Dr Jennifer Fletcher

BPsych (Hons), PhD

F02 - Baxter's Lodge
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9988

Biographical details

Jennifer Fletcher (BPsych (Hons) PhD) is a research associate in the Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Research interests

  • Dementia
  • Community Care for Ageing
  • Positive Ageing
  • Behavioural Genetics
  • Behavioural Therapy

Current projects

  • About People living alone with dementia (APLAWD)
  • A systematic review of strategies to change staff behaviours in residential aged care
  • Development and evaluation of an internet program for carers on management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Awards and honours

Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship (for duration of PhD)
UNE Top-up Scholarship (for duration of PhD)
University Medal for Excellence, UNE
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize (for topping Honours year at UNE)

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2019

  • Teaming up: University-wide partnerships to support collaborative learning; Keep M, Smith L, Bartimote-Aufflick K, Willey K, Fletcher J, Johnson A, Nguyen H; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2014

  • About people living alone with dementia (APLAWD); Fletcher J, Low L, Jeon Y; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Phillips, W., Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2016). Thinking styles and decision making: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 142(3), 260-290. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Etherton-Beer, C., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E. (2015). A Systematic Review of Interventions to Change Staff Care Practices in Order to Improve Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-60. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2015). Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS): Who receives home care packages and what are the outcomes? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(3), E1-E8. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J. (2015). Models of home care services for persons with dementia: a narrative review. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(10), 1593-1600. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(7), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Low, L., Liu, Z., Fletcher, J., Roast, J., Goodenough, B., Chenoweth, L. (2014). Successful ingredients in the SMILE study: resident, staff and management factors influence the effects of humor therapy in residential aged care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(12), 1427-1437. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Xu, K., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: the SMILE cluster randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(8), 564-569. [More Information]
  • Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2012). Latent profile analysis of working memory capacity and thinking styles in adults and adolescents. Journal of Research in Personality, 46(1), 40-48. [More Information]
  • Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2011). Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive Styles in Decision-Making. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), 1136-1141. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Fletcher, J., Ridout, B., Collyer, B., Dalgleish, J., Campbell, A. (2018). A National Online Survey about Children's Experiences of Parental Separation, (pp. 1 - 37). Australia: The University of Sydney.

2018

  • Fletcher, J., Ridout, B., Collyer, B., Dalgleish, J., Campbell, A. (2018). A National Online Survey about Children's Experiences of Parental Separation, (pp. 1 - 37). Australia: The University of Sydney.

2016

  • Phillips, W., Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2016). Thinking styles and decision making: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 142(3), 260-290. [More Information]

2015

  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Etherton-Beer, C., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E. (2015). A Systematic Review of Interventions to Change Staff Care Practices in Order to Improve Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-60. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2015). Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS): Who receives home care packages and what are the outcomes? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(3), E1-E8. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J. (2015). Models of home care services for persons with dementia: a narrative review. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(10), 1593-1600. [More Information]

2014

  • Casey, A., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(7), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Low, L., Liu, Z., Fletcher, J., Roast, J., Goodenough, B., Chenoweth, L. (2014). Successful ingredients in the SMILE study: resident, staff and management factors influence the effects of humor therapy in residential aged care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(12), 1427-1437. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Xu, K., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: the SMILE cluster randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(8), 564-569. [More Information]

2012

  • Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2012). Latent profile analysis of working memory capacity and thinking styles in adults and adolescents. Journal of Research in Personality, 46(1), 40-48. [More Information]

2011

  • Fletcher, J., Marks, A., Hine, D. (2011). Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive Styles in Decision-Making. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), 1136-1141. [More Information]

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