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Dr Katie Douglas

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsBSc(Hons)(Otago) PGDipClinPsych(Canterbury) PhD(Otago) MNZCCP
Research summaryMood disorders

Research

Katie completed her PhD in 2010, and since then has been employed through the Department of Psychological Medicine as a Research Fellow. Katie is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the areas of health psychology and forensic psychology. Current Research Interests Iinclude the biological, hormonal, and neuropsychological aspects of mood and anxiety disorders and the influence of childhood trauma on mental health outcomes.

Publications

Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L., Melzer, T. R., … Bell, C. J. (2019). Traumatic imagery following glucocorticoid administration in earthquake-related post-traumatic stress disorder: A preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867419851860

Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2018). Patient predictors of response to cognitive behaviour therapy and schema therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(9), 887-897. doi: 10.1177/0004867417750756

Douglas, K. M., Gallagher, P., Robinson, L. J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Prevalence of cognitive impairment in major depression and bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(3), 260-274. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12602

Bell, C. J., Frampton, C. M., Colhoun, H. C., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Earthquake brain: Impairment of spatial memory following long-term earthquake-related stress. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867418789498

Journal - Research Article

Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L., Melzer, T. R., … Bell, C. J. (2019). Traumatic imagery following glucocorticoid administration in earthquake-related post-traumatic stress disorder: A preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867419851860

Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2018). Patient predictors of response to cognitive behaviour therapy and schema therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(9), 887-897. doi: 10.1177/0004867417750756

Bell, C. J., Frampton, C. M., Colhoun, H. C., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Earthquake brain: Impairment of spatial memory following long-term earthquake-related stress. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867418789498

Douglas, K. M., Gallagher, P., Robinson, L. J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Prevalence of cognitive impairment in major depression and bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(3), 260-274. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12602

Averill, I. R. E., Crowe, M., Frampton, C. M., Beaglehole, B., Lacey, C. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L. D., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(7), 652-659. doi: 10.1177/0004867417753549

Bell, C. J., Colhoun, H. C., Frampton, C. M., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., … Porter, R. J. (2017). Earthquake brain: Altered recognition and misclassification of facial expressions are related to trauma exposure but not posttraumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 278. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00278

Douglas, K. M., & Van Rheenen, T. E. (2016). Current treatment options for cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: A review. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 3(4), 330-355. doi: 10.1007/s40501-016-0092-7

Porter, R. J., Bourke, C., Carter, J. D., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2016). No change in neuropsychological dysfunction or emotional processing during treatment of major depression with cognitive-behaviour therapy or schema therapy. Psychological Medicine, 46(2), 393-404. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715001907

Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Jordan, J., Bowie, C. R., Roiser, J., & Malhi, G. S. (2014). Psychological treatments for cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder: Current evidence and perspectives. CNS & Neurological Disorders: Drug Targets, 13(10), 1677-1692. doi: 10.2174/1871527313666141130223248

Douglas, K. M., Porter, R. J., Knight, R. G., & Alsop, B. (2013). The dynamics of word retrieval in major depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 276-283. doi: 10.1177/0004867412465124

Stain, H. J., Hodne, S., Joa, I., ten Velden Hegelstad, W., Douglas, K. M., Langveld, J., … Larsen, T. K. (2012). The relationship of verbal learning and verbal fluency with written story production: Implications for social functioning in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 138(2-3), 212-217. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.04.002

Douglas, K. M., Porter, R. J., & Johnston, L. (2012). Sensitivity to posed and genuine facial expressions of emotion in severe depression. Psychiatry Research, 196(1), 72-78. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.10.019

Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2012). The effect of childhood trauma on pharmacological treatment response in depressed inpatients. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 1058-1061. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.06.015

Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2012). Associations between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function and facial emotion processing in depressed and control participants. Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 66(5), 442-450.

Douglas, K. M., Porter, R. J., Knight, R. G., & Maruff, P. (2011). Neuropsychological changes and treatment response in severe depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 115-122. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.080713

McNeill, L. S., & Douglas, K. (2011). Retailing masculinity: Gender expectations and social image of male grooming products in New Zealand. Journal of Retailing & Consumer Services, 18, 448-454. doi: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2011.06.009

Bourke, C., Douglas, K., & Porter, R. (2010). Processing of facial emotion expression in major depression: A review. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(8), 681-696. doi: 10.3109/00048674.2010.496359

Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2010). Recognition of disgusted facial expressions in severe depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 156-157. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.078113

Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2009). Longitudinal assessment of neuropsychological function in major depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(12), 1105-1117. doi: 10.3109/00048670903279887

Douglas, K. M., Porter, R. J., Frampton, C. M., Gallagher, P., & Young, A. H. (2009). Abnormal response to failure in unmedicated major depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 119, 92-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.02.018

Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., & Knight, R. G. (2008). Monitoring of cognitive effects during a course of electroconvulsive therapy: Recommendations for clinical practice. Journal of ECT, 24(1), 25-34.

Douglas, K. M., & Bilkey, D. K. (2007). Amusia is associated with deficits in spatial processing. Nature Neuroscience, 10(7), 915-921. doi: 10.1038/nn1925

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Journal - Research Other

Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

Groves, S. J., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). A systematic review of cognitive predictors of treatment outcome in major depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 382. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00382

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