Nicola Starkey

Research Interests:

My current research projects span a variety of areas including traumatic brain injury (supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Lottery Grants Board), stroke and driver behaviour and education.

I have a keen interest in neuropsychology and psychological assessment more generally, and I am involved in a small amount of animal behaviour research.

Selected Publications:

Theadom, A., Barker-Collo, S., Feigin, V.L., Starkey, N.J., Jones, K., Jones, A., Ameratunga, S., & Barber, P.A. (2012). The spectrum captured: A methodological approach to studying incidence and outcomes of traumatic brain injury on a population level. Neuroepidemiology, 38: 18-29.

Barker-Collo, S., Starkey, N.J., Lawes, C.M.M., Feigin, V.L., Senior, H., & Parag, V. (2012). Neuropsychological profiles of 5-year ischemic stroke survivors by Oxfordshire Stroke Classification and hemisphere of lesion. Stroke, 43: 50-55.

Starkey, N.J. & Halliday, T.J. (2011). Development of the New Zealand Adult Reading Test (NZART): Preliminary Findings. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40(3): 127-139.

Charlton, S.G. & Starkey, N.J. (2011). Driving without awareness: The effects of practice and automaticity on attention and driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour, 14(6): 460-475.

Isler, R.B., Starkey, N.J., & Sheppard, P. (2011). Effects of higher-order driving skill training on young, inexperienced drivers' on-road driving performance. Accident, Analysis & Prevention, 43: 1818-1827.

Bradley, B.F., Bridges, N.J., Starkey, N.J., Brown, S.L., & Lea, R.W. (2011). Anxiolytic and anxiogenic drug effect on male and female gerbils in the black-white box. Behavioural Brain Research, 216: 285-292.

Feigin, V.L., Barker-Collo, S., Krishnamurthi, R., Theadom, A., & Starkey, N.J. (2010). Epidemiology of ischaemic stroke and traumatic brain injury. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Anaesthesiology, 24: 485-494.

Johnston, M., Foster, T.M., Shennan, J., Starkey, N. J., & Johnson, A. (2010). The effectiveness of an acceptance and commitment therapy self-help intervention for chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26(5): 393-402.

Isler, R.B. & Starkey, N.J. (2010). Evaluation of a sudden brake warning system: effect on the response time of the following driver. Applied Ergonomics.41: 569-576.

Starkey, N.J., & Bridges, N.J. (2010). The effects of acute, chronic and withdrawn progesterone in male and female Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) in two tests of anxiety. Behavioural Brain Research. 207:490-499.

Research Publications:

You may like to view publications from 1997 onwards for Dr Nicola J Starkey

General Interests:

I teach second and third year Research Methods (PSYC 208 & PSYC 307), contribute to the Psychological Measurement paper (PSYC 337) and convene and teach the graduate Psychological Assessment paper (PSYC 581).

I supervise Masters and Phd students in a variety of areas, including psychological assessment and experimental psychology.