Mrs Lesley Berk

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Barwon Health

Contact

l.berk@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79338

Publications

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2018

Web-based intervention to improve quality of life in late stage bipolar disorder (ORBIT): randomised controlled trial protocol

Kathryn Fletcher, Fiona Foley, Neil Thomas, Erin Michalak, Lesley Berk, Michael Berk, Steve Bowe, Sue Cotton, Lidia Engel, Sheri Johnson, Steven Jones, Michael Kyrios, Sara Lapsley, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Tania Perich, Greg Murray

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 1-13, BMC psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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2017

Towards recovery-oriented psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder: quality of life outcomes, stage-sensitive treatments, and mindfulness mechanisms

G Murray, N Leitan, N Thomas, E Michalak, S Johnson, S Jones, T Perich, L Berk, M Berk

(2017), Vol. 52, pp. 148-163, Clinical psychology review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Progressing MoodSwings. The upgrade and evaluation of MoodSwings 2.0: an online intervention for bipolar disorder

S Lauder, V Cosgrove, E Gliddon, D Grimm, S Dodd, L Berk, D Castle, T Suppes, M Berk

(2017), Vol. 56, pp. 18-24, Contemporary clinical trials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Impact of irritability: a 2-year observational study of outpatients with bipolar I or schizoaffective disorder

L Berk, K Hallam, K Venugopal, A Lewis, D Austin, J Kulkarni, S Dodd, A de Castella, P Fitzgerald, M Berk

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 184-197, Bipolar disorders, Hoboken, N.J., C1

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Adjunctive minocycline treatment for major depressive disorder: a proof of concept trial

O Dean, B Kanchanatawan, M Ashton, M Mohebbi, C Ng, M Maes, L Berk, A Sughondhabirom, S Tangwongchai, A Singh, H McKenzie, D Smith, G Malhi, N Dowling, M Berk

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 829-840, Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Online ethics: where will the interface of mental health and the internet lead us?

V Cosgrove, E Gliddon, L Berk, D Grimm, S Lauder, S Dodd, M Berk, T Suppes

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 1-9, International journal of bipolar disorders, London, Eng., C1

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Staging in bipolar disorder: from theoretical framework to clinical utility

M Berk, R Post, A Ratheesh, E Gliddon, A Singh, E Vieta, A Carvalho, M Ashton, L Berk, S Cotton, P McGorry, B Fernandes, L Yatham, S Dodd

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 236-244, World psychiatry, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Harnessing the potential of community-based participatory research approaches in bipolar disorder

E Michalak, S Jones, F Lobban, G Algorta, S Barnes, L Berk, M Berk, R Hole, S Lapsley, V Maxwell, R Milev, J McManamy, G Murray, M Tohen, S Tse, M Sanchez de Carmona, S Johnson

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-9, International journal of bipolar disorders, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

The treatment of suicidality in adolescents by psychosocial interventions for depression: a systematic literature review

B Devenish, L Berk, A Lewis

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 726-740, Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Caregiver burden as a predictor of depression among family and friends who provide care for persons with bipolar disorder

D Perlick, L Berk, R Kaczynski, J Gonzalez, B Link, L Dixon, S Grier, D Miklowitz

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 183-191, Bipolar disorders, London, Eng., C1

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Effective self-management strategies for bipolar disorder: a community-engaged Delphi consensus consultation study

E Michalak, M Suto, S Barnes, S Hou, S Lapsley, M Scott, G Murray, J Austin, N Elliott, L Berk

(2016), Vol. 206, pp. 77-86, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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An ISBD perspective on the sociocultural challenges of managing bipolar disorder: a content analysis

C Oedegaard, L Berk, M Berk, E Youngstrom, S Dilsaver, R Belmaker, K Oedegaard, O Fasmer, I Engebretsen

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 1096-1103, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

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

S Lauder, A Chester, D Castle, S Dodd, E Gliddon, L Berk, J Chamberlain, B Klein, M Gilbert, D Austin, M Berk

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

journal

Online mindfulness-based intervention for late-stage bipolar disorder: pilot evidence for feasibility and effectiveness

G Murray, N Leitan, M Berk, N Thomas, E Michalak, L Berk, S Johnson, S Jones, T Perich, N Allen, M Kyrios

(2015), Vol. 178, pp. 46-51, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

A brief review of exercise, bipolar disorder, and mechanistic pathways.

D Thomson, A Turner, S Lauder, M Gigler, L Berk, A Singh, J Pasco, M Berk, L Sylvia

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 147-147, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal

Tobacco use in bipolar disorder.

D Thomson, M Berk, S Dodd, M Rapado-Castro, S Quirk, P Ellegaard, L Berk, O Dean

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, Korea (South), C1

journal

Impact of cannabis use on long-term remission in bipolar I and schizoaffective disorder

S Kim, S Dodd, L Berk, J Kulkarni, A de Castella, P Fitzgerald, J Kim, J Yoon, M Berk

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 349-355, Psychiatry Investigation, Seoul, Korea (South), C1

journal

Evaluating discussion board engagement in the MoodSwings online self-help program for bipolar disorder: protocol for an observational prospective cohort study

E Gliddon, S Lauder, L Berk, V Cosgrove, D Grimm, S Dodd, T Suppes, M Berk

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, BMC psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

journal

The use of mixed methods in drug discovery: integrating qualitative methods into clinical trials

M Berk, R Otmar, O Dean, L Berk, E Michalak

(2015), pp. 59-73, Clinical trial design challenges in mood disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2014

Impact of comorbid anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder on 24-month clinical outcomes of bipolar I disorder

S Kim, L Berk, J Kulkarni, S Dodd, A de Castella, P Fitzgerald, G Amminger, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 166, pp. 243-248, Journal of Affective Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Quality of life in bipolar and schizoaffective disorder - a naturalistic approach.

M Martin-Subero, L Berk, S Dodd, V Kamalesh, M Maes, J Kulkarni, A De Castella, P Fitzgerald, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 1540-1545, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Stage managing bipolar disorder.

M Berk, L Berk, S Dodd, S Cotton, C Macneil, R Daglas, P Conus, A Bechdolf, S Moylan, G Malhi

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 471-477, Bipolar Disorders, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Optimizing delivery of recovery-oriented online self-management strategies for bipolar disorder : a review

N Leitan, E Michalak, L Berk, M Berk, G Murray

(2014), pp. 1-13, Bipolar Disorders, Malden, United States, C1

journal

Protocol and Rationale-The Efficacy of Minocycline as an Adjunctive Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: A Double Blind, Randomised, Placebo Controlled Trial.

O Dean, M Maes, M Ashton, L Berk, B Kanchanatawan, A Sughondhabirom, S Tangwongchai, C Ng, N Dowling, G Malhi, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 180-188, Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal
2013

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

S Lauder, A Chester, D Castle, S Dodd, L Berk, B Klein, D Austin, M Gilbert, J Chamberlain, G Murray, C White, L Piterman, M Berk

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

journal

The sick role, illness cognitions and outcomes in bipolar disorder

M Berk, L Berk, S Dodd, P Fitzgerald, A De Castella, S Filia, K Filia, A Brnabic, K Kelin, W Montgomery, J Kulkarni, L Stafford

(2013), Vol. 146, pp. 146-149, Journal of Affective Disorders, C1

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Evaluation of the acceptability and usefulness of an information website for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder

L Berk, M Berk, S Dodd, C Kelly, S Cvetkovski, A Jorm

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, BMC medicine, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

To a broader concept of remission: rating the health-related quality of life in bipolar disorder

M Subero, L Berk, S Dodd, J Kulkarni, A De Castella, P Fitzgerald, M Berk

(2013), Vol. 150, pp. 673-676, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Psychological management of unipolar depression

L Lampe, C Coulston, L Berk

(2013), Vol. 127, pp. 24-37, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Psychological management of unipolar depression

L Lampe, C Coulston, L Berk

(2013), Vol. 127, pp. 24-37, Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Psychometric properties of a scale to measure investment in the sick role: The Illness Cognitions Scale

M Berk, L Berk, S Dodd, F Jacka, P Fitzgerald, A De Castella, S Filia, K Filia, J Kulkarni, H Jackson, L Stafford

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 360-364, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, C1-1

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Palliative models of care for later stages of mental disorder: Maximizing recovery, maintaining hope, and building morale

M Berk, L Berk, M Udina, S Moylan, L Stafford, K Hallam, S Goldstone, P McGorry

(2012), Vol. 46, pp. 92-99, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, C1

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Treatment and outcomes of an Australian cohort of outpatients with bipolar I or schizoaffective disorder over twenty-four months: Implications for clinical practice

J Kulkarni, S Filia, L Berk, K Filia, S Dodd, A de Castella, A Brnabic, A Lowry, K Kelin, W Montgomery, P Fitzgerald, M Berk

(2012), Vol. 12, BMC Psychiatry, C1

journal
2011

Does stage of illness impact treatment response in bipolar disorder? Empirical treatment data and their implication for the staging model and early intervention

M Berk, A Brnabic, S Dodd, K Kelin, M Tohen, G Malhi, L Berk, P Conus, P McGorry

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 87-98, Bipolar Disorders, C1

journal

Development of guidelines for caregivers of people with bipolar disorder: A Delphi expert consensus study

L Berk, A Jorm, C Kelly, S Dodd, M Berk

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 556-570, Bipolar Disorders, C1

journal
2010

Enhancing medication adherence in patients with bipolar disorder

L Berk, K Hallam, F Colom, E Vieta, M Hasty, C Macneil, M Berk

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 1-16, Human Psychopharmacology, C1-1

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The validity and internal structure of the Bipolar Depression Rating Scale: Data from a clinical trial of N-acetylcysteine as adjunctive therapy in bipolar disorder

M Berk, S Dodd, O Dean, K Kohlmann, L Berk, G Malhi

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 237-242, Acta Neuropsychiatrica, C1-1

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A prospective study of the impact of smoking on outcomes in bipolar and schizoaffective disorder

S Dodd, A Brnabic, L Berk, P Fitzgerald, A De Castella, S Filia, K Filia, K Kelin, M Smith, W Montgomery, J Kulkarni, M Berk

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 504-509, Comprehensive Psychiatry, C1-1

journal

A prospective study of the impact of subthreshold mixed states on the 24-month clinical outcomes of bipolar I disorder or schizoaffective disorder

S Dodd, J Kulkarni, L Berk, F Ng, P Fitzgerald, A de Castella, S Filia, K Filia, W Montgomery, K Kelin, M Smith, A Brnabic, M Berk

(2010), Vol. 124, pp. 22-28, Journal of Affective Disorders, C1-1

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The role of psychotherapy in bipolar disorder

S Lauder, M Berk, D Castle, S Dodd, L Berk

(2010), Vol. 193, Medical Journal of Australia, C1-1

journal

Group-based psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder : randomised controlled trial

D Castle, C White, J Chamberlain, M Berk, L Berk, S Lauder, G Murray, I Schweitzer, L Piterman, M Gilbert

(2010), Vol. 196, pp. 383-388, British journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2009

The impact of age at onset of bipolar I disorder on functioning and clinical presentation

F Biffin, S Tahtalian, K Filia, P Fitzgerald, A De Castella, S Filia, M Berk, S Dodd, P Callaly, L Berk, K Kelin, M Smith, W Montgomery, J Kulkarni

(2009), Vol. 21, pp. 191-196, Acta Neuropsychiatrica, C1-1

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DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR CARERS OF ADULTS WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

Seetal Dodd, Lesley Berk, C Kelly, A Jorm

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 785-785, BIPOLAR DISORDERS, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, C1-1

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A critical update on psychological interventions for bipolar disorders

E Vieta, I Pacchiarotti, M Valent, M Berk, J Scott, F Colom

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 494-502, Current psychiatry reports, [Philadelphia, Pa.], C1-1

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2008

Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving

M Berk, S Dodd, K Hallam, L Berk, J Gleeson, M Henry

(2008), Vol. 6, pp. 22-25, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, C1-1

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The importance of the treatment alliance in bipolar disorder

L Berk, C Macneil, D Castle, M Berk

(2008), pp. 167-182, Psychotherapies for the psychoses: theoretical, cultural and clinical integration, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2007

History of illness prior to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder

M Berk, S Dodd, P Callaly, L Berk, P Fitzgerald, A de Castella, S Filia, K Filia, S Tahtalian, F Biffin, K Kelin, M Smith, W Montgomery, J Kulkarni

(2007), Vol. 103, pp. 181-186, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Pilot of group intervention for bipolar disorder

D Castle, M Berk, L Berk, S Lauder, J Chamberlain, M Gilbert

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 279-284, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2006

Diagnosing bipolar disorder: How can we do it better?

M Berk, L Berk, K Moss, S Dood, G Malhi

(2006), Vol. 184, pp. 459-462, Medical Journal of Australia, C1-1

journal
2005

The management of bipolar disorder in primary care: A review of existing and emerging therapies

M Berk, S Dodd, L Berk

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. 229-239, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, C1-1

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Diagnosis and management of patients with bipolar disorder in primary care

M Berk, S Dodd, L Berk, J Opie

(2005), Vol. 55, pp. 662-664, British journal of general practice, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Development of MyMAPS, an innovative blended face-to-face and mobile application psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder

Prof Michael Berk, Mrs Lesley Berk, Prof David Castle, Prof Malcolm Hopwood, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Greg Murray, Prof John Grundy, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Dr Sue Lauder, Dr Emma Gliddon

  • 2018: $99,872

Industry and Other Funding

Development of MyMAPS, a novel integrative intervention for bipolar disorder

Prof Michael Berk, Mrs Lesley Berk, Ms Frances Quirk, Prof David Castle, Dr Steve Moylan, Mrs Janine Haigh, Prof Sheri Johnson, Dr Tim Denton, A/Prof Thilo Deckersbach

  • 2017: $9,090

Development of MyMAPS, an innovative blended face-to-face and mobile application psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder

Prof Michael Berk, Mrs Lesley Berk, Prof David Castle, Prof Malcolm Hopwood, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Prof Greg Murray, Prof John Grundy, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Dr Sue Lauder, Dr Emma Gliddon

  • 2018: $100,000

Development of Depression Assist (icare4depression), a psychoeducation website for close family/friends of adults with major depressive disorder

Mrs Lesley Berk

  • 2018: $20,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Emma Gliddon

Thesis entitled: Discussion Forum Engagement in an Online Intervention for Bipolar Disorder

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine