Dr Joanna Brooks

Project Officer
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Joanna is a Visiting Research Fellow at Adelaide Medical School, supervised by Professor Mark Hutchinson, Director, Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics.

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Dr Joanna Brooks

Joanna is a Visiting Research Fellow at Adelaide Medical School, supervised by Professor Mark Hutchinson, Director, Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics.

Biography

Joanna is a Visiting Research Fellow at Adelaide Medical School supervised by Professor Mark Hutchinson, Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics.

After completing her PhD in Human Cognitive Neuroscience in the United Kingdom, Joanna worked for an Australian General Practice Training Provider in Adelaide, and then received a Fellowship to lead a research program exploring dementia risk reduction.

Joanna has a PhD in Human Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh (2012), a Master of Research in Psychology from the University of St Andrews (2007), a Master of Science in Reading, Language and Cognition from the University of York (2004), a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (2002), and a Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults from the University of Cambridge (2004).

Recent Research

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Project Officer University of Adelaide
2015 - 2016 Project Coordinator Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide
2014 - 2015 Research Fellow Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Australian National University
2013 - 2014 Research Officer Adelaide to Outback General Practice Training Program, University of Adelaide
2012 - 2017 Visiting Research Fellow School of Medicine, University of Adelaide
2012 - 2012 Research Educator Learning and Teaching Unit, University of South Australia
2009 - 2010 Tutor Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Edinburgh
2008 - 2009 Research Associate Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh
2007 - 2008 Research Associate Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 Nomination: Science and Technology Society Young Leaders' Program - Young Leader 2014 Science and Technology Society
2011 Young Innovator Award Royal Society of Edinburgh & Edinburgh Beltane
2010 Science Communication Award (I'm A Scientist Get Me Out of Here!) Wellcome Trust

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2009 - 2012 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom PhD Psychology
2005 - 2006 University of St Andrews United Kingdom Master of Research Psychology
2002 - 2003 University of York United Kingdom Master of Science Reading, Language and Cognition

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2003 Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults University of Cambridge United Kingdom

Keywords

Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosciences, Primary Health Care

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Tsiminis,G, Schartner,E, Brooks,J, Hutchinson,M, 2017, Measuring and tracking vitamin B12: a review of current methods with a focus on optical spectroscopy, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 52, 5, 439-455 10.1080/05704928.2016.1229325
2016 Brooks,J, Darling,S, Malvaso,C, Della Sala,S, 2016, Adult developmental trajectories of pseudoneglect in the tactile, visual and auditory modalities and the influence of starting position and stimulus length, Brain and Cognition, 103, 12-22 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.12.001
2014 Brooks,JL, Sala,SD, Darling,S, 2014, Representational pseudoneglect: A review, Neuropsychology Review, 24, 2, 148-165 10.1007/s11065-013-9245-2
2014 Brooks,J, Brandimonte,M, 2014, Left-ear-driven representational pseudoneglect for mentally represented real-word scenes created from aural-verbal description, Cognitive Processing, 15, 2, 201-207 10.1007/s10339-013-0591-z
2014 Brooks,JL, 2014, To the left - pseudoneglect, Psychologist, 27, 7, 518-559
2011 Brooks,J, Logie,R, McIntosh,R, Della Sala,S, 2011, Representational pseudoneglect in an auditory-driven spatial working memory task, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 11, 2168-2180 10.1080/17470218.2011.575948
2011 McIntosh,R, Brooks,J, 2011, Current tests and trends in single-case neuropsychology, Cortex, 47, 10, 1151-1159 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.08.005
2011 Brooks,J, Della Sala,S, Logie,R, 2011, Tactile rod bisection in the absence of visuo-spatial processing in children, mid-age and older adults, Neuropsychologia, 49, 12, 3392-3398 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.08.015
2010 Brooks,J, Della Sala,S, 2010, Are special issue papers more cited?, Cortex, 46, 8, 1060-1064 10.1016/j.cortex.2010.02.003
2009 Brooks,JL, Della Sala,S, 2009, Re-addressing gender bias balance in Cortex publications, Cortex, 45, 10, 1126-1137 10.1016/j.cortex.2009.04.004
2009 Mattys,S, Brooks,J, Cooke,M, 2009, Recognizing speech under a processing load: dissociating energetic from informational factors, Cognitive Psychology, 59, 3, 203-243 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2009.04.001
2008 Della Sala,S, Brooks,J, 2008, Multi-authors' self-citation: A further impact factor bias?, Cortex, 44, 9, 1139-1145 10.1016/j.cortex.2008.07.001
2005 Ellis,AW, Brooks,J, Lavidor,M, 2005, Evaluating a split fovea model of visual word recognition: effects of case alternation in the two visual fields and in the left and right halves of words presented at the fovea, Neuropsychologia, 43, 8, 1128-1137 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2004.11.022

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Tsiminis,G, Schartner,E, Brooks,J, Hutchinson,M, 2016, Measurements of vitamin B12 in human blood serum using resonance Raman spectroscopy, SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 10.1117/12.2244620
2015 Brooks,J, Darling,S, Malvaso,C, Della Sala,S, 2015, Adult developmental trajectories of pseudoneglect in the tactile, visual and auditory modalities and the influence of starting position and stimulus length., Experimental Psychology Society, London
2014 Brooks,JL, Elliott,T, McArthur,L, Morris,R, 2014, Exploring the quality, feasibility and broader applicability of remote team supervision., General Practice Education and Training Convention, Australia
2013 Brooks,JL, Fuller,J, Dunbar,J, Ford,D, 2013, The perceived enablers and barriers for the uptake, utilisation, sustainability and spread of Primary Health Care Collaboratives in Australia., Clinical Microsystems Festival, Sweden
2010 Brooks,JL, Della Sala,S, Logie,R, 2010, Representational pseudoneglect in an auditory-driven spatial memory task., Experimental Psychology Society, Spain
2009 Brooks,JL, Logie,R, McIntosh,R, Della Sala,S, 2009, Representational pseudoneglect in an auditory-driven spatial memory task., XVIth European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Poland

Conference Items

Date Citation
2015 Brooks,J, Darling,D, Malvaso,C, Della Sala,S, 2015, Adult developmental trajectories of pseudoneglect in the tactile, visual and auditory modalities, 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON 2014), Brisbane, Queensland 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00042
2014 Brooks,JL, Anstey,K, 2014, The perceived versus assessed risk of Alzheimer's disease in young, mid-age, and older adults: a method to explore and enhance awareness, Eighth Annual National Dementia Forum: Working Together – Knowledge Translation Matters (DCRC 2014), Sydney, NSW
2014 Brooks,JL, Elliott,T, McArthur,L, Morgan,S, Magin,P, Henderson,K, 2014, Evaluating the feasibility and educational impact of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project., General Practice Education and Training Australia, Australia
2013 Brooks,JL, Fuller,J, Dunbar,J, Ford,D, 2013, The enablers and barriers for the uptake, utilisation, sustainability and spread of Primary Health Care Collaboratives in Australia., Primary Health Care Research Conference (PHCRIS), Sydney
2011 Brooks,JL, Della Sala,S, Logie,R, 2011, Tactile rod bisection across lifespan., European Workshop of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Italy
2008 Brooks,JL, Mattys,S, Cooke,M, 2008, The effect of semantic and acoustic processing loads on the segmentation of speech., Experimental Psychology Society, London
2007 Harris,J, Hibbard,P, Brooks,JL, Anderson,A, 2007, Biases in relative depth perception linked to configuration in the scene, Vision Sciences Society 7th Annual Meeting, Sarasota, Florida 10.1167/7.9.822
2007 Brooks,JL, Mattys,S, 2007, The effect of semantic and acoustic processing loads on the segmentation of speech., Young Neuroscientists Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom

Working Paper

Date Citation
2011 Brooks,JL; 2011; A day in the life of a primatologist.
2010 Brooks,JL; 2010; Neurophysics: A glimpse at the future.

Grants

  • Fellowship - Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, 2014, AUD 120,000
  • Scholarship - University of Edinburgh and Universita Suor Orsola Benincasa Naples, 2008-2011, EUR 50,000
  • Scholarship - University of St Andrews (Economic and Physical Sciences Research Council), 2005-2006, GPB 15,000
  • Science Communication Grant - University of Edinburgh, 2011, GBP 7,000
  • Research Grant -  R M Gibson Research Award, 2014, AUD 5,000
  • Travel & Research Grant - Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Australian National University, 2014, AUD 2,200
  • Travel Grant - Experimental Psychology Society, 2006-2011, GBP 1,500
  • Travel Grant - Guarantors of Brain, 2014, GBP 600
  • Travel Grant - Guarantors of Brain, 2011, GBP 600

Psychology Honours Supervisor at the Australian National University.

Joanna has successfully co-supervised (with Dr Cobie Brinkman) a Psychology Honours student at the Australian National University on a thesis entitled: Spatial attention biases on the mental number line in healthy ageing adults.

Research Assistant Supervision

Joanna has successfully trained Research Assistants on many aspects of clinical assessment including the administration and interpretation of health assessments like the Mini-Mental State Examination for Mild Cognitive Impairment as well as standardised memory, attention and reaction time tasks.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2014 - 2016 Member Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Australia
2014 - 2015 Member Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
2006 - 2016 Member Experimental Psychology Society United Kingdom
1999 - 2015 Member British Psychological Society United Kingdom

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 Member Competitive Awards Planning Committee University of Adelaide Australia
2015 - 2015 Member Conference Planning Committee Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
2014 - 2015 Chair Information Technology Committee Australian National University Australia
2014 - 2015 Member High Risk Human Research Ethics Committee Australian National University Australia
2014 - 2015 Member Sciences IT Committee Australian National University Australia
2013 - 2015 Member Registrar Wellbeing Committee General Practice Registrars Australia Australia
2013 - 2014 Member Research Committee Adelaide to Outback General Practice Training Program Australia
2013 - 2014 Member Aboriginal Health Research Committee Adelaide to Outback General Practice Training Program Australia
Position
Project Officer
Phone
83139830
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Rundle Mall Plaza
Org Unit
Finance and Procurement

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