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Journal articles

Iranpour C; Wells R; Berle D; Saniee A; Rostami R; Iranpour N; Steel Z, 2023, 'Effect of traumatic experiences and future threats on executive functioning and verbal fluency amongst Farsi-Dari speaking immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers', Psychiatry Research Communications, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psycom.2023.100146

Wells R; Acarturk C; Mozumder MK; Kurt G; Klein L; Lekkeh SA; Beetar A; Jahan S; Almeamari F; Faruk MO; McGrath M; Alam SF; Alokoud M; Dewan R; Vecih AE; El-Dardery H; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Hammadi H; Hamoud MAS; Hasan MT; Joshi R; Kothaa S; Lamia FKC; Mastrogiovanni C; Najjar H; Nemorin S; Nicholson-Perry K; Prokrity TS; Said Yousef R; Tawakol M; Uygun E; Yasaki W; Wong S; Zarate A; Steel Z; Rosenbaum S, 2023, 'Testing the effectiveness and acceptability of online supportive supervision for mental health practitioners in humanitarian settings: a study protocol for the caring for carers project', BMC Psychiatry, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-05246-1

Wheatley L; McKeon G; Pebole M; Wells R; Rees S; B. Ward P; Rosenbaum S, 2023, 'Gender-Based Violence is a Blind Spot for Sports and Exercise Medicine Professionals', Sports Medicine, 53, pp. 1491 - 1493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-022-01742-8

Wells R; Lekkeh S; McGrath M; Rosenbaum S, 2023, 'Sustainable mental health systems in northwest Syria after the earthquakes', The Lancet Psychiatry, 10, pp. e12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(23)00098-6

Lekkeh SA; Faruk MO; Jahan S; Beetar A; Kurt G; Wells R; Wong S, 2023, 'Clinical Supervision across Australia, Türkiye, Syria, and Bangladesh: From WEIRD to WONDERFUL', Social Sciences, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci12030170

McKeon G; Wells R; Steel Z; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Teasdale S; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2023, 'An online mental health informed physical activity intervention for emergency service workers and their families: A stepped-wedge trial', Digital Health, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/20552076221149294

McKeon G; Steel Z; Wells R; Fitzpatrick A; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2022, 'Exercise and PTSD Symptoms in Emergency Service and Frontline Medical Workers: A Systematic Review', Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/TJX.0000000000000189

Rostami R; Wells R; Solaimani J; Berle D; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Silove D; Nickerson A; O'Donnell M; Bryant R; McFarlane A; Steel Z, 2022, 'The mental health of Farsi-Dari speaking asylum-seeking children and parents facing insecure residency in Australia', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100548

McKeon G; Tiedemann A; Sherrington C; Teasdale S; Mastrogiovanni C; Wells R; Steel Z; Rosenbaum S, 2022, 'Feasibility of an online, mental health-informed lifestyle program for people aged 60+ years during the COVID-19 pandemic', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 33, pp. 545 - 552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.538

Dew A; Lenette C; Wells R; Higgins M; McMahon T; Coello M; Momartin S; Raman S; Bibby H; Smith L; Boydell K, 2022, '“In the beginning it was difficult but things got easier”: Service use experiences of family members of people with disability from Iraqi and Syrian refugee backgrounds', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 20, pp. 33 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12424

Smith L; Chescher I; Dew A; Lenette C; Boydell K; Wells R; Higgins M, 2022, 'Key characteristics of the refugee journey for Iraqi and Syrian family members who support someone with disability', Disability and Society, 38, pp. 1848 - 1870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2022.2045189

Rees SJ; Wells R; Mohsin M; Nadar N; Moussa B; Hassoun F; Yousif M; Khalil B; Krishna Y; Nancarrow H; Silove D; Fisher J, 2021, 'The Association between Intimate Partner Violence, Depression and Influenza-like Illness Experienced by Pregnant Women in Australia', Women, 1, pp. 192 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/women1040017

McKeon G; Mastrogiovanni C; Chapman J; Stanton R; Matthews E; Steel Z; Wells R; Rosenbaum S, 2021, 'The experiences of peer-facilitators delivering a physical activity intervention for emergency service workers and their families', Mental Health and Physical Activity, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2021.100414

Wells R; Barker S; Boydell K; Buus N; Rhodes P; River J, 2021, 'Dialogical inquiry: multivocality and the interpretation of text', Qualitative Research, 21, pp. 498 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794120934409

McKeon G; Steel Z; Wells R; Newby J; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2021, 'A mental health–informed physical activity intervention for first responders and their partners delivered using Facebook: Mixed methods pilot study', JMIR Formative Research, 5, pp. e23432, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/23432

Wells R; Murad M; Higgins M; Smith L; Lenette C; Lappin J; Dew A; Boydell K; Bibby H; Cassaniti M; Isaacs D; Raman S; Zwi K; Bibby H, 2021, 'Exploring the intersection of human rights, health, disability and refugee status: An arts-based approach', Australian Journal of Human Rights, 26, pp. 387 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2021.1882044

McKeon G; Wells R; Steel Z; Moseley V; Rosenbaum S, 2021, 'Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health of Informal Caregivers of Emergency Service Workers', Journal of Loss and Trauma, 26, pp. 507 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2020.1845020

Dew A; Lenette C; Smith L; Boydell K; Bibby H; Lappin J; Coello M; Raman S; Velkou K; Wells R; Momartin S; Blunden H; Higgins M; Murad M; Barry J; Mohammad Y; Bibby H, 2020, '“To the Arabic community disability is not normal”: Understandings of disability among Iraqi and Syrian people from refugee backgrounds.', Journal of Refugee Studies, 34, pp. 2849 - 2870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feaa111

Shakespeare-Finch J; Bowen-Salter H; Cashin M; Badawi A; Wells R; Rosenbaum S; Steel Z, 2020, 'COVID-19: An Australian Perspective', Journal of Loss and Trauma, 25, pp. 662 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2020.1780748

Rees S; Wells R, 2020, 'Bushfires, COVID-19 and the urgent need for an Australian Task Force on gender, mental health and disaster', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54, pp. 1135 - 1136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867420954276

McKeon G; Steel Z; Wells R; Newby J; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2020, 'A Mental Health–Informed Physical Activity Intervention for First Responders and Their Partners Delivered Using Facebook: Mixed Methods Pilot Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.23432

Boydell K; Bennett J; Dew A; Lappin J; Lenette C; Ussher J; Vaughan P; Wells R, 2020, 'Women and Stigma: A Protocol for Understanding Intersections of Experience through Body Mapping', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, pp. 5432 - 5432, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155432

Chen A; Rosenbaum S; Wells R; Gould K; Ward PB; Steel Z, 2020, 'Obesity, physical activity and sleep quality in patients admitted to a posttraumatic stress inpatient ward', Australasian Psychiatry, 28, pp. 270 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856220917075

Rebar AL; Stanton R; Wells R; Steel Z; Rosenbaum S, 2020, 'Feeling states of people experiencing depression, anxiety, or comorbid depression and anxiety symptoms during a multi-day charity cycling ride: An ecological momentary assessment study', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.02.004

Wells R; Jacomb I; Swaminathan V; Sundram S; Weinberg D; Bruggemann J; Cropley V; Lenroot RK; Pereira AM; Zalesky A; Bousman C; Pantelis C; Weickert CS; Weickert TW, 2020, 'The Impact of Childhood Adversity on Cognitive Development in Schizophrenia', Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46, pp. 140 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbz033

McKeon G; Steel Z; Wells R; Newby JM; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Vancampfort D; Rosenbaum S, 2019, 'Mental health informed physical activity for first responders and their support partner: A protocol for a stepped-wedge evaluation of an online, codesigned intervention', BMJ Open, 9, pp. e030668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030668

Wells R; Némorin S; Steel Z; Guhathakurta M; Rosenbaum S, 2019, 'Physical activity as a psychosocial intervention among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: A rapid ecological community assessment', Intervention, 17, pp. 140 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/INTV.INTV_15_19

Wells R; Abo-Hilal M; Steel Z; Hunt C; Plested B; Hassan M; Lawsin C, 2019, 'Community Readiness in the Syrian Refugee Community in Jordan: A Rapid Ecological Assessment Tool to Build Psychosocial Service Capacity', American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000404

Wells R; Lawsin C; Hunt C; Said Youssef O; Abujado F; Steel Z, 2018, 'An ecological model of adaptation to displacement: individual, cultural and community factors affecting psychosocial adjustment among Syrian refugees in Jordan', Global Mental Health, 5, pp. e42 - e42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2018.30

Othman M; Steel Z; Lawsin C; Wells R, 2018, 'Addressing occupational stress among medical staff in non-government controlled Northern Syria: Supporting resilience in a dangerous workplace', Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture, 28, pp. 104 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/torture.v28i3.111200

Rhodes P; Wells R, 2018, 'Special Issue: Community, Psychology and Family Therapy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 39, pp. 281 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anzf.1327

Van Rheenen TE; Cropley V; Zalesky A; Bousman C; Wells R; Bruggemann J; Sundram S; Weinberg D; Lenroot RK; Pereira A; Shannon Weickert C; Weickert TW; Pantelis C, 2018, 'Widespread Volumetric Reductions in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Patients Displaying Compromised Cognitive Abilities', Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44, pp. 560 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbx109

Weickert T; Cai H; O’Donnell M; Balzan R; Wells R; Liu D; Galletly C; Weickert CS, 2018, 'O1.5. ICAM-1 IS INCREASED IN BRAIN AND PERIPHERAL LEVELS OF SOLUBLE ICAM-1 IS RELATED TO COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA', Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44, pp. S73 - S74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby015.187

Weinberg D; Lenroot R; Jacomb I; Allen K; Bruggemann J; Wells R; Balzan R; Liu D; Galletly C; Catts SV; Weickert CS; Weickert TW, 2016, 'Cognitive subtypes of schizophrenia characterized by differential brain volumetric reductions and cognitive decline', JAMA Psychiatry, 73, pp. 1251 - 1259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2925

Wells R; Steel Z; Abo-Hilal M; Hassan AH; Lawsin C, 2016, 'Psychosocial concerns reported by Syrian refugees living in Jordan: Systematic review of unpublished needs assessments', British Journal of Psychiatry, 209, pp. 99 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.115.165084

Weickert T; Weinberg D; Lenroot R; Catts SV; Wells R; Vercammen A; O'Donnell M; Galletly C; Liu D; Balzan R; Short B; Pellen D; Curtis J; Carr VJ; Kulkarni J; Schofield PR; Weickert CS; Schofield P, 2015, 'Adjunctive raloxifene treatment improves attention and memory in men and women with schizophrenia', Molecular Psychiatry, 20, pp. 685 - 694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2015.11

Wells R; Swaminathan V; Sundram S; Weinberg D; Bruggemann J; Jacomb I; Cropley V; Lenroot R; Pereira AM; Zalesky A; Bousman C; Pantelis C; Weickert CS; Weickert TW, 2015, 'The impact of premorbid and current intellect in schizophrenia: Cognitive, symptom, and functional outcomes', npj Schizophrenia, 1, pp. 15043, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjschz.2015.43

Wells R; Wells D; Lawsin C, 2015, 'Understanding Psychological Responses to Trauma among Refugees : the Importance of Measurement Validity in Cross-cultural Settings', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 148, pp. 60 - 69

Wells R; Outhred T; Heathers JAJ; Quintana DS; Kemp AH, 2012, 'Matter Over Mind: A Randomised-Controlled Trial of Single-Session Biofeedback Training on Performance Anxiety and Heart Rate Variability in Musicians', PLoS ONE, 7, pp. e46597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0046597


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