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Professor Bob Knight

Professor Bob Knight
Name Bob Knight
Position Professor (Psychology)
Section School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Office W527
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 )
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) ( 320221 )
  • Geriatrics And Gerontology ( 320210 )
  • Mental Health Services ( 420313 )
  • Aged Health Care ( 420301 )
  • Clinical Sciences ( 320200 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )

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

Leeman, Trilas M. and Knight, Bob G. and Fein, Erich C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4119-0130 and Winterbotham, SonyaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2059-7620 and Webster, Jeffrey Dean (2022) An evaluation of the factor structure of the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) and the creation of the SAWS-15 as a short measure for personal wisdom. International Psychogeriatrics, 34 (3). pp. 241-251. ISSN 1041-6102

Bahr, Sunil and Koder, Deborah and Jayaram, Hemalatha and Davison, Tanya and Knight, Bob and Laidlaw, Ken (2022) Innovative approaches to long term care. In: Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780128186978

Leeman, Trilas M. and Knight, Bob G. and Fein, Erich C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4119-0130 (2022) The relationship among openness, wisdom, and humor: a preliminary mediation model. International Psychogeriatrics. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1041-6102

Knight, Bob and Keane, Niamh and Benea, Daniela and Stone, Richele (2022) Values and the experience of family care-giving: cultural values or shared family values? Ageing and Society. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0144-686X

Chan, Phoebe and Bhar, Sunil and Davison, Tanya E. and Doyle, Colleen and Knight, Bob G. and Koder, Deborah and Laidlaw, Ken and Pachana, Nancy and Wells, Yvonne and Wuthrich, Viviana M. (2021) Characteristics and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for older adults living in residential care: a systematic review. Aging and Mental Health, 25 (2). pp. 187-205. ISSN 1360-7863

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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 )
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) ( 320221 )
  • Geriatrics And Gerontology ( 320210 )
  • Mental Health Services ( 420313 )
  • Aged Health Care ( 420301 )
  • Clinical Sciences ( 320200 )
  • Health Services And Systems ( 420300 )