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Audrey McKinlay

Adjunct Professor


Research Interests

ADJUNCT - While Parkinson's disease is generally recognised by its characteristic motor symptoms, it is also accompanied by deficits in other areas of functioning. However, these additional deficits are often poorly defined. My research investigates the neuropsychiatric and cognitive deficits associated with Parkinson's disease, with a particular emphasis on identifying those individuals in the pre-clinical stages of dementia. The identification of a subgroup in the pre-clinical stages of dementia is of considerable importance as it will enable prediction of those individuals who are most likely to develop dementia, and lead to timely intervention. I am also investigating the long term psychosocial, cognitive and psychiatric outcomes following mild head injury in early childhood. This study is unique in the length of time and frequency that children have been assessed following head injury. This research has received considerable attention both nationally and internationally. This work is in collaboration with Professor David Fergusson and John Horwood of the Christchurch Health and Development Study, and a number of other national and international collaborators are associated with the project.

Recent Publications

  • Johnston L., McLellan T. and McKinlay A. (2014) (Perceived) Size really does matter: Male dissatisfaction with penis size. Psychology of Men and Masculinity 15(2): 225-228.
  • McKinlay A., van Vliet-Ruissen C. and Taylor A. (2014) Traumatic Brain Injury Among Mothers Identified as Having a High Risk of Child Maltreatment: A Pilot Study. Journal of Family Violence 29(4): 391-395.
  • Van Vliet-Ruissen C., Mckinlay A. and Taylor A. (2014) Adult functioning of mothers with traumatic brain injury at high risk of child abuse: A pilot study. NeuroRehabilitation 34(2): 373-380.
  • Köstering L., McKinlay A., Stahl C. and Kaller CP. (2012) Differential patterns of planning impairments in parkinson's disease and sub-clinical signs of dementia? a latent-class model-based approach. PLoS ONE 7(6)
  • McKinlay A. (2012) Injury in preschool-age children. In Kirkwood MW; Yeates KO (Ed.), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents: From Basic Science to Clinical Management: 361-373. New York: Guilford Press.