Professor Julie Henry

ARC Future Fellowship

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor

Queensland Brain Institute

Affiliate Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine
julie.henry@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56737

Overview

Henry is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, and is also an Affiliate Professor at The Queensland Brain Institute as well as The Mater Research Institute.

Henry leads a group that particularly focuses on how social cognition and prospection are disrupted by normal adult ageing and clinical illness. Social cognition broadly refers to the processing of social information, such as the ability to recognise facial emotions, and to appropriately attend to eye gaze cues. Prospection refers to future-oriented cognitions and behaviours, such as prospective memory and episodic foresight. Henry's work has provided important insights into when and why these critical cognitive abilities break down, and the types of interventions that can be used to generate meaningful gains in these cognitive abilities. Reflecting the importance of this work, Henry has published more than 170 peer‑reviewed papers in her career to date. These publications appear in high impact outlets that include Cognition, Developmental Science, Psychology and Aging, Emotion, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and Nature Reviews Neurology. Henry’s research has already been cited more than 10,000 times in Scopus with Google Scholar listing more than 18,000 citations.

Henry has also received continuous prestigious and highly competitive research funding: ~$5m to date. This has included leading six Australian Research Council Discovery Projects. Since 2016 alone, she has been the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship ($965K), a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant (£500K), and an NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research grant ($700K).

Between 2011 and 2017, Henry was Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. She is also currently an Associate Editor for Gerontology, and serves on a number of editorial boards, including Psychological Science. In 2016 Prof Henry was the recipient of the UQ Research Higher Degree Supervision Award from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences: competitive across the Faculty’s six schools and three research centres. This was in recognition of the excellent outcomes her PhD students have achieved. This includes postdoctoral positions at Harvard Medical School (two recent graduates) and the University of Cambridge.

Henry is currently a Director of the The Queensland Multidisciplinary Initiative for Neurocognitive Disorders (Qld MIND) Project. The Qld MIND Project consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians working together to better understand and treat the neurocognitive difficulties that are a common symptom of many clinical disorders, and which have been shown to profoundly affect many important prognostic outcomes. This translational Project reflects a long-term research alliance between The University of Queensland, The Mater Group and the Princess Alexandra Hospital with the shared goal of promoting growth, resilience and wellbeing in the broader community.

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts, University of Aberdeen
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The QLD MIND Project consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians working together to better understand and treat the neurocognitive difficulties that are a common symptom of many clinical disorders, and which have been shown to profoundly affect many important prognostic outcomes, including quality of life, mental health, and the ability to live autonomously. This translational Project reflects a long-term research alliance between The University of Queensland, The Mater Group and the Princess Alexandra Hospital with the shared goal of promoting growth, resilience and wellbeing in the broader community.

    As part of this initiative, outstanding opportunities are currently available for RHD students interested in conducting research focused on clinical disorders that are associated with neurocognitive difficulties. At present, we have active research studies focused on better understanding and treating the neurocognitive difficulties associated with stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, brain tumours and Parkinson's disease. Most of our current studies focus on prospective cognition and social cognitiion because these cognitive abilities are known to be particularly important predictors of key prognostic outcomes, but there would also be the potential to look at other neurocognitive domains.

    If you are interested in completing a RHD as part of the Qld MIND Project, please contact Professor Julie Henry directly.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Kalokerinos, Elise K., von Hippel, William and Henry, Julie D. (2017). Social cognition and aging. In Encyclopedia of geropsychology (pp. 2168-2174) Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-082-7_2

  • Kalokerinos, Elise K., von Hippel, William and Henry, Julie D. (2015). Social cognition and aging. In Encyclopedia of geropsychology (pp. 1-7) Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_2-1

  • Phillips, Louise H., Slessor, Gillian, Bailey, Phoebe E. and Henry, Julie D. (2014). Older adults' perception of social and emotional cues. In Paul Verhaeghen and Christopher K. Hertzog (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood (pp. 9-25) New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199899463.001.0001

  • Phillips, Louise H. and Henry, Julie D. (2012). An evaluation of the frontal lobe theory of cognitive aging. In Measuring the Mind Speed, control, and age () : Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566427.003.0008

  • Phillips, Louise H., Henry, Julie D. and Martin, Mike (2012). Adult aging and prospective memory: The importance of ecological validity. In Prospective Memory: Cognitive, Neuroscience, Developmental, and Applied Perspectives (pp. 161-185) : Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9780203809945

  • Crawford, John R. and Henry, Julie D. (2012). Assessment of executive dysfunction. In Peter W. Halligan and Derick T. Wade (Ed.), The effectiveness of rehabilitation for cognitive deficits (pp. 233-244) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.003.0019

  • von Hippel, William and Henry, Julie D. (2012). Social cognitive aging. In Susan T. Fiske and C. Neil Macrae (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of social cognition (pp. 390-411) Los Angeles, CA, United States: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781446247631.n20

  • Phillips, Louise H. and Henry, Julie D. (2011). Adult aging and executive functioning. In Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes: A Lifespan Perspective (pp. 57-79) : Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9780203837863

  • von Hippel, William and Henry, Julie D. (2011). Aging and self-regulation. In Kathleen D. Vohs and Roy F. Baumeister (Ed.), Handbook of self-Regulation: Research, theory, and applications 2nd ed. (pp. 321-335) New York, United States: Guilford Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Grainger, S., Henry, J., Vanman, E., Scott, J. and Labuschagne, I. (2016). Intranasal Oxytocin and Social Perceptual Processing in Late Adulthood. In: -, -, (). -.

  • Dingle, Genevieve A., Henry, Julie D., Taylor, Alithea and Kelly, Peter J. (2013). An Emotion Regulation Model of Substance Misuse. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (33-33). 24 - 27 November 1013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Whitton, A., Henry, Julie D., Grisham, Jessica R. and Rendell, Peter G. (2012). Hoarding, excessive responsibility and pathological guilt: symptoms of empathy in overdrive?. In: Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP). 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP), Pisa, Italy, (321-321). 13-17 September 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.06.086

  • Whitton, A. E., Henry, J. D., Rendell, P. G. and Grisham, J. R. (2012). Pathological disgust and the basal ganglia: an examination of disgust responding in obsessive-compulsive disorder. In: Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP). 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP), Pisa, Italy, (365-365). 13-17 eptember 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.07.010

  • Whitton, A. E., Henry, J. D., Rendell, P. G. and Grisham, J. R. (2012). Turning one's nose up at the wrong and the rancid: Disentangling the effects of anger and disgust on physiological responses to moral transgressions. In: Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP). 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology of the International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP), Pisa Italy, (364-365). 13-17 September 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.07.009

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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 QLD MIND Project consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians working together to better understand and treat the neurocognitive difficulties that are a common symptom of many clinical disorders, and which have been shown to profoundly affect many important prognostic outcomes, including quality of life, mental health, and the ability to live autonomously. This translational Project reflects a long-term research alliance between The University of Queensland, The Mater Group and the Princess Alexandra Hospital with the shared goal of promoting growth, resilience and wellbeing in the broader community.

    As part of this initiative, outstanding opportunities are currently available for RHD students interested in conducting research focused on clinical disorders that are associated with neurocognitive difficulties. At present, we have active research studies focused on better understanding and treating the neurocognitive difficulties associated with stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, brain tumours and Parkinson's disease. Most of our current studies focus on prospective cognition and social cognitiion because these cognitive abilities are known to be particularly important predictors of key prognostic outcomes, but there would also be the potential to look at other neurocognitive domains.

    If you are interested in completing a RHD as part of the Qld MIND Project, please contact Professor Julie Henry directly.