Dr Tanya Meade

Research Fellow
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Telephone 9772 6266
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Research interests

Dr Tanya Meade received a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sydney in the area of biopsychological aspects of rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr Meade's research interests are in clinical and health psychology, and specifically, complex physical and mental health co-morbidities such as pain, depression, pregnancy and neuropsychological functioning in rheumatoid arthritis, as well as psychometric assessment.

International links

United Kingdom

(Professor Alan Tennant, University of Leeds) Research collaborator, co-supervisor

United States

(Professor Patricia Arean, University of California San Francisco) research collaborator

Selected grants

2012

  • A randomized, controlled trial of two psychological interventions for patients with late-life depression who have comorbid physical problems; Sharpe L, Nicholas M, Arean P, Meade (nee Covic) T, Covic T; Beyondblue/Research Support.

2002

  • Making ends meet: Introducing time and organisational skills into the curricula of first year health science students; Meade (nee Covic) T, Adamson B, Lincoln M; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations - Cumberland.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2007). Research-led curriculum development in time and organisational management skills at the Faculty of Health Sciences. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 197-207). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Cumming, S., Hallab, L., Spencer, D., Howe, G., Manolios, N. (2013). A preliminary investigation of cognitive function in rheumatoid arthritis patients on long term methotrexate treatment. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(10), 1353-1359. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Manolios, N. (2013). Cognitive function in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 65(8), 1390-1390. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Sharpe, L., Hallab, L., Aspanell, D., Manolios, N. (2013). Navigating Motherhood Choices in the context of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Women's Stories. Musculoskeletal Care, 11(2), 73-82. [More Information]
  • Latimer, S., Covic, T., Tennant, A. (2012). Co-calibration of deliberate self harm (DSH) behaviours: Towards a common measurement metric. Psychiatry Research, 200(1), 26-34. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Cumming, S., Pallant, J., Manolios, N., Emery, P., Conaghan, P., Tennant, A. (2012). Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence rates based on a comparison of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and the Hospital, Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). BMC Psychiatry, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Gittins, C., Correia, H., Meade (nee Covic), T., Nicholas, M., Raue, P., McDonald, S., Arean, P. (2012). Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D trial): Study protocol and design. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Latimer, S., Covic, T., Cumming, S., Tennant, A. (2009). Psychometric analysis of the Self-Harm Inventory using Rasch modelling. BMC Psychiatry, 9, 53-1-53-9. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Pallant, J., Tennant, A., Cox, S., Emery, P., Conaghan, P. (2009). Variability in depression prevalence in early rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of the CES-D and HAD-D Scales. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10(Article number: 18), 18-1-18-9. [More Information]
  • Covic, T., Pallant, J., Conaghan, P., Tennant, A. (2007). A longitudinal evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale (CES-D) in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Population using Rasch Analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 5, Article 41-1-Article 41-8. [More Information]
  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2007). Can a rural community-based work-related activity program make a difference for chronic pain-disabled injured workers? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15(3), 166-171. [More Information]
  • Covic, T., Roufeil, L., Dziurawiec, S. (2007). Community beliefs about childhood obesity: its causes, consequences and potential solutions. Journal of Public Health, 29(2), 123-131. [More Information]
  • Covic, T., Jones, M. (2007). Is the essay resubmission option a formative or a summative assessment and does it matter as long as the grades improve? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(1), 75-85. [More Information]
  • Strelan, P., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2006). A review of forgiveness process models and a coping framework to guide future research. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25(10), 1059-1085.
  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2006). Compensable work disability management: A literature review of biopsychosocial perspectives. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53(2), 67-77.
  • Cumming, S., Covic, T., Murrell, E. (2006). Deliberate self-harm: Have we scratched the surface? Behaviour Change, 23(3), 186-199.
  • Covic, T., Tyson, G., Spencer, D., Howe, G. (2006). Depression in rheumatoid arthritis patients: demographic, clinical, and psychological predictors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(5), 469-476. [More Information]
  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T., Tyson, G., Lennie, I. (2005). Does the Oerebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire predict outcomes following a work-related compensable injury? International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28(4), 369-370. [More Information]
  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2004). Perceptions Of Stress, Time Management And Coping Strategies Of Speech Pathology Students On Clinical Placement. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 6(2), 91-99. [More Information]
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Lincoln, M. (2004). Teaching Time And Organisational Skills To First Year Health Science Students: Does Training Make A Difference? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 28(3), 261-276.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Spencer, D., Howe, G. (2003). A biopsychosocial model of pain and depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a 12-month longitudinal study. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 42, 1287-1294.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Lincoln, M., Kench, P. (2003). Health science students' time organization and management skills: a cross-disciplinary investigation. Medical Teacher, 25(1), 47-53. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Howe, G., Spencer, D. (2002). The role of passive coping and helplessness in rheumatoid arthritis depression and pain. Journal of Applied Health Behaviour, 4(1 & 2), 31-35.

Conferences

  • Cumming, S., Covic, T. (2006). Pain and Anxiety and Cognitive Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. 27th International conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), http://star2006.org: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Covic, T., Cumming, S., Murrell, E. (2006). Pain Perceptions and Coping Strategies in Self-Harmers with and Without Borderline Personality Disorder. 27th International conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), http://star2006.org: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Jones, M. (2005). The usefulness of essay resubmission as an assessment practice that enhances students' learning. 2005 Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2002). Learning time management skills: Why? When? Where and How? Journey from the Centre. Proceedings of the 2002 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2002). Learning time management skills: Why? When? Where? And How? Journey from the Centre: National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne, Victoria: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B. (2001). Addressing the needs of the workplace: time management skills. Ed Health 2001 Collaboration for Quality Learning, : Ads & Adea.
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2001). Linking research and teaching: Lessons from clinical practice.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T. (2001). The Role of Passive Coping and Helplessness in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Australian Rheumatology Association 44th Annual Scientific Conference, : World Scientific Publishing.

2013

  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Cumming, S., Hallab, L., Spencer, D., Howe, G., Manolios, N. (2013). A preliminary investigation of cognitive function in rheumatoid arthritis patients on long term methotrexate treatment. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(10), 1353-1359. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Manolios, N. (2013). Cognitive function in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 65(8), 1390-1390. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Sharpe, L., Hallab, L., Aspanell, D., Manolios, N. (2013). Navigating Motherhood Choices in the context of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Women's Stories. Musculoskeletal Care, 11(2), 73-82. [More Information]

2012

  • Latimer, S., Covic, T., Tennant, A. (2012). Co-calibration of deliberate self harm (DSH) behaviours: Towards a common measurement metric. Psychiatry Research, 200(1), 26-34. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Cumming, S., Pallant, J., Manolios, N., Emery, P., Conaghan, P., Tennant, A. (2012). Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence rates based on a comparison of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and the Hospital, Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). BMC Psychiatry, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Gittins, C., Correia, H., Meade (nee Covic), T., Nicholas, M., Raue, P., McDonald, S., Arean, P. (2012). Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D trial): Study protocol and design. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2009

  • Latimer, S., Covic, T., Cumming, S., Tennant, A. (2009). Psychometric analysis of the Self-Harm Inventory using Rasch modelling. BMC Psychiatry, 9, 53-1-53-9. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Pallant, J., Tennant, A., Cox, S., Emery, P., Conaghan, P. (2009). Variability in depression prevalence in early rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of the CES-D and HAD-D Scales. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10(Article number: 18), 18-1-18-9. [More Information]

2007

  • Covic, T., Pallant, J., Conaghan, P., Tennant, A. (2007). A longitudinal evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale (CES-D) in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Population using Rasch Analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 5, Article 41-1-Article 41-8. [More Information]
  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2007). Can a rural community-based work-related activity program make a difference for chronic pain-disabled injured workers? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15(3), 166-171. [More Information]
  • Covic, T., Roufeil, L., Dziurawiec, S. (2007). Community beliefs about childhood obesity: its causes, consequences and potential solutions. Journal of Public Health, 29(2), 123-131. [More Information]
  • Covic, T., Jones, M. (2007). Is the essay resubmission option a formative or a summative assessment and does it matter as long as the grades improve? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(1), 75-85. [More Information]
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Kench, P., Lincoln, M. (2007). Research-led curriculum development in time and organisational management skills at the Faculty of Health Sciences. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 197-207). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2006

  • Strelan, P., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2006). A review of forgiveness process models and a coping framework to guide future research. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25(10), 1059-1085.
  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2006). Compensable work disability management: A literature review of biopsychosocial perspectives. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53(2), 67-77.
  • Cumming, S., Covic, T., Murrell, E. (2006). Deliberate self-harm: Have we scratched the surface? Behaviour Change, 23(3), 186-199.
  • Covic, T., Tyson, G., Spencer, D., Howe, G. (2006). Depression in rheumatoid arthritis patients: demographic, clinical, and psychological predictors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(5), 469-476. [More Information]
  • Cumming, S., Covic, T. (2006). Pain and Anxiety and Cognitive Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. 27th International conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), http://star2006.org: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Covic, T., Cumming, S., Murrell, E. (2006). Pain Perceptions and Coping Strategies in Self-Harmers with and Without Borderline Personality Disorder. 27th International conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), http://star2006.org: Ellinika Grammata.

2005

  • Dunstan, D., Meade (nee Covic), T., Tyson, G., Lennie, I. (2005). Does the Oerebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire predict outcomes following a work-related compensable injury? International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28(4), 369-370. [More Information]
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Jones, M. (2005). The usefulness of essay resubmission as an assessment practice that enhances students' learning. 2005 Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.

2004

  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2004). Perceptions Of Stress, Time Management And Coping Strategies Of Speech Pathology Students On Clinical Placement. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 6(2), 91-99. [More Information]
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T., Lincoln, M. (2004). Teaching Time And Organisational Skills To First Year Health Science Students: Does Training Make A Difference? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 28(3), 261-276.

2003

  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Spencer, D., Howe, G. (2003). A biopsychosocial model of pain and depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a 12-month longitudinal study. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 42, 1287-1294.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Lincoln, M., Kench, P. (2003). Health science students' time organization and management skills: a cross-disciplinary investigation. Medical Teacher, 25(1), 47-53. [More Information]

2002

  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2002). Learning time management skills: Why? When? Where and How? Journey from the Centre. Proceedings of the 2002 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Lincoln, M., Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2002). Learning time management skills: Why? When? Where? And How? Journey from the Centre: National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne, Victoria: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B., Howe, G., Spencer, D. (2002). The role of passive coping and helplessness in rheumatoid arthritis depression and pain. Journal of Applied Health Behaviour, 4(1 & 2), 31-35.

2001

  • Meade (nee Covic), T., Adamson, B. (2001). Addressing the needs of the workplace: time management skills. Ed Health 2001 Collaboration for Quality Learning, : Ads & Adea.
  • Adamson, B., Meade (nee Covic), T. (2001). Linking research and teaching: Lessons from clinical practice.
  • Meade (nee Covic), T. (2001). The Role of Passive Coping and Helplessness in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Australian Rheumatology Association 44th Annual Scientific Conference, : World Scientific Publishing.

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