Dr Dharani Keyan

Dr Dharani Keyan

Lecturer

BPsych (Hons); MPsychol (Clin); PhD

Science
School of Psychology

I am a clinical psychologist and researcher interested in the mechanistic science underpinning psychotherapy interventions. I have a keen interest in global mental health involving research into testing the evidence-base for programs and interventions disseminated in low and middle income country settings. 

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Keyan D; Habashneh R; Akhtar A; El-Dardery H; Faroun M; Abualhaija A; Aqel IS; Dardas LA; Bryant R, 2024, 'Evaluating a stepped care model of psychological support for adults affected by adversity: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in Jordan', BMJ Open, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078091
    Journal articles | 2024
    Keyan D; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Akhtar A; Dawson K; Koyiet PN; Bryant R, 2024, 'Dimensionality of the Swahili version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in a Kenyan population: A confirmatory factor analysis.', Glob Ment Health (Camb), 11, pp. e48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2024.46
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bryant R; Dawson K; Azevedo S; Yadav S; Tran J; Choi-Christou J; Andrew E; Beames J; Keyan D, 2023, 'Positive affect training to reduce mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic: A proof-of-concept randomised clinical trial', BMJ Mental Health, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjment-2023-300737
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bryant RA; Azevedo S; Yadav S; Keyan D; Rawson N; Dawson K; Tockar J; Garber B; Hadzi-Pavlovic D, 2023, 'Habituation of distress during exposure and its relationship to treatment outcome in post-traumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief disorder', European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20008066.2023.2193525
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bryant RA; Dawson KS; Azevedo S; Yadav S; Cahill C; Kenny L; Maccallum F; Tran J; Rawson N; Tockar J; Garber B; Keyan D, 2023, 'Augmenting trauma-focused psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder with brief aerobic exercise in Australia: a randomised clinical trial', The Lancet Psychiatry, 10, pp. 21 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00368-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Keyan D; Dawson KS; Bryant RA, 2023, 'Study protocol for a controlled trial of a resilience program on psychological distress in correctional officers in Australia', BMC Psychiatry, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-023-04592-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bryant RA; Dawson KS; Keyan D; Azevedo S; Yadav S; Tran J; Rawson N; Harvey S, 2022, 'Effectiveness of a Videoconferencing-Delivered Psychological Intervention for Mental Health Problems during COVID-19: A Proof-of-Concept Randomized Clinical Trial', Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 91, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000520283
    Journal articles | 2022
    Keyan D; Dawson K; Azevedo S; Yadav S; Choi-Christou J; Maliakkal DJ; Pillai MK; Thomas E; George TS; Bryant RA, 2022, 'Videoconferencing-delivered psychological intervention for the treatment of COVID-19 related psychological distress in University students: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in India', BMC Psychiatry, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-022-04471-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Keyan D; Dawson K; Azevado S; Yadav S; Tran J; Bryant RA, 2021, 'Brief videoconferencing psychological intervention for reducing COVID-19 related distress: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10529-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Keyan D; Bryant RA, 2019, 'Acute exercise-induced enhancement of fear inhibition is moderated by BDNF Val66Met polymorphism', Translational Psychiatry, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41398-019-0464-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Keyan D; Bryant RA, 2019, 'The capacity for acute exercise to modulate emotional memories: A review of findings and mechanisms', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 107, pp. 438 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.09.033
    Journal articles | 2017
    Keyan D; Bryant RA, 2017, 'Acute physical exercise in humans enhances reconsolidation of emotional memories', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, pp. 144 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.09.019
    Journal articles | 2017
    Keyan D; Bryant RA, 2017, 'Brief exercise enhances intrusive memories of traumatic stimuli', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 141, pp. 9 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.03.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Keyan D; Bryant RA, 2017, 'Role of BDNF val66met polymorphism in modulating exercised-induced emotional memories', Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77, pp. 150 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.12.013
    Journal articles | 2015
    Norberg MM; Keyan D; Grisham JR, 2015, 'Mood influences the relationship between distress intolerance and discarding', Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 6, pp. 77 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2015.06.005
  • Preprints | 2023
    Akhtar A; de Graaff AM; Habashneh R; Keyan D; Abualhaija A; Fanatseh S; Faroun M; Aqel IS; Dardas L; Servili C; van Ommeren M; Bryant R; Carswell K, 2023, Scalable Technology for Adolescents and Youth to Reduce Stress (STARS) in the Treatment of Common Mental Disorders in Jordan: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint), , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.54585