZCP 2011 Congress, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia: Darwin Convention Centre, (A29-A29). 29 May - 2 June, 2011.

  • Massavelli, Bronwyn, Pinsker, D., Pachana, N., Vearncombe, K., Stone, V., Byrne, G., Wilson, J. and Tilse, C. (2011). The utility of the social vulnerability scale as a predictor of financial capacity in dementia patients. In: , Reinventing aging through innovation. Abstracts of the International Psychogeriatric Association 15th International Congress. 15th International Congress on the International Psychogeriatric Association, The Hague, The Netherlands, (S194-S195). 6-9 September 2011.

  • Pachana, Nancy (2011). Training mental health professionals across disciplines to be age-literate: Barriers and facilitators. In: , Reinventing aging through innovation. Abstracts of the International Psychogeriatric Association 15th International Congress. 15th International Psychogeriatric Association, The Hague, The Netherlands, (S73-S73). 6-9 September 2011.

  • Byrne, G. and Pachana, N. A. (2010). Development and validation of a short form of the geriatric anxiety inventory. In: , Program abstracts : 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting “Transitions of Care Across the Aging Continuum”. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting “Transitions of Care Across the Aging Continuum”, New Orleans, LA, (89-89). 19-23 November 2010.

  • Peel, N. M. and Pachana, N. A. (2010). Evaluation of a registry of older volunteers participating in ageing research. In: , Program Abstracts. The Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, United States, (466-466). 19-23 November 2010.

  • Byrne, G., Gray, L., Jones, R., Martin-Khan, M., Morris, J., Pachana, N., Travers, C. and Research Collaborative in Quality Care for Older Persons: Dementia Care Panel (2010). Indicators of quality of care for patients with dementia in the acute care setting. In: , Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 17-19 November 2010, Hobart, Tasmania. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hobart, TA, Australia, (25-25). 17-19 November 2010.

  • Travers, C, Byrne, G, Gray, L and Pachana, N (2010). Issues facing frail, older people in the acute hospital setting. In: , Abstracts of the 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 17-19 November 2010, Hobart, Tasmanian. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, (45-46). 17-19 November 2010.

  • Broughton, M, Smith, ER, Baker, R, Pachana, NA, Angwin, AJ, Byrne, G, Humphreys, MS and Chenery, HJ (2010). Supporting memory and communication in people with dementia: An educational program for caregivers. 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, (129-129). 19-23 November 2010.

  • Currell, M., Thompson, K., Byrne, G. and Pachana, N. A. (2010). Use of the California Older Adult Stroop Test in a Longitudinal Study. In: , Abstracts: The Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting. The Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD, (403-403). 21-25 November 2008.

  • Massavelli, B., Lipp, O. and Pachana, N. A. (2009). Ageing and Emotional Reactivity: Do older adults show differential subjective and physiological responding during picture viewing compared to younger adults?. In: , The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (S336-S337). 5-9 July, 2009.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2009). Assessing competence to drive: Issues and tools for clinicians. In: IPA 2009 International Meeting: Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Byles, J., Pachana, N. and Tooth, L. (2009). Australian longitudinal study on women's health: Women, health and ageing. In: , Abstracts of the 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (A47-A48). 25-27 November 2009.

  • Byles, J., Pachana, N. and Tooth, L. (2009). Australian longitudinal study on women’s health: Women, health and ageing. In: , Abstracts of the 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Canberra ACT, Australia, (A47-A48). 25–27 November 2009.

  • Meehan, M., Schull, D., Pachana, N., Watson, B. and Coleman, G. (2009). Determining the effectiveness of an interactive communication skills and human-animal bond workshop in final year veterinary students. In: , AVES: Australian Veterinary Education Symposium 2009. Preparing for Practice: Handbook for Delegates. AVES 2009 Australasian Veterinary Education Symposium, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, (36-36). 5-7 July 2009.

  • 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.

  • Gustafsson, L., Liddle, J., Pachana, N. A., McKenna, K., Mitchell, G. and Haynes, M. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people. In: Ricardo Nitrini, Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009 International Meeting: Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-167). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Gustafsson, L., Haynes, M., Liddle, J., Mitchell, G. and Pachana, N. A. (2009). Improving outcomes of driving cessation for older people: Early results from a RCT of the UQDrive groups. In: , The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.. XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (680-680). 5-9 July, 2009.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Byrne, G. (2009). Measuring anxiety in later life with the geriatric anxiety inventory. In: IPA 2009 International Meeting: Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (). 4-7 May 2009.

  • 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.

  • Byrne, G. J. and Pachana, N. A. (2009). Self-reported anxiety in Australian Memory Clinic Attendees. In: , The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging.. XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (S487-S487). 5-9 July, 2009.

  • Vearncombe, K. J., Rolfe, M., Pachana, N. A., Wright, M. J. and Breadle, G. (2009). Specific cognitive decline: Domains and associated contributing factors for cognitive dysfunction after chemotherapy. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Final Program Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting International Neuropsychological Society. Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, (83-84). 11-14 February 2009.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Byrne, G. J. A. (2009). The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory. In: XIXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, (S123-S124). 5-8 July, 2009.

  • 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.

  • Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A., McCullough, C. M., Wood, J., Pachana, N. A., McWilliam, J. and Raikos, M. (2009). What factors account for age-related decline in hazard perception ability of older drivers?. In: , Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009: International Meeting of the International Psychogeriatric Association and the Third Congress of the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-166). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Meehan, M., Coleman, G., Pachana, N., Baguley, J., Hawke, C., Tammen, I. and Mills, J. (2008). Building the relationship with the client: Clients' expectations and perceptions of veterinary communication competencies. In: International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine, Banff, Canada, (). 13-16 November, 2008.

  • Pachana, Nancy and Byrne, Gerard (2008). Development and use of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI). In: PSIGE Conference, York, UK, (). 2-4 July 2008.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Byrne, G. J. (2008). Development and use of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI). In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. International Neuropsychological Society 36th Annual INS Meeting, Hawaii, U.S., (163-163). 6-9 February, 2008.

  • Byrne, G. J. A., Pachana, N. A., Arnold, E., Appadurai, K. and Chalk, J. (2008). Performance characteristics of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory in memory clinic attendees. In: , Alzheimer's and Dementia. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, Chicago, U.S., (T441-T442). 26-31 July, 2008.

  • 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.

  • Pachana, Nancy (2008). Training in geropsychology: International perspectives and initiatives. In: PSIGE Conference, York, UK, (). 2-4 July 2008.

  • Pachana, N. A., Wilson, J., Stone, V., Tilse, C. and Byrne, G. (2008). Validation of an assessment battery for testing financial capacity in persons with dementia. In: National Dementia Research Forum 2008, Sydney Australia, (). 18 September 2008.

  • Collerson, M. E., Pachana, N. and Humphreys, M. S. (2007). An update on menopause for the practitioner: The effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on psychosocial and memory variables. In: Suzanne McLaren, Australian Journal of Psychology. 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Australia, (368-368). 13 November, 2007.

  • Collerson, M. Elizabeth, Pachana, Nancy and Humphreys, Michael S. (2007). Cognitive functioning in the later years: The contribution of Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) and psychosocial variables to episodic memory performance. In: Kate Moore, Proceedings of 42nd Annual Conference 25-29 September 2007, Brisbane, Qld: Psychology making an impact. 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Brisbane, Australia, (88-92). 25-29 September 2007.

  • Byrne, Gerard J., Pachana, Nancy A., Siddle, Helen, Koloski, Natasha, Harley, Emma and Arnold, Elizabeth (2007). Development and clinical utility of the geriatric anxiety inventory. In: , International Psychogeriatrics: Active Aging: Wisdom for Body, Mind and Spirit.. International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) 13th Congress, Osaka, Japan, (147-147). 14-18 October 2007.

  • Massavelli, B., Lipp, O. and Pachana, N. A. (2007). Emotionality Across the Adult Lifespan: Is There a Change in Emotional Responding with Age?. In: 11 1/2 Cognitive Aging Conference in the Land Down Under, Flinders University, Adelaide, S.A., (). 12-17 July 2007.

  • Byrne, G and Pachana, N (2007). Measurement of anxiety symptoms in older adults: The geriatric anxiety inventory. In: , Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Unknown, unknown, (A8-A8). unknown.

  • Pachana, Nancy and Byrne, Gerard (2007). Measurement of anxiety symptoms in older adults: The geriatric anxiety inventory. In: , Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42nd Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress, Gold Coast, Queensland, (A8-A8). 29 April-3 May 2007.

  • Travers, Helen, King, Robert, Byrne, Gerard J.A., Khoo, Soo K., Bartlett, Helen P. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2007). Psychosocial interventions to arrest cognitive decline in at-risk women. In: , The Abstracts of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society; Australian Journal of Psychology. 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Brisbane, Australia, (351-351). 25-29 September, 2008.

  • Pachana, Nancy A. (2007). Sexuality in later life: An overview of myths, trends and chocolate. In: Suzanne McLaren, Australian Journal of Psychology; The Abstracts of the 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Vic., Australia, (372-372). 1-3 November, 2007.

  • Scott, T. and Pachana, N. (2007). Therapeutic gardens in residential care facilities. In: , 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Vic., Australia, (372-372). 13 November 2007.

  • Barnett, Z. and Pachana, N. (2007). Viagra: The little blue pill with big repercussions. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of the 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 2nd APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Vic., Australia, (366-366). 13 November 2007.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2006). Assessment of older adults across diverse settings: Overarching issues. In: Tanya Lye and Tim Hannan, Australian Journal of Psychology : The Abstracts of the 12th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Forensic Neuropsychology: Foundations and Practice, Manly Pacific, Sydney, Australia, (229-229). 23-25 November, 2006.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2006). Compliance with psychological and pharmacological treatment recommendations in older adults. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society 26-30 September 2006. The Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (176-176). 26-30 September, 2006.

  • Byrne, G. and Pachana, N. (2006). Development of a new scale to measure generalized anxiety in older people. In: Joyce, P.R. and Andrews, G., Emotional compass: navigating wellbeing. The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 41st Congress, Perth, Australia, (A12-A12). 28 May - 1 June, 2006.

  • Dob, Rian, Kenardy, Justin, Pachana, Nancy, Anderson, Vicki, Le Brocque, Robyne, Mckinlay, Lynne and Eren, Senem (2006). Diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder in children with traumatic brain injury. In: , Brain Impairment. Proceedings of: Abstracts of the 29th Brain Impairment Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Treatment of Brain Impairment — Addressing Mental Health, Psychosocial Recovery and New Technologies. 29th Brain Impairment Conference, Sydney, Australia, (50-50). 27–29 April, 2006.

  • Anderson, V., Dob, R., Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R. and Pachana, N. A. (2006). Effects of post traumatic stress symptomatology on information processing of children with traumatic brain injury. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: abstracts from International Neuropsychological Society, the Swiss Neuropsychological Society (SVNP), and the German Neuropsychological Society (GNP) Meeting. International Neuropsychological Society, the Swiss Neuropsychological Society (SVNP), and the German Neuropsychological Society (GNP) Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, (10-10). 26-30 July, 2006.

  • Woodward, Rana, Pachana, Nancy A. and Byrne, Gerard J. A. (2006). Group phobia treatment in an older cohort. In: Deirdre McLaughlin, 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Deakin Management Centre, Geelong, Victoria, (280-280). 4-5 November 2005.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2006). Incorporating ageing content into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society. The Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (175-176). 26-30 September, 2006.

  • Koloski, N. A., Smith, N., Pachana, N. A. and Dobson, A. (2006). Performance of the anxiety and depression dimensions of the Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scale: Methodological and predictive implications. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society. The Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand, (153-154). 26-30 September, 2006.

  • Byles, J. E. and Pachana, N. (2006). Social circumstances, social support, ageing and health: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. In: Susan Quine, Diversity in Ageing: Conference abstracts published in the Australasian Journal on Ageing. Australian Association of Gerontology 39th National Conference: Diversity in Ageing, Sydney, Australia, (9-9). 22-24 November 2006.

  • Green, M. E., Humphreys, M. S. and Pachana, N. A. (2005). Cognitive Functioning in the Later Years: The Effect of Psychosocial and Lifestyle Variables on Postmenopausal Women’s Memory. In: World Ageing & Generations Congress, St Gallen, Switzerland, (). 29 Sep-1 Oct, 2005.

  • Byrne, Gerard, Pachana, Nancy, Siddle, Helen and Koloski, Natasha (2005). Development of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI). In: D. Ames and J. O'Brien, International Psychogeriatrics: Abstracts of the 12th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association. 12th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Stockholm, (136-137). 20-24 September, 2005.

  • Pachana, N. A., Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A. and McCullough, C. M. (2005). Hazard detection in older adult drivers. In: D. McLaughlin, Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. The 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Deakin Management Centre, Geelong, Victoria, (278-278). 4-5 November 2005.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2005). Incorporating ageing content into teaching across disciplines. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing: 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts. 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Gold Coast, (A53-A54). November 9-11 2005.

  • Brown, W. and Pachana, N. A. (2005). Informant's assessment of premorbid personality functioning in older adults. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, Australia, (A25-A25). 17th - 19th November, 2004.

  • Pachana, Nancy A., Petriwskyj, Andrea, O'Neill, Sheila and Khoo, S. K. (2005). Interaction between psychosocial variables in menopause. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing: 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology Abstracts. 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (A28-A28). 9-11 November 2005.

  • Koloski, N., Smith, N., Pachana, N. A. and Dobson, A. (2005). Is mixed anxiety-depression a common feature of older women?. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, Australia, (A51-A51). 17th - 19th November, 2004.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Byrne, G. J. A. (2005). Measurement of anxiety symptoms in older adults: The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of the 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Geelong, Victoria, (278-278). 4-5 November 2005.

  • Boddice, G., Pachana, N. A. and Byrne, G. J. A. (2005). Screening for anxiety in mild cognitvely impaired individuals. In: Deirdre McLaughlin, Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. Informing Psychological Interventions: The 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Deakin Management Centre, Geelong, Victoria, (272-272). 4-5 November, 2005.

  • 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.

  • Pachana, N. A., Fitzell, A. and Lie, D. C. (2004). Clinical and assessment tools to determine driving risk and progress to driving cessation in older adults. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : Abstracts Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for the Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). The 2004 Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for the Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Brisbane, Australia, (23-23). 7-10 July, 2004.

  • Pachana, Nancy A. (2004). Driving capacity in older adults: Assessment considerations and ethical follow-up. In: , Journal of the International Neropsychological Society. 2004 Annual meeting of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Brisbane, Australia, (23-23). 7–10 July, 2004.

  • Blakley, Judy, Alpass, Fiona, Pachana, Nancy and Long, Nigel (2004). Hearing handicap profiles in older New Zealand veterans: implications for the rehabilitation process. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing: Abstracts from 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, (A16-A16). 2004.

  • Green, Elizabeth, Humphreys, Michael and Pachana, Nancy A. (2004). Perceived vs. actual memory changes in mid-aged women. In: , Australasian Journal on Ageing. 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, Australia, (A11-A12). 17th - 19th November, 2004.

  • Koloski, N. A., Pachana, N. A. and Talley, N. J. (2004). Psychological characteristics of older versus younger persons with a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID). In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 39th Conference of The Australian Psychological Society. 39th Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Sydney , Australia, (198-198). 29 September - 3 October. 2004.

  • Pachana, N. A., Ford, J., Andrew, B. and Dobson, A. (2004). Relationships between pet ownership and health: Asking questions and passing criticisms. In: Alison Garton, Abstracts of the 39th Conference of The Australian Psychological Society; Australian Journal of Psychology. 39th Conference of The Australian Psychological Society, Sydney, Australia, (213-213). 29 September - 3 October, 2004.

  • McAlister, A. R., Pachana, N. A. and Jackson, C. (2003). "Oops, I did it Again!": Impulsiveness in Infidelity. In: Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences, Brisbane, Australia, (). November, 2003.

  • Spooner, D. M., Pachana, N. A., Khoo, S. K. and O'Neill, S. M. (2003). Can Hormone Replacement Therapy preserve everyday memory functioning in menopausal women?. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society:Abstracts Presented at the Thirty-First Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, February 5–8, 2003 Honolulu, Hawaii. Thirty-First Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Honolulu, U.S., (301-301). 5-8 February, 2003.

  • Pachana, N. A., Alpass, F. M., Blakley, J. and Long, N. (2003). Comparison of cognitive screening tasks in an elderly veteran population. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: Abstracts Presented at the Thirty-First Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference. 31st Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, (256-257). 5-8 February, 2003.

  • Dobson, A., Smith, N. and Pachana, N. A. (2003). Some problems with life event scores and health outcomes. In: , Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference Abstracts; Australasian Journal on Ageing. Australian Association of Gerontology 36th National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, (5-6). 12 – 14 November, 2003.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2002). Driving and dementia: A double-edged sword. In: 37th Annual Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Brisbane, Australia, (A30-A30). 28 April - 1 May, 2002.

  • Powers, Jennifer R., Young, Anne F., Russell, Anne and Pachana, Nancy A. (2002). Implications of non-response of older Australian women to the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. In: , Australasian Epidemiologist. Australian Epidemiological Assocation Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, (). 5-6 September, 2002.

  • Alpass, F.M., Blakey, J., Pachana, N. A. and Long, N (2002). PTSD, social support and cognitive status in community-based older veterans. In: Cognitive Ageing conference, Atlanta, (). 18-21 April 2002.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Bourke, J. (2002). Progressive loss of expressive language in a journalist: What news for dementia?. In: 8th International Confrence on Alzheimer's Disease and Relates, Stockholm, (S259-S259). 20-25 July, 2002.

  • Pachana, N. A., Helmes, E., Wells, Y. and Luszcz, M. (2002). The importance of postgraduate training in geropsychology: Practice and research implications. In: Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 27 Sept-31 Oct 2002.

  • Blakey, J., Alpass, F.M., Pachana, N. A. and Long, N (2002). The relationship between self-report memory and cognitive status in an older veteran sample. In: Cognitive Ageing conference, Atlanta, (). 18-21 April 2002.

  • Pachana, N. A., Bristow, V., Stephens, C.V. and Hamilton, Y. (2002). Use of a test of everyday memory on a New Zealand population of mid-aged women. In: , International Journal of Neuroscience. Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, NZ, (185-186). 24-26 August 2000.

  • Alpass, F. M., Pachana, N. A., Long, N. and Blakey, J. (2001). Cognitive decline, hearing impairment and hearing handicap in a veteran sample. In: , Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference. Partnerships in Dementia Care: Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 25-27 October 2001.

  • Pachana, N. A., Simmons, A., Coon, D. and Thompson, L. (2001). Color confusion on the Stroop in an older diabetic sample. In: , International Psychogeriatrics Association Meeting. Treatment, Care, and Outcomes in Psychogeriatrics, Lorne, Australia, (). 4-7 February 2001.

  • Pachana, N. A., Pennington, H.R., Coyle, S.L. and Gudgeon, S. (2001). Comparison of Palmore's Facts of Aging Quiz with and without a Dont't Know option. In: Australasian Human Development Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 July 2001.

  • Pachana, N. A., Alpass, F.M. and Blakey, J. (2001). Comparison of cognitive screening tasks in an elderly veteran population. In: G. Anson and J. Wickens, International Journal of Neuroscience: Abstracts of the 18th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. 18th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, (184-184). 24-26 August, 2000.

  • Pachana, N. A., Hamilton, Y. and Stephens, C. (2001). Hormone replacement therapy and everyday memory in mid-aged New Zealand women: Pilot data. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 7th National Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. 7th National Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Sheraton Towers, Southgate, Vic, (184-184). 4-6 October, 2001.

  • Ciesionik, A., Pachana, N. A., Long, N., Jones, H. and Alpass, F. M. (2001). Increasing age and dementia: The effect on perception and reaction time in older drivers. In: , Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference. Partnerships in Dementia Care : Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 25-27 October 2001.

  • Seville, E., Alpass, F.M. and Pachana, N. A. (2001). Knowledge and attitudes of hearing professionals towards older adults and their potential effects on treatment options. In: Australasian Human Development Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2 July 2001.

  • Babbage, D. and Pachana, N. A. (2001). Neuropsychological assessment of an eighty-nine year old man. In: G. Anson and J. Wickens, International Journal of Neuroscience: Abstracts of the Eighteenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. Eighteenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, (185-185). 24-26 August, 2000.

  • Bullock, J. J., Pachana, N. A., Simons, B. and Alpass, F. M. (2001). Prescribed psychotropic medications and dementia: Prospective case studies. In: , Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference. Partnerships in Dementia Care : Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 25-27 October 2001.

  • Pachana, N. A. (2001). Speed and accuracy of road sign perception in older adults with and without early Alzheimer's disease. In: , Australian Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of 36th Annual Conference of The Australian Psychological Society. Hormone replacement therapy and everyday memory in mid-aged New Zealand women: Pilot data, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA, (168-168). 20-24 September 2001.

  • Ciesionik, A., Pachana, N. A. and Alpass, F. M. (2001). The assessment of medical fitness in older drivers. In: , Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference. Partnerships in Dementia Care:Alzheimers Disease International 17th International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, (). 25-27 October 2001.

  • Bullock, J. J., Pachana, N. A., Simons, B. and Bourke, J. (2001). The behavioural and psychological status of people with dementia on referral to geropsychiatry inpatient or outpatient settings: Preliminary data. In: , International Psychogeriatric Association Meeting. Treatment, Care, and Outcomes in Psychogeriatrics, Lorne, Australia, (). 5 February, 2001.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Leathem, J.M. (1999). Comparison of the California Older Adult Stroop Test (COAST) and the Golden Stroop with Head-Injured Adults. In: , The International Journal of Neuroscience: Abstracts of the Seventeenth International Aijstralasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. Seventeenth International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand, (215-215). August, 1999.

  • Pachana, N. A., Pennington, H. R. and Coyle, S. (1999). Facts on Aging Quiz : A New Zealand adaptation (Conference Poster). In: , International Psychogeriatrics: Abstracts of Ninth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association. Ninth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Vancouver, Canada, (127-127). 15-20 August, 1999.

  • Pachana, N. A., Thompson, L. W., Marco poulos, B. A. and Yoash-Gantz, R. (1998). Color-confusion in older adults on the Stroop Test. In: , Journal of Neuropsychiatry: Abstracts of 9th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). 9th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, (683-683). 1–3 February, 1998.

  • Leathem, J. M., Pachana, N. A., Babbage, D. and Cassin, O. (1998). Single versus multiple TBI: Epidemiological, neuropsychological and neurobehavioural differences. In: , The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences: Abstracts from 9th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA). 9th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), Honolulu, HI, (638-639). 1-3 February, 1998.

  • Kalechstein, A. D., Hinkin, C. H., Stenquist, P., Van Gorp, W. G., Satz, P., Wood, S., Moore, L. and Pachana, N. A. (1997). Disease severity versus demographic characteristics as predictors of neuropsychological dysfunction in HIV-infected patients. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: Abstracts Presented at the Twenty-Fifth Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference. 25th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Orlando, FL, (15-15). 5-8 February, 1997.

  • Pachana, N. A., Boone, K. B., Miller, B. L. and Cummings, J. L. (1996). Comparison of neuropsychological and neurobehavioral functioning in FTD and AD patients. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: Abstracts of the 24th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference. 24th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference,, Chicago, (14-14). 14-17 February, 1996.

  • Van Lancker, D. and Pachana, N. A. (1996). Dysprosody and basal ganglia insult (Dysprosodic Speech Following Basal Ganglia Stroke: Role of Fronfosubcorfical Circuits). In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: Abstracts of the 24th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference. 24th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Chicago, Illinois, (5-5). 1996.

  • Humphrey, L., Brumm, V., Pachana, N. A., McMullen, W., Stoddard, M. and Van Gorp, W. G. (1996). Performances of mild and moderate traumatic brain injured patients versus probable malingerers on measures of neuropsychological functioning. In: , Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: Abstracts from the 24th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference. The Twenty-Fourth Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Chicago, IL, (25-26). 14-17 February, 1996.

  • Van Lancker, D. and Pachana, N. A. (1995). Acquired dysprosodic speech production: mood, motivational, cognitive or motor disorder?. In: , Brain and Language: Abstracts - The Academy of Aphasia Conference, Platform Sessions 5–7. The Academy of Aphasia Conference, San Diego, CA, (196-4). 5-7 November, 1995.

  • Pachana, N. A., Marcopulos, B., Yoash-Gantz, R. and Thompson, L. W. (1995). California Older Adult Stroop Test (COAST). In: , The Gerontologist : Abstracts from 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, (219-219). 15-19 November,1995.

  • Pachana, N. A., Boone, K. B., Miller, B. L. and Djenberedjian, A. (1995). Case report of changes in frontal lobe functioning in a young woman with Wernicke-Korsakoff's Syndrome. In: , Journal of the International Neropsychological Society: Abstracts Presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA, (169). 8 -11 February , 1995.

  • Pachana, N. A., Ganzell, S., Markee, T. and Cherrier, M. (1995). Geriatric sexuality: chronic disease states and sexual dysfunction. In: , The Gerontologist : Abstracts from 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, (448). 15-19 November , 1995.

  • Pachana, N. A. and Boone, K. B. (1995). What can a case of WKS tell us about tests of malingering?. In: , Journal of the International Neropsychological Society: Abstracts Presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA, (128-128). 8 -11 February. 1995.

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