Current Research

My research interests related broadly to autobiographical memory and mental health, with specific studies in autobiographical memory and depression, memory-based interventions to improve mental health, memory specificity, palliative care, dementia, and narrative identity.

Here is a list of scientific papers I have authored or co-authored. Feel free to contact me with queries or for a copy of any publication for personal use.

Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2016). Autobiographical memory-based intervention for depressive symptoms in young adults: A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-reminiscence therapy. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. doi:10.1159/000444417

Hallford, D J., & Mellor, D. (2016). Autobiographical memory and depression: Identity-continuity and problem-solving functions indirectly predict symptoms over time through psychological well-being. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(2). doi:10.1002/acp.3169

Hallford, D. J., Nicholson, G., Sanders, K., & McCabe, M. P. (2016). The association between anxiety and falls: A meta-analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science. In-press

Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2015). Brief reminiscence activities improve state well-being and self-concept in young adults: A randomized controlled experiment. Memory. 1, 1-10.

Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2015). Development and validation of the Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire (ANIQ). Assessment. doi: 1073191115607046

Klettke, B., Mellor, D., & Hallford, D. J. (2015). Perceptions of credibility of sexual abuse victims across generations. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2015.08.035

McCabe, M. P., Mellor, D., Ricciardelli, L. A., Mussap, A. J., & Hallford, D. J. (2015). Ecological model of Australian Indigenous Men’s health. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi:10.1177/1557988315583086.

McCabe, M. P., Bird, M., Davison, T., Mellor, D., Hallford D. J., & Seedy, M. (2015). An RCT to evaluate the utility of a clinical protocol for staff in the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Aging and Mental Health, 19, 799-807.

Klettke, B.,  Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2014). Sexting prevalence and correlates: A systematic literature review. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 44-53.

Hallford, D.J., & Mellor, D. (2013). Cognitive-reminiscence therapy and usual care for depression in young adults: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 343.

Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2013). Reminiscence-based therapies for depression: Should they be used only with older adults? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20, 452-468. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12043.

Hallford, D. J., & Mellor, D. (2013). Adaptive autobiographical memory in younger and older adults: The indirect association of integrative and instrumental reminiscence with depressive symptoms. Memory, 21, 444-457.

Mellor, D., McCabe, M. P., Davison, T. E., Goldhammer, D., & Hallford, D. J. (2013). Barriers to the detection and management of depression by palliative care health professionals: Perspectives from professional carers and patients’ family members. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 30(1). 12-20.

McCabe, M. P., Mellor, D., Davison, T. E., Hallford, D. J., & Goldhammer, D. (2012). Evaluation of a training program to assist care staff to better recognise and manage depression among palliative care patients and their families. Journal of Palliative Care, 28(2), 75-82.

McCabe, M. P., Mellor, D., Davison, T. E., Hallford, D. J., & Goldhammer, D. L. (2012). Detecting and managing depressed patients: Palliative care nurses’ self-efficacy and perceived barriers to care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15, 463-467.

Hallford, D. J., McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Davison, T., Goldhammer, D. (2012). Depression in palliative care settings: The need for training for nurses and other health professionals to improve patients’ pathways to care. Nursing Education Today, 32, 556-560.

Ricciardelli, L. A., Mellor, D., McCabe, M. P., Mussap, A. J., Hallford, D. J., & Tyler, M. (2012). Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating, and physical activity among Indigenous Australian Men. BMC Public Health, 12(28).

Hallford, D. J., McCabe, M. P., Mellor, D., Davison, T., Goldhammer, D., George, K., & Storer, S. (2011). Intervention for depression among palliative care patients and families: A study protocol for evaluation of a training program for professional care staff. BMC Palliative Care, 10(11.