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.
Date Position Institution name 2017 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 —
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)
Date Title Institution name Country 2017 The C-SSRS Training - English - International - V1.1 - Initial Training Centre for Suicide Risk Assessment —
Year Citation 2021 Pipkin, A., Armitage, D. S., Knight, M., & Hogg, L. (2021). “A blank canvas of me”: an interpretive phenomenological analysis study of the experience of client self-disclosure in cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis. Psychosis, 1-11.
2021 Knight, M. J., Lyrtzis, E., Fourrier, C., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. T. (2021). Psychological training to improve psychosocial function in patients with major depressive disorder: A randomised clinical trial. Psychiatry Research, 300, 7 pages.
2020 Knight, M. J., Lyrtzis, E., & Baune, B. T. (2020). The association of cognitive deficits with mental and physical Quality of Life in Major Depressive Disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 97, 1-7.
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2019 Knight, M. J., Fourrier, C., Lyrtzis, E., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. T. (2019). Cognitive deficits in the THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) are associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 80(1), 18m12472-1-18m12472-8.
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2019 Weightman, M. J., Knight, M. J., & Baune, B. T. (2019). A systematic review of the impact of social cognitive deficits on psychosocial functioning in major depressive disorder and opportunities for therapeutic intervention. Psychiatry Research, 274, 195-212.
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2019 Knight, M. J., Mills, N. T., & Baune, B. T. (2019). Contemporary methods of improving cognitive dysfunction in clinical depression.. Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 19(5), 431-443.
2019 Knight, M. J., & Baune, B. T. (2019). The direct and indirect relationship between social cognition and psychosocial dysfunction in major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10(MAY), 10 pages.
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2019 Knight, M., & Baune, B. (2019). Social cognitive abilities predict psychosocial dysfunction in major depressive disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 36(1), 54-62.
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2018 Knight, M. J., & Baune, B. T. (2018). Executive Function and Spatial Cognition Mediate Psychosocial Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 8 pages.
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2018 Knight, M., Air, T., & Baune, B. (2018). The role of cognitive impairment in psychosocial functioning in remitted depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 235, 129-134.
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2018 Knight, M., & Baune, B. (2018). Executive subdomains are differentially associated with psychosocial outcomes in major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(JUL), 8 pages.
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2018 Cambridge, O., Knight, M., Mills, N., & Baune, B. (2018). The clinical relationship between cognitive impairment and psychosocial functioning in major depressive disorder: A systematic review. Psychiatry Research, 269, 157-171.
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2018 Knight, M., & Baune, B. (2018). Cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder. Current opinion in psychiatry, 31(1), 26-31.
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2018 Knight, M. J., Aboustate, N., & Baune, B. (2018). Cognitive Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder: Cause and Effect. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5(4), 302-309.
2017 Knight, M. J., & Baune, B. T. (2017). Psychosocial dysfunction in major depressive disorder — rationale, design, and characteristics of the cognitive and emotional recovery training program for depression (CERT-D). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8(DEC), 280-1-280-11.
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2017 Knight, M., & Tlauka, M. (2017). Interactivity in map learning: The effect of cognitive load. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 17(3), 185-198.
2017 Knight, M., & Tlauka, M. (2017). Map learning and working memory: multimodal learning strategies. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(6), 1406-1418.
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- 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)
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