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Professor Bob Knight

Professor Bob Knight
Name Bob Knight
Position Professor (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Counselling
Office W519
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1480
Extension 1480
Email
Qualifications BA Anderson Coll , PhD Indiana

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology ( 170106 )
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) ( 110319 )
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology ( 110308 )
  • Aged Health Care ( 111702 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )

Research interests
Mental Health and Aging, including:

Age differences in effects of emotion on cogntion
Stress and coping in family caregivers of frail elderly
Wisdom

Professional memberships
Fellow, College of Clinical Psychology, Australian Psychological Society

Fellow of the Divisions of Clinical Psychology and of Adult Development and Aging, American Psychological Association.

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

Member, Australian Psychological Society
Member, International Psychogeriatrics Society
Member, International Association of Applied Psychology

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PSY 8050 Advanced Clinical Intervention Masters in Clinical Psychology program (MPCL)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
30 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
38 Years

Research most recent
Knight, B.G. (Ed). (2019). The Oxford encyclopedia of psychology and aging. New York: Oxford University Press.

Juang, C., Knight, B. G., Carlson, M., Schephens Niemiec, S. L., Vegen, C., & Clark, F. (2018). Understanding the mechanisms of change in a lifestyle intervention for older adults. The Gerontologist, 58, 353-361.

Knight, B.G. & Winterbotham, S. (in press). Rural and urban older adults perceptions of mental health services accessibility. Aging & Mental Health.


Research most notable
Knight, B.G. & Sayegh, P. (2010). Cultural values and caregiving: The updated sociocultural stress and coping model. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 5-13. [JGPS 65th Anniversity Celebration Article].

Knight, B.G., Karel, M.J., Hinrichsen, G. A., Qualls, S.H., & Duffy, M. (2009). Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology. American Psychologist, 64, 205-214.


Publications in ePrints

Marquez-Gonzalez, Maria and Cabrera, Isabel and Losada, Andres and Knight, Bob (2017) Attentional avoidant biases as mediators in the association between experiential avoidance and blood pressure in dementia family caregivers. Aging & Mental Health . ISSN 1364-6915

Kim, Seungyoun and Knight, Bob G. (2017) The effects of the MORE wisdom resources on spousal caregivers’ life satisfaction: an application of the resilience model. Clinical Gerontologist, 40 (5). ISSN 0731-7115

Juang, Christine and Knight, Bob G. and Carlson, Mike and Schepens Niemiec, Stacey L. and Vigen, Cheryl and Clark, Florence (2017) Understanding the mechanisms of change in a lifestyle intervention for older adults. Gerontologist. ISSN 0016-9013

Mitchell, Leander. K. and Knight, Bob. G. and Pachana, Nancy. A. (2017) Wisdom across the ages and its modern day relevance. International Psychogeriatrics, 29 (8). pp. 1231-1234. ISSN 1041-6102

Knight, Bob and Dissanayaka, Nadeeka N. W. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2016) Adapting psychotherapy for older adults with Parkinson's disease. International Psychogeriatrics, 28 (10). pp. 1631-1636. ISSN 1041-6102

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology ( 170106 )
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) ( 110319 )
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology ( 110308 )
  • Aged Health Care ( 111702 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )


Research topics