Assoc/Prof Flavie Waters
Research Associate Professor (Tues, Wed, Fri)
- Contact details
- Graylands Hospital
The University of Western Australia (M708)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 9347 6650
- BSc Lond., MSc Essex, MPsych PhD W.Aust.
- I am a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, and Lead Researcher at the Clinical Research Centre in Graylands Hospital, Perth, Australia.
Through a unique partnership between the university and mental health services, I currently work closely with program managers, clinicians, and people with mental illness to drive and manage the clinical research capacity within North Metro Mental Health services (youth, adult and older adults). My role is to promote systematic evaluation of programs and interventions, and to integrate basic and clinical research findings into service delivery. Importantly, I continue to be active in research in areas of inquiry that will serve to improve service efficiency and enhance the outcome of people with mental illness.
- Key research
- I have developed and directed programs of research into the cognitive mechanisms of severe mental illness, and I continue to lead the development of new clinical interventions with real world relevance for people with mental illness across the lifespan.
Waters F, Stephane M. (Jan 2015) The Assessment of Psychosis: A Textbook and Rating Scales on Psychotic Symptoms. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Publications (last 5 years):
Waters F, Jardri R (in press) Auditory hallucinations: Debunking the myth of language supremacy. Schizophrenia Bulletin
Waters F (In press) Auditory hallucinations in medical and psychiatric populations, and in people without mental illness. Psychiatric Times
Graham K, Martin-Iverson M, Holmes N, Jablensky A, Waters F (2014) Deficits in agency in schizophrenia, and additional deficits in body image, body schema and internal timing in passivity symptoms. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00126
Graham K, Martin-Iverson M, Holmes N, Jablensky A, Waters F (2014) The projected hand illusion: component structure in a community sample, and association with demographics, cognition and psychotic-like experiences. Attention, Perception and Psychophysiology. Epub ahead of print
Jablensky A, Waters F (2014) RDoC: A roadmap to pathogenesis? World Psychiatry
Waters F, Fernyhough C (2014) Editorial special supplement introduction: Hallucinations. 40 Suppl 4:S198-s200 Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Waters F, Collerton D, ffytche D, Jardri R, Pins D, Dudley R, Blom JD, Mosimann U, Eperjesi F, Ford S, Laroi F (2014) Visual hallucinations in the psychosis spectrum and comparative information from neurodegenerative disorders and eye disease. Schizophrenia Bulletin 40 Suppl 4:S233-45
Ford J, Cuthbert B, Hoffman R, Sommer I, Waters F, McCarthy Jones S, Thomas R, Jessica T, Sarah K, Badcock J, Morris S (2014) Studying hallucinations within the NIMH RDoC framework: Report from the 2nd International Consortium on Hallucination Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin 40 Suppl 4:S295-S30
Thomas N, Bentall R, Dodgson G, Garcia Montes J, Hayward M, Jenner J, Johns L, McCarthy-Jones S, Peters E, Sommer I, Waters F,et al (2014) Psychological therapies for voices: current status and key directions for future research. Schizophrenia Bulletin 40, S202-S212
Woodward T, Jung K, Hwang G, Yin J, Taylor L, Menon M, Waters F, et al (2014) Symptom dimension of the Psychotic Symptom Rating Scale (PSYRATS) in schizophrenia: A multi-site study. Schizophrenia Bulletin 40, S265-S274
Waters, F. (2013). Time perception and discrimination in individuals with auditory hallucinations. The Neuroscience of Hallucinations. Eds R. Jardi, T. Pierre, D. Pines
Albrecht M, Graham K, Martin-Iverson M, Waters F (2013) The rubber-hand illusion: Manipulating our sense of body experience. In Consciousness: States, Mechanisms and Disorders. Eds Gotsiridze-Columbus
Waters F, Naik N, Rock D. (2013) Sleep, fatigue and functional health in psychotic patients. Schizophrenia Research and Treatment (http://dx.doi.orgn/10.1155/2013/425828).
Waters F, Naik N, Rock D. (2013) Sleep-disordered breathing in psychiatric inpatients: A survey. Schizophrenia Research.143, 393-394
Mellor A., Waters F, Olaithe M, McGowan H., Bucks R. (2013) Sleep and aging: Examining the effect of depression and sleep-disordered breathing. Behavioural Sleep Medicine, 11: 1-13
Spaapen D, Waters F, Bucks R (in press) The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire: validation of the ERQ-9 in two community samples. Psychological Methods 26(1) 46-54
Waters F, Faulkner D, Naik N, Rock D (2012) Effects of polypharmacy on sleep in psychiatric inpatients. Schizophrenia Research, 139(1-3) 225-228
Waters F.(2012) Editorial theme introduction: Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and non-schizophrenia populations (The International Consortium on Hallucination Research) Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(4):693-4
Waters F, Allen P, Aleman A, Fernyhough C, Woodward T, Badcock J, Barkus E, Johns L, Varese F, Menon M, Vercammen A, Larøi F. (2012) Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and non-schizophrenia populations: A review and integrated model of cognitive mechanisms. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(4):683-93
Laroi F, Sommer I, Blom J-D, Fernyhough C, ffytch D, Hugdahl K, Johns L, McCarthy-Jones S, Preti A, Raballo A, Slotema C, Stephanie M, Waters F.(2012) The characteristic features of auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia and across clinical disorders: a state-of-the-art overview. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(4):724-33
Girschik J, Fritschi L, Heyworth J, Waters F (2012) Validation of a brief usual sleep questionnaire against actigraphy. Journal of Epidemiology, 5;22(5):462-8
Waters F, Manoach D (2012) Sleep dysfunctions in schizophrenia: A practical review. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2(4A) 384-392
Waters, F, Aleman A, Fernyhough C, Allen P (2011) Report on the inaugural meeting of the International Consortium on Hallucination Research: A clinical and research update, and 16 consensus-set goals for future research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(2) 258-262
Waters F, Woodward T, Allen P, Aleman A, Sommer I (2011) Self-recognition in schizophrenia and auditory hallucinations: a meta-analysis of the literature. Schizophrenia Bulletin, ;38(4):741-50
Mazhari S, Price G, Dragovic M, Waters F, Clissa P, Jablensky A (2011) Revisiting the suitability of antisaccade performance as an endophenotype in schizophrenia. Brain and Cognition,77(2) 223-230
Morar, B., Dragovic, M., Waters, F., Chander, D., Kalaydjieva, L., Jablensky, A. (2011) Neuregulin 3 (NRG3) as a susceptibility gene in a schizophrenia subtype with florid delusions and relatively spared cognition. Molecular Psychiatry 16(8):860-6.
Waters F., Bucks R. (2011) Neuropsychological impact of sleep loss on cognition: Implication for Neuropsychologists. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 17(4), 571-586
Albrecht M, Martin-Iverson M, Price G, Lee J, Iyyalol R, Waters, F (2011). Effects of dexamphetamine on the rubber-hand illusion test. Psychopharmacology 217(1):39-50.
Restifo S, Lemon V, Waters F (2011) Pharmacological treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in psychogeriatric inpatient units. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 59-63
Waters F, Rock D, Dragovic M, Jablensky, A. (2011) ‘Social dysmetria’ in first-episode psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 123(6), 475–4841
Mazhari S, Price G, Waters F, Dragovic M, Jablensky A (2011) Evidence of abnormalities in mid-latency auditory evoked responses (MLAER) in cognitive subtypes of patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 187(3) 317–323, 2011
Waters F, Sinclair C, Jablensky A, Wulff K, Foster R (2011) Daily fluctuations in sleep-wake patterns: association with psychotic symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 187(1-2), 304–306.
Waters, F (2010) Auditory hallucinations in psychosis. Psychiatric Times, Vol. 27 No. 3
Waters, F., Almeida, O. (2010) Schizophrenia, psychosis and dementia. Eds D. Ames, A. Burns, J. O'Brien. 4th edition. Dementia.
Waters, F, Badcock, J. (2010) First-rank symptoms in schizophrenia: Re-examining mechanisms of self-recognition. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 36(3):510-517
Waters, F, Jablensky, A. (2010) Time discrimination deficits in schizophrenia patients with first-rank (passivity) symptoms. Psychiatry Research 167: 12–20
Mazhari, S, Badcock J, Waters, F, Dragovic, M, Jablensky, A.(2010) Impaired spatial working memory maintenance in schizophrenia involves both spatial coordinates and spatial reference frames. Psychiatric Research, 179(3) 253-258
Waters, F, Badcock, J. (2009) Memory for speech and voice identity in schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 12; 887-891
Waters, F, Price, G, Dragovic M, Jablensky, A. (2009) Electrophysiological brain activity and antisaccade performance in schizophrenia patients with first-rank (passivity) symptoms. Psychiatry Research 170: 140-149.
Waters, F, Badcock, J, Dragovic, M, Jablensky, A. (2009) Neuropsychological functioning in schizophrenia patients with first-rank (passivity) symptoms. Psychopathology, 42:47-
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Claire Mitchell (PhD, 2014-) Cognitive processes of visual hallucinations F. Waters, M. Maybery, S.Russell Smith)
Amelia Stephens (PhD, 2013-) Sleep dysfunctions in autism spectrum disorder: An open label trial of bright light therapy (M. Maybery, A. Whitehouse, F. Waters)
Vivian Chiu (PhD, 2013-) Melatonin and cognitive-behavioural therapy for the treatment of insomnia in people with schizophrenia (F. Waters) (2014 Daniel Beck Award, Schizophrenia Research Institute)
Alix Mellor (PhD, 2010-) Impact of sleep on cognition: Does depression matter? (PhD) (F. Waters, R. Bucks, H. McGowan)
Devon Spaaten (Masters): Emotion regulation in people with psychotic-like experiences (F. Waters, R. Bucks)
Kyran Graham (PhD, 2010-) Body perception in schizophrenia (PhD) (F. Waters, Martin-Iverson)
Katherine Kent (Hons, 2013) Extinction effects on the Rubber Hand: Effect of dexamphetamine administration (M. Martin-Iverson, F. Waters)
Anthony Font (Hons, 2013) Effect of dexamphetamine administration on the Rubber Hand Illusion in health volunteers (M. Martin-Iverson, F. Waters) First-Class honours
Jeremy Downie (Hons, 2012) Effect of dexamphetamine administration on self-body perception in health volunteers (M. Martin-Iverson, F. Waters) First-Class honours
Russell Piper (Hons, 2012) Effect of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) on self-body perception in health volunteers (M. Martin-Iverson, G. Price, F. Waters)
Katrin Hanken (Masters Degree, 2011; student exchange) Sleep-disordered breathing in schizophrenia (F.Waters)
Michelle Hodge (2011) ‘Sleep disturbances and the Behavioural and Psychiatry Symptoms of Dementia’ (F. Waters, R Bucks)
Shahrzad Mazhari (2009) ‘Cortical inhibitory deficits as a core deficit in schizophrenia’ (PhD) (A. Jablensky, G. Price, F. Waters, M. Dragovic)
- Future research
- PhD opportunity with top-up Scholarship in Youth Mental Health (2015-2018)
We are looking for suitable candidate to undertake a PhD in youth mental health starting 2015, and are offering a top-up PhD studentship available on a competitive basis. This project will involve the characterization of a representative cohort of adolescents and young adults presenting with mental health issues. The primary objective is to understand the onset and course of mental health problems in young people, and to identify their health, psychological, social and economic needs, and service utilization.
The successful candidate will be enrolled at UWA and will work with North Metropolitan Youth Mental Health Services and clinicians.
Please contact: Flavie.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Funding received
- Schizophrenia under the genomic lens: next generation sequencing of Western Australian families with schizophrenia A.Jablensky, E. Moses, N. McCarthy, P.Melton, V. Morgan, J. Badcock, F. Waters, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2014
ApneaLink with Oximetry. F. Waters, North Metro Area Mental Health Equipment grant 2012
Portable Somte PSG. F. Waters, North Metro Area Mental Health Equipment grant 2012
Body representation deficits in schizophrenia patients with motor passivity symptoms . F. Waters (AI Jablensky, N. Holmes, M. Dragovic, J. Badcock). National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2010
Measurement of sleep patterns with actigraphy. J. Heyworth, L.Fritschi, F.Bull, B. Giles-Corti, F. Waters, T. Boyle, J.Girschik National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Equipment Grant 2010
Actigraphy monitoring devices. F. Waters, D. Rock North Metro Area Mental Health - Equipment grant 2009
Sleep-wake disturbances in individuals with schizophrenia and their relatives F. Waters, D. Rock, A. Jablensky, R. Foster, K. Wulff, Ada Bartholomew Research Grant 2009
Older Adult Clinical Research Unit, F. Waters, North Metro Area Mental Health
A neurocognitive and electrophysiological investigation of first-rank symptoms in schizophrenia, F. Waters National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Training Fellowship 2006
- Honours and awards
- 2014 'Most cited article' award, UWA
2014 Excellence in Teaching Award (Research Supervision Award) Nomination, UWA
2012 Excellence in Teaching Award (Research Supervision Award) Winner, UWA
2011 Team Award for Contributions that Enhance Learning, UWA (PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain)
2010 Excellence in Supervision Award Nomination, University of Western Australia
2007 Early Career Research Scholar Award, from the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR)
2001 Best Oral Presentation (Scientific Merit) Psychology Conference, UWA
- Research profile
Research profile and publications