Doctor Travis Wearne

Doctor Travis Wearne

Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research,
Dean's Unit, School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology,
Specialist Psychology

Biography

Qualifications

  • MClinNeuroPsy Macquarie University
  • PhD Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (2015)
  • AHPRA - Registered Psychologist with Endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology (2014)
  • AHPRA - Registered Clinical Supervisor (2020)
  • Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) (2017)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Psychology
  • Specialist Psychology

Contact

Email: T.Wearne@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
Mobile:
Location: Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 101817 Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Wearne, T., Kelly, M. and McDonald, S. (2022), 'Disorders of social cognition in adults with acquired brain injury', Clinical Disorders of Social Cognition, Routledge 9780367461201.

Journal Articles

  • Rushby, J., De Blasio, F., Logan, J., Wearne, T., Kornfeld, E., Wilson, E., Loo, C., Martin, D. and McDonald, S. (2021), 'tDCS effects on task-related activation and working memory performance in traumatic brain injury : a within group randomized controlled trial', Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, vol 31, no 5 , pp 814 - 836.
  • Chen, W., McDonald, S., Wearne, T. and Grisham, J. (2021), 'Investigating associations between hoarding symptoms and affective and cognitive empathy', British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol 60, no 2 , pp 177 - 193.
  • Wearne, T. and McDonald, S. (2021), 'Social cognition v. emotional intelligence in first-episode psychosis : are they the same?', Psychological Medicine, vol 51, no 7 , pp 1229 - 1230.
  • Kumfor, F., Tracy, L., Wei, G., Chen, Y., Dominguez D., J., Whittle, S., Wearne, T. and Kelly, M. (2020), 'Social and affective neuroscience : an Australian perspective', Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, vol 15, no 9 , pp 965 - 980.
  • Wearne, T., Osborne-Crowley, K., Logan, J., Wilson, E., Rushby, J. and McDonald, S. (2020), 'Understanding how others feel : evaluating the relationship between empathy and various aspects of emotion recognition following severe traumatic brain injury', Neuropsychology, vol 34, no 3 , pp 288 - 297.
  • Osborne-Crowley, K., Wilson, E., De Blasio, F., Wearne, T., Rushby, J. and McDonald, S. (2020), 'Empathy for people with similar experiences : can the perception-action model explain empathy impairments after traumatic brain injury?', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, vol 42, no 1 , pp 28 - 41.
  • McDonald, S., Wilson, E., Wearne, T., Darke, L., Cassel, A. and Rosenberg, H. (2020), '[In Press] The complex audio visual emotion assessment task (CAVEAT) : development of a shorter version for clinical use', Disability and Rehabilitation, .
  • Wearne, T., Anderson, V., Catroppa, C., Morgan, A., Ponsford, J., Tate, R., Ownsworth, T., Togher, L., Fleming, J., Douglas, J., Docking, K., Sigmundsdottir, L., Francis, H., Honan, C. and McDonald, S. (2020), 'Psychosocial functioning following moderate-to-severe pediatric traumatic brain injury : recommended outcome instruments for research and remediation studies', Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, vol 30, no 5 , pp 973 - 987.
  • Osborne-Crowley, K., Wilson, E., De Blasio, F., Wearne, T., Rushby, J. and McDonald, S. (2019), 'Subjective emotional experience and physiological responsivity to posed emotions in people with traumatic brain injury', Neuropsychology, vol 33, no 8 , pp 1151 - 1162.
  • Honan, C., McDonald, S., Tate, R., Ownsworth, T., Togher, L., Fleming, J., Anderson, V., Morgan, A., Catroppa, C., Douglas, J., Francis, H., Wearne, T., Sigmundsdottir, L. and Ponsford, J. (2019), 'Outcome instruments in moderate-to-severe adult traumatic brain injury : recommendations for use in psychosocial research', Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, vol 29, no 6 , pp 896 - 916.
  • Wearne, T. and Cornish, J. (2019), 'Inhibitory regulation of the prefrontal cortex following behavioral sensitization to amphetamine and/or methamphetamine psychostimulants : a review of GABAergic mechanisms', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacolgy and Biological Psychiatry, vol 95 .
  • Osborne-Crowley, K., Wilson, E., De Blasio, F., Wearne, T., Rushby, J. and McDonald, S. (2019), 'Preserved rapid conceptual processing of emotional expressions despite reduced neuropsychological performance following traumatic brain injury', Neuropsychology, vol 33, no 6 , pp 872 - 882.
  • Wearne, T., Osborne-Crowley, K., Rosenberg, H., Dethier, M. and McDonald, S. (2019), 'Emotion recognition depends on subjective emotional experience and not on facial expressivity : evidence from traumatic brain injury', Brain Injury, vol 33, no 1 , pp 12 - 22.
  • Wearne, T., Lucien, A., Trimmer, E., Logan, J., Rushby, J., Wilson, E., Filipcikova, M. and McDonald, S. (2019), 'Anxiety sensitivity moderates the subjective experience but not the physiological response to psychosocial stress', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 141 , pp 76 - 83.
  • Wearne, T. and Cornish, J. (2018), 'A comparison of methamphetamine-induced psychosis and schizophrenia : a review of positive, negative, and cognitive symptomatology', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol 9 .
  • Wearne, T. (2018), 'Elucidating the role of the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in economic decision-making', Journal of Neuroscience, vol 38, no 17 , pp 4059 - 4061.
  • Cornish, J., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A., Parker, L. and Wearne, T. (2018), 'GABA gene expression is differentially expressed across the prefrontal cortex following sensitisation to methamphetamine', Australian Psychologist, vol 53, no Suppl. 1 , pp 5 - 5.
  • Berry, J., Martin, D., Wallace, K., Miller, A., Wearne, T. and Porter, M. (2017), 'A holistic neuropsychological approach to cognitive remediation for a community-based mixed psychiatric sample', SM Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health, vol 2, no 1 .
  • Parker, L., Le, S., Wearne, T., Hardwick, K., Kumar, N., Robinson, K., McMullan, S. and Goodchild, A. (2017), 'Neurochemistry of neurons in the ventrolateral medulla activated by hypotension : are the same neurons activated by glucoprivation?', Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol 525, no 9 , pp 2249 - 2264.
  • Franklin, J., Wearne, T., Homewood, J. and Cornish, J. (2017), 'The behavioral effects of chronic sugar and/or caffeine consumption in adult and adolescent rats', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol 131, no 4 , pp 348 - 358.
  • Wearne, T., Parker, L., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A. and Cornish, J. (2017), 'Behavioral sensitization to methamphetamine induces specific interneuronal mRNA pathology across the prelimbic and orbitofrontal cortices', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacolgy and Biological Psychiatry, vol 77 , pp 42 - 48.
  • Wearne, T., Parker, L., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A. and Cornish, J. (2016), 'GABAergic mRNA expression is differently expressed across the prelimbic and orbitofrontal cortices of rats sensitized to methamphetamine : relevance to psychosis', Neuropharmacology, vol 111 , pp 107 - 118.
  • Franklin, J., Mirzaei, M., Wearne, T., Sauer, M., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P. and Cornish, J. (2016), 'Quantitative shotgun proteomics reveals extensive changes to the proteome of the orbitofrontal cortex in rats that are hyperactive following withdrawal from a high sugar diet', Proteomics, vol 16, no 4 , pp 657 - 673.
  • Franklin, J., Mirzaei, M., Wearne, T., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P. and Cornish, J. (2016), 'Extended exposure to sugar and/or caffeine produces distinct behavioral and neurochemical profiles in the orbitofrontal cortex of rats : implications for neural function', Proteomics, vol 16, no 22 , pp 2894 - 2910.
  • Franklin, J., Mirzaei, M., Wearne, T., Homewood, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P. and Cornish, J. (2016), 'Quantitative proteomic analysis of the orbital frontal cortex in rats following extended exposure to caffeine reveals extensive changes to protein expression : implications for neurological disease', Journal of Proteome Research, vol 15, no 5 , pp 1455 - 1471.
  • Hassan, S., Wearne, T., Cornish, J. and Goodchild, A. (2016), 'Effects of acute and chronic systemic methamphetamine on respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic function, and cardiorespiratory reflexes', Journal of Physiology, vol 594, no 3 , pp 763 - 780.
  • Wearne, T., Parker, L., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A. and Cornish, J. (2016), 'GABAergic mRNA expression is upregulated in the prefrontal cortex of rats sensitized to methamphetamine', Behavioural Brain Research, vol 297 , pp 224 - 230.
  • Wearne, T., Mirzaei, M., Franklin, J., Goodchild, A., Haynes, P. and Cornish, J. (2015), 'Methamphetamine-induced sensitization is associated with alterations to the proteome of the prefrontal cortex : implications for the maintenance of psychotic disorders', Journal of Proteome Research, vol 14, no 1 , pp 397 - 410.

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