Milena Gandy

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  • 738 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
20122019
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Biography

I am a clinical psychologist, a Macquarie University Research Fellow and a senior member of the eCentreClinic (www.ecentreclinic.org). I am passionate about increasing access to effective psychological treatments for adults with chronic physical health conditions, especially neurological conditions.

My research is highly pragmatic in nature and has the overarching aim of improving patient care. I am particularly interested in reducing both structural and attitudinal barriers to psychological interventions for mental health and chronic health conditions. Reflecting this, my research has focused on:

  1. Increasing the identification of mental health in neurological conditions including; validating screening devices and estimating prevalence rates via meta-analyses and empirical studies;
  2. Assessing psychosocial factors and interventions for mental health difficulties in chronic health conditions;
  3. Developing and evaluating face-to-face and internet-delivered programs for improving the wellbeing of adults with a variety of mental health and chronic health conditions. This currently includes, the Wellbeing Neuro Course, an innovative internet-delivered program aimed at supporting the emotional and cognitive wellbeing of adults with neurological disorders. You can read more about this Course https://www.ecentreclinic.org/?q=WBNCourse  

 

Research interests

Psychological Treatment; Anxiety; Depression; Quality of Life; Chronic Disease; Neurological Conditions; Innovative Interventions; Increasing Access; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Compensatory Cognitive Rehabilitation. 

Teaching

I provide guest lectures at Macquarie University in my areas of expertise. This has included lectures for the Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology Program (PSYN 843) on and the Advanced Physiotherapy Program (PHTY817).

Research student supervision

I am currently an Adjunct Supervisor for a University of Sydney Masters of Clinical Psychology/PhD student assessing Anxiety in Epilepsy. 

Community engagement

  • NHMRC Assistant Chair on a Project Grant Review Panel. September 2018.
  • Macquarie Human Research Ethics (Medical Sciences) Research Committe. April 2017 to present. 
  • Subcommittee member of the Department of Psychology PsychMAD (Psychology’s Monthly Academic Discussion). February 2015 and 2018.
  • Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies (AACBT) Organising Committee. October 2017.

Research engagement

  • Invited Member of The Psychology Task Force of the Medical Therapies Commission, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). June 2017 to present.
  • Advisor to NGO Epilepsy Action Australia (EAA). January 2014 to present.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Bachelor of Arts Psychology (First Class Honors)

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Projects 2016 2018

Acquired brain injuries - supporting emotional and cognitive health

Gandy, M., Dear, B., Titov, N., Meares, S., Staples, L., Karin, E., McDonald, S. & Fogliati, V.

1/03/17 → …

Project: Research

Appointments and Schedules
Nervous System Diseases
Internet
Brain Injuries
Mental Health

NSW Early-Mid Career Fellowship (awarded but declined)

Dear, B., Titov, N., Sharpe, A. L., Jones, M., Cutler, H., Schroeder, E., Nielssen, O., Hadjistavropoulos, H., Staples, L. & Gandy, M.

1/01/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 2012 2019

  • 738 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 45 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/opinion

Design and validation of two measures to detect anxiety disorders in epilepsy: the Epilepsy Anxiety Survey Instrument and its brief counterpart

Scott, A. J., Sharpe, L., Thayer, Z., Miller, L. A., Hunt, C., Maccann, C., Parratt, K., Nikpour, A., Wong, T. & Gandy, M., Oct 2019, In : Epilepsia. 60, 10, p. 2068-2077 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anxiety Disorders
Epilepsy
Anxiety
Area Under Curve
Surveys and Questionnaires

Examining an internet-delivered intervention for anxiety and depression when delivered as a part of routine care for university students: a phase IV trial

Dear, B. F., Johnson, B., Singh, A., Wilkes, B., Brkic, T., Gupta, R., Jones, M. P., Bailey, S., Dudeney, J., Gandy, M., Fogliati, R. & Titov, N., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 256, p. 567-577 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Internet
Anxiety
Depression
Students
Counseling

Internet-delivered treatment for young adults with anxiety and depression: evaluation in routine clinical care and comparison with research trial outcomes

Staples, L. G., Dear, B. F., Johnson, B., Fogliati, V., Gandy, M., Fogliati, R., Nielssen, O. & Titov, N., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 256, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Internet
Young Adult
Anxiety
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Depression

Involvement in compensation litigation and outcome from an online pain management program

Nielssen, O., Staples, L., Titov, N., Gandy, M., Fogliati, R. & Dear, B., Aug 2019, In : Rehabilitation Psychology. 64, 3, p. 263-268 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Jurisprudence
Pain Management
Compensation and Redress
Opioid Analgesics
Pain

Opioid use before and after completion of an online pain management program

Nielssen, O., Karin, E., Staples, L., Titov, N., Gandy, M., Fogliati, V. J. & Dear, B. F., Oct 2019, In : Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 87, 10, p. 904-917 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pain Management
Opioid Analgesics
Pain
Anxiety
Depression

Prizes

Aptitude
Clinical Competence
Students
Psychology
Research
Clinical Psychology
Students

The Molly McDonnell Foundation Scholarship

Milena Gandy (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Milena Gandy

18/10/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Why the black dog trails epileptics - The Australian

Milena Gandy

23/06/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities