Associate Professor Lynda Matthews

BHlthSc(Hons), PhD
Associate Professor, Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling, Health & Safety Representative (Research & Innovation), Representative to the FHS International Network, Postgraduate Coordinator (Ageing, Work & Health Resarch Group)

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9537

Website Work & Health

Biographical details

Lynda R. Matthews is a qualified rehabilitation counsellor who specialises in mental health, rehabilitation and work. Her specific expertise is in the rehabilitation of people with posttraumatic mental health conditions. Lynda's current research is documenting the institutional responses to workplace death and assessing their adequacy in meeting the needs of families of workers who die at work [with Bohle & Quinlan]; identifying barriers to work participation for people with mental health and substance use issues [with Harris, Jaworski, & Alam]; and curriculum renewal in interprofessional health education [with Lee et al.]. For the past decade Lynda has been active in promoting psychiatric/ psychosocial rehabilitation as a means to improve function, reduce disability, and promote recovery in people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other persistent mental health conditions. She has received over 1.3 million dollars in research funding, published over 30 peer review papers, three international book chapters, and contributed to four rehabilitation research reports to government.

Lynda is rehabilitation advisor for the Australian Federal Government in the area of Veterans Affairs (since 2004), and psychosocial rehabilitation expert in the working party for the Australian PTSD Treatment Guidelines being produced by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Health (ACPMH) under the auspice of the National Health and Medical Research Council (currently, and 2007). She has provided advisory to and collaborated with ACPMH in rehabilitation research and participates in international rehabilitation research networks.

Awards include Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Honorary Life Membership Award, Graduates? Association Research Award, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Award, and Australian Postgraduate Award.¿

Research interests

Dr Matthewis a member of the following research teams:

Work & Health

Mental Health

Lynda’s primary research areas include:

  • Rehabilitation of posttraumatic mental health conditions
  • Traumatic workplace death
  • Psychiatric / psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Mental health and work

Teaching and supervision

Lynda’s teaching responsibilities align with her areas of research activity and expertise: rehabilitation of posttraumatic mental health conditions and psychiatric rehabilitation. She supervises PhD students in these specific areas as well as areas closely aligned to rehabilitation, work and health.

Lynda is a national representative to the International Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

Unit Coordinator:

  • REHB3065 PTSD and Rehabilitation
  • REHB5077 Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • REHB5063 Rehabilitation and PTSD
  • HSBH3015 Mental Health Rehabilitation

Awards and honours

in 2012 Dr Lynda Matthews was presented with the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS) Lifetime Achievement Award, which brings with it Honorary Life Membership of the Society. The Award was presented in appreciation of Lynda's outstanding contribution to the field of trauma counselling and exceptional dedication and support of ASTSS.

Selected grants

2012

  • Health and Work Research Network; Buchanan J, Bohle P, Schofield D, Colagiuri S, Hickie I, Glozier N, Shaw T, Leeder S, Grunstein R, Riley J, Johnstone R, Quinlan M, Schofield T, Jones M, Matthews L, Grant A, West S, Chen T, Nyberg D, Shrestha R, Fattore T, Scott L, Knox-Haly M, McNamara M, Callander E; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Workplace death: Assessing and improving institutional responses to the needs of surviving families; Bohle P, Matthews L, Quinlan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Curriculum renewal & interprofessional health education: Establishing capabilities, outcomes and standards.; Matthews L, White J, Pockett R; Australian Learning and Teaching Council/Priority Projects Program.
  • Interprofessional Education: A National Audit; Lee A, Dunston R, Dignam D, Matthews L, White J, et al V; Health Workforce Australia/Workforce Innovation and Reform Program.

2008

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veterans with Posttraumatic Mental Health Conditions; Matthews L, Creamer M; Australian Government Repatriation Commission/Teaching.
  • Working with barriers: supporting employment participation in people with psychiatric disabilities.; Harris L, Matthews L; NSW Health, Mental Health Coordinating Council/Teaching.

2007

  • Developing interprofessional learning and practice capabilities within the higher education sector; Dunston R, Lee A, Slade D, Lee A, Matthews L, Nisbet G, Pockett R, Thistlethwaite J, White J; Australian Learning and Teaching Council/Priority Projects Program.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Innes, E., Matthews, L., Johnson, K. (2010). Assessment of Occupational Functioning. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health, (pp. 466-485). Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).
  • Chapparo, C., Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Innes, E., Matthews, L., Ranka, J., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Measures of physical and functional performance. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).

Journals

  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Randall, C., Marfels, B., Niehaus, M., Bauer, J. (2014). A comparative study of the job tasks, functions, and knowledge domains of rehabilitation professionals providing vocational rehabilitation services in Australia and Germany. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Special International Edition.
  • Quinlan, M., Fitzpatrick, S., Matthews, L., Ngo, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Administering the cost of death: Organisational perspectives on workers’ compensation and common law claims following traumatic death at work in Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, In Press.
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Forman, D., Matthews, L., Rogers, G., Steketee, C., Yassine, T. (2014). Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education: A comparative analysis. Academic Medicine, 89(6), 869-875. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Jaworski, A., Alam, A., Bozdag, G. (2014). Function, health and psychosocial needs in job-seekers with anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders who access disability employment services. Work, 49(2), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Steketee, C., Forman, D., Dunston, R., Yassine, T., Matthews, L., Saunders, R., Nicol, P., Alliex, S. (2014). Interprofessional health education in Australia: Three research projects informing curriculum renewal and development. Applied Nursing Research, 27(2), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Fitzpatrick, S., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2014). Investigation and prosecution following workplace fatalities: Responding to the needs of families. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25(2), 253-270. [More Information]
  • Buys, N., Matthews, L., Randall, C., Wakabayashi, I., Ishihara, M., Sunami, N., Yaeda, J. (2014). Vocational rehabilitation in Australia: Policy, practice, research and education. Japanese Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 27(2), 21-27.
  • Lewis, V., Dell, L., Matthews, L. (2013). Evaluating the feasibility of goal attainment scaling as a rehabilitation outcome measure for veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 45(4), 403-409. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Jaworski, A., Alam, A., Bozdag, G. (2013). Function in job seekers with mental illness and drug and alcohol problems who access community based disability employment services. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(6), 460-467. [More Information]
  • Anwar, J., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L., Brock, K. (2013). Risk Factors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After an Earthquake Disaster. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(12), 1045-1052. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L. (2012). Sudden and Violent workplace death: The adequacy of institutional responses in meeting surviving families’ needs. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 781-781. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O., Bohle, P. (2012). The Adequacy of Institutional Responses to Death at Work: Experiences of Surviving families. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 37-48. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Traumatic death at work: Consequences for surviving families. International Journal of Health Services, 42(4), 647-666. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Pockett, R., Nisbet, G., Thistlethwaite, J., Dunston, R., Lee, A., White, J. (2011). Building Capacity in Australian Interprofessional Health Education: Perspectives from Key Health and Higher Education Stakeholders. Australian Health Review, 35(2), 136-140. [More Information]
  • Hanley, F., Matthews, L., Lewis, V. (2011). Exploring the meaning of best practice: A discussion on the way client-centred psychosocial rehabilitation services might address the needs of Australian veterans in the future. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 10-21. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Health and meaningfulness of time use for unemployed individuals: associations with involvement in education. Leisure Studies, 30(1), 21-31. [More Information]
  • Dickens, K., Matthews, L., Matthews, J. (2011). Parent and service providers' perceptions regarding the delivery of family-centred paediatric rehabilitation services in a children's hospital. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(1), 64-73. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Promoting wellbeing in young unemployed adults: The importance of identifying meaningful patterns of time use. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(2), 111-119. [More Information]
  • Gittoes, E., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L. (2011). Rehabilitation Counsellor Preferences for Rural Work Settings: Results and Implications of an Australian Study. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 17(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Anwar, J., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L., Shadoul, A., Brock, K. (2011). Reproductive health and access to healthcare facilities: risk factors for depression and anxiety in women with an earthquake experience. BMC Public Health, 11(Article 523), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Buys, N., Matthews, L., Randall, C. (2010). Employees' perceptions of the management of workplace stress. International Journal of Disability Management, 5(2), 25-31. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Randall, C., Biggs, H., Hazelwood, Z. (2010). Evolution of Vocational Rehabilitation Competencies in Australia. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 124-133. [More Information]
  • Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Matthews, L., Russell, C., Cumming, S. (2010). Implementing Curriculum Evaluation: Case Study of a Generic Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(4), 477-490. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2010). Investigating the Relationship between Meaningful time use and Health in 18-to 25-year-old Unemployed People in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20(3), 232-247. [More Information]
  • Wales, C., Matthews, L., Donelly, M. (2010). Medically unexplained chronic pain in Australia: Difficulties for rehabilitation providers and workers in pain. Work, 36(2), 167-179. [More Information]
  • Leon, L., Matthews, L. (2010). Self-esteem Theories: Possible Explanations for Poor Interview Performance for People Experiencing Unemployment. Journal of Rehabilitation, 76(1), 41-50.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L., Heard, R. (2010). Work to retirement: A snapshot of psychological health in a multicultural Australian population. Work, 36(2), 119-127.
  • Talob, E., Matthews, L., Sitharthan, G. (2009). Correlates of graceful ageing in senior Australians. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supp1), S187.
  • Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Matthews, L., Russell, C., Cumming, S. (2009). Implementing curriculum evaluation: case study of a generic undergraduate degree in health sciences. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Lee, A., Dunston, R., Nisbet, G., Matthews, L., Pockett, R. (2009). Interprofessional developments in Australia - L-TIPP (Aus) and the Way Forward. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23(4), 315-317.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2009). Trauma-related appraisals and coping styles of injured adults with and without symptoms of PTSD and their relationship to work potential. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(19), 1577-1583.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2009). Work to retirement: Does culture matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S317.
  • McGregor, D., Nisbet, G., Hobbs, C., Matthews, L., Gerzina, T., Cumming, S. (2008). Learning together to work together: Embedding Interprofessional learning within health and social care curricula. Synergy, 27.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Psychological predictors of work capacity: Improving pathways to health for injured workers. International Journal of Psychology, 43, 191.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Trauma-related appraisals, PTSD severity and work potential in injured adults. International Journal of Disability Management, 2, 6. [More Information]
  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Phelps, A., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G., Matthews, L., Raphael, B., Doran, C., Merlin, T., et al (2007). Australian guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(2007), 637-648.
  • Harris, L., Matthews, L., Everingham, F., Lewis, M. (2007). Developing Interdisciplinary Learning in an Undergradauate Generic Health Science Degree. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 8(3), 16-26.
  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Crocker, R., Degeneffe, C. (2007). Overview of Disasbility Employment Policy and Rehabilitation Practice in Australia: Implications for Rehabilitation Counselor Education. Rehabilitation Education, 21(4), 241-250.
  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Phelps, A., Couineau, A., Cooper, J., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G., Matthews, L., Raphael, B. (2007). Treating adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice: a clinical update. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(2), 120-123.
  • Matthews, L. (2006). Posttrauma Employability of People with Symptoms of PTSD and the Contribution of Work Environments. International Journal of Disability Management, 1(1), 87-96.
  • Matthews, L., Chinnery, D. (2005). Prediction of work functioning following accidental injury: the contribution of PTSD symptom severity and other established risk factors. International Journal of Psychology, 40(5), 339-348.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). Work potential of road accident survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43(4), 475-483. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L. (2003). Development and Validation of the Work Outcomes Coding Scale. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 11, 90-98.
  • Matthews, L. (2002). Development and validation of the Work Outcomes Coding Scale. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 8, 90-98.
  • Matthews, L., Chinnery, D., Blaszczynski, A., Silove, D., Hillman, K. (2001). Postraumatic Stress Disorder: A risk factor for poor work outcomes in survivors of road trauma. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 7, 67-79.
  • Matthews, L. (2000). The effects of PTSD on occupational functioning. Journal of Applied Health Behaviour, 2(2), 27.

Conferences

  • Verbeek, M., Mackenzie, L., Matthews, L. (2013). The place of vocational rehabilitation for consumers with mental health issues. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Matthews, L. (2012). Management of workplace fatalities: are institutional support and compensation responses helping or hindering the recovery of surviving families? International Disability Management Research Network Meeting, London, UK.
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Regulatory responses to workplace fatalities in the construction industry in New South Wales, Australia: The compensation and support needs of surviving families. Occupational health for all: From research to practice, 30th International Congress on Occupational Health, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Talob, E., Matthews, L., Russell, C. (2011). Graceful Ageing: Exploring ageing transitions through a systematic literature review. 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (ERA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Emerging Researchers in Ageing.
  • Matthews, L. (2010). Fundamental concepts and evidence-based practices in psychiatric rehabilitation. DVA Research Symposium, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Matthews, L., Lewis, V., Gardner, L., Hanley, F. (2010). Identifying and responding to the needs of Australian veterans. ISTSS 26th Annual Meeting, Translation, Collaboration and Mutual Learning, Montreal, Canada.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Psychological predictors of work capacity: Improving pathways to health for injured workers. The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Germany: ICC Berlin.
  • Matthews, L. (2008). Psychosocial rehabilitation of posttraumatic mental health conditions: Best practice. Rehabilitation: Reflecting on the Past – Positioning for the Future, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Matthews, L. (2008). Rehabilitation counsellor job functions and knowledge areas in 21st Century Australia. Better Choices, Better Health, Improving Compensation Outcomes. Government of South Australia, TRACsa, Adelaide.
  • Matthews, L., Cumming, S., Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Russell, C. (2008). Student and teacher perspectives of the value and delivery of interprofessional learning in a generic health sciences degree. All Together Better Health IV, Stockholm-Linköping.
  • Harris, L., Cumming, S., Matthews, L., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Evaluating curriculum change in the Bachelor of Health Sciences: Measuring the costs and consequences of curriculum change in a generic health sciences degree. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Cumming, S., Nisbet, G., Harris, L., Matthews, L., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Interprofessional or pre-professional? IPL in the context of a generic degree. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Restructuring health professional preparation through a combined bachelor-master model: A case study. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Matthews, L. (2007). Work potential of accident survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. 10th European Conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS), Croatia: European Conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS).
  • Wales, C., Matthews, L. (2006). A pilot study into health professional's attitudes, beliefs and coping strategies to chronic pain and chronic pain clients. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Matthews, L. (2006). Psychosocial rehabilitation following trauma. Linking Research Knowledge with Policy and Practice: Evidence for Best Practice in Traumatic Stress. ASTSS/ACPMH 2006 Joint Annual Conference, Adelaide.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2006). The influence of value and meaning of activities upon time use. Fifth Research Conference 2006, : University of Sydney.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2006). The older people and living (OPAL) project: The psychological impact of unemployment on ageing. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2006). The older people and living project (OPAL): A proactive look at the transition from work to retirement in Australia for a multicultural population. 5th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (ERA 2006), Sydney: Centre for Education and Research on Ageing.
  • McLennan, V., Kharvarpour, F., Matthews, L., Clapham, K. (2006). The role of family and community resilience in Indigenous wellbeing. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Underwood, M., Matthews, L., Schofield, T. (2006). Vocational aspects of case management for people affected by mental illness. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Howe, C., Underwood, M., Matthews, L. (2005). An early start to IPL: A tertiary rehabilitation supported initiative for first year rehabilitation counselling students. EdHealth Conference 2005 - Innovation to Practice, Sydney: College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). PTSD and occupational functioning: The use of a Work Adjustment Model to information rehabilitation interventions. Psychotraumatology, 9th European conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS). Psychotraumatology.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). The effects of PTSD on work performance, occupational functioning and return to work. Trauma, Psychological Impact and PTSD, PPL Education Services, Melbourne.
  • Matthews, L. (2004). Determining functional capacity – De-mystifying the process: Vocational assessment of people with PTSD. Resilience Rehabilitation Recovery. DVA National Rehabilitation Conference, Canberra, ACT.
  • Matthews, L. (2004). Persistent PTSD: Implications for work function. Advanced EAP Practice – Partnering for Wellbeing and Performance. 13th National Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australia Conference, Gold Coast.
  • Matthews, L. (2001). Posttraumatic stress and work ability, task performance and task completion rates. ASORC cents and sensibility conference 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.
  • Matthews, L. (2001). Trauma-related cognitions, posttraumatic stress and work potential. ASORC cents and sensibility conference 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.
  • Matthews, L. (2000). The effects of PTSD on work performance and return to work. St. John of God Health Service Post Trauma Return to Work Treatment Program, Burwood, Sydney.

Patents

  • Creamer, M., Raphael, B., Forbes, D., Bryant, R., Devilly, G., McFarlane, A., Matthews, L., Doran, C., Weston, A., Phelps, A. (2007).

Report

  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2010). Traumatic work-related death in the construction industry: Experiences of victims' families.
  • Hanley, F., Matthews, L., Lewis, V. (2009). Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veteran Populations: A Literature Review. Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Canberra.

Reference Works

  • Mpofu, E., Matthews, L. (2008). Counseling Needs in People with Disabilities. In F.T.L. Leong, E.M. Altmaier, B.D. Johnson’s (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume 4. (pp. 1603-1605). United States: Sage Publications.

Research Reports

  • Matthews, L. (2013). Interprofessional Education: a National Audit, (pp. 9 - 139). Adelaide, Australia, Australia: Health Workforce Australia.
  • Dunston, R., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Thistlethwaite, J., White, J. (2010). Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: Report of the Launch of the proposal The Way Forward, March 2010, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney, The University of Sydney.
  • Bell, C., Dunston, R., Fitzgerald, T., Hawke, G., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Slade, D., White, J., et al (2009). Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: The Way Forward, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
  • Bell, C., Dunston, R., Fitzgerald, T., Hawke, G., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Slade, D., White, J., et al (2008). Interprofessional health education in Australia: A proposal for future research and development, December 2008, (pp. 4 - 30). Sydney, Australia: L-TIPP, Centre for Research in Learning and Change.

2014

  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Randall, C., Marfels, B., Niehaus, M., Bauer, J. (2014). A comparative study of the job tasks, functions, and knowledge domains of rehabilitation professionals providing vocational rehabilitation services in Australia and Germany. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Special International Edition.
  • Quinlan, M., Fitzpatrick, S., Matthews, L., Ngo, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Administering the cost of death: Organisational perspectives on workers’ compensation and common law claims following traumatic death at work in Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, In Press.
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Forman, D., Matthews, L., Rogers, G., Steketee, C., Yassine, T. (2014). Competencies and Frameworks in Interprofessional Education: A comparative analysis. Academic Medicine, 89(6), 869-875. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Jaworski, A., Alam, A., Bozdag, G. (2014). Function, health and psychosocial needs in job-seekers with anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders who access disability employment services. Work, 49(2), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Steketee, C., Forman, D., Dunston, R., Yassine, T., Matthews, L., Saunders, R., Nicol, P., Alliex, S. (2014). Interprofessional health education in Australia: Three research projects informing curriculum renewal and development. Applied Nursing Research, 27(2), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Fitzpatrick, S., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2014). Investigation and prosecution following workplace fatalities: Responding to the needs of families. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25(2), 253-270. [More Information]
  • Buys, N., Matthews, L., Randall, C., Wakabayashi, I., Ishihara, M., Sunami, N., Yaeda, J. (2014). Vocational rehabilitation in Australia: Policy, practice, research and education. Japanese Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 27(2), 21-27.

2013

  • Lewis, V., Dell, L., Matthews, L. (2013). Evaluating the feasibility of goal attainment scaling as a rehabilitation outcome measure for veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 45(4), 403-409. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Jaworski, A., Alam, A., Bozdag, G. (2013). Function in job seekers with mental illness and drug and alcohol problems who access community based disability employment services. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(6), 460-467. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L. (2013). Interprofessional Education: a National Audit, (pp. 9 - 139). Adelaide, Australia, Australia: Health Workforce Australia.
  • Anwar, J., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L., Brock, K. (2013). Risk Factors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After an Earthquake Disaster. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(12), 1045-1052. [More Information]
  • Verbeek, M., Mackenzie, L., Matthews, L. (2013). The place of vocational rehabilitation for consumers with mental health issues. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.

2012

  • Matthews, L. (2012). Management of workplace fatalities: are institutional support and compensation responses helping or hindering the recovery of surviving families? International Disability Management Research Network Meeting, London, UK.
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Regulatory responses to workplace fatalities in the construction industry in New South Wales, Australia: The compensation and support needs of surviving families. Occupational health for all: From research to practice, 30th International Congress on Occupational Health, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Matthews, L. (2012). Sudden and Violent workplace death: The adequacy of institutional responses in meeting surviving families’ needs. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 781-781. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O., Bohle, P. (2012). The Adequacy of Institutional Responses to Death at Work: Experiences of Surviving families. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 37-48. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Traumatic death at work: Consequences for surviving families. International Journal of Health Services, 42(4), 647-666. [More Information]

2011

  • Matthews, L., Pockett, R., Nisbet, G., Thistlethwaite, J., Dunston, R., Lee, A., White, J. (2011). Building Capacity in Australian Interprofessional Health Education: Perspectives from Key Health and Higher Education Stakeholders. Australian Health Review, 35(2), 136-140. [More Information]
  • Hanley, F., Matthews, L., Lewis, V. (2011). Exploring the meaning of best practice: A discussion on the way client-centred psychosocial rehabilitation services might address the needs of Australian veterans in the future. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 10-21. [More Information]
  • Talob, E., Matthews, L., Russell, C. (2011). Graceful Ageing: Exploring ageing transitions through a systematic literature review. 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (ERA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Emerging Researchers in Ageing.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Health and meaningfulness of time use for unemployed individuals: associations with involvement in education. Leisure Studies, 30(1), 21-31. [More Information]
  • Dickens, K., Matthews, L., Matthews, J. (2011). Parent and service providers' perceptions regarding the delivery of family-centred paediatric rehabilitation services in a children's hospital. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(1), 64-73. [More Information]
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2011). Promoting wellbeing in young unemployed adults: The importance of identifying meaningful patterns of time use. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58(2), 111-119. [More Information]
  • Gittoes, E., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L. (2011). Rehabilitation Counsellor Preferences for Rural Work Settings: Results and Implications of an Australian Study. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 17(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Anwar, J., Mpofu, E., Matthews, L., Shadoul, A., Brock, K. (2011). Reproductive health and access to healthcare facilities: risk factors for depression and anxiety in women with an earthquake experience. BMC Public Health, 11(Article 523), 1-13. [More Information]

2010

  • Innes, E., Matthews, L., Johnson, K. (2010). Assessment of Occupational Functioning. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health, (pp. 466-485). Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).
  • Buys, N., Matthews, L., Randall, C. (2010). Employees' perceptions of the management of workplace stress. International Journal of Disability Management, 5(2), 25-31. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Randall, C., Biggs, H., Hazelwood, Z. (2010). Evolution of Vocational Rehabilitation Competencies in Australia. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 124-133. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L. (2010). Fundamental concepts and evidence-based practices in psychiatric rehabilitation. DVA Research Symposium, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Matthews, L., Lewis, V., Gardner, L., Hanley, F. (2010). Identifying and responding to the needs of Australian veterans. ISTSS 26th Annual Meeting, Translation, Collaboration and Mutual Learning, Montreal, Canada.
  • Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Matthews, L., Russell, C., Cumming, S. (2010). Implementing Curriculum Evaluation: Case Study of a Generic Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(4), 477-490. [More Information]
  • Dunston, R., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Thistlethwaite, J., White, J. (2010). Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: Report of the Launch of the proposal The Way Forward, March 2010, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney, The University of Sydney.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2010). Investigating the Relationship between Meaningful time use and Health in 18-to 25-year-old Unemployed People in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20(3), 232-247. [More Information]
  • Chapparo, C., Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Innes, E., Matthews, L., Ranka, J., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Measures of physical and functional performance. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).
  • Wales, C., Matthews, L., Donelly, M. (2010). Medically unexplained chronic pain in Australia: Difficulties for rehabilitation providers and workers in pain. Work, 36(2), 167-179. [More Information]
  • Leon, L., Matthews, L. (2010). Self-esteem Theories: Possible Explanations for Poor Interview Performance for People Experiencing Unemployment. Journal of Rehabilitation, 76(1), 41-50.
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2010). Traumatic work-related death in the construction industry: Experiences of victims' families.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L., Heard, R. (2010). Work to retirement: A snapshot of psychological health in a multicultural Australian population. Work, 36(2), 119-127.

2009

  • Talob, E., Matthews, L., Sitharthan, G. (2009). Correlates of graceful ageing in senior Australians. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supp1), S187.
  • Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Matthews, L., Russell, C., Cumming, S. (2009). Implementing curriculum evaluation: case study of a generic undergraduate degree in health sciences. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Lee, A., Dunston, R., Nisbet, G., Matthews, L., Pockett, R. (2009). Interprofessional developments in Australia - L-TIPP (Aus) and the Way Forward. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23(4), 315-317.
  • Bell, C., Dunston, R., Fitzgerald, T., Hawke, G., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Slade, D., White, J., et al (2009). Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: The Way Forward, (pp. 1 - 36). Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
  • Hanley, F., Matthews, L., Lewis, V. (2009). Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Veteran Populations: A Literature Review. Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Canberra.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2009). Trauma-related appraisals and coping styles of injured adults with and without symptoms of PTSD and their relationship to work potential. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(19), 1577-1583.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2009). Work to retirement: Does culture matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S317.

2008

  • Mpofu, E., Matthews, L. (2008). Counseling Needs in People with Disabilities. In F.T.L. Leong, E.M. Altmaier, B.D. Johnson’s (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume 4. (pp. 1603-1605). United States: Sage Publications.
  • Bell, C., Dunston, R., Fitzgerald, T., Hawke, G., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Slade, D., White, J., et al (2008). Interprofessional health education in Australia: A proposal for future research and development, December 2008, (pp. 4 - 30). Sydney, Australia: L-TIPP, Centre for Research in Learning and Change.
  • McGregor, D., Nisbet, G., Hobbs, C., Matthews, L., Gerzina, T., Cumming, S. (2008). Learning together to work together: Embedding Interprofessional learning within health and social care curricula. Synergy, 27.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Psychological predictors of work capacity: Improving pathways to health for injured workers. International Journal of Psychology, 43, 191.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Psychological predictors of work capacity: Improving pathways to health for injured workers. The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Germany: ICC Berlin.
  • Matthews, L. (2008). Psychosocial rehabilitation of posttraumatic mental health conditions: Best practice. Rehabilitation: Reflecting on the Past – Positioning for the Future, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.
  • Matthews, L. (2008). Rehabilitation counsellor job functions and knowledge areas in 21st Century Australia. Better Choices, Better Health, Improving Compensation Outcomes. Government of South Australia, TRACsa, Adelaide.
  • Matthews, L., Cumming, S., Harris, L., Driscoll, P., Lewis, M., Russell, C. (2008). Student and teacher perspectives of the value and delivery of interprofessional learning in a generic health sciences degree. All Together Better Health IV, Stockholm-Linköping.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S. (2008). Trauma-related appraisals, PTSD severity and work potential in injured adults. International Journal of Disability Management, 2, 6. [More Information]

2007

  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Phelps, A., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G., Matthews, L., Raphael, B., Doran, C., Merlin, T., et al (2007). Australian guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(2007), 637-648.
  • Creamer, M., Raphael, B., Forbes, D., Bryant, R., Devilly, G., McFarlane, A., Matthews, L., Doran, C., Weston, A., Phelps, A. (2007).
  • Harris, L., Matthews, L., Everingham, F., Lewis, M. (2007). Developing Interdisciplinary Learning in an Undergradauate Generic Health Science Degree. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 8(3), 16-26.
  • Harris, L., Cumming, S., Matthews, L., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Evaluating curriculum change in the Bachelor of Health Sciences: Measuring the costs and consequences of curriculum change in a generic health sciences degree. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Cumming, S., Nisbet, G., Harris, L., Matthews, L., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Interprofessional or pre-professional? IPL in the context of a generic degree. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Matthews, L., Buys, N., Crocker, R., Degeneffe, C. (2007). Overview of Disasbility Employment Policy and Rehabilitation Practice in Australia: Implications for Rehabilitation Counselor Education. Rehabilitation Education, 21(4), 241-250.
  • Matthews, L., Harris, L., Cumming, S., Lewis, M., Driscoll, P., Russell, C. (2007). Restructuring health professional preparation through a combined bachelor-master model: A case study. 4th University of Sydney Faculties of Health Ed Health Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Phelps, A., Couineau, A., Cooper, J., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G., Matthews, L., Raphael, B. (2007). Treating adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice: a clinical update. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(2), 120-123.
  • Matthews, L. (2007). Work potential of accident survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder. 10th European Conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS), Croatia: European Conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS).

2006

  • Wales, C., Matthews, L. (2006). A pilot study into health professional's attitudes, beliefs and coping strategies to chronic pain and chronic pain clients. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Matthews, L. (2006). Posttrauma Employability of People with Symptoms of PTSD and the Contribution of Work Environments. International Journal of Disability Management, 1(1), 87-96.
  • Matthews, L. (2006). Psychosocial rehabilitation following trauma. Linking Research Knowledge with Policy and Practice: Evidence for Best Practice in Traumatic Stress. ASTSS/ACPMH 2006 Joint Annual Conference, Adelaide.
  • Scanlan, J., Bundy, A., Matthews, L. (2006). The influence of value and meaning of activities upon time use. Fifth Research Conference 2006, : University of Sydney.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2006). The older people and living (OPAL) project: The psychological impact of unemployment on ageing. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Howe, C., Matthews, L. (2006). The older people and living project (OPAL): A proactive look at the transition from work to retirement in Australia for a multicultural population. 5th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (ERA 2006), Sydney: Centre for Education and Research on Ageing.
  • McLennan, V., Kharvarpour, F., Matthews, L., Clapham, K. (2006). The role of family and community resilience in Indigenous wellbeing. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.
  • Underwood, M., Matthews, L., Schofield, T. (2006). Vocational aspects of case management for people affected by mental illness. 5th Biennial Health Research Conference 2006, Australia: Biennial Health Research Conference.

2005

  • Howe, C., Underwood, M., Matthews, L. (2005). An early start to IPL: A tertiary rehabilitation supported initiative for first year rehabilitation counselling students. EdHealth Conference 2005 - Innovation to Practice, Sydney: College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Matthews, L., Chinnery, D. (2005). Prediction of work functioning following accidental injury: the contribution of PTSD symptom severity and other established risk factors. International Journal of Psychology, 40(5), 339-348.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). PTSD and occupational functioning: The use of a Work Adjustment Model to information rehabilitation interventions. Psychotraumatology, 9th European conference on Traumatic Stress (ECOTS). Psychotraumatology.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). The effects of PTSD on work performance, occupational functioning and return to work. Trauma, Psychological Impact and PTSD, PPL Education Services, Melbourne.
  • Matthews, L. (2005). Work potential of road accident survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43(4), 475-483. [More Information]

2004

  • Matthews, L. (2004). Determining functional capacity – De-mystifying the process: Vocational assessment of people with PTSD. Resilience Rehabilitation Recovery. DVA National Rehabilitation Conference, Canberra, ACT.
  • Matthews, L. (2004). Persistent PTSD: Implications for work function. Advanced EAP Practice – Partnering for Wellbeing and Performance. 13th National Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australia Conference, Gold Coast.

2003

  • Matthews, L. (2003). Development and Validation of the Work Outcomes Coding Scale. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 11, 90-98.

2002

  • Matthews, L. (2002). Development and validation of the Work Outcomes Coding Scale. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 8, 90-98.

2001

  • Matthews, L., Chinnery, D., Blaszczynski, A., Silove, D., Hillman, K. (2001). Postraumatic Stress Disorder: A risk factor for poor work outcomes in survivors of road trauma. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 7, 67-79.
  • Matthews, L. (2001). Posttraumatic stress and work ability, task performance and task completion rates. ASORC cents and sensibility conference 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.
  • Matthews, L. (2001). Trauma-related cognitions, posttraumatic stress and work potential. ASORC cents and sensibility conference 2001, : World Scientific Publishing.

2000

  • Matthews, L. (2000). The effects of PTSD on occupational functioning. Journal of Applied Health Behaviour, 2(2), 27.
  • Matthews, L. (2000). The effects of PTSD on work performance and return to work. St. John of God Health Service Post Trauma Return to Work Treatment Program, Burwood, Sydney.

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