Matthew Knight

Dr Matthew Knight,Mr Matthew Knight

Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher, Research Officer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Investigator in the Cognitive and Emotional Recovery Training for Depression (CERT-D) study. My role is to design and test a new psychological intervention for Major Depressive Disorder. The CERT-D will target improvement in psychosocial functioning (e.g., leisure time, social relationships, cognition), following the rationale that psychosocial dysfunction inhibits recovery from depression and encourages relapse. I will conduct recruitment, administer the intervention and assess participant functioning / clinical outcomes across the intervention.

My PhD research centered on spatial cognition, exploring the roles of interactivity (active control vs. passive observation) and working memory in map learning.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Research Officer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Distinction First Class Honours Flinders University Australia
    2013 Honour University Medal Flinders University Australia
    2012 Distinction Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Flinders University Australia
    2010 Distinction Admission to Golden Key Honours Society Flinders University Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Cognitive Psychology
    2010 - 2013 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2017 The C-SSRS Training - English - International - V1.1 - Initial Training Centre for Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Research Interests

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, Flinders University 2014-2017, $74000
  • Flinders research support funding 2014-2016, $4200
  • Research student conference travel grant 2016, $200
  • Flinders conference support funding 2015 - 2016, $1686
  • PhD Publication Award (2015), $300
  • 2014 – 2016: Teacher and marker for Research Methods 2 (PSYC 2018)
  • 2016: Coordinated three voluntary bonus workshops (PSYC 2018)
  • 2015: Personal tutor for Research Methods 2 (PSYC 2018)
  • 2016: Personal tutor for Research Methods 3 (PSYC 3007)
  • 2014 & 2016: Exam invigilation for Applications in Psychology (PSYC 7007)
  • 2015: Exam Marker for Cognition and Learning (PSYC 2020)
  • Position: Postdoctoral Clinical Researcher, Research Officer
  • Phone: 83136365
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 6,Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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