Dr Rachael Cvejic
Lecturer

Dr Rachael Cvejic

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Southern Cross University
  • Master of Brain and Mind Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • PhD (Psychiatry), UNSW Sydney
Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

I am a registered psychologist and early career researcher with broad research interests including neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry. My clinical and research experience includes working with people with mild and major neurocognitive disorders, intellectual and developmental disability, mental health conditions, and inherited neurodegenerative disorders including fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome and Huntington disease. I am currently involved in a number of educational and research activities in the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) which aim to improve health outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disability, neurological conditions, and mental health conditions. My current projects utilise a broad range of research methods including surveys, interviews, Delphi method, and data linkage.

Phone
(02) 9065 1625
Location
Room 241, Biolink Building (E25), UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    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
    Book Chapters | 2019
    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
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Chitty KM; Cvejic RC; Heintze T; Srasuebkul P; Morley K; Dawson A; Carter G; Dinh M; Buckley NA; Trollor JN, 2022, 'The Association between Problematic Use of Alcohol and Drugs and Repeat Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation: Insights from a Population-Based Administrative Health Data Set', Crisis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000880
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liao P; Vajdic CM; Reppermund S; Cvejic RC; Watkins TR; Srasuebkul P; Trollor J, 2022, 'Readmission and emergency department presentation after hospitalisation for epilepsy in people with intellectual disability: A data linkage study', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, pp. e0272439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272439
    Journal articles | 2022
    Srasuebkul P; Walker AR; Cvejic RC; Trollor JN; Lappin JM; Curtis J; Samaras K; Dean K; Ward PB; Reppermund S, 2022, 'Hospital service utilisation of people previously hospitalised with different subtypes of psychotic disorder: A record linkage study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, pp. 48674221115642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00048674221115642
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, vol. 56, pp. 675 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00048674211031483
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, vol. 215, pp. 325 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51166
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, vol. 29, pp. 635 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211014228
    Journal articles | 2020
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2018
    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
    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 | 2017
    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
    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
    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 | 2017
    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
    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 | 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    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
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    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, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000438508800012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    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, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600113&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    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, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600110&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Other | 2016
    Cvejic RC; Trollor J, 2016, Thinking and motor skills in individuals who carry premutation expansions of the fragile X gene

  • Student Coordinator, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, UNSW Sydney
  • Member, The Fragile X Association of Australia Research and Scientific Committee

My Research Supervision

Peiwen Liao

My Teaching

I currently teach into Phase 3 Medicine (Psychiatry, MFAC3503).