Olivia is an early career researcher and research fellow at Phoenix Australia- Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, University of Melbourne, where much of her research involves understanding and improving the wellbeing of military and veteran populations. Olivia is interested in mental health problems that can result after trauma, including PTSD, addiction, and problem anger.
Her PhD in the area of cognitive psychology focused on understanding addictive behaviours. Olivia has expertise in research methodology, including experimental, physiological, cognitive, systematic reviews, and clinical trial research.
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Posttraumatic anger: a confirmatory factor analysis of the Dimensions of Anger Reactions S..
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Primary Care: A Study of General Practices in England
Sean Cowlishaw, Olivia Metcalf, Caleb Stone, Meaghan O'Donnell, Annett Lotzin, David Forbes, Kelsey Hegarty, David Kessler
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be a common issue in primary care in the UK, but there have been no studies of all-cause ..
Prevalence and implications of gambling problems among firefighters
S Cowlishaw, J Little, A Sbisa, AC McFarlane, M Van Hooff, E Lawrence-Wood, M O'Donnell, M Hinton, N Sadler, A Savic, D Forbes, O Metcalf
Journal article | 2020 | Addictive Behaviors
Firefighting is a high-risk occupation that accounts for vulnerability to a range of mental health problems and addictive behaviou..
Posttraumatic anger: a confirmatory factor analysis of the Dimensions of Anger Reactions Scale-5 (DAR-5) - French adaptation
Grazia Ceschi, Garance Selosse, Reginald DV Nixon, Olivia Metcalf, David Forbes
Journal article | 2020 | European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Background: Research has shown that posttraumatic anger is common after a traumatic experience, represents a risk factor for post-..
Treatment augmentation for posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review
Olivia Metcalf, Caleb Stone, Mark Hinton, Meaghan O'Donnell, Malcolm Hopwood, Alexander McFarlane, David Forbes, Dzenana Kartal, Loretta Watson, Isabella Freijah, Tracey Varker
Journal article | 2019 | Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Training plus intensive consultation improves uptake and outcome expectations of prolonged exposure therapy among practitioners treating emergency service personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder
Darryl Wade, Sonia Terhaag, Andrea Putica, Olivia Metcalf
Journal article | 2019 | Australasian Psychiatry
OBJECTIVE: Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is an evidence-based psychological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ..
Treatment of military-related post-traumatic stress disorder: challenges, innovations, and the way forward
David Forbes, David Pedlar, Amy B Adler, Clare Bennett, Richard Bryant, Walter Busuttil, John Cooper, Mark C Creamer, Nicola T Fear, Neil Greenberg, Alexandra Heber, Mark Hinton, Mal Hopwood, Rakesh Jetly, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Alexander McFarlane, Olivia Metcalf, Meaghan O'Donnell, Andrea Phelps, J Don Richardson, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY
Adjustment Disorder: Current Developments and Future Directions
Meaghan L O'Donnell, James A Agathos, Olivia Metcalf, Kari Gibson, Winnie Lau
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Despite its high prevalence in clinical and consultant liaison psychiatry populations, adjustment disorder research has traditiona..
Treatment Outcomes for Military Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Response Trajectories by Symptom Cluster
Andrea J Phelps, Zachary Steele, Sean Cowlishaw, Olivia Metcalf, Nathan Alkemade, Peter Elliott, Meaghan O'Donnell, Suzy Redston, Katelyn Kerr, Alexandra Howard, Jane Nursey, John Cooper, Renee Armstrong, Lea Fitzgerald, David Forbes
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Traumatic Stress
Research into Australian emergency services personnel mental health and wellbeing: An evidence map
Tracey Varker, Olivia Metcalf, David Forbes, Katherine Chisolm, Sam Harvey, Miranda Van Hooff, Alexander McFarlane, Richard Bryant, Andrea J Phelps
Journal article | 2018 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Key patterns and predictors of response to treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a growth mixture modelling approach
AJ Phelps, Z Steel, O Metcalf, N Alkemade, K Kerr, M O'Donnell, J Nursey, J Cooper, A Howard, R Armstrong, D Forbes
Journal article | 2018 | Psychological Medicine
Veteran and military mental health: the Australian experience.
David Forbes, Olivia Metcalf
Journal article | 2014 | International psychiatry : bulletin of the Board of International Affairs of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Australia has deployed over 25 000 personnel to recent conflicts in the Middle East and has been involved in peacekeeping missions..
Skills for Psychological Recovery: Evaluation of a post-disaster mental health training program.
Darryl Wade, David Crompton, Alexandra Howard, Naomi Stevens, Olivia Metcalf, Melissa Brymer, Josef Ruzek, Patricia Watson, Richard Bryant, David Forbes
Journal article | 2014 | Disaster Health
Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is a brief skills-based approach to assist community members to better cope after a disast..
Impulsivity and Related Neuropsychological Features in Regular and Addictive First Person Shooter Gaming
Olivia Metcalf, Kristen Pammer
Journal article | 2014 | Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Putative cyber addictions are of significant interest. There remains little experimental research into excessive use of first pers..
Physiological Arousal Deficits in Addicted Gamers Differ Based on Preferred Game Genre
Olivia Metcalf, Kristen Pammer
Journal article | 2014 | European Addiction Research
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There has been significant discussion surrounding the psychopathology of excessive gaming and whether it constitu..
Investigating markers of behavioural addiction in excessive massively multiplayer online role-playing gamers
O Metcalf, K Pammer
Journal article | 2012 | Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
There is current debate as to whether excessive use of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) constitutes an ad..
Independence in the processing of first- and second-order motion signals at the local-motion-pooling level
Mark Edwards, Olivia Metcalf
Journal article | 2010 | Vision Research
The interaction of first- and second-order motion signals at the local-motion-pooling level were investigated using locally-paired..
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