Dr Margaret Charles PhD

Position: Honorary Senior Lecturer

Office: Brennan MacCallum Room 452
Ph: +61 2 9351 3354
Fax: +61 2 9036 5223
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Postal Address:
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia


 

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Statistics and Research Methods


Research Interests

  • Applied aspects of health research
  • Approaches to the teaching and learning of statistics
  • Factors affecting recognition of faces: cognitive, perceptual and/or learning aspects.

 
 

Publications

Books

  • Charles, M. & Latimer, C. (Eds) (1995) Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Conference on Neural Networks (ANCC’95). Sydney: UPS

Journal Articles

  • Porche, K., Reymond, L., O'Callaghan, J., & Charles, M. (2014). Depression in palliative care patients: a survey of assessment and treatment practices of Australian and New Zealand palliative care specialists. Australian Health Review, 38, 44-50.
  • Healy, S., Israel, F., Charles, MA & Reymond, L. (2013) An educational package that supports laycarers to safelymanage breakthrough subcutaneous injections for home-based palliative care patients: Development and evaluation of a service quality improvement. Palliative Medicine, 27(6), 562-570.
  • Zordan R, Butow P, Kirsten L, Juraskova I, O'Reilly A, Friedsam J, Bovopolous N, Hienrich P, Charles M, Hobbs K, Kissane D. (2012) The development of novel interventions for cancer support group leaders. Supportive Care in Cancer 20(3), 445-54
  • Reymond, L., Israel, F. J., Charles, M. A. (2011). A residential aged care end-of-life care pathway (RAC EoLCP) for Australian aged care facilities. Australian Health Review, 35, 350–356
  • Zordan, R. D., Juraskova, I., Butow, P.N., Jolan, A., Kirsten, L. Chapman, J., Sedgwick, C., Charles, M. and Sundquist, K. (2010). Exploring the impact of training on the experience of Australian support group leaders: current practices and implications for research. Health Expectations, 13, pp.427–440
  • Price MA, Butow PN, Charles M., Bullen T, Meiser B, McKinley JM, McLachlan S-A, Phillips K-A, kConFab (2010). Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 124(2): 509–519
  • Israel, F., Parker, G., Charles, M., Reymond, L. (2010). Lack of benefit from paracetamol for palliative cancer patients requiring high-dose strong opioids: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Measurement, 39, 548-554.
  • Singh, S., Butow, P., Charles, M., Tattersall, MHN. (2010). Shared decision making in oncology: assessing physician behavior in consultations in which adjuvant therapy is considered after primary surgical treatment. Health Expectations, 13, 244-257.
  • Phillips, J., Charles, M., Sharpe, L. & Matthey, S. (2009). Validation of the subscales of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a sample of women with unsettled infants. Journal of Affective Disorders, 118, 101-112.
  • Phillips, J., Sharpe, L., Matthey, S. & Charles, M. (2009). Maternally focused worry. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 12, 409-418.
  • Phillips, J., Charles, M., Sharpe, L. & Matthey, S. (2009). Validation of the subscales of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a sample of women with unsettled infants. Journal of Affective Disorders, 118, 101-112.
  • Israel, F., Reymond, L., Slade, G., Menadue, S., Charles, M. (2008). Lay caregivers' perspectives on injecting sub-cutaneous medications at home. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14, 390-396.
  • White, C.D., Hardy, R.R., Gilshenan, K.S., Charles, M.A., & Pinkerton, C.R. (2008) Randomised controlled trials of palliative care - a survey of the views of advanced cancer patients and their relatives. European Journal of Cancer, 44, 1820-1828.
  • Charles, M.A., Reymond, L., Israel, F. (2008) Relief of Incident Dyspnea in Palliative Cancer Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Nebulized Hydromorphone, Systemic Hydromorphone and Nebulized Saline. Journal of Pain and Symptom Measurement, 36(1), 29-38.
  • Willinge, A., Touyz, S., Charles, M. (2006). The effect of body dissatisfaction on male's and female's perception of female celebrities and their attitudes towards ideal females bodies.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 576-582.
  • Abbott, G. N., White, F. A. and Charles, M. A. (2005) Linking values and organizational commitment: A correlational and experimental investigation in two organizations, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 78, 531 - 551
  • Hardy, J., Reymond, E. and Charles, M. (2005) Acetaminophen in cancer pain. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 23(7), 1586.
  • Peat. M., Franklin, S., Devlin, M. & Charles, M. (2005) Revisiting associations between student performance outcomes on formative assessment opportunities. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(1), 102-117.
  • Reymond, L., Charles, M., Israel, F., Read, T. and Treston, P. (2005) A strategy to increase the palliative care capacity of rural primary health care providers. Australian Journal of Rural Health,13 (3), 156, 161.
  • Matthey, S., Kavanagh, D. J., Howie, P., Barnett, B. and Charles, M. (2004). Prevention of postnatal distress or depression: an evaluation of an intervention at preparation for parenthood classes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 85(8): 113 – 126.
  • Macleod, Z.R., Charles, M.A., Arnaldi, V.C. & Adams, I.M. (2003). Telephone counseling as an adjunct to nicotine patches in smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 179, 349-352.
  • Reymond, L., Charles, M.A., Bowman, J., & Treston, P. (2003). The effect of dexamethasone on the longevity of syring driver subcutaneous sites in palliative care patients. Medical Journal of Australia, 178, 486-489.
  • Buckingham, R.M., Charles, M,A., Beh, H.C.(2001) Extraversion and neuroticism, partially independent dimensions? Personality & Individual Differences, 31,769-777.
  • Carver, A.C., Livesey, D. J., & Charles, M. (2001). Further manipulation of the stop signal task: Developmental changes in the abililty to inhibit responding with longer stop signal delays. International Journal of Neuroscience, 111, 39-53.
  • Carver, A. C; Livesey, D. J; Charles, M. (2001) Age related changes in inhibitory control as measured by stop signal task performance. International Journal of Neuroscience, 107, 43-61.
  • Russell, C., Charles, M., Porter, M & Kendig, H. (2001). Housing of marginalized men growing old in the inner city: Research notes from the Australian Ageing Men’s Health Project. Bulletin of People-Environment Studies, 19, 12-13.
  • King, N.; Touyz, S.; Charles, M. (2000) The effect of body dissatisfaction on women's perceptions of female celebrities. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 27 , 341-347.
  • Moulds, M.L.; Touyz, S.; Schotte, D.; Beumont, P.J.V.; Griffiths, R.; Russell, J.; Charles, M. (2000) Perceived expressed emotion in the siblings and parents of hospitalized patients with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 27, 288-296.
  • Dixon, C.; Charles, M.; Craddock, Alan A. (1998) The impact of experiences of parental divorce and parental conflict on young Australian adult men and women. Journal of Family Studies. 4, 21-34.
  • Beh, H.C.; Connelly, N.; Charles, M. (1997) Effect of noise stress on chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. 185, 55-58.

Reports

  • Charles, M., Israel, F., Lyons-Micic, M., & Reymond, L. Standardised Palliative Care Admission Tool Project. Report submitted to Queensland Health, June 2008.
  • Reymond, L., Israel, F., Charles, M., Sankey, B. Specialist Palliative Care Capacity within the QEII Hospital Health Service District and Surrounds: A Mapping and Audit Study. Report submitted to Queensland Health, June 2006.
  • Reymond, L, Charles, M. An intervention to decrease medication errors in palliative patients requiring subcutaneous infusions. Report submitted to Clinical Service Evaluation Unti (CSEU), Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, April 2005
  • Charles, M. & Latimer, C. (2000). A comparison of the Harvard Medical Practice Study (HMPS) and the Quality in Australian Health Care Study (QAHCS): Final Report to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Latimer, C., Joung, W., Gazzard, S., & Charles, M. (1997). Tactile dimensions in the perception of Australian banknotes. Confidential report prepared for the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Conferences

  • Singh, S., Butow, P., Charles, M., & Tattersall, M. (2008) Shared decision making in oncology: Assessing physician behavior in consultations in which adjuvant therapy is considered after primary surgical treatment. 33rd Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology. Annals of Oncology, 19, (Supplement 8), 226.
  • Israel, F., Reymond, L., Charles, M., Healy, S. Caring Safely at Home: Development of a Palliative Medications Education Program for Lay Caregivers 7th Palliative Care Congress, April 2008. Glasgow.
  • Reymond, L., Israel, F., Charles, M. Relief of incident dyspnoea in palliative cancer patients: A randomised controlled trial comparing nebulised hydromorphone, systemic hydromorphone and nebulised saline. 9th Australian Palliative Care Conference, August 2007. Melbourne.
  • Marsh, P.J., Harris, A.W., Clarke, S., Kohn, M., Lazzaro, I., Brown, K., Charles, M., Latimer, C, Williams, L.M. ADHD and first-episode schizophrenia show distinct scanpaths to emotional faces. Australasian society for Psychiatric Research conference; abstract published in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 2006, 18, 6 298.
  • Israel, F., Slade, G., Menadue, S., Reymond, L., Charles, M. Management of sub-cutaneous medication administration in the home - a lay caregivers perspective. 16th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill. September 2006. Montreal, Canada.
  • Reymond, L., Israel, F., Charles, M. The use of nebulised hydromorphone for the treatment of episodic dyspnoea in palliative patients - a randomised controlled trial. 16th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill. September 2006. Montreal, Canada.
  • Reymond L., Charles, M., Israel, F. Palliative Care Service Provision within Brisbane South - A Prospective Audit. Keynote address 5th Annual Research Conference Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, 2006, Brisbane.
  • Reymond, L., Israel, F., Charles, M. A randomised double-blind cross-over trial comparing 2 aperients for prophylaxis of constipation in palliative care patients using opioids. 4th Annual Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education Conference, Brisbane, June 2005
  • Reymond, L, Israel, F, Parker, G., Hardy, J., Charles, M. A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating Possible Additive Analgesic Effects of Paracetamol in Palliative Patients Using High-Dose Strong Opioids. 4th Annual Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education Conference, Brisbane, June 2005
  • Reymond, L, Lock, A., Charles, M. A Quality Improvement Project at Princess Alexandra Hospital for Palliative Patients Requiring Subcutaneous Infusions. 4th Annual Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education Conference, Brisbane, June 2005
  • Willinge, A., Touyz, S., Charles, M. (2005) The effect of body dissatisfaction on male’s and female’s perception of female celebrities and their attitudes towards ideal females bodies. Paper presented at 7th London International Eating Disorders Conference. [Manuscript submitted to International Journal of Eating Disorders June 05]
  • Peat. M., Franklin, S., Devlin, M. & Charles, M. (2004) Revisiting associations between student performance outcomes an formative assessment opportunities: Is there any impact on student learning? In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (pp. 760-769). Perth.
  • Macleod, Z., Charles, M., Arnaldi, V., Adams, I. 2003. Efficacy of a smoking cessation telephone counselling service as an adjunct to nicotine patches: A randomised controlled trial. 2nd Australian Tobacco Control Conference, Melbourne.
  • Israel, F., Reymond, L., Charles, M.., 2002. Clinical Trials in Palliative Care. Ethical Considerations – Experiential Difficulties. Palliative Care Queensland State Conference, Noosa
  • Reymond, L., Charles, M.., Treston, P. 2002. Nebulised Hydromorphone for the Treatment of Dyspnoea in Palliative Care Patients: Unblinded Pilot Data. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 45th Annual Scientific Convention, Melbourne
  • Reymond, L., Charles, M., Israel, F. 2002. Delirium in Palliative Care Patients and the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM.) Palliative Care Queensland State Conference, Noosa.
  • Treston, P., Reymond, L., Charles, M., Israel, F. 2002. The Effect of Adding Low-dose Dexamethasone to Syringe Drivers on the Longevity of Sub-cutaneous Sites in Palliative Care Patients. 14th International Congress on the Care of the Terminally Ill,Montreal
  • Reymond, L., Charles, M., Treston, P. (2001) Nebulised hydromorphone for the treatment of dyspnoea in palliative care cancer patients. Unblinded pilot data. 6th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Hobart.
  • Russell, C., Charles, M., Porter, M. (2001). Insecurely housed older men: where have they come from? Where are they going? The Centre on Aging, University of Victoria, B.C.
  • Treston, P., Israel, F., Charles, M., Reymond, L. (2001) The effect of adding low-dose dexamethasone to syringe drivers on the longevity of sub-cutaneous sites in palliative care patients. 6th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Hobart.
  • Ellwood, S. & Charles, M. 1999. Investigating the effects of distinctiveness in face recognition. Experimental Psychology Conference, Macquarie University. (Abstract in Australian Journal of Psychology, 1999, 51 (supplement), p28)
  • Latimer, C.R., Joung, W., Gazzard, S., & Charles, M. (1998). Dimensions in the tactile perception of Australian banknotes. 25th Annual Conference of the Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Hobart.
  • Charles, M.A. (1996) The levels of processing effect in face recognition: How reliable is it. International Congress of Psychology, Montreal.
  • Latimer, C.R., Stevens, C.J. & Charles, M.A. (1993) Modelling context effects in human character recognition using interconnected single-layer perceptrons. Australian Neural Networks conference, Melbourne.
  • Charles, M.A. (1992) Distinctiveness Effects in face recognition. 18th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of New South Wales. Abstract in Australian Journal of Psychology, 1992, 44 (2).
  • Latimer, C.R., Stevens, C.J. & Charles, M.A. (1992) Attentional biases in the perception of geometric forms. 18th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of New South Wales.
  • Latimer, C.R., Charles, M.A. & Stevens, C.J. (1991). Comparisons of feature weighting in human subjects and perceptrons during character classification and recognition. Proceedings of the Second Australian Conference on Neural Networks. Sydney: Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney.
  • Charles, M.A. (1990) Assessing distinctiveness and its effects on face recognition. First Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales.
  • Latimer, C.R., Charles, M.A. & Stevens, C. (1990) Comparisons of feature weighting in humans and perceptrons during character recognition. 16th Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, A.N.U., Canberra.
  • Latimer, C.R., Charles, M.A. & Stevens, C. (1990) Connectionist models of character recognition. First Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales.
  • Latimer, C.R., Stevens, C. & Charles, M.A. (1990) Eye-movement measures of feature weighting in the recognition of geometric forms. 16th Experimental Psychology Conference, A.N.U., Canberra.