Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
Lecturer

Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic

BPsych (Hons), MBMSci, PhD (Psychiatry)

medicine-health
Dept of Dev Disability, Neuro

Rachael Cvejic (née Birch) is a registered psychologist and early career researcher with broad research interests including neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry. Her clinical and research experience includes working with people with mild and major neurocognitive disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and inherited neurodegenerative disorders including fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome and Huntington disease. Rachael is currently involved in a number of educational and research activities at 3DN, with a focus on: health service use of people with less common types of dementia; mental health service use of people with motor neurone disease; hospital presentations for self-harm in people with mental health and drug and alcohol comorbidity; preventable disease burden in people with psychotic disorders; younger people with disabilities in residential aged care; palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability; intellectual disability mental health; mental health workforce capacity.

Phone
(02) 9065 1625
Location
34 Botany Street, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Trollor JN; Hocking DR, 2019, 'Fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome', in Degenerative Disorders of the Brain, Routledge, pp. 143 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351208918-6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Trollor JN; Hocking DR, 2019, 'Fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome', in Degenerative Disorders of the Brain, pp. 143 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351208918
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Srasuebkul P; Walker AR; Reppermund S; Lappin JM; Curtis J; Samaras K; Dean K; Ward P; Trollor JN, 2021, 'The health service contact patterns of people with psychotic and non-psychotic forms of severe mental illness in New South Wales, Australia: A record-linkage study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, pp. 48674211031483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00048674211031483
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Srasuebkul P; Cvejic R; Heintze T; Reppermund S; Trollor JN, 2021, 'Public mental health service use by people with intellectual disability in New South Wales and its costs', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51166
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Walsh JA; Weise J; Eagleson C; Trollor JN; Cvejic RC, 2021, 'Expert consensus on the operation of an adult tertiary intellectual disability mental health service in New South Wales, Australia', Australasian Psychiatry, pp. 103985622110142 - 103985622110142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211014228
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Trollor JN; Eagleson C; Ruffell B; Tracy J; Torr JJ; Durvasula S; Iacono T; Cvejic RC; Lennox N, 2020, 'Has teaching about intellectual disability healthcare in Australian medical schools improved? A 20-year comparison of curricula audits', BMC Medical Education, vol. 20, pp. 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02235-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Weise J; Cvejic R; Eagleson C; Trollor JN, 2020, 'A Scoping Study of a Tertiary Intellectual Disability Mental Health Service: A Family Member and Support Person Perspective', Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 13, pp. 141 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19315864.2020.1753268
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Davies K; Eagleson C; Weise J; Cvejic RC; Trollor JN, 2019, 'Clinical capacity of Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 27, pp. 506 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856219859286
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Eagleson C; Cvejic RC; Weise J; Davies K; Trollor JN, 2019, 'Subspecialty training pathways in intellectual and developmental disability psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand: current status and future opportunities', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 27, pp. 513 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856219839468
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Hocking DR; Wen W; Georgiou-Karistianis N; Cornish KM; Godler DE; Rogers C; Trollor JN, 2019, 'Reduced caudate volume and cognitive slowing in men at risk of fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome', Brain Imaging and Behavior, vol. 13, pp. 1128 - 1134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11682-018-9928-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Reppermund S; Weise J; Cvejic R; Trollor J, 2019, 'How Can We Provide Better Healthcare for People With An Intellectual Disability?', Frontiers for Young Minds, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frym.2019.00124
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Arnold SRC; Foley K-R; Trollor JN, 2018, 'Neuropsychiatric profile and psychotropic medication use in adults with autism spectrum disorder: results from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism', BJPsych Open, vol. 4, pp. 461–466 - 461–466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2018.64
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Foley KR; Pollack A; Britt H; Lennox N; Trollor JN, 2018, 'Problems managed and medications prescribed during encounters with people with autism spectrum disorder in Australian general practice', Autism, vol. 22, pp. 995 - 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361317714588
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Trollor JN, 2018, 'Transition to adult mental health services for young people with an intellectual disability', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 54, pp. 1127 - 1130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14197
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Trollor JN; Eagleson C; Turner B; Tracy J; Torr JJ; Durvasula S; Iacono T; Cvejic RC; Lennox N, 2018, 'Intellectual disability content within tertiary medical curriculum: How is it taught and by whom?', BMC Medical Education, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1286-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Eagleson C; Weise J; Davies K; Hopwood M; Jenkins K; Trollor JN, 2018, 'Building workforce capacity in Australia and New Zealand: a profile of psychiatrists with an interest in intellectual and developmental disability mental health', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 26, pp. 595 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218781018
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Hocking DR; Birch RC; Bui QM; Menant JC; Lord SR; Georgiou-Karistianis N; Godler DE; Wen W; Hackett A; Rogers C; Trollor JN, 2017, 'Cerebellar volume mediates the relationship between FMR1 mRNA levels and voluntary step initiation in males with the premutation', Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 50, pp. 5 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.10.017
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Reppermund S; Birch RC; Crawford JD; Wesson J; Draper B; Kochan NA; Trollor JN; Luttenberger K; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS, 2017, 'Performance-Based Assessment of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Validation of the Sydney Test of Activities of Daily Living in Memory Disorders (STAM)', J Am Med Dir Assoc, vol. 18, pp. 117 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2016.08.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Cohen J; Trollor JN, 2017, 'Fragile X-associated disorders: Don't miss them', Australian Family Physician, vol. 46, pp. 487 - 491
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Hocking DR; Cornish KM; Menant JC; Lord SR; Georgiou-Karistianis N; Godler DE; Wen W; Rogers C; Trollor JN, 2017, 'Selective subcortical contributions to gait impairments in males with the FMR1 premutation', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 88, pp. 188 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2016-313937
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Trollor JN, 2017, 'Action tremor, impaired balance, and executive dysfunction in midlife', JAMA Neurology, vol. 74, pp. 603 - 604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.4063
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Hocking DR; Trollor JN, 2016, 'Prevalence and predictors of subjective memory complaints in adult male carriers of the FMR1 premutation', Clinical Neuropsychologist, vol. 30, pp. 834 - 848, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2016.1145905
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic E; Birch RC; Vollmer-Conna U, 2016, 'Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a Review of Recent Evidence', Current Rheumatology Reports, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11926-016-0577-9
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Hocking DR; Cornish KM; Menant JC; Georgiou-Karistianis N; Godler DE; Wen W; Hackett A; Rogers C; Trollor JN, 2015, 'Preliminary evidence of an effect of cerebellar volume on postural sway in FMR1 premutation males', Genes, Brain and Behavior, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12204
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Hall DA; Birch RC; Anheim M; Jønch AE; Pintado E; O'Keefe J; Trollor JN; Stebbins GT; Hagerman RJ; Fahn S; Berry-Kravis E; Leehey MA, 2014, 'Emerging topics in FXTAS', Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1866-1955-6-31
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Birch RC; Cornish KM; Hocking DR; Trollor JN, 2014, 'Understanding the Neuropsychiatric Phenotype of Fragile X-Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome: a Systematic Review', Neuropsychology Review, vol. 24, pp. 491 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11065-014-9262-9
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Srasuebkul P; Trollor JN, 2018, 'DOES ADMINISTRATIVE HEALTH DATA HAVE A PLACE IN BEHAVIOURAL PHENOTYPE RESEARCH?', in JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, WILEY, Vol. 62, pp. 666 - 667, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000438508800012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Eagleson C; Weise J; Birch R; Trollor J, 2017, 'EQUIPPING PSYCHIATRISTS TO MEET THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 51, pp. 47 - 47, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600113&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Trollor J; Livingstone A; Salomon C; Weise J; Eagleson C; Walsh J; Birch R, 2017, 'INITIATIVES TO BUILD WORKFORCE CAPACITY IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY MENTAL HEALTH', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 51, pp. 46 - 46, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600110&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Other | 2016
    Dr Rachael Cherie Cvejic
    Cvejic RC; Trollor J, 2016, Thinking and motor skills in individuals who carry premutation expansions of the fragile X gene

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