Position/s

Research Associate
School of Psychology

Qualifications

BPsych (Hons)

Teaching interests

Human Development and Psychological Dimensions of Ageing

Research interests

My PhD thesis entitiled, Memory rehabilitation in people with dementia: Improving memory with spaced retreival training and examining the roles of memory efficacy perceptions and awareness, has been successfully examined.  My PhD Project examined relationships between perceptions about the memory of a person with dementia, held by the individual themself and by a close family member. Their role in the memory performance of the person with dementia was examined.  I am currently working on a project evaluating the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention for people with dementia living in a residential aged care facility.  I am also interested in intergenerational relationships, particularly between grandparents and grandchildren.  I have also worked on part of the Australian Longitudinal study of Ageing Project.

Publications

  • Materne, C. (2013). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation can engage people with severe and very severe dementia. Alzheimer's 15th National Conference. Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2013). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation can engage people with severe and very severe dementia. In Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference. Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference. May 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2012). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation to engage people with moderate and severe dementia, a mixed-methods study. In SA Gerontology Conference, Adelaide, South Australia. SA Gerontology Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2012.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Bond, M. (2011). Once weekly spaced retrieval training cn lead to learning in people with dementia. In 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Sydney, Australia. 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 2011.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2011). Once weekly spaced retrival training can lead to learning in people with dementia. In 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. Toronto, Canada. Mar 2011.
  • Luszcz, M.A. and Materne, C. (2010). Nonpharmacologic versus pharmacologic interventions for behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in dementia: Transitions in care practices. In The Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. The Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, USA. Nov 2010.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2009). "I think I can, I thought I could"! Spaced-retrieval and memory efficacy in people with Azheimer's Disease. In Rgenerating the ageing debate! SA Gerontology Conference 2009. SA Gerontology Conference 2009. Adelaide, South Australia. Aug 2009.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2009). "I think I can, I thought I could." Memory efficacy in Alzheimer's disease. In Ageing Research Expo. Ageing Research Expo. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2009.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2009). Memory efficacy in people with Alzheimer's Disease: Self reports, perceptions of others and memory rehabilitation. In 2009 Alzheimer's Association National Conference. 2009 Alzheimer's Association National Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jun 2009.
  • Materne, C. and Luszcz, M.A. (2007). Provision of childcare for preschool grandchildren, the role of generativity and subsequent psychological wellbeing in grandparents. In Australasian Journal on Ageing: 40th National Conference Australian Association of Gerontology. Blackwell Synergy. Beyond 2007 Ageing: Evolution and Revolution - 40th Meeting of the Australian Association of Gerontology. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2007, pp. A48-A48.
    [10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00255.x]
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2014). Increasing constructive engagement and positive affect for residents with severe and very severe dementia through group-based activities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(1) pp. E7-E10.
    [Web Link]
  • Materne, C. (2013). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation can engage people with severe and very severe dementia. Alzheimer's 15th National Conference. Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2013). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation can engage people with severe and very severe dementia. In Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference. Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference. May 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2012). Group-based multi-sensory stimulation to engage people with moderate and severe dementia, a mixed-methods study. In SA Gerontology Conference, Adelaide, South Australia. SA Gerontology Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2012.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Bond, M. (2011). Once weekly spaced retrieval training cn lead to learning in people with dementia. In 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Sydney, Australia. 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 2011.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2011). Once weekly spaced retrival training can lead to learning in people with dementia. In 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. Toronto, Canada. Mar 2011.
  • Luszcz, M.A. and Materne, C. (2010). Nonpharmacologic versus pharmacologic interventions for behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in dementia: Transitions in care practices. In The Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. The Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, USA. Nov 2010.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2009). "I think I can, I thought I could." Memory efficacy in Alzheimer's disease. In Ageing Research Expo. Ageing Research Expo. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2009.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M.A. and Bond, M.J. (2009). Memory efficacy in people with Alzheimer's Disease: Self reports, perceptions of others and memory rehabilitation. In 2009 Alzheimer's Association National Conference. 2009 Alzheimer's Association National Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jun 2009.
  • Materne, C., Luszcz, M. and Goodwin-Smith, I. (2014). Increasing constructive engagement and positive affect for residents with severe and very severe dementia through group-based activities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(1) pp. E7-E10.
    [Web Link]
  • Materne, C. and Luszcz, M.A. (2010). Offering to provide child care for preschool grandchildren: Grandparents behaving generatively. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(1) pp. 47-48.
    [10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00414.x] [10.1111/j.741-6612.2009.00414.x] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Student Representative, SA committee of Australian Association of Gerontology
Secretary, National Student Committee of Australian Association of Gerontology

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