Associate Professor Geoff Waghorn

Head of the Social Inclusion and Recovery Group

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

+61 7 3271 8673

geoff_waghorn@qcmhr.uq.edu.au

 

 

 

Overview

Dr Geoffrey Waghorn has worked in the field of psychiatric disabilities as a researcher, clinical psychologist, rehabilitation consultant and disability officer. Dr Waghorn’s research aims to increase the social inclusion of people with severe and persistent mental illness. To date the Social Inclusion and Recovery Group at QCMHR, of which Dr Waghorn leads as Senior Scientist, has published 108 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in this field.

Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Applied Psychology, Griffiths University, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Australia. Tenure 15 March 2015-14 March 2018.
Honorary Associate Professor, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Tenure 24 July 2017-23 July 2020.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Waikato
Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, The University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, The University of Queensland

Research Interests

Dr Waghorn’s research goals include developing and trialling the systems, measures, and interventions needed to help people with severe and persistent mental illnesses to become active and included members of the wider community. His research group has contributed to an increased uptake of evidence-based practices in vocational rehabilitation for people with psychiatric disabilities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Recent projects of the Social Inclusion and Recovery Group include:

  • A multi-site randomised controlled trial of evidence-based supported employment in Queensland and Tasmania
  • Systematic reviews of labour force activity by people in different countries with different categories of mental illness
  • National surveys of psychosis: reporting education and employment activity among Australians with psychosis

Other projects have led to the development of valid and reliable tools to measure progress in vocation rehabilitation and in community participation.

Recent Publications

In press

Lockett, H., Waghorn, G., Kidd, R. (in press). A framework for improving the effectiveness of evidence-based practices in vocational rehabilitation. Accepted 11 August 2017 by Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Westcott C, Waghorn G., McLean, D., Strathan, D., Mowry, B. (in press). Correlates of employment interest and actual employment among adults with schizophrenia. Accepted 8 August 2017 by International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Dias, S., Waghorn, G., et al. (in press). Identifying rehabilitation priorities among ex-prisoners vulnerable to mental illnesses and substance abuse. Accepted by Journal of Rehabilitation on 6 April 2017.

Waghorn, G., Van Veggel, R., Lockett, H., Chant, D. (in press). The utility of item level fidelity scores for developing evidence based practices in supported employment. Accepted by Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation on 28 March 2017.

 2017

Waghorn, G., Hielscher, E., Logan, J., Dias, S. (2017). Vocational functioning among people with psychiatric disabilities five to seven years after receiving supported employment services. Journal of Rehabilitation,83(2), 36-42.

Hielscher, E. Waghorn, G. (2017). Self-stigma and fear of employment among adults with psychiatric disabilities. Published as online first by British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Parletta, V, Waghorn, G., Dias, S. (2017). The applicability of evidence-based supported employment to adults with mental illnesses and participation obligations. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 20(2), 106-125.

Lockett, H., Waghorn, G., Kidd, R., Chant, D. (2017). Predictive validity of evidence-based practices in supported employment. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mental Health Review, 21(4), 261-281.

Morgan, V., Waterreus, A., Carr, V., …, Waghorn, G., et al. (2017). Responding to challenges for people with psychotic illness: Updated evidence from the Survey of High Impact Psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(2), 124-140.

2016

Waghorn, G., Hielscher, E., Saha, S., McGrath, J.J. (2016). Cognitive and clinical indicators of employment assistance needs in a national survey of psychosis. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(2), 112-119.

Waghorn, G. (2016). Special issue: Vocational rehabilitation (II). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(11), 641-642.

Waghorn, G. (2016). Special issue: Vocational rehabilitation (I). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(5), 255-256.

Waghorn, G., Hielscher, E., Atyeo, J., Saha, S. (2016). The impact of psychotic disorders and comorbid substance abuse on vocational rehabilitation: Results from a national survey of psychosis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79, 290-298.

Gladman B., Waghorn, G. (2016). The employment experiences of people with severe mental illness. Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 53, 835-843.

Parletta, V, Waghorn, G. (2016). The financial viability of evidence-based supported employment for people with mental illnesses in a blended funding system. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44, 227-241.

McGahey, E., Waghorn, G., Lloyd, C., Morrissey S., & Williams PL. (2016). A formal plan for self-disclosure enhances employment outcomes for young people with severe mental illness. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10, 178-185.

Hielscher, E. Waghorn, G. (2016). The thematic congruence of a plan for helping people with severe mental illness manage their personal information in supported employment. Journal of Rehabilitation, 82(1), 12-26.

2015

Hielscher, E., Waghorn, G. (2015). Managing disclosure of personal information: An opportunity to enhance Supported Employment. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(4), 306-313.

Westcott C, Waghorn G., McLean, D., Strathan, D., Mowry, B. (2015). Interest in employment among people with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 18(2), 187-207.

Waghorn, G., Hielscher, E., & Shields, J. (2015). Planning post-employment support for people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81(3), 21-33.

Van Veggel, R., Waghorn, G. Dias, S. (2015). Implementing evidence-based supported employment in Sussex. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(5), 286-294.

Williams PW, Lloyd C, Waghorn G, Machingura T. (2015). Implementing evidence-based practices in supported employment on the Gold Coast for people with severe mental illness. Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 316-325.

Waghorn, G., Dias, S. Gladman, B., Harris, M. (2015). Measuring what matters: Effectiveness of implementing new evidence-based supported employment for adults with severe mental illness. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(9), 411-420.

Gladman, B, Waghorn, G., Wishart, L., Dias, S. (2015). Reliability of a measure of health professionals’ perceptions of integrated employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81(1), 3-8.

Jonsdottir, A., Waghorn, G. Psychiatric disorders and labour force activity. (2015). Mental Health Review, 20(1), 13-27.

Westcott C, Waghorn G., McLean, D., Strathan, D., Mowry, B. (2015). Role functioning among adults with schizophrenia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(3), 158-165.