Professor Richard Siegert

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Professor of Psychology and Rehabilitation

Phone: 64+ 9 921 9999 Ext 7885


Physical Address:

Room AR321

AUT University

North Shore Campus

90 Akoranga Drive

Northcote, Auckland 0627

New Zealand

Postal Address:

Department of Psychology Mailcode A-12

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

AUT University

Private Bag 92006

Auckland 1142

New Zealand


BSc (VUW) 1977

MSocSci (Waikato) 1981

PGDipPsych(Clin) (Waikato) 1981

PhD (VUW) 1989

Memberships and Affiliations:

Honorary University Fellow – Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter. November, 2011.

Visiting Professor – King’s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, March 2012.

Editorial Board Disability and Rehabilitation 2010

New Zealand Rehabilitation Research Association

New Zealand Disability and Rehabilitation Research Alliance


My professional background is in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. I taught Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington for 11 years and then headed the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit of the University of Otago at the Wellington School of Medicine. From 2007-2011 I was in the UK working in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation at King’s College London. I joined AUT in 2012 as Professor of Psychology and Rehabilitation - a joint appointment between the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies and the School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies.

Teaching Areas:

Psychometrics and Measurement, Rehabilitation, Research Methods

Research Areas:

Neurological rehabilitation, neuropsychology, psychometrics, outcome measurement in complex and chronic conditions, rehabilitation theory.

Research Summary:


February 2004. Accident Compensation Commission. Siegert, R.J. & Levack, W. Contract for review of tools and tests for assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury NZ$60,000.

May 2005. HRC. Goal setting in rehabilitation: Two new approaches in acquired brain injury. McPherson, K, Siegert, R.J., McNaughton, H., Weatherall, M., Harwood, M., Ylvisaker, M. Strategic Development Grant NZ$125,000.

June 2005. Mental Health Research &Development Strategy – HRC. Development of a Consumer Self-Assessed Measure of Outcome. Gordon, S. E., Siegert, R. J., Ellis, P. E., Ratapu-Foster, C., Haggerty, C. E. NZ$366,305.

August 2005. Foundation for Research Science & Technology/HRC. Cognition and Psychopathology in Maori Diagnosed with Schizophrenia: 18- month follow up. Ellis, Kake & 1Siegert. Maori Knowledge and Development Grants - Project Grant NZ$862,421.

2007. Surgenor, LJ, Snell, DL., Siegert, R., & Hay-Smith, J. The role of illness perceptions in mediating outcome following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurological Foundation. NZ$4,595   

2007- 2011 University of Otago Research Theme award for The Rehabilitation and Disability Research Theme. David Baxter, John Langley, Linda Wilson, Richard Siegert, Sarah Dean, Lynda McCutcheon, Julian Verkaaik, Stephan Milosavljevic, John Campbell. NZD$25,000 per annum.

October 2008. National Institute for Health Research – SDO. Evaluation of Community Rehabilitation Service Delivery for Long-Term Neurological Conditions. Siegert, R.J. (PI), Turner-Stokes, L., McCrone, P., Playford, D., Fleminger, S., Bassett, P., Howe, B., Jackson, D. £420,000 over 3 years.

November 2009. Myeloma UK Health Services Research Grant Programme. Irene Higginson, Steve Schey, Richard Siegert, Polly Edmonds. Developing a Person Orientated Schedule for use in routine care to measure Quality of Life among people affected by Myeloma (the MyQoLI). £148,970 over 3 years.

October 2010. University of Otago Research Committee Research Grant. Development of items for a measure of self-identity and personhood after traumatic brain injury. William Levack, Will Taylor, Mark Weatherall, Kathryn McPherson, Richard Siegert, Nicola Kayes, Jo Fadyl. NZ$43,926.

April 2011. St Christopher’s Hospice Research Grant. Longitudinal study of quality of life in palliative care of people with multiple myeloma. Irene Higginson, Richard Siegert, Steve Schey, Polly Edmonds. £250,000.

October 2011. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grants. BE Gibson, K McPherson, R Siegert, A Leplege, P Kersten. Building an International Collaborative on Rethinking Rehabilitation (I-CORR)  CAD$22,097.

May 2013. Health Research Council Feasibility Study Grant. Kersten P, McPherson K, Kayes N, Siegert RJ, Elder H, Weatherall M, Seemann R & Foster A. Improving participatory outcomes IN TBI: a feasibility study. $146,608.

May 2013. Health Research Council Emerging Researcher Grant. Snell, D, McLeod S, Surgenor L, Siegert RJ, Hay-Smith J, Melzor T, Hooper G & Anderson T. Factors affecting recovery after mild traumatic brain injury. $146,532.

Current Research Projects:

From 2009-2012 I was the Principal Investigator on a large NIHR-SDO grant which investigated community rehabilitation services for people with complex neurological conditions. This was a three year project employing two research assistants and involving people discharged from nine separate inpatient services in London. The project attempted to answer several important questions including:

  • What are the needs of this group for ongoing community-based rehabilitation and support?
  • Where are they referred to for further rehabilitation and what kind of rehabilitation is prescribed?
  • What type and amount of rehabilitation (if any) have they received at six months post-discharge?
  • Which variables influence the quantity and quality of rehabilitation that different patients get?
  • Is there a relationship between the quality and quantity of rehabilitation after discharge and outcomes with respect to disability and community integration?
  • What are the differential costs and cost-outcomes of different models of community neuro-rehabilitation?
This research project has now been published in full online:

Siegert R.J, McCrone P, Jackson D, Basset P, Playford D, Fleminger S and Turner-Stokes L. Evaluation of Community Rehabilitation Service Delivery in Long-Term Neurological Conditions. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme; 2013.

You can also read about the results in the following articles:

A longitudinal, multicentre, cohort study of community rehabilitation service delivery in long-term neurological conditions. Authors: Siegert RJ, Jackson DM, Playford ED, Fleminger S, Turner-Stokes L. Reference: BMJ open 2014;4:e004231 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004231

The Needs and Provision Complexity Scale: a first psychometric analysis using multi-centre data. Authors: Siegert R, Turner-Stokes L .Reference: Clinical Rehabiliatation 2014;doi: 10.1177/0269215513513601

The Needs and Provision Complexity Scale: a multicentre prospective cohort analysis of met and unmet needs and their cost implications for patients with complex neurological disability.  Authors: Turner-Stokes L,McCrone P, Jackson DM, Siegert RJ. Reference: BMJ open 2013;3(2):e002353.

I am also very interested in psychometrics and measurement and involved in several projects concerned with evaluating or developing scientifically sound measurement tools for rehabilitation and other health fields. Most of my work here centers on using classical test theory methods and modern item response theory approaches for achieving accurate and reliable measures in a broad range of health conditions including: common neurological conditions (especially stroke and TBI), psychiatric illness (especially schizophrenia) cancer, respiratory diseases (sarcoidosis and ILD), HIV/AIDS and people requiring palliative care.



1.   McCormick, I.A., Siegert, R.J., & Walkey, F.H.  (1987). Dimensions of social support: A factorial confirmation. American Journal of Community  Psychology.

2.   Walkey, F.H., Siegert, R.J., McCormick, I.A., & Taylor, A.J.W.  (1987). Multiple replication of the factor structure of the Inventory of Socially  Supportive Behaviors.  Journal of Community Psychology, 15, 513-519.

3.   Siegert, R.J., McCormick, I.A., Taylor, A.J.W., & Walkey, F.H.  (1987).  An examination of reported factor structures of the General Health Questionnaire and the identification of a stable replicable structure.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 16 (2), 89-100.
4.   Siegert, R.J., Patten, M.D., & Walkey, F.H.  (1987).  Development of a brief social support questionnaire.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 16 (2), 79-83.

5.   Siegert, R.J., Patten, M.D., & Taylor, A.J.W.  (1988).  Factor analysis of the WAIS-R using the factor replication procedure FACTOREP.  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 23, 481-489.

6.   Siegert, R. J., Chi-Ying Chung, R. & Taylor, A. J. W. (1990). Unemployment, stress and social support. Community Mental Health in New Zealand, 5(1), 49 – 59.

7.   Siegert, R.J., Walkey, F.H., & Taylor, A.J.W.  (1992).  Anxiety, depression, and cognitive self-statements: A factor analytic study.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 21 (2), 49-55.
8.     Egan, T., Siegert, R.J., & Fairley, N.  (1993).  Use of hormonal contraceptives in an institutional setting: Reasons for use, consent and safety in women with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities.  New Zealand Medical Journal, 8, 187-189.

9.     Fairley, N., Siegert, R.J., Simpson, A., Wilson, J., & Roach, B.  (1993).  Mental disorder and disability in a New Zealand sample of long-stay psychiatric patients.  Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 27, 590-594.

10.   Parr, W.V., & Siegert, R.J.  (1993).  Adults' conceptions of everyday memory failures in others: Factors that mediate the effects of target age.  Psychology and Aging, 8, 1-7.

11.   Siegert, R.J., Scannell, C., & Parr, W.V.  (1994).  The Infant Characteristics Questionnaire: Evaluation with a New Zealand sample.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 23, 36-39.

12.   Siegert, R.J., & Chi-Ying, Chung, R.  (1995).  Dimensions of stress: A cross-cultural factor replication.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26, 169-175.

13.   Siegert, R.J., & Ward, T. (1995).  The structure of romance: A factor analytic examination of the Relationships Style Questionnaire.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 24, 13-20.

14.   Ward, T., Hudson, S., & Siegert, R.J.  (1995).  A critical comment on Pithers' Relapse Prevention Model.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 7 (2), 167-175. 
15.   Ward, T., Hudson, S , Marshall, W. & Siegert, R.  (1995)  Attachment style and intimacy deficits in sex offenders: A theoretical framework. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 7, 317-335.

16.   Siegert, R.J., & Ward, T.  (1995).  A factor-analytic examination of the Attributional Dimensions Scale.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 47, 141-146.

17.   Siegert, R.J., & Warrington, E.K.W.  (1996).  Spared retrograde memory with anterograde amnesia and widespread cognitive deficits.  Cortex, 32, 177-185.

18.   Nisbet, H., Siegert, R.J., Hunt, M., & Fairley, N.  (1996).  Improving schizophrenic inpatients' Wisconsin card sorting performance.  British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35, 631-633.

19.   Butters, J., McClure, J., Siegert, R., & Ward, T.  (1997).  Attributions for Real and Hypothetical Events: A Longitudinal Test of Their Relation to Depression.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 49 (1), 42-48.

20.   Harper, D.N., Nisbet, R.N., & Siegert, R.J. (1997).  Dietary gluten and learning to attend to redundant stimuli in rats.  Biological Psychiatry, 42, (11), 1060-1066, Dec 1.

21.   Siegert, R.J., & Cavana, C.M.  (1997).  Norms for elderly New Zealanders on the Trail-Making Test.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 26, 25-31.

22.   Aiken, J.M., McClure, J., & Siegert, R.J.  (1998).  Outcome and game closeness effects upon individual and team sports attributions.  New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 26, (1), 2-9.

23.   Westwater, H., McDowall, J., Siegert, R.J., Mossman, S., & Abernethy, D. (1998).  Implicit learning in Parkinson's disease:  Evidence from a verbal version of the serial reaction time task. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 20, (1), 1-6.

24.   Donovan, K., Siegert, R., McDowall, J., & Abernethy, D. (1999). Clustering and switching in verbal fluency in Parkinson’s disease. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 16, (1), 61-66.

25.   Harvey, J. A. & Siegert, R. J  (1999). Normative data for New Zealand Elders on the Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Graded Naming Test, and the Recognition Memory Test. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 28, 124-132.

26.   Price, J., McClure, J., & Siegert, R. J. (2000). What might have been and why it wasn't: Counterfactual thinking and attributions in competitive tennis players. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 28, 24 - 35.

27.   Polaschek, D. L. L., Hudson, S. M., Ward, T & Siegert, R. J. (2001). Rapist’s offence chains: A descriptive model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.                                                                                                               
28.   Smith, J., Siegert, R. J., McDowall, J. & Abernethy, D. (2001). Preserved Implicit Learning on both the Serial Reaction Time Task and Artificial Grammar in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Brain and Cognition, 45 (3), 378 - 391. (38 citation ISI Jan 2010).

29.   Spittal, M. J., Siegert, R. J., McClure, J. L., & Walkey, F. H. (2002). The spheres of control scale:  The identification of a clear replicable three-factor structure. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 121 - 131.

30.   Ward T. & Siegert, R. J. (2002) Rape and evolutionary psychology: A critique of Thornhill and Palmer’s theory. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7, (2), 145 - 168.

31.   Siegert, R. J. & Ward, T. Evolutionary psychology: Origins and criticisms. (2002).  Australian Psychologist.  

32.   Siegert, R. J., Harper, D.,  Cameron, F. & Abernethy, D. (2002). Self-initiated versus externally cued reaction times in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology 24, (2), 146 – 153.

33.   Siegert, R. J. & Ward, T. (2002). Evolutionary psychology and clinical psychology: Toward a dialogue.  Review of General Psychology, 6, 235 - 259. 

34.   Ward, T. & Siegert, R. J. (2002). Toward a comprehensive theory of child sexual abuse: A theory knitting perspective. Psychology, Crime and Law, 8, 319-351.

35.   Mengelberg, A. & Siegert, R. J. Is Theory of Mind impaired in Parkinson's disease? (2003). Cognitive Neuropsychiatry,  8 (3), August, pp. 191 - 209.  

36.   Siegert, R. J., & Taylor, W. (2004). Theoretical aspects of motivation and goal-setting in rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 26, (1), 1-8.  30 citations (ISI, June 2009).

37.   Siegert, R. J., Lord, S., & Porter, K.  (2004). Constraint-induced movement therapy: Time for a little restraint? Clinical Rehabilitation, 18 (1), 110-114. (10 citations ISI Jan 2010).

38.   Wicks, L., Siegert, R.J. & Walkey, F.H. (2004). A Confirmation of the Eight Factor Structure of  the  Eating Disorders Inventory in a Non-Clinical Sample with New Zealand Norms. New Zealand   Journal of Psychology, 33, (1), March, 3-7.

39.   Kahokehr, A., Siegert, R.J. & Weatherall, M. (2004). The Prevalence of Executive Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Rehabilitation Inpatients. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 17, (2) 68 - 72. ( 9 citations).

40.   Siegert, R.J., McPherson, K. & Taylor. (2004). Toward a cognitive-affective model of goal-setting in rehabilitation: Is self-regulation theory a key step? Disability and Rehabilitation, 26, (20) 1175-1183. 17 citations  (ISI, Jan 2010).

41.   Harrington, L., Langdon, R., Siegert, R. J. & McClure, J. (2005) Schizophrenia, theory of mind and persecutory delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 10, (2), 87-104. 22 citations (ISI, Jan 2010).

42.   Harrington, L., Siegert, R. J. & McClure, J. (2005). Theory of mind in schizophrenia: A critical review. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 10 (4), August, 249-286.  ISSN 1354-6805. 44 citations (ISI, Jan 2010).

43.   Siegert R.J., McPherson, K., & Dean, S. (2005).  Theory development and a science of rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 27, (24), 1493-1501.

44.   Siegert R.J., McPherson, K., & Dean, S.  (2005). Theory development and a science of rehabilitation: Authors' response to commentaries. Disability & Rehabilitation, 27, (24), 1517-1519.

45.   Siegert RJ & Abernethy DA. (2005) Depression and multiple sclerosis: A review. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 76, (4), 469-475. 85 citations (ISI).

46.   Levack, W. M. M., Dean, S. G., Siegert, R.J., & McPherson, K. M. (2006). Purposes for goal planning in rehabilitation: The need for a critical distinction. Disability & Rehabilitation, 28 (120), 741-749.

47.   Levack, W. M. M., Taylor, K., Siegert, R. J., Dean, S. G., Weatherall, M. & McPherson, K.M., & (2006). Is goal planning in rehabilitation effective? A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20, 1-17.

48.   Siegert, R. J., Taylor. K., Weatherall, M., & Abernethy, D. A. (2006). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in Parkinson’s disease? A meta-analysis. Neuropsychology, 20 (4), 490 – 495.

49.   Taylor, W. J., Dean, S. G., & Siegert, R. J. (2006). Differential mediating effects of general and health self-efficacy upon disability.

50.   Taylor W, Wong A, Siegert R, & McNaughton, H. (2006).  An audit of a clinical pathway for acute stroke care from musculoskeletal pain in a cross-sectional general adult population. Pain, 125 (1-3), 225-232.

51.   Levack, W. M. M., Dean, S., McPherson, K. M., & Siegert, R.J. (2006). How clinicians talk about the application of goal planning to rehabilitation for people with brain injury: Variable interpretations of value and purpose. Brain Injury, 20(13-14): 1439-1449.

52.   Spittal, M. J., Walkey, F. H., McClure, J., Siegert, R. J. & Ballantyne, K. (2006). The Earthquake Readiness Scale: the development of a valid and reliable unifactorial measure. Natural Hazards, 39, 15-29.

53.   Hay-Smith, J., Siegert, R. J., Weatherall, M., & Abernethy, D. A. (2007). Bladder and bowel dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis: A review of treatment effectiveness. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, 13 (3), 81-89.

54.   Siegert, R. J., Weatherall, M., Taylor, K., Abernethy, D. A. (2008). A meta-analysis of performance on simple span and more complex working memory tasks in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychology, 22 (4), 450-461. (impact factor = 3.2)

55.   Siegert, R. J., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2008). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in schizophrenia? A meta-analysis. Brain and Cognition, 67, (3), 351-359. (impact factor = 2.4)

56.   Spittal, M. J., McClure, J., Siegert, R.J. & Walkey F.H. (2008). Predictors of two types of earthquake preparation. Environment and Behavior, 40, (6), 798- 817. (impact factor = 0.8)

57.   Snell, D., Hay-Smith, J., Sturgenor, L., Siegert, R.J. (2009). A systematic review of psychological treatments for mild traumatic brain injury: An update on Comper, Bisschop, Carnide & Triccio, 2005. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology), 31, (1), 20-38. (impact factor = 1.7)

58.   Siegert, R. J., Walkey, F. H. & Turner-Stokes, L. (2009). An examination of the factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a neurorehabilitation sample. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 142-147. (impact factor = 2.6).

59.   Levack, W.M.M., Siegert, R.J., Dean, S.G., & McPherson, K.M. (2009). Goal planning for adults with acquired brain injury – how clinicians talk about involving family. Brain Injury, 23 (3), 192-202. (IF = 1.5).

60.   Harrington, L., McClure, J. & Siegert, R. J. (2009). Appraisals of intentional actions from three perspectives: Do they relate to paranoia? Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 14 (3), 240-256.

61.   Sinnott, KA, Brander, P, Siegert, RJ, Rothwell, AG, DeJong, G. (2009). Life Impacts Following Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Tetraplegia:  A Case Study. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, 15, (2), 90-97.
62.   Turner-Stokes, L., Williams, H & Siegert, R. J. (2010). The Rehabilitation Complexity Scale version 2:  A clinimetric evaluation in patients with severe complex neurodisability. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 81, 146-153 (impact factor = 4.6).

63.   Siegert, R. J., Tennant, A. & Turner-Stokes, L. (2010). A Rasch analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory in patients with severe complex neurodisability. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32 (1), 8-17. (IF=1.5).

64.   Siegert, R.J., Jackson, D., Tennant, A., Turner-Stokes, L. (2010). Factor analysis and Rasch analysis of the Zarit Burden Interview for carers of people with an acquired brain injury.  Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 42, 302-309. (IF=2.0)

65.   Siegert RJ, Gao Wei, Walkey, F.H. & Higginson, I. (2010). Psychological well-being and quality of care: A factor-analytic examination of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40 (1), 67-74.  (IF=2.7)

66.   Siegert, R.J & Turner-Stokes, L. (2010) Psychometric evaluation of the Northwick Park Nursing Dependency Scale (NPDS). Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42 (10), 936 -943.

67.   Siegert RJ. & Ward T. Dignity, rights and capabilities in clinical rehabilitation (2010). Disability and Rehabilitation. 32 (25), 2138-2146. (IF=1.5).

68.   Snell, D.J., Siegert, R.J., Hay-Smith, E.J.C. & Surgenor, L.J. (2010). An Examination of the Factor Structure of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire modified for Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury, 24 (13-14): 1595-1605.

69.   Selman L, Siegert RJ, Higginson IJ, Agupio G, Dinat N, Downing J, Gwyther L, Mashao T, Mmoledi K, Moll T, Sebuyira LM, Ikin B, & Harding R. (2011). The MVQOLI successfully captured quality of life in African palliative care: A factor analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64, 913-924.

70.   Snell, D.J., Siegert, R.J., Hay-Smith, E.J.C. & Surgenor, L.J. (2011). Associations between illness perceptions, coping styles and outcome after mild traumatic brain injury: preliminary results from a cohort study. Brain Injury, 25 (11), 1126 -1138.  (IF=1.75).

71.   Levack, W. M. M., Dean, S. G., Siegert, R. J., & McPherson, K. M. (2011). Navigating patient-centered goal setting in inpatient stroke rehabilitation: how clinicians control the process to meet perceived professional responsibilities. Patient Education & Counseling, 85, 206-213. (IF = 2.2)

72.   Selman L, Siegert RJ, Higginson IJ, & Harding R. (2011). A psychometric evaluation of measures of spirituality validated in culturally diverse palliative care populations. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 42, (4), 604-622.

73.   Snell, DJ, Siegert, R.J., Hay-Smith, E.J.C. & Surgenor, L.J. (2011). The structure of coping: An examination of the factor structure of the Brief COPE in adults with mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26, (6), 468 – 477.  (IF=2.4)

74.    Turner-Stokes, L, Scott H, Williams H & Siegert RJ. (2012). The Rehabilitation Complexity Scale – extended version: detection of patients with highly complex needs. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(9), 715-720.

75.    Selman L, Siegert RJ et al. (2012). The "Spirit 8" successfully captured spiritual wellbeing in African palliative care: factor and Rasch analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65, 434-443. (IF=3.75).

76.    Patel, A, Siegert, RJ, Brignall, K, Desai S, Wells A, Higginson I, & Birring S. (2012). The development and validation of the King’s Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD) quality of life questionnaire. Thorax, 67, 804-810. (IF=6.8).

77.    Gao, W, Stark D, Bennett MI, Siegert RJ, Murray S, & Higginson IJ. (2012). Using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire to screen psychological distress from survivorship to end-of-life care: dimensionality and item quality. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 954-961.

78.    Osborne T, Ramsenthaler C, Siegert RJ, et al. (2012). What issues matter most to people with multiple myeloma and how well are we measuring them? A systematic review of quality of life tools. European Journal of Haematology, 89, 437-457.

79.    Patel AS, Siegert RJ, Creamer D, Larkin G, Maher TM, Renzoni EA, Wells AU, Higginson IJ, Birring SS. (2013).  The development and validation of the King’s Sarcoidosis Questionnaire (KSQ) for the assessment of health status. Thorax, 68, 57-65.

80.    Gordon SE, Ellis PM, Siegert RJ & Walkey FH. (2013) Development of a Self-Assessed Consumer Recovery Outcome Measure: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40,(3), 199-210.

81.    Koffman J, Morgan M, Edmonds P, Speck P, Siegert RJ & Higginson IJ. (2013). Meanings of happiness among two ethnic groups living with advanced cancer in south London: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 22 (5), 1096-103.

82.    Harding R, Simms V, Penfold S, Downing J, Mwangi-Powell F, Namisango E, Powell T, Higginson IJ, Walkey FH & Siegert RJ. (2013). How to analyse palliative care data for patients in sub-Saharan Africa with HIV: an international multi-centred factor analytic examination of the APCA African POS. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 45(4), 746-752.

83.    Ashford S, Turner-Stokes L, Siegert RJ & Slade M. (2013). Initial psychometric evaluation of the Arm Activity Measure (ArmA): a measure of activity in the hemiparetic arm. Clinical Rehabilitation, published online 27(8), 728-740.

84.    Snell, D.J., Hay-Smith, E.J.C., Surgenor, L.J., Siegert, R.J. (2013). Examination of outcome after mild traumatic brain injury: The contribution of injury beliefs and Leventhal's Common Sense Model. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(3), 333-362.

85.    Patel, A.S., Siegert, R.J. et al. (2013). The minimal important difference of the King’s Brief Interstitial Lung Disease Questionnaire (K-BILD) and forced vital capacity in interstitial lung disease. Respiratory Medicine, 107, 1438-1443.

86.    Turner-Stokes, L., McCrone P., Jackson, D., Curtis, L., & Siegert R.J. (2013). The Needs and Provision Complexity Scale: a multi-centre prospective cohort study of met and unmet needs and their cost implications. BMJ Open, 3 (2) Feb 22.

87.    Turner-Stokes L. and Siegert RJ. (2013). A comprehensive psychometric examination of the UK FIM+FAM. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(22), 1885-1895.

88.    Turner-Stokes L, Thu A, Williams H, Casey R, Rose H, & Siegert RJ. (2014). The Neurological Impairment Scale: reliability and validity as a predictor of functional outcome in neurorehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(1), 23-31.

89.    Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G., Daveson, B.A. & Taylor, S. (2014). Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC): Standardisation of the principal subscale to assess awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 24, 101-124.

90.    Siegert RJ, Jackson D, Playford, ED, Fleminger, S & Turner-Stokes, L. (2014). A Longitudinal, Multi-Centre, Cohort Study of Community Rehabilitation Service Delivery in Long-Term Neurological Conditions. BMJ-Open. 2014;4:e004231.doi:10.1136/

91.    Snell, D, Surgenor LJ, Hay-Smith EJ, Siegert RJ & McLeod AD. (in press). Risk Factors for Poor Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology.

92.    Turner-Stokes, L & Siegert RJ. (in press). The Needs and Provision Complexity Scale: a first psychometric analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation.

93.    Gordon, S., Ellis P., Siegert R.J., & Walkey F.H. (in press). Core dimensions of recovery. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

94.    Siegert, RJ, Harding R, et al. (in press). Psychometric Evaluation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Palliative Care (FACIT-Pal) Scale with an African Palliative Care Sample. Submitted to Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

95.    R Harding, L Selman, Z Ali, R A Powell, E Namisango, F Mwangi-Powell, L Gwyther, N Gikaara, I J Higginson & R J Siegert. Wellbeing among sub-Saharan African patients with advanced HIV and/or cancer: an international multicentred study comparing two outcome measures. Submitted to Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

96.    Understanding the impact of traumatic brain injury on self-identity: establishing a framework for future measure development. Levack, Boland, Taylor, Siegert, Kayes, Fadyl, & McPherson. Submitted to BMJ-Open.

97.    Ridge M, Siegert RJ & Chalder T. Investigating the Reliability, Validity and Structure of the Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire in Adolescents. In preparation.

98.    Patel, AS, Siegert RJ, Bajwah S, Brignall K, Maher T, Renzoni E, Wells AU, Higginson IJ, & Birring SS. A comparison of Rasch analysis, impact factor and combined methodology for constructing an interstitial lung disease health status questionnaire. In preparation.

99.    Turner-Stokes, L, Alexandrescu, R, Sephton, K, Heather, W, & Siegert, R J. The Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Assessment scale: a psychometric analysis from a large multicentre dataset. In preparation.


1.       Siegert, R. J. (1999). Some thoughts about reasoning in clinical neuropsychology. Behaviour Change,   16, (1), 37-48.

2.       Siegert, R. J., Ward, T., Levack, W. M. M., McPherson, K. M. (2007). A Good Lives Model of clinical and community rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29, (20-21), 1604-1615. (impact factor = 1.3)

3.       Playford, E. D., Siegert, R. J., Levack, W. M. M., & Freeman, J. (2009). Areas of consensus and controversy about goal setting in Rehabilitation: A conference report. Clinical Rehabilitation. 23, 334-344. (IF=1.8).

4.       Siegert, R.J., Ward, T & Playford, E.D. (2010). Rights, needs and rehabilitation: A human rights perspective on clinical rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 32 (12), 965-971.


1.       Siegert, R. J. (2000) Culture, cognition and schizophrenia. (pp. 171 - 190). Chapter 12.  In J. F. Schumaker & T. Ward (Eds.) Cultural cognition and psychopathology. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

2.       Polaschek, D. L. L., Ward, T., Hudson, S. M., & Siegert, R. J. (2001). Developing a descriptive model of the offence chains of New Zealand rapists: Taxonomic implications. Pp. 153 - 174, In D. P. Farrington, C. R. Hollin, & M. McMurran (Eds.). Sex and violence: The psychology of crimes and risk assessment. Harwood Academic Publishers.

3.       Siegert, R. J. & Ward, T. (2003) Back to the future? Evolutionary explanations of rape.  Chapter 3. In T. Ward, D.R.Laws, S. M. Hudson (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Issues and controversies. pp. 45 - 64. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
4.       Siegert, R. (2003). Clinical psychology and evolutionary psychology: Strange bedfellows?. Chapter 10 in K. Sterelny, & J. Fitness (Eds.), pp. 227-246. From mating to mentality: Evaluating   evolutionary psychology.  New York, NY: Psychology Press.

5.       Siegert R. J. & Ward. T. (2007). Evolutionary theory provides a framework for understanding abnormal behavior.  In Lillienfeld & O'Donohue (eds.) Great Ideas of Clinical Science - Seventeen Principles that Every Mental Health Researcher and Practitioner Should Know. Pp.243-261. New York, NY: Routledge.

6.       Bell, E. M., Langdon, R., Siegert, R. J., & Ellis, P. E. (2010). The assessment of Theory of Mind in schizophrenia. pp. 115-133. In G. Dimaggio & P.  H. Lysaker (Eds.), Metacognition and severe adult mental disorders:  From  research to treatment. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-48423-7


Dean S.G., Siegert R.J., & Taylor W.J. (Eds.). Interprofessional rehabilitation: A person-centred approach. (2012).  Wiley–Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex.

Siegert, R., & Levack, W. (Eds). Rehabilitation goal setting theory, practice and evidence. (In press). CRC Press.