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Professor Marita McCabe

Professor Marita McCabe is a highly regarded academic who conducts theoretical and applied research in the areas of body image disorders, ageing, depression, sexual health and the mental health and wellbeing of Indigenous people across the lifespan. She has published more than 400 refereed articles in these areas.

In the last 10 years she has obtained more than $12 million in Category One research funding. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Clinical, Health and Forensics Colleges of the APS.

Professor McCabe joined ACU from Deakin University, where she held the position of Alfred Deakin Professor in the School of Psychology. She was also the Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research at Deakin.

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Key publications

McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Davison, T.E., Karantzas, G., von Treuer, K., & O’Connor, D.W, (2013).

A study protocol to investigate the management of depression and challenging behaviors associated with dementia in aged care settings

. BMC Geriatrics. 13: 95. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-95.
Davison, T.E., Snowdon, J., Castle, N., McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Karantzas, G., & Allan, J., (2012).

An evaluation of a national program to implement the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia into routine practice in aged care facilities

. International Psychogeriatrics. 24: 631-641. doi: 10.1017/S1041610211002146.
Hallford, D., McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Davison, T.E., & Goldhammer, D, (2012).

Depression in palliative care settings: The need for training for nurses and other health professionals to improve patients’ pathways to care

. Nurse Education Today. 32: 556-560. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.07.011.
McCabe, M.P., Davison, T.E., Mellor, D., & George, K., (2009).

Barriers to care for depressed older people: Perceptions of aged care and medical professionals

. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 68: 53-64. doi: 1-.2190/AG.681.1.c.
McCabe, M.P., Davison, T.E., Visser, S., Hudgson, C., Buchanan, G., & George, K., (2007).

Effectiveness of staff training programs to manage behavioral problems of dementia

. International Journal of Health & Aging Management. 1: 11-23.

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