AsPr David Austin

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Monash University, 1992
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, Deakin University, 1998
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science, University of Ballarat, 1999
Doctor of Psychology, Monash University, 2006
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2015

Contact

david.austin@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17227

Research interests

eTherapy: The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to advance and support psychological service delivery is a massive growth area. As the ICT becomes more prevalent, accessible and capable, there emerge wonderful opportunities to improve patient care and outcomes. Best practice psychological service delivery of the very near future will integrate internet-based models of delivering psychoeducation, assessment and referral, treatment, management, monitoring, relapse prevention, and health maintenance/promotion/prevention.

The biology of Autism: Our understanding of Autism from cognitive and behavioural perspectives has advanced significantly in recent decades, however, the understanding of what the biological mechanisms are that characterise and, indeed, cause the condition (and consequently what biological treatments might prove to be effective) are very poorly understood.

Teaching interests

Psychopathology

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders

Autism spectrum disorders

Counselling

The use of information and communication technologies in psychological service delivery

Conferences

Nguyen D., Klein, B., Meyer, D., & Austin, D. (2012). The Validity and User Experience of an Online Clinical Diagnostic Assessment System. Medicine 2.0, Boston, USA.

Lauder, L Berk, M., Castle, D., Dodd, S., Chester, A, Gilbert, M., Piterman, L., Klein, B., Austin, D, Murray G., White, C., Chamberlain, L., & Berk, L (2011). www.moodswings : Results and reflections of an online intervention for bipolar disorder. ISRII International Conference, Sydney

Austin, D. W. (2010). Cyberethics for cyberpsychology: Emerging issues from anxietyonline.org.au. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

Austin, D. W., & Abbbott, J. (2010). How frequency and form of therapist support impacts on the effectiveness, user experience and accessibility of online mental health interventions. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

Austin, D. W. (2009). The Biology of Autism: Redefining the Condition, its Assessment and Treatment, Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. Canberra, Australia.

Awards

Vice-Chancellors Award for Community Engagement (2010): Whiz Kid Games (www.whizkidgames.com)

Premiers Design Award (2010): WhizKid Games

Premiers Recognition Mark (2010): WhizKid Games

2010 Melbourne Advertising & Design Club, Best Online Game: WhizKid Games

2010 Web Marketing Association Award, Education Standard of Excellence: WhizKid Games

2010 Web Marketing Association Award, Health Care Standard of Excellence: WhizKid Games

Publications

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2015

A randomized head to head trial of MoodSwings.net.au: an internet based self-help program for bipolar disorder.

Ms Sue Lauder, A/Prof A Chester, Prof David Castle, Dr Seetal Dodd, Miss Emma Gliddon, Mrs Lesley Berk, James Chamberlain, Prof Britt Klein, Monica Gilbert, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Michael Berk

(2015), Vol. 171, pp. 13-21, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Professional and parental attitudes toward iPad application use in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Megan Clark, A/Prof David Austin, Dr Melinda Craike

(2015), Vol. 30, pp. 174-181, Focus on autism and other developmental disabilities, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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Preliminary results of a randomised controlled trial of an online psychological intervention to reduce distress in men treated for localised prostate cancer

Dr Addie Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Denny Meyer, Miss Katherine Chisholm, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Declan G Murphy, Prof Anthony Costello

(2015), Vol. 68, pp. 471-479, European urology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Prevalence of mental health disorders in inflammatory bowel disease: an Australian outpatient cohort

Davina Tribbick, Michael Salzberg, Ms Maria Ftanou, William Connell, Finlay A. Macrae, Michael A Kamm, Glen W Bates, Georgina Cunningham, A/Prof David Austin, Simon R. Knowles

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 197-204, Clinical and experimental gastroenterology, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

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The diagnostic validity and reliability of an internet-based clinical assessment program for mental disorders

David Phong Nguyen, Prof Britt Klein, A/Prof Denny Meyer, A/Prof David Austin, Jo-Anne M Abbott

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 1-14, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Ont., C1

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2014

Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Prof Michael Kyrios, Maja Nedeljkovic, Dr Richard Moulding, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, Denny Meyer, Claire Ahern

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Psychiatry, London, England, C1

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Are urinary porphyrins a valid diagnostic biomarker of autism spectrum disorder?

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin, Jahar Bhowmik

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 535-542, Autism research, Malden, MA, C1

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A case study illustrating therapist-assisted internet cognitive behavior therapy for depression

Nicole Pugh, Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, Prof Britt Klein, A/Prof David Austin

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 64-77, Cognitive and behavioral practice, Oxford, England, C1

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My road ahead study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of an online psychological intervention for men following treatment for localised prostate cancer

Dr Addie Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Miss Katherine Chisholm, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Denny Meyer, Prof Anthony Costello, Declan G Murphy

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Cancer, London, Eng., C1

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Psychosocial interventions to support partners of men with prostate cancer: a systematic and critical review of the literature

Dr Addie Wootten, Jo M Abbott, Ann Marie Farrell, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Britt Klein

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 472-484, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, New York, NY, C1

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The impact of prostate cancer on partners: a qualitative exploration

Dr Addie Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Dawn Osborne, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Britt Klein, Prof Anthony Costello, Declan G Murphy

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 1252-1258, Psycho-oncology, Chichester, England, C1

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Observable essential fatty acid deficiency markers and autism spectrum disorder

Christine Brown, A/Prof David Austin, Dr Lucy Busija

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 21-26, Breastfeeding Review, Glen Iris, Vic., C1

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Out & online; effectiveness of a tailored online multi-symptom mental health and wellbeing program for same-sex attracted young adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Jo-Anne M Abbott, Prof Britt Klein, Suzanne Mclaren, A/Prof David Austin, Mari Molloy, Denny Meyer, Bronte McLeod

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, Trials, London, Eng., C1

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Therapist-assisted Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety: translating evidence into clinical practice.

Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, Nicole Pugh, Marcie Nugent, Hugo Hesser, Gerhard Andersson, Max Ivanov, C Butz, Greg Marchildon, Gordon Asmundson, Prof Britt Klein, A/Prof David Austin

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 884-893, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Netherlands, C1

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Development, feasibility and usability of an online psychological intervention for men with prostate cancer: my road ahead

Dr Addie Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Miss Katherine Chisholm, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Declan G Murphy, Prof Anthony Costello

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 188-195, Internet interventions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Genetic variation associated with hypersensitivity to mercury.

A/Prof David Austin, Ms Briana Spolding, Shakuntla Gondalia, Kerrie A. Shandley, Enzo A. Palombo, Simon R. Knowles, Prof Ken Walder

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 236-241, Toxicology International, India, C1-1

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2013

Development of an online intervention for bipolar disorder. www.moodswings.net.au

Ms Sue Lauder, A/Prof A Chester, Prof David Castle, Dr Seetal Dodd, Mrs Lesley Berk, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, Monica Gilbert, James Chamberlain, Dr G Murray, Carolynne White, Prof Leon Piterman, Prof Michael Berk

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 155-165, Psychology, health and medicine, Oxon, England, C1

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Evaluation of biogenic amines in the faeces of children with and without autism by LC-MS/MS

Shakuntla Gondalia, Peter J Mahon, Enzo A. Palombo, Simon R. Knowles, A/Prof David Austin

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 245-255, International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Delhi, India, C1

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2012

Molecular characterisation of gastrointestinal microbiota of children with autism (with and without gastrointestinal dysfunction) and their neurotypical siblings

Shakuntla Gondalia, Enzo A. Palombo, Simon R. Knowles, Stephen B. Cox, Denny Meyer, A/Prof David Austin

(2012), Vol. 5, pp. 419-427, Autism research, London, England, C1-1

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Maternal transfer of mercury to the developing embryo/fetus : is there a safe level?

Ian Brown, A/Prof David Austin

(2012), Vol. 94, pp. 1610-1627, Toxicological and environmental chemistry, London, England, C1-1

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Dissemination of therapist-assisted internet cognitive behaviour therapy : development and open pilot study of a workshop

Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, Maureen Thompson, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 230-240, Cognitive behaviour therapy, London, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Autism spectrum disorders

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin

(2011), pp. 101-110, A critical introduction to DSM, Hauppauge, N.Y., B1-1

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Autistic disorder and phospholipids : a review

Christine M. Brown, A/Prof David Austin

(2011), Vol. 84, pp. 25-30, Prostaglandins, leukotrienes and essential fatty acids, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The plausibility of a role for mercury in the etiology of autism : a cellular perspective

Matthew Garrecht, A/Prof David Austin

(2011), Vol. 93, pp. 1251-1273, Toxicological and environmental chemistry, London, England, C1-1

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Considerations in the development of a therapist-assisted internet cognitive behavior therapy service

Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, Maureen Thompson, Max Ivanov, Christina Drost, Cory J. Butz, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 463-471, Professional psychology, research and practice, Arlington, Va., C1-1

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Ancestry of pink disease (Infantile Acrodynia) identified as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin

(2011), Vol. 74, pp. 1185-1194, Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, London, England, C1-1

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Training postgraduate psychology students to deliver psychological services online

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof B Klein, Prof Michael Kyrios, A/Prof David Austin, Lisa Ciechomski, Dr G Murray

(2011), Vol. 46, pp. 120-125, Australian psychologist, London, England, C1-1

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Anxiety online - a virtual clinic : preliminary outcomes following completion of five fully automated treatment programs for anxiety disorders and symptoms

A/Prof B Klein, Denny Meyer, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Michael Kyrios

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. e89-e89, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Ont., C1-1

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2010

The first two years of Anxiety Online, an international e-mental health service for the anxiety disorders

A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, David Nguyen, Andrew Smith, Patrick Donelan, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Prof Michael Kyrios, Joanne Mitchell, Ms Sue Lauder, Kerrie A. Shandley, Dr Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Denny Meyer, Lisa Ciechomski, David Sheilds, Josephine Baulch, Ben Williams

(2010), pp. 187-203, Anxiety disorders : current understandings, novel treatments, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

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Mercury in vaccines from the Australian childhood immunization program schedule

A/Prof David Austin, Kerrie A. Shandley, Enzo A. Palombo

(2010), Vol. 73, pp. 637-640, Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, London, England, C1-1

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Reconceptualizing autism : moving beyond the behavioral to address cause, cure and prevention

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin

(2010), Vol. 2, pp. 25-30, Austism insights, Auckland, New Zealand, C1-1

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An evaluation of 'Reach Out Central' : an online gaming program for supporting the mental health of young people

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin, A/Prof B Klein, Prof Michael Kyrios

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 563-574, Health education research, Cary, N. C., C1-1

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A therapist-assisted cognitive behavior therapy internet intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder : pre-, post- and 3-month follow-up results from an open trial

A/Prof B Klein, Joanne Mitchell, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin, Kathryn J. Gilson, Litza Kiropoulos, Gwenda Cannard, Tomi Redman

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 635-644, Journal of anxiety disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Training clinicians online to be e-therapists : the 'Anxiety online' model

A/Prof David Austin, A/Prof B Klein, Kerrie A. Shandley, Lisa Ciechomski

(2010), pp. 459-467, Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

Gastrointestinal microbiology in autistic spectrum disorder : a review

Shakuntla Gondalia, Enzo A. Palombo, Simon R. Knowles, A/Prof David Austin

(2010), Vol. 21, pp. 44-50, Reviews in medical microbiology, London, England, C1-1

journal
2009

Internet-based treatment for panic disorder : does frequency of therapist contact make a difference?

A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, Dr Ciaran Pier, Litza Kiropoulos, Kerrie A. Shandley, Joanne Mitchell, Kathryn J. Gilson, Lisa Ciechomski

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 100-113, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Abingdon, England, C1

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A therapist‐assisted internet‐based CBT intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder : preliminary results

A/Prof B Klein, Joanne Mitchell, Kathryn J. Gilson, Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin, Litza Kiropoulos, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Gwenda Cannard

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 121-131, Cognitive behaviour therapy, London, England, C1-1

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A cluster randomised trial of an internet-based intervention program for tinnitus distress in an industrial setting

Jo-Anne M Abbott, Viktor Kaldo, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, Catherine Hamilton, Prof Leon Piterman, Ben Williams, Gerhard Andersson

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 162-173, Cognitive behaviour therapy, London, England, C1-1

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2008

A controlled trial of internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for panic disorder with face-to-face support from a general practitioner or email support from a psychologist

Dr Ciaran Pier, A/Prof David Austin, A/Prof B Klein, Joanne Mitchell, Peter Schattner, Lisa Ciechomski, Kathryn J. Gilson, Mr David Pierce, Kerrie A. Shandley, Victoria Wade

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 29-39, Mental health in family medicine, Abingdon, England, C1

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Therapist-assisted, internet-based treatment for panic disorder: can general practitioners achieve comparable patient outcomes to psychologists

Kerrie A. Shandley, A/Prof David Austin, A/Prof B Klein, Dr Ciaran Pier, Peter Schattner, Mr David Pierce, Victoria Wade

(2008), Vol. 10, pp. 14-39, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Canada, C1

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Is internet-based CBT for panic disorder and agoraphobia as effective as face-to-face CBT

Litza Kiropoulos, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin, Kathryn J. Gilson, Dr Ciaran Pier, Joanne Mitchell, Lisa Ciechomski

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 1273-1284, Journal of anxiety disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Discriminant validity of the sensory profile in Australian children with autism spectrum disorder

Ted Brown, Monica Leo, A/Prof David Austin

(2008), Vol. 28, pp. 253-266, Physical and occupational therapy in pediatrics, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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An internet-based investigation of the catastrophic misinterpretation model of panic disorder

A/Prof David Austin, Litza Kiropoulos

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 233-242, Journal of anxiety disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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An investigation of porphyrinuria in Australian children with autism

A/Prof David Austin, Kerrie A. Shandley

(2008), Vol. 71, pp. 1349-1351, Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, London, England, C1-1

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Somatic symptoms, hypochondriasis and psychological distress: a study of somatisation in Australian general practice

David M Clarke, Prof Leon Piterman, Claire J. Byrne, A/Prof David Austin

(2008), Vol. 189, pp. 560-564, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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The use of virtual reality hypnosis with two cases of autism spectrum disorder : a feasibility study

A/Prof David Austin, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Colin Carbis

(2008), Vol. 25, pp. 102-109, Contemporary hypnosis, London, Eng;and, C1-1

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An epidemiological analysis of the 'autism as mercury poisoning' hypothesis

A/Prof David Austin

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 135-142, International journal of risk and safety in medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2007

A psychometric evaluation of the Learning Styles Questionnaire : 40-item version

A/Prof B Klein, Louise McCall, A/Prof David Austin, Prof Leon Piterman

(2007), Vol. 38, pp. 23-32, British journal of educational technology, London, England, C1-1

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2006

Do GPs use electronic mental health resources? A qualitative study

A/Prof David Austin, Dr Ciaran Pier, Joanne Mitchell, Peter Schattner, Victoria Wade, Mr David Pierce, A/Prof B Klein

(2006), Vol. 35, pp. 365-366, Australian family physician, South Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Internet administration of three commonly used questionnaires in panic research : equivalence to paper administration in Australian and Swedish samples of people with panic disorder

A/Prof David Austin, Per Carlbring, Jeffrey C. Richards, Gerhard Andersson

(2006), Vol. 6, pp. 25-39, International journal of testing, London, England, C1-1

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The relationship between attachment style, anxiety sensitivity and interpretive bias among adolescent nonclinical panickers

A/Prof David Austin, Rachel S. Jamieson, Jeffrey C. Richards, John Winkelman

(2006), Vol. 23, pp. 31-41, Behaviour change, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Modification of the Body Sensations Interpretation Questionnaire (BSIQ-M) : validity and reliability

A/Prof David Austin, Jeffrey C. Richards, A/Prof B Klein

(2006), Vol. 20, pp. 237-251, Journal of anxiety disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A test of core assumptions of the catastrophic misinterpretation model of panic disorder

A/Prof David Austin, Jeffrey C. Richards

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 53-68, Cognitive therapy and research, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Internet vs. paper and pencil administration of questionnaires commonly used in panic/agoraphobia research

Per Carlbring, Sara Brunt, Susanne Bohman, A/Prof David Austin, Jeffrey C. Richards, Lars-Goran Ost, Gerhard Andersson

(2006), Vol. 23, pp. 1421-1434, Computers in human behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Internet cognitive behavioural therapy for panic disorder : does the inclusion of stress management information improve end-state functioning?

Jeffrey C. Richards, A/Prof B Klein, A/Prof David Austin

(2006), Vol. 10, pp. 2-15, Clinical psychologist, London, England, C1-1

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Interpretation of ambiguous interoceptive stimuli in panic disorder and nonclinical panic

Jeffrey C. Richards, A/Prof David Austin, Marlies Alvarenga

(2006), Vol. 25, pp. 235-246, Cognitive therapy and research, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Efficacy of internet therapy for panic disorder

A/Prof B Klein, Jeffrey C. Richards, A/Prof David Austin

(2006), Vol. 37, pp. 213-238, Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Managing panic disorder in general medical practice

A/Prof David Austin, Dr Grant Blashki, David Barton, A/Prof B Klein

(2006), Vol. 1, pp. 108-115, Lekarz Rodzinny, Warsaw, Poland, C1-1

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2005

Managing panic disorder in general practice

A/Prof David Austin, Dr Grant Blashki, David Barton, A/Prof B Klein

(2005), Vol. 34, pp. 563-571, Australian family physician, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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2001

The catastrophic misinterpretation model of panic disorder

A/Prof David Austin, Jeffrey C. Richards

(2001), Vol. 39, pp. 1277-1291, Behaviour research and therapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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