Deputy Director of NISAN / Associate Professor
SCOPUS Citation Output: H - index 14, number of citations 1217 as of January 2017, published > 70 articles
Clinical and research background:
Alice is a NZ Registered Psychologist. She undertook her training in the UK, completing her undergraduate honours degree in Psychology at the University of Essex and MSc in Health Psychology at Surrey University. Alice subsequently completed a period of supervised training in psychology and the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology through the British Psychological Society. Alice worked on several research projects focusing on the application of psychological principles to health at Hillingdon Hospital and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (UK) before joining moving to NZ in 2009. Since joining AUT, Alice completed her PhD which explored sleep difficulties in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Alice leads the traumatic brain injury and neuromuscular research programmes at NISAN and is also involved in research into the psychological aspects of living with a neurological condition.
Alice is involved in a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research projects including epidemiological studies, clinical trials, interpretive descriptive and content analysis research and systematic reviews.
Epidemiology of neurological illness and injury, application of psychological interventions in rehabilitation, exploring the role and management of sleep in health, individual adjustment to illness and effects of ill health on family/whanau.
Publications, Awards and Honours:
In September 2016, Alice won the New Zealand Psychological Society Early Career Goddard Award in Applied Psychology. This award recognises early career achievement and excellence in research and scholarship in applied professional psychology.
In August 2016, Alice was awarded the Health Research Excellence as an Emerging Researcher by the Health Research Council of New Zealand for AUT.
Alice has published many authored and co-authored >60 journal articles in a range of rehabilitation and psychology journals including; The Lancet Neurology, European Journal of Neurology, Disability and Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
Alice is Assistant Editor for the journal Neuroepidemiology, and a member of the Medical Advisory Board to Fibromyalgia Action UK.
Alice was awarded the AUT University Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence Award for Emerging Researcher in 2013.
Jones, K., Kydd, R., Broadbent, E., Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Edwards, H., . . . Feigin, V. L. (In press). Brain drawings following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and links to illness perceptions and health outcomes - Findings from a population-based study. Psychology & Health, 1-46. doi:10.1080/08870446.2016.1193178
Theadom, A., Rodrigues, M., & Roxburgh, R. (2016). Knowledge of sub-types important to understanding of the prevalence of Myotonic Dystrophy. Neuroepidemiology, 46(3), 228. doi:10.1159/000444469
Brazinova A, Rehorcikova V, Taylor SM, Buckova V, Majdan M, Psota M, Peeters W, Feigin V, Theadom A, Gruen R, Holkovic L, Synnot A. (2016). Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in Europe: a living systematic review. Journal of Neurotrauma. Epub ahead of print. IF 4.0
Theadom, A. Rowland V, Levack W, Starkey N, Wilkinson-Meyers L, McPherson K on behalf of the TBI Experiences Group (2016). Exploring the experience of sleep and fatigue in male and female adults over the two years following traumatic brain injury; a qualitative descriptive study. BMJOpen, 6(4), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010453. IF 2.3
Theadom A, Parag V, Dowell A, McPherson K, Starkey N, Barker-Collo S, Jones K, Ameratunga S, Feigin VL, on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group (2016). Persistent problems one year following mild traumatic brain injury. British Journal of General Practice, 66(642), e16-23. IF: 2.4
GBD 2013 Disease and Injury Collaborators. (2016). The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, Disability-Adjusted Life Years, and time trends from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Injury Prevention, 22(1), 3-18. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041616. IF: 1.9
Feigin VL, Krishnamurthi R, Bhattacharjee R, Parmar P, Theadom A on behalf of the RIBURST study collaboration writing group (2015). A new strategy to reduce global burden of stroke. Stroke, 46(6), 1740-1747. IF: 6.02
Feigin VL, Krishnamurthi R, Barker-Collo S, McPherson KM, Barber, PA, Parag V, Arroll B, Bennett DA, Tobias M, Jones A, Witt E, Brown P, Abbott M, Bhattacharjee R, Rush E, Minsun Suh F, Theadom A, Rathnasabapathy Y, Te Ao B, Parmar P, Anderson C, Bonita R, for the ARCOS IV Group (2015). 30-year trends in stroke rates and outcome in Auckland, New Zealand (1981-2012): A multi-ethnic population-based series of studies. PLoS One, 10(8):e0134609. IF: 3.53
Barker-Collo S, Jones K, Theadom A, Starkey N, Dowell A, McPherson K, Ameratunga S, Dudley M, Te Ao B, Feigin VL, on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group (2015). Neuropsychological outcome and its correlates in the year after adult mild traumatic brain injury: A population based New Zealand study. Brain Injury, 29(13-14), 1604-1606. IF: 1.86
Paudyal P, Capel-Williams GM, Griffiths E, Theadom A, Frew AJ, Smith HE. (2015). Readability, presentation and quality of allergy-related patient information leaflets: A cross sectional and longitudinal study. Journal of Allergy and Therapy, 6(3), 213. IF: 0.8
Alice Theadom, Mark Cropley, Priya Parmar, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Nicola Starkey, Kelly Jones, Valery L. Feigin, on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group (2015). Sleep difficulties one year following mild traumatic brain injury in a population-based study. Sleep Medicine, 16(8), 926-932. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2015.04.013
Te Ao B, Tobias M, Ameratunga S, McPherson K, Theadom A, Dowell A, Starkey N, Jones K, Barker-Collo S, Brown P, Feigin V. (2015). Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury in New Zealand: Incidence, prevalence and Disability-Adjusted Life Years. Neuroepidemiology, 44(4), 255-261. DOI:10.1159/000431043).
S. Barker-Collo, A. Jones, K. Jones, A Theadom, A. Dowell, N. Starkey, & V.L. Feigin, on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group (2015). Prevalence, natural course and predictors of depression 1 year following traumatic brain injury from a population-based study in New Zealand. Brain Injury, 10(3109). DOI: 10.3109/02699052
Feigin VL, Krishnamurthi R, Bhattacharjee R, Parmar P, Theadom A on behalf of the RIBURST study collaboration writing group 92015). A new strategy to reduce global burden of stroke. Stroke, 16. Epub ahead of print. IF: 6.02
Smith H, Jones CJ, Hankins M, Field A, Theadom A, Bowskill R, Horne R, Frew A. (2015). The effects of expressive writing on lung function, quality of life, medication use and symptoms in adults with asthma: A randomised controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77(4), 429-437.
Theadom A, Parmar P, Jones K, Barker-Collo S, Starkey NJ, McPherson KM, Ameratunga S, Feigin VL. on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group. 92015). Frequency and impact of recurrent traumatic brain injury in a population-based sample. Journal of Neurotrauma, 32(10), 674-681.
Lagolago W, Theadom A, Fairburn-Dunlop P, Ameratunga S, Dowell A, McPherson K, Te Ao B, Starkey N, Feigin VL on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group. (2015).Traumatic brain injury within Pacific people of New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1142), 29-38.
Jones KM, Bhattacharjee R, Krishnamurthi R, Blanton S, Theadom A, Barker-Collo S, Thrift A, Parmar P, Maujean A, Ranta A, Sanya E, Feigin VL, on behalf of the SMART Study Group (2015). Methodology of the Stroke Self-Management Rehabilitation Trial: An international, multisite pilot trial. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 24(2):297-303
Theadom A, Cropley M, Smith H, Feigin V, McPherson K. (2015). Mind body therapies for Fibromyalgia syndrome. Cochrane Database System Reviews, 4, article CD001980 IF: 5.79
Greenwood A, Theadom A, Kersten P, McPherson KM. (2015). Exploring researchers’ experiences of working with people with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 29(5), 592-600. IF: 1.86
Theadom A, Cropley M, Kantermann T. (2015). Daytime napping in fibromyalgia syndrome. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 16:13. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-015-0464-y
Maas AIR, Menon DK, Steyerberg EW, Citerio G, Lecky F, Manley GT, Hill S, Legrand V, Sorgner A, on behalf of the CENTER-TBI Participants and Investigators. (2015). Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI): A prospective longitudinal observational study. Neurosurgery, 76(1), 67-80. IF: 3.03
Kersten P, McCambridge A, Kayes N, Theadom A, McPherson KM. (2015). Bridging the gap between goal intentions and actions: A systematic review in patient populations. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(7), 563-570.
Kersten P, McPherson KM, Kayes N, Theadom A, McCambridge A. (2015). Bridging the goal intention–action gap in rehabilitation: A study of if-then implementation intentions in neurorehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(2), 1073-1081. IF: 1.50
Bhattacharjee, R., Jones, K., Krishnamurthi, R., Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Ratnasabapathy, Y., . . . Feigin, V. (2015). Stroke Self-Management Rehabilitation Trial (SMART-DVD): Preliminary findings from an international, multi-site pilot trial. International Journal of Stroke, 10, 55.
Vos, T., Barber, R. M., Bell, B., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Biryukov, S., Bolliger, I., . . . Murray, C. J. L. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386(9995), 743-800. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4
Jones, A. R., Krishnamurthi, R., Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., McPherson, K., & Feigin, V. L. (2015). Health-related quality of life in stroke survivors one year post stroke. International Journal of Stroke, 10, 66.
Theadom A, Rodrigues M, Roxburgh R, Balalla S, Higgins C, Bhattacharjee R, Krishnamurthi R, Feigin VL. (2014). Prevalence of muscular dystrophies: A systematic literature review. Neuroepidemiology, 43(3-4), 259-268.
Theadom A, Parmar P, Jones K, Barker-Collo S, Starkey NJ, McPherson KM, Ameratunga S, Feigin VL. on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group. Frequency and impact of recurrent traumatic brain injury in a population-based sample. Journal of Neurotrauma. Epub ahead of print
Maas A, Menon D, Adelson D, Andelic N, Bell M, Buki A, Citerio G,Czosnyka M, Ercole A, Gao G, Gruen R, Feigin VL, Hartings JA, Jiang J, Ketharanathan N, Laureys S, Lecky F, Lingsma H, Maegele M, Manley G, Marsteller J, Mascia L, Newcombe V, Mauritz W, Parizel P, Peul W, Smielewski P, Stein M, Stewart W, Steyerberg E, Stocchetti, N, Tibboel D, Theadom A, van Essen TA, Steinbüchel N, Wilson L, on behalf of the CENTER-TBI participants and investigators*. (In Press). Commissioned Issue, Lancet Neurology. IF:23.5
Te Ao, B, Brown P, Tobias M, Ameratunga S, Barker-Collo S, Theadom A, McPherson K, Starkey N, Dowell A, Jones K, Feigin VL, on behalf of the BIONIC Study Group. (2014). The cost of traumatic brain injury: Evidence from a population-based study in New Zealand. Lancet Neurology, 83(18), 1645-1652. IF: 23.5
Paudyal P, Hine P, Theadom A, Apfelbacher CJ, Jones CJ, Yorke J, Hankins M, Smith HE. (2014). Written emotional disclosure for asthma (Review). The Cochrane Library, May, issue 5. IF: 5.79.
Theadom A, Starkey N, Dowell T, Hume P, Kahan M, McPherson K, Feigin V. (2014). Sports-related brain injury in the general population: an epidemiological study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(6), 591-596. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.02.001. IF: 2.90
Theadom A, Fadyl J, Hollands T, Foster A, McPherson KM. (2014). Exploring participant experiences of research after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 28(7), 995-1002. IF: 1.51
Rutherford SJ, Theadom A, Jones A, Hocking C, Feigin VL, Krishnamurthi R, Kent B, Barker-Collo S. McPherson KM on behalf of the ARCOS IV Programme Group. (2014). Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS IV), measuring and reducing stroke burden in New Zealand: Part 3 qualitative study: Capturing the stories behind the data. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 64-70. IF: 2.75
Krishnamurthi R, Witt E, Barker-Collo S, McPherson K, Davis-Martin K, Bennett D, Rush E, Suh F, Starkey N, Parag V, Rathnasabapathy Y, Jones A, Brown P, Te Ao B, Feigin VL on behalf of the ARCOS IV Programme Group (2014). Reducing recurrent stroke: Methodology of the Motivational Interviewing in Stroke (MIST) randomised clinical trial. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 133-139. IF: 2.75
Krishnamurthi R, Jones A, Barber A, Barker-Collo S, McPherson KM, Bennett D, Rush E, Suh F, Starkey N, Theadom A, Parag V, Rathnasabapathy Y, Feigin VL, on behalf of the ARCOS IV Programme Group. (2014). Methodology of a population-based stroke and TIA incidence and outcomes study: The Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS IV) 2011-2012. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 140-147. IF: 2.75
Barker-Collo, S, Theadom A, Ameratunga S, Jones K, Jones A, Starkey N, Feigin V on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group (2013). Prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults one year following traumatic brain injury: A population-based study. Brain Impairment, 14(3), 425-435. IF:0.65
Barker-Collo S, Starkey N, Theadom A. (2013). Treatment for Depression following mild Traumatic Brain Injury in adults: a meta-analysis. Brain Injury, 27(10), 1124-1133. IF: 1.36
Theadom A, Mahon S, Barker-Collo S, McPherson K, Rush E, Vandal A, Feigin V. (2013). Enzogenol for cognitive functioning in traumatic brain injury: A pilot placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial. European Journal of Neurology, 20(8), 1135-1144. IF: 3.7
Feigin VF, Theadom A, Barker-Collo S, Starkey NJ, McPherson K, Kahan M, Dowell A, Brown P, Parag V, Kydd R, Jones K, Jones A, Amerataunga S on behalf of the BIONIC Study Group. (2013). Incidence of traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: A population-based study. The Lancet Neurology, 12(1), 53 - 64, IF: 23.5
Foster, A.M., Armstrong, J., Buckley, A., Sherry, J., Young, T., Foliaki, S., James-Hohaia, T.M., Theadom, A. & McPherson, K. (2012). Encouraging family engagement in the rehabilitation process: A rehabilitation provider’s development of support strategies for family members of people with traumatic brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22), 1855-1862. IF: 1.50
Barker-Collo, S.L., Starkey, N., Kahan, M., Theadom, A., Feigin, V. (2012). Computerised tomography indices of raised intracranial pressure and traumatic brain injury severity in a New Zealand sample. New Zealand Medical Journal 125(1360):92-94
Feigin, V.L., Krishnamurthi, R., Hackett, M., Barber, A., Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Parag, V., Kerse, N. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of 6-month fatigue in ischemic stroke patients: a population-based stroke incidence study in Auckland, New Zealand, 2002-2003. Stroke, 43(10), 2604-2609. IF: 5.7
Landon, J., Shepherd, D., Stuart, S., Theadom, A. & Freundlich, S. (2012). Hearing Every Footstep: Noise Sensitivity in Individuals Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22(3), 391-407. IF: 1.7
Hallas, C., Howard, C., Wray, J. & Theadom, A. (2012). Negative beliefs about breathlessness increases panic for patients with chronic respiratory disease. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17(4), 467-477. IF: 1.18
Kantermann, T., Theadom, A., Roenenberg, T., & Cropley, M. (2012). Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronotype: Late chronotypes are more affected. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 27(2), 176-179.
Theadom, A., Cropley, M., Parker, P. & Feigin, V. (2012). The symptom experience in women with fibromyalgia syndrome in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347), 38-47.
Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Feigin, V.L., Starkey, N., Jones, K., Jones, A., Amerataunga, S., Barber, A. on behalf of the BIONIC Research Group. (2011). The spectrum captured: A methodological approach to studying incidence and outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury on a population level: The Brain Injury Outcomes New Zealand In the Community (BIONIC) experience. Neuroepidemiology, 38(1), 18-29. IF: 2.3
Feigin, V.L., Barker-Collo, S., Krishnamurthi, R., Theadom, A. & Starkey, N., (2010). Epidemiology of ischaemic stroke and traumatic brain injury. Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, 24(4), 485-494.
Theadom, A. & Cropley, M. (2010). "It’s the constant waking up that is the worst thing” Experiences of sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(23), 1939–1947. IF: 1.50
Theadom, A., Smith, H.E., Horne, R., Bowskill, R., Apfelbacher, C.J. & Frew, A.J. (2009). Participant experience of a written emotional disclosure intervention in asthma. Stress and Health, 26(1), 45-50 DOI: 10.1002/smi.1255. IF; 1.2
Theadom, A. & Cropley, M., Hankins, M., Smith, H.E. (2009). Mind and body interventions for Fibromyalgia. Published Protocol. The Cochrane Library. IF: 5.72
Theadom, A., Smith, H.E., Yorke, J., Hankins, M., Apfelbacher, C.J., Horne, R., Bowskill,R. & Frew, A.J. (2008). Written emotional disclosure for asthma. Published Protocol. The Cochrane Library. IF: 5.72
Cropley, M., Theadom, A., Pravettoni, G. & Webb, G. (2008). The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions prior to surgery: A systematic Review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(3), 407-412. IF: 2.58
Theadom, A. & Cropley, M. (2008). Dysfunctional beliefs, stress and sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia syndrome. Sleep Medicine, 9(4), 376-381. IF:3.4
Cropley, M., & Theadom, A. (2008). Sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia syndrome. Future Rheumatology, 3(6), 533-535.
Theadom, A., Cropley, M. & Humphrey, K.L. (2007). Exploring the role of sleep and coping on quality of life in fibromyalgia. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62(2), 145-151. IF: 3.3
Mead, K., Theadom, A., Byron, K. & Dupont, S. (2007). Pilot study of a 4-week pain coping strategies (PCS) programme for the chronic pain patient. Disability and Rehabilitation 29(3), 199-203. IF: 1.50
De Lusignan, S., Chan, T., Theadom, A. & Dhoul, N. (2007). The roles of policy and professionalism in the protection of processed clinical data: A literature review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 76(4), 261-268. IF: 2.5
Theadom, A., Dupont, S. & Byron, K. (2006). Functional somatic symptoms in accident and emergency – an exploratory study. Journal of Accident and Emergency Nursing, 14(3), 171-177.
Theadom, A. & Cropley, M. (2006). Effects of preoperative smoking cessation on the incidence and risk of interoperative and postoperative complications in adult smokers: A systematic review. Tobacco Control 15(5), 352-358. IF: 3.01
De Lusignan, S., Wilson, E., Dyble, A., Grant, T., Theadom, A. & Chan, T. (2003). The feasibility of using pattern recognition software to measure the influence of computer use on the consultation. BMC – Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 3(12), 1-10. IF: 1.5
Theadom, A., de Lusignan, S., Wilson, E. & Chan, T. (2003). Using three-channel video to evaluate the impact of the use of the computer on the patient-centredness of the general practice consultation. Informatics in Primary Care, 11(3), 149-156. IF: 1.31