Duncan Babbage

A/Prof. Duncan Babbage

Director, Centre for eHealth; ABI Rehabilitation Fellow; Associate Professor in Rehabilitation

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 x8145

Email: duncan.babbage@aut.ac.nz

Links to relevant web pages:
Research updates at synapseproject.org.

Qualifications:

BSc Victoria BSc(Hons), PhD, PGDipClinPsych Massey

Memberships and Affiliations:

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
International Neuropsychological Society
World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR)

Biography:

Career objective: To orient every rehabilitation researcher to the real-world effect of their research, and empower rehabilitation clinicians in delivering effective services—radically transforming communities of practice, and improving outcomes in life-altering ways.

Research Summary:

I am active in neurorehabilitation research. I hold a permanent post as an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation at Auckland University in Technology. I was New Zealand Principal Investigator of a three site international clinical trial funded by the US National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, examining two novel interventions for emotion recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury (US$600k, 2008–2012, clinicaltrials.gov: NCT00283153). We have completed follow-up data collection, and the primary outcomes of this trial have been published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. We are preparing further journal publications, and resources for a network of rehabilitation services to conduct translational research examining implementation of the effective intervention.

I also have an active research programme examining use of mobile computing technology in neurorehabilitation, with two doctoral candidates who have worked in this area (Bos, Howard). 
I was a named investigator on research funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand examining the neurotoxic effects of occupational solvent exposure (NZ$1.2M, 2010–2013), and have been PI or NI on a series of other smaller grants.

Current Research Projects:

Neuropsychological rehabilitation, particularly after brain injury. My two primary programmes are the treatment for emotion recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury (2007–present), and the use of mobile computing devices as neurorehabilitation aides (2008–present). I also have a major research focus on implementation science in rehabilitation—the translation of research into practice.

Publications:

Peer reviewed journal articles

Babbage, D. R. (2014). Open and abundant data is the future of rehabilitation and research. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 795-798. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2013.12.014

 

Babbage, D. R. (2014). Research priorities for the assessment and treatment of emotion recognition difficulties in brain injury rehabilitation. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.2014010533

 

Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2014). A randomized control trial of emotion recognition training after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/HTR.0000000000000054

 

Zupan, B., Babbage, D. R., Neumann, D., & Willer, B. (2014). Recognition of facial and vocal affect following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. Advance online publication. doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.901560


Bennett, S. T., & Babbage, D. R. (2014). Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Aboriginal Australians. Australian Psychologist, 49, 19-21. doi:10.1111/ap.12029

 

Biszak, A., & Babbage, D. R. (2014). Facial affect recognition difficulties in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation services. Brain Injury, 28(1), 97-104. doi:10.3109/02699052.2013.856475

 

Yim, J., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., Neumann, D., & Willer, B. (2013). The relationship between facial affect recognition and cognitive functioning after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 27(10), 1155-1161. doi:10.3109/02699052.2013.804203.

 

Neumann, D., Zupan, B., Babbage, D. R., Radnovich, A., Tomita, M., Hammond, F., & Willer, B. (2012). Affect recognition, empathy and dysosmia following traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(8), 1414-1420. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.03.009

 

Babbage, D. R., Yim, J., Zupan, B., Neumann, D., Tomita, M. R., & Willer, B. (2011). Meta-analysis of facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology, 25(3), 277-285. doi:10.1037/a0021908

 

Lewis, M. W., Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2011). Assessing executive performance during cognitive rehabilitation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 21(2), 145-163. doi:1080/09602011.2010.543867

 

Zupan, B., Radice-Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., & Willer, B. (2009). The importance of vocal affect to bimodal processing of emotion: Implications for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42(1), 1-17.

 

Babbage, D. R.(2008). Psychology training clinics in Australia and New Zealand: Clinic structure. Australian Psychologist, 43(4), 257-277.

 

Radice-Neumann, D., Zupan, B., Babbage, D. R., & Willer, B. (2007). Overview of impaired facial affect recognition in persons with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 21(8), 807-816.

 

Babbage, D. R.(2005). Noise in the nursing home: A case study of relationship change. Clinical Psychologist, 9(2), 74-82.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Podd, J. V. (2004). Neuropsychological assessment of individuals with expressive disabilities in addition to traumatic brain injuries. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 18, 433-448.

 

Pachana, N. A., & Babbage, D. R. (2002). Impact of neurobehavioural sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury on rehabilitation. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 8(1), 12-19.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2001). Neuropsychological assessment difficulties associated with “hard-to-assess”individuals: A retrospective review. Brain Injury, 15(8), 673-682.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Ronan, K. R. (2000). Philosophical worldview and personality factors in traditional and social scientists: Studying the world in our own image. Personality and Individual Differences, 28(2), 405-420.

 

Leathem, J. M., & Babbage, D. R. (2000). Affective disorders after traumatic brain injury: Cautions in the use of the Symptom Checklist-90-R. Journal of Head Injury Rehabilitation, 15(6), 1-11.

 

Peer reviewed chapters

Babbage, D. R. (In press.) Mobile computing technology in rehabilitation services. In N. A. Pachana and K. Laidlaw (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology: International Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

New media

DeJong, G. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, June). Site-neutral payment for post acute care: Framing the issue. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Taylor-Piliae, R. E. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, May). Effect of tai chi on physical function, fall rates and quality of life among older stroke survivors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Possover, M. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, April). Recovery of sensory and supraspinal control of leg movement in people with chronic paraplegia: A case series. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Heinemann, A. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, March). Elevating the quality of disability and rehabilitation research: Mandatory use of the reporting guidelines. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

DeJong, G. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, February). Are we asking the right question about post-acute settings of care? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Dijkers, M., Hart, T., Whyte, J. & Zanka, J. (Interviewees), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2014, January). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Moore, J. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2014, January). Development and use of a knowledge translation tool: The Rehabilitation Measures Database. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Steinmetz, A. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2013, December). Sensory and sensorimotor features in violinists and violists with neck pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Kemmler, W. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2013, November). Exercise frequency, health risk factors, and diseases of the elderly. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Whyte, J., Nakase-Richardson, R. (Interviewees), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2013, October). Disorders of consciousness. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Marfeo, E. E., Rasch, E. K. (Interviewees), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2013, September). Conceptual foundation for measures of physical function and behavioral health function for social security work disability evaluation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Kressler, J. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2013, August). Metabolic responses to four different body weight supported locomotor training approaches in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Rice, L. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2013, July). Impact of the clinical practice guideline for preservation of upper limb function on transfer skills of persons with acute spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Corrigan, J. D., Hammond, F. M. (Interviewees), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2013, June). Traumatic brain injury as a chronic health condition. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://archives-pmr.org

 

Carr, B., Lannin, N. (Interviewees), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2012). Synapse Voices 6: Belinda Carr and Dr Natasha Lannin. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Stirling, C. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2011). Synapse Voices 5: Catherine Stirling. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Rizzo, S. (Interviewee) & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2011). Synapse Voices 4: Dr Skip Rizzo. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Hutchison, P. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R. (Interviewer/Producer). (2010). Synapse Voices 3: Pat Hutchison. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Jones, P. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2010). Synapse Voices 2: Deacon Patrick Jones. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Craddock, G. (Interviewee), & Babbage, D. R.(Interviewer/Producer). (2010). Synapse Voices 1: Dr Gerald Craddock. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.synapseproject.org

 

Conference presentations

Zupan, B., Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., & Willer, B. (2013). Inferring emotion in social stories by people with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(10), e39. (Poster presentation at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference, 12–16 November 2013, Orlando, USA.)

 

Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., Hammond, F., Willer, B. (2013, September). An evidence-based approach to treatment of impaired emotion recognition among individuals with TBI. Invited presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Indiana Fall Conference, 12 September 2013, Indianapolis, USA.

 

Babbage, D. R., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2013, March). Properties of two emotion recognition assessment measures for determining eligibility for a randomised controlled trial. Paper presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association conference, 8–10 March 2013, Nelson, New Zealand.

 

Sweeney, B. M. J., Signal, T. L., & Babbage, D. R. (2012, October). Differences in accuracy of self-reported sleep duration between women who receive prenatal sleep education and those who do not. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 10–13 October 2012, Darwin, Australia.

 

Willer, B., Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., & Tomita, M. (2012, October). An evidence based approach to treatment of impaired emotion recognition among individuals with TBI. Research symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine–American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual conference, 9-13 October 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Willer, B., Hammond, M. D., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Babbage, D. R. (2012, October). Assessment and treatment of emotion recognition impairment after brain injury. Half day instructional workshop at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine–American Society for Neurorehabilitation annual conference, 9-13 October 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Bartel, S., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., Babbage, D. R., & Willer, B. (2012, September). Factors related to community integration and relationship quality after traumatic brain injury. Paper presentation at the 10th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society, Miami, Florida, 12-15 September 2012.

 

Zupan, B., Neumann, D., Babbage, D. R., & Willer, B. (2012, September). Recognition of nonverbal facial and vocal affect following traumatic brain injury. Paper presentation at the 10th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society, Miami, Florida, 12-15 September 2012.

 

Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., Neumann, D., & Willer, B. (2012, July). Rasch analysis of the DANVA-2 Adult Faces and Voices in people with traumatic brain injury. Poster presentation at the 9th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, 2-3 July 2012, Bergen, Norway.

 

Sweeney, B. M. J., Signal, T. L., & Babbage, D. R. (2012, June). Parent information on parent and infant sleep: Trial of a sleep intervention for first time mothers in early postpartum. Poster presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Boston, Massachusetts, 9-13 June 2012.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, April). Mobile technology in the rehabilitation of older adults. Oral presentation at the New Zealand Psychological Society/New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists combined annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 20–23 April 2012.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, April). Clinical experiences in using mobile phones in therapy and rehabilitation. Personally Arranged Learning Session facilitator at the New Zealand Psychological Society/New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists combined annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 20–23 April 2012.

 

de Lacerda Mottin, F., Babbage, D. R., Gander, P., & Leathem, J. M. (2012, April). Sleepless worry or worried sleepless: outcomes of a group CBT intervention for anxiety and insomnia. Paper presentation at the New Zealand Psychological Society/New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists combined annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 20–23 April 2012.

 

de Lacerda Mottin, F., Babbage, D. R., & Gander, P. (2012, April). Do existing psychological treatments match current models of insomnia? Poster presentation at the New Zealand Psychological Society/New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists combined annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 20–23 April 2012.

 

Willer, B., Neumann, D., Radnovich, A., Zupan, B., Babbage, D. R., and Tomita, M. (2012, March). Loss of sense of smell from traumatic brain injury and perceived changes in empathy and interpersonal support. Paper presentation at the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21-25 March 2012.

 

Sweeney, B., Signal, T. L., & Babbage, D. R. (2011, 14 November). Developing and testing a behavioural-educational sleep intervention for first-time mothers. Wellington Health and Biomedical Society Annual New Investigators Meeting, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Willer, B., Neumann, D., Radnovich, A., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., & Tomita, M. (2011). Empathy, affect recognition and dysosmia in persons with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26(5), 413. (Paper presentation at the North American Brain Injury Society’s Ninth Annual Conference on Brain Injury, New Orleans, Louisiana, 14–17 September 2011.)

 

Sweeney, B,  Signal, T. L., & Babbage, D. R. (2011, 5–6 August). PIPIS Project—Trial of a sleep education intervention for first time mothers. Invited oral presentation at Sleep in Aotearoa, combined meeting of the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association and Australasian Sleep Association (NZ), Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Christianson, M., Leathem, J. M., & Babbage, D. R. (2011). Cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 12(Suppl. 1), 71. (Poster presentation at the 8th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, 11-12 July 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand.)

 

Howard, P., Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2011). Smartphone-based compensation for face naming difficulties after brain injury. Brain Impairment, 12(Suppl. 1), 77. (Paper presentation at the 8th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, 11-12 July 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand.)

 

Yim, J., Babbage, D. R., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2011). The relationship between cognitive functioning and facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 12(Suppl. 1), 34. (Poster presentation at the 2011 International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting/ASSBI 4th Pacific Rim Conference, 6-9 July 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.)

 

Yim, J., Babbage, D. R., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2011). The relationship between cognitive functioning and facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 12(Suppl. 1), 81. (Poster presentation at the 8th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, 11-12 July 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand.)

 

Babbage, D. R. (2011, June). Cognitive barriers to the use of mainstream mobile computing technology in neurorehabilitation. Paper presentation at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America/3rd International Conference on Technology and Aging joint conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2011, March). Systematic review of the use of mobile computing technology in neurorehabilitation. Plenary session at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., Yim, J., Zupan, B., Neumann, D., Tomita, M. R., & Willer, B. (2010, October). Magnitude of facial affect recognition difficulties after TBI. Presentation as part of the “Improving interpersonal competence in individuals with TBI symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Society of Neurorehabilitation joint educational conference 2010, Montreal, Canada.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Ryu, H. (2010, August). Design considerations for mobile computing devices as cognitive prostheses in neurorehabilitation. Poster session presented at the Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society 79th Scientific Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2010, August). Cognition-aware universal design for mobile computing. Paper presentation at the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association National Conference 2010, Hobart, Australia.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Ryu, H. (2009, November). Interface design for mobile computing in neurorehabilitation. Paper presented at the m-health conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Howard, P., & Babbage, D. R. (2009, November). Multi-touch interface trial after traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the m-health conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Ryu, H. (2009, July). Design considerations for mobile computing devices as cognitive prostheses in neurorehabilitation. Poster session presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., Yim, J., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2009, May). Frequency of facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the NARRTC 31st Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia.

 

Babbage, D. R., Yim, J., Neumann, D., Zupan, B., & Willer, B. (2009, July). Magnitude of affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Biszak, A., & Babbage, D. R. (2009, July). Frequency of facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Howard, P., & Babbage, D. R. (2009, July). Cognitive and physical demands of multi-touch interfaces after traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Lewis, M. W., Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2009, July). “Cooking up" a new method for assessing executive functioning. Paper presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

de Lacerda Mottin, F., Babbage, D. R., Gander, P., & Leathem, J. M. (2009, August). Cognitive behavioural group therapy for anxiety-related insomnia: An effectiveness study. Paper presented at the New Zealand Psychological Society annual conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Yim, J., Babbage, D. R., Zupan, B., Neumann, D., & Willer, B. (2009, July). An overview of two treatments for affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Paper presented at the AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference, incorporating the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AFRM, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Leathem, J. M., & Babbage, D. R. (2008, October). The Internet effect: A threat to the validity of neuropsychological assessment. Poster session presented at the Sixth Annual Conference on Brain Injury, New Orleans.

 

Mackie, C., Leathem, J., & Babbage, D. R. (2008). The use of mobile phones to compensate for organisational and memory impairment in people with acquired brain injury.Brain Impairment, 9(2), 222. (Paper presented at the 5th satellite symposium to the midyear meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society on neuropsychological rehabilitation, 7–8 July 2008, Iguaçu Falls, Brazil.)

 

Bennett, S. T., Flett, R. A., & Babbage, D. R. (2008). The adaptation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for adult Maori clients with depression: a pilot study. In M. Levy, L.W. Nikora, N. Te Awekotuku, B. Masters-Awatere, M. Rua, and W. Waitoki (Eds.), Claiming Spaces: Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium 23rd-24th November 2007, 83-91. Hamilton, New Zealand: Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Haslett, S.J. (2008). Does the world need New Zealand norms? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14(Suppl. 1), 69. (Poster session presented at the Thirty-Sixth Annual International Neuropsychological Society conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, February 2008.)

 

Lewis, M.W., Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2008). Putting the “function” back into executive functioning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 14(Suppl. 1), 186-187. (Poster session presented at the Thirty-Sixth Annual International Neuropsychological Society conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, February 2008.)

 

Leathem, J. M., & Babbage, D. R. (2007). How many know the date and why: A preliminary evaluation. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13(Suppl. 2), 6. (Poster session presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Federation of Spanish Societies of Neuropsychology, Spanish Neuropsychological Society, Spanish Psychiatry Society Joint Mid-Year Meeting, Bilbao, Spain, July 2007.)

 

Babbage, D. R. (2006, June). Building blocks for knowledge. TBI Functional Rehabilitation Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, April). Cognitive ageing and executive functioning. Invited plenary session at the “Normal and Abnormal Ageing” national Speech Therapy conference, London, United Kingdom.

 

Babbage, D. R., Leathem, J. M., & Podd, J. V. (2001, July). Adaptation of neuropsychological assessment for people with severe disabilities. Paper presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Mid-Year International Neuropsychological Society conference, Brasilía, Brazil.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Pachana, N. A. (2000, August). Neuropsychological assessment of an 89-year-old man with first onset of symptoms of mania. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (1999). Neuropsychological assessment services for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities. Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects and Outcomes. Proceedings of the Head Injury Society of New Zealand Conference 1998. Wellington, New Zealand: Head Injury Society of New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (1999, August). Assessment of cognitive functioning in individuals with expressive disabilities in addition to traumatic brain injuries. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (1999, June). Assessment practices of neuropsychologists for individuals with physical and sensory disabilities. Poster session presented at the 3rd World Congress on Brain Injury, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

 

Leathem, J. M, & Babbage, D. R. (1999, June). Affective disorders following traumatic brain injury: Cautions in using the Symptom Checklist 90-R. Paper presented at the 3rd World Congress on Brain Injury, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (1998, August). Neuropsychological assessment of “hard-to-assess” clients: Practitioner survey. Paper presented at the New Zealand Psychological Society / New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Leathem, J. M., & Babbage, D. R. (1998). Multiple head injury: Incidence and outcomes. Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects and Outcomes. Proceedings of the Head Injury Society of New Zealand Conference 1998. Wellington, New Zealand: Head Injury Society of New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (1997, September). Neuropsychological assessment: Difficulties associated with “hard-to-assess” clients. Paper presented at the New Zealand Psychological Society Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Leathem, J. M., Pachana, N. A., Babbage, D. R., & Cassin, O. (1997). Single vs. multiple TBI: Epidemiological, neuropsychological, and neurobehavioral differences. Journal of Neuropsychiatry, 9(4), 638-639.

 

Liu, J. H., McClure, J., Higgins, T. R., Browne, K., & Babbage, D. R. (1995, April). Social identity and the perception of history: Cultural narratives of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Paper presented at The First Australasian Social Psychology Conference, Hobart, Australia.

 

Professional and community presentations

Babbage, D. R. (2013, August). Mobile technology in rehabilitation and research. Seminar for the Person Centred Research Centre seminar series, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, September). The agony and ecstasy of small-scale mobile computing research in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Research colloquium to the School of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, June). Maximising independence after brain injury using mobile computing technology. Research seminar to SweetTree Home Care Services, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, June). Mobile computing in neurorehabilitation research. Research seminar, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2012, June). Mobile computing in neurorehabilitation practice. Research seminar for the Australian Psychological Society Neuropsychology Division, Brisbane, Australia.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2010, August). Cognitive universal design. Presentation to the Wellington regional district health boards neuropsychology interest group, Porirua.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2010, March). When to assess for effort. (Or, is it worth the bother?) Seminar for the Wellington Regional DHB Psychologists’ training day, Porirua.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2008, September). Extended performance assessments. Invited presentation to the Performance Assessment Committee workshops, Medical Council of New Zealand, Wellington and Auckland.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2008, September). A case of topographical disorientation. Presentation to the Wellington regional district health boards neuropsychology interest group, Porirua.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Leathem, J. M. (2008, April). Assessment of cognition to inform performance reviews. Invited presentation to the Health Assessors Training Day, Medical Council of New Zealand, Wellington.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2007, September). Training of Clinical Psychologists in New Zealand. Invited presentation to the Australia and New Zealand University Psychology Clinics Directors’ annual meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2007, August). Does the world need New Zealand norms? Seminar for the  Wellington Regional DHB Psychologists’ training day, Porirua.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2007, April). Acquired brain injury and mental health. Seminar for the Brain Injury Association Liaison Officers national annual conference, Auckland.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2005, May). I would test 12,000 miles: Neuropsychology to the UK and back. Seminar for the Neuropsychology Interest Group, Wellington.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2005, May). Grassroots research and the Scientist-Practitioner. Seminar to Wellington Regional DHB Psychologists’ training day, Porirua.

 

Babbage, D. R. & McPherson, K. (2005). Challenges for brain injury rehabilitation research in New Zealand. BrainLink: A newsletter of the Brain Injury Association of New Zealand, 20, 2.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, November). Clinical what? Neuropsychology in rehabilitation. Lecture to Rehabilitation Nursing Training Course, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, September). Treatment Management of people with executive impairment. Neurophysiotherapy Department Inservice training, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

 

Babbage, D. R., & Searle, A. (2004, July). Anxiety on the move. Inservice training for the Inpatient Neurorehabilitation therapy team, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, June). What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Seminar provided as part of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, workshop “Understanding and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury: An Introduction”, Tooting, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, June). Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury. Seminar provided as part of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, workshop “Understanding and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury: An Introduction”, Tooting, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, May). Small-scale research techniques. Inservice training for the Multidisciplinary Therapy Teams, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, March). Nurses are mental health professionals. Lecture for Nursing Sisters’ Away Day, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, March). Scream and Shout: Behaviour therapy for behavioural disturbance. Presentation to Clinical Neuropsychology Department, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, February). Causes of stroke. Seminar provided as part of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, workshop “Introduction to Understanding the Cognitive Consequences of Stroke”, Tooting, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, February). Older adults, stroke and depression. Inservice training for Occupational Therapists, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2004, January). Errorless learning in neurorehabilitation. Inservice training for the Inpatient Neurorehabilitation therapy team, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2003, November). Depression and depression scales. Seminar provided to Senior II Physiotherapists Group, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2003, October). Neuropsychiatric sequelae of acquired brain injury. Seminar provided as part of Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre workshop on Barriers to Working with People with Brain Injuries, Wimbledon, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2003, October). Challenging but not impossible: Formal neuropsychological assessment of people with expressive disabilities. Presentation to Clinical Neuropsychology Department academic meeting, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2003, July). Assessment of executive functioning. Seminar provided as part of Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre workshop on Executive Functioning, Wimbledon, London.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2003, April). A case of Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Presentation to Clinical Neuropsychology Department, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2002, October). Mini Mental State Examination. Inservice training for Occupational Therapy department, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2002, September). Out to Pasture? Opportunities for Clinical Psychologists working with older adults. Workshop presented for students in the Clinical Psychology training programme, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2002, June). The Executive Functioning Interview. Inservice training for STAR Wards One and Two ElderHealth inpatient nursing staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2002, June). Assessment of executive functioning. Presentation to ElderHealth staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2002, March). Mini Mental State Examination. Inservice training for STAR Ward One ElderHealth inpatient nursing staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2001, November). Letter from America: Reflections on research and practice in Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services. Presentation to Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2001, September). Letter from America: Reflections on research and practice in Older Adult Services. Presentation to ElderHealth and Rehabilitation Services staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2001, August). Community outreach programs in older adult services. Presentation to Elderly Services and Rehabilitation Services staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2001, April). Uses and abuses of psychometric screening. Presentation to Elderly Services and Rehabilitation Services staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2000, October). Psychology in the nursing home. Presentation to the Horowhenua Gerontological Nurses Organisation, Levin, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2000, May). Clinical psychology in the elderly. Presentation to the Central North Island Gerontological Section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

Babbage, D. R. (2000, April). Behavioural observation of cognitive functioning. Presentation to Elderly Services and Rehabilitation Services staff, MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Awards:

AUTEL Innovation Award—for MS Energise (Kersten, van Kessel and Babbage—2013
Best Presentation in Rehabilitation Measurement—psylab award, NZRA conference—2013
Best presentation award (open to selected streams only), AFRM/NIRR/NZRA conference—2009
William Georgetti Scholarship, NZ Vice Chancellor’s Committee (NZVCC)—1997–2000
Massey Doctoral Scholarship, Massey University—1997–2000
Shirtcliffe Fellowship, NZVCC—1997–1999
G.V. Goddard early career award, NZ Psychological Society (NZPsS)—1999
Best student presentation award, NZPsS conference—1997
Victoria University of Wellington Senior Scholar—1996
Alexander Crawford scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington—1995

Last updated: 20-Sep-2016 2.30pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.