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Dr Shannon Scratch
Dr Scratch holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology specialisation) and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. She works within the Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) group and is assisting with coordination of an adolescent follow-up study. She is endorsed as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and works part-time within this clinical speciality. Dr Scratch also lecturers in the area of Neuropsychology to 4th year Honours students.
Dr Scratch's specific research interests include understanding the influence of the endocrine system on cognitive functioning and brain development. She is especially interested in investigating these relationships and outcomes in children after high-risk births.
- Cognitive functioning and brain development in very preterm 13-year-olds – a longitudinal MRI study
Serlachius AS, Scratch SE, Northam EA, Frydenberg E, Lee KJ, & Cameron FJ. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy to improve glycaemic control and psychosocial wellbeing in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology (Accepted; in press)
Westrupp EM, Northam EA, Lee KJ, Scratch SE, & Cameron FJ. (2014). Reducing and preventing externalizing behavior problems in children with type I diabetes: A randomized control trial of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. Pediatric Diabetes (Accepted; in press)
Murray AL, Scratch SE, Thompson DK, Inder TE, Doyle LW, Anderson JFI, & Anderson PJ. (2014). Cerebral neonatal pathology predicts adverse attention and processing speed outcomes in very preterm children. Neuropsychology, 28(4), 552-562. doi: 10.1037/neu0000071
Scratch SE, Hunt RW, Thompson D, Doyle LW, Inder TE, & Anderson PJ. (2014). Free thyroxine levels after very preterm birth and neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 7 years. Pediatrics, 133(4), e955-e963. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2425
Cameron FJ, Scratch SE, Nadebaum C, Northam EA, Finney K, Neil JJ, Wellard RM, Mackay M, & Inder TE, on behalf of the DKA Brain Injury Study Group. (2014). Neurological consequences of diabetic ketoacidosis at initial presentation of type I diabetes in childhood. Diabetes Care, 37(6), 1554-1562. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1904
Omizzolo C, Thompson D, Scratch SE, Stargatt R, Lee K, Cheong J, Roberts G, Doyle L, & Anderson PJ. (2013). Hippocampal volume and memory and learning outcomes at 7 years in children born very preterm. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society , 19, 1065-1075. doi:10.1017/S1355617713000891
Omizzolo C, Scratch SE, Stargatt R, Kidokoro H, Thompson D, Lee K, Cheong J, Neil J, Inder T, Doyle L, & Anderson PJ. (2013). Neonatal brain abnormalities and memory and learning outcomes at 7 years in children born very preterm. Memory, published online (07/2013). doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.809765
Burnett AC, Scratch SE, & Anderson PJ. (2013). Executive function outcomes in preterm adolescents. Early Human Development , 89(4), 215-220. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.01.013
Nadebaum C, Scratch SE, Northam EA, & Cameron FJ, on behalf of the Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Brain Injury Study Group (2012). Utility of mental state screening as a predictor of intellectual outcomes six months after diagnosis of type I diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 13(8), 632-637. doi:10.1111/j.1399-5448.2012.00870.x 2