Dr Ramesh Singh Manocha

Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9747 0037
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Research interests

Meditation, Mental Health Promotion, Non-Drug Strategies for Mental Health, Youth Mental Health, Medical Education, Women's and Children's Health, Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine.

Dr Ramesh Manocha heads the Meditation Research Programme, a new initiative aimed at systematic evaluation of meditation and its practical applications. More information can be found at www.researchingmeditation.com

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Black, D., Wilson, L., Manocha, R. (2012). Disentangling the Evidence: The Efficacy of Meditation in People with Cancer. In Olver, I and Robotin, M (Eds.), Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines, (pp. 121-142). London: Imperial College Press.

Journals

  • Gates, P., Norberg, M., Dillon, P., Manocha, R. (2013). Experiences of Australian School Staff in Addressing Student Cannabis Use. Journal of Drug Education, 43(2), 121-139. [More Information]
  • Gates, P., Norberg, M., Dillon, P., Manocha, R. (2013). Perceived role legitimacy and role importance of Australian school staff in addressing student cannabis use. Journal of Drug Education, 43(1), 65-79. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Black, D., Wilson, L. (2012). Quality of Life and Functional Health Status of Long-Term Meditators. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Black, D., Sarris, J., Stough, C. (2011). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Meditation for Work Stress, Anxiety and Depressed Mood in Full Time Workers. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011, 960583-1-960583-8. [More Information]
  • Carr-Gregg, M., Manocha, R. (2011). Bullying: Effects, prevalence and strategies for detection. Australian Family Physician, 40(3), 98-102. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R. (2011). Intervention Insights: Meditation, Mindfulness and Mind-emptiness. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 23(1), 46-47. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Gordon, A., Black, D., Malhi, G., Seidler, R. (2009). Using meditation for less stress and better wellbeing - A seminar for GPs. Australian Family Physician, 38(6), 454-458. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Semmar, B., Black, D. (2007). A Pilot Study of a Mental Silence Form of Meditation for Women in Perimenopause. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14(3), 266-273. [More Information]
  • Peeyananjarassri, K., Cheewadhanaraks, S., Hubbard, M., Zoa Manga, R., Manocha, R., Eden, J. (2006). Menopausal symptoms in a hospital-based sample of women in southern Thailand. Climacteric, 9(1), 23-29. [More Information]
  • Palmer, B., Gignac, G., Manocha, R., Stough, C. (2005). A psychometric evaluation of the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Version 2.0. Intelligence (Kidlington): a multidisciplinary journal, 33(3), 285-305. [More Information]
  • Gignac, G., Palmer, B., Manocha, R., Stough, C. (2005). An examination of the factor structure of the schutte self-report emotional intelligence (SSREI) scale via confirmatory factor analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 39(6), 1029-1042. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Noyce, J., Rohowyj, A., Turek, G. (2005). Sahaja Yoga: Reconciling Western Science and Eastern Traditions of Meditation. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, 26(1-2), 22-36.
  • Harrison, L., Manocha, R., Rubia, K. (2004). Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Programme for Children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 9(4), 479-497. [More Information]
  • Palmer, B., Manocha, R., Gignac, G., Stough, C. (2003). Examining the factor structure of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory with an Australian general population sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 35(5), 1191-1210. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Marks, G., Kenchington, P., Peters, D., Salome, C. (2002). Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax, 57(2), 110-115. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R. (2000). Why Meditation? Australian Family Physician, 29(12), 1135-1138.

2013

  • Gates, P., Norberg, M., Dillon, P., Manocha, R. (2013). Experiences of Australian School Staff in Addressing Student Cannabis Use. Journal of Drug Education, 43(2), 121-139. [More Information]
  • Gates, P., Norberg, M., Dillon, P., Manocha, R. (2013). Perceived role legitimacy and role importance of Australian school staff in addressing student cannabis use. Journal of Drug Education, 43(1), 65-79. [More Information]

2012

  • Black, D., Wilson, L., Manocha, R. (2012). Disentangling the Evidence: The Efficacy of Meditation in People with Cancer. In Olver, I and Robotin, M (Eds.), Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines, (pp. 121-142). London: Imperial College Press.
  • Manocha, R., Black, D., Wilson, L. (2012). Quality of Life and Functional Health Status of Long-Term Meditators. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 1-9. [More Information]

2011

  • Manocha, R., Black, D., Sarris, J., Stough, C. (2011). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Meditation for Work Stress, Anxiety and Depressed Mood in Full Time Workers. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011, 960583-1-960583-8. [More Information]
  • Carr-Gregg, M., Manocha, R. (2011). Bullying: Effects, prevalence and strategies for detection. Australian Family Physician, 40(3), 98-102. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R. (2011). Intervention Insights: Meditation, Mindfulness and Mind-emptiness. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 23(1), 46-47. [More Information]

2009

  • Manocha, R., Gordon, A., Black, D., Malhi, G., Seidler, R. (2009). Using meditation for less stress and better wellbeing - A seminar for GPs. Australian Family Physician, 38(6), 454-458. [More Information]

2007

  • Manocha, R., Semmar, B., Black, D. (2007). A Pilot Study of a Mental Silence Form of Meditation for Women in Perimenopause. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14(3), 266-273. [More Information]

2006

  • Peeyananjarassri, K., Cheewadhanaraks, S., Hubbard, M., Zoa Manga, R., Manocha, R., Eden, J. (2006). Menopausal symptoms in a hospital-based sample of women in southern Thailand. Climacteric, 9(1), 23-29. [More Information]

2005

  • Palmer, B., Gignac, G., Manocha, R., Stough, C. (2005). A psychometric evaluation of the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Version 2.0. Intelligence (Kidlington): a multidisciplinary journal, 33(3), 285-305. [More Information]
  • Gignac, G., Palmer, B., Manocha, R., Stough, C. (2005). An examination of the factor structure of the schutte self-report emotional intelligence (SSREI) scale via confirmatory factor analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 39(6), 1029-1042. [More Information]
  • Manocha, R., Noyce, J., Rohowyj, A., Turek, G. (2005). Sahaja Yoga: Reconciling Western Science and Eastern Traditions of Meditation. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, 26(1-2), 22-36.

2004

  • Harrison, L., Manocha, R., Rubia, K. (2004). Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Programme for Children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 9(4), 479-497. [More Information]

2003

  • Palmer, B., Manocha, R., Gignac, G., Stough, C. (2003). Examining the factor structure of the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory with an Australian general population sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 35(5), 1191-1210. [More Information]

2002

  • Manocha, R., Marks, G., Kenchington, P., Peters, D., Salome, C. (2002). Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax, 57(2), 110-115. [More Information]

2000

  • Manocha, R. (2000). Why Meditation? Australian Family Physician, 29(12), 1135-1138.

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