Ms Fleur Harrison

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Qualifications

B.A. (Psych & French Studies), G.Dip.Sc. (Psych), M. Psych. (Health)

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Research Assistant

Other roles / affiliations

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) PhD candidate

Profile

Fleur joined the DCRC-ABC in April 2010, and is currently working on the HALT (Halting Antipsychotic use in Long-Term care) project, a single-arm longitudinal study of the impact of deprescribing antipsychotic medications in people with dementia. On this project, Fleur’s role involves conducting recruitment and undertaking biopsychosocial assessments of participants living in aged care facilities. She also manages the data collection and analyses, writes publications and presentations, and contributes to project management and administration.

Fleur is also a PhD candidate, co-funded by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Dementia Collaborative Research Centres Half-Funded PhD Scholarship. Fleur’s PhD research aims to improve understanding of apathy in community-dwelling persons by evaluating methods of assessment, investigating its association with immune markers, differentiating from depression and fatigue and modelling its longitudinal course.

Fleur has undertaken a Master of Psychology (Health) at Monash University. She previously completed undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and French Studies) and Honours level studies in Psychology (Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)) at the University of Sydney. During her training as a psychologist, she gained experience in undertaking individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy, conducting clinical interviews and biopsychosocial assessments, and has expertise in multivariate and multilevel statistical techniques.

Fleur’s diverse research interests include behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, stigma, psychoneuroimmunology, epidemiological personology, personality – particularly perfectionism - and its association with physical health, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

 

Projects