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Our Research

Our Research

VCPS practitioners are leaders in their fields and regulalry publish research and are invited as experts to comment within their specialist areas. A list of articles and news links are below:

Judy Dunai - Clinical Psychologist

Rossell, SL, Labuschagne, I, Dunai, J, Kyrios, M, Castle, D. (2013). Using Theories of Delusion Formation to Explain Abnormal Beliefs in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Psychiatry Research DOI:0.1016/j.psychres.2013.12.030

Labuschagne, I, Rossell, SL, Dunai, J, Castle, D, Kyrios, M. (2013). A comparison of executive function in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 2(3)3: 257–262.

Collins, AL, Love AW, Bloch S, Street AF, Duchesne GM, Dunai J and Couper JW. (2011). Cognitive Existential Couple Therapy for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and their partners: a descriptive pilot study. Psycho-Oncology DOI: 10.1002/pon.2085.

Labuschangne I, Castle DJ, Dunai JV, Kyrios M and Rossell SL. (2010). An examination of delusional thinking and cognitive styles in body dysmorphic disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 44:706 –712.

Dunai JV, Labuschagne I, Castle DJ, Kyrios M and Rossell SL. (2009) Executive function in Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Psychological Medicine 40(9):1541-1548.

Couper JW, Love AW, , Duchesne GM, Bloch S, Macvean M, Dunai JV, Scealy M, Costello AJ and Kissane DW. (2010) Predictors of psychosocial distress 12 months after diagnosis with early and advanced prostate cancer. Med J Aust 193(5):S58-61.

Couper JW, Love AW, , Duchesne GM, Bloch S, Costello AJ and Kissane DW. (2009) The psychological aftermath of prostate cancer treatment choices: a comparison of depression, anxiety and quality of life outcomes over the 12 months following diagnosis. Med J Aust, 190(7): S86-S89.

Plummer, P., Dunai, J., & Morris, M. E. (2006) Understanding the effects of moving visual stimuli on unilateral neglect following stroke. Brain and Cognition 60: 156-165.

Plummer P, Morris ME, Hurworth RE, & Dunai J. (2006) Physiotherapy assessment of unilateral neglect: Insights into procedures and clinical reasoning. Physiotherapy, 92: 103-109.

Plummer P, Morris ME, Hurworth RE, & Dunai J. (2006) Characterisation of unilateral neglect by physiotherapists. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(9): 571-577.

Plummer P, Morris ME, Denisenko S, & Dunai J. (2005) Clinical reasoning processes in physiotherapists’ assessment of unilateral neglect: part two. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 12(12): 533 – 541.

Plummer P, Morris ME, Denisenko S, & Dunai J. (2005) Clinical reasoning processes in physiotherapists' assessment of unilateral neglect: part one. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 12(11);498-504.

Plummer, P., Morris, M. E., & Dunai, J. (2003). Assessment of unilateral neglect. Physical Therapy, 83: 732-740.

Plummer, P., Morris, M., & Dunai, J. (2001). Physical therapy for stroke patients with unilateral neglect: The role of visual cues and limb activation strategies. Physical Therapy Reviews, 6: 175-188.

Fogel RB, White DP, Pierce RJ, Malhotra A, Edwards JK, Dunai J, Kleverlaan D & Trinder J. (2003). Control of upper airway muscle activity in younger versus older men during sleep onset. Fogel et al. J Physiol (Lond)., 0: 200304570-0.

Dunai J, Castiello U & Rossetti Y. (2001). Attentional processing of colour and location cues. Experimental Brain Research. 138(4): 520-526.

Kritikos A, Dunai J & Castiello U. (2001). Modulation of reach-to-grasp parameters: semantic category, volumetric properties or distractor interference. Experimental Brain Research. 138(1): 54-61.

Kritikos A, Bennett KM, Dunai J & Castiello U. (2000). Interference from distractors in reach-to-grasp movements. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 53A (1): 131-151.

Dunai J, Bennett K, Fotiades A, Kritikos A & Castiello U. (1999). Modulation of unilateral neglect as a function of direction of object motion. NeuroReport. 10: 1041-1047.

Dunai J, Kleiman J, & Trinder J. (1999). Ventilatory instability during sleep onset in individuals with high peripheral chemosensitivity. J. Appl. Physiol. 87(2): 661-672.

Castiello U, Bennett KM, Egan GF, Tochon-Danguy HJ, Kritikos A & Dunai J. (1999). Human inferior parietal cortex ‘programs’ the action class of grasping. Journal of Cognitive Systems Research. 2: 22-30.

Trinder J, Kay A, Kleiman J & Dunai J. (1997). Gender differences in airway resistance during sleep. J. Appl. Physiol. 83: 1986-1997.

Dunai J, Wilkinson M & Trinder J. (1996). Interaction of chemical and state effects on ventilation during sleep onset. J. Appl. Physiol. 81: 2235-2243.

Trinder J, Dunai J, Kay A & Colrain I. (1993). State-related changes in ventilation and airway resistance during sleep. In VM Kumar, HN Mallick & U Nayar (Eds), Sleep-Wakefulness: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sleep-wakefulness. (pp 205-211). New Delhi, India: Wiley Eastern Limited, 1993.