Dr Rebecca Koncz

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Medicine & Health
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing

Dr Koncz (MBBS(Hons), MPsychiatry, FRANZCP) is a neuropsychiatrist and PhD candidate with the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney. She works clinically with Sydney Local Health District and is a Senior Lecturer with the Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Sydney. Her research is primarily in the neuroimaging of brain ageing, particularly structural magnetic resonance imaging and amyloid positron emission tomography (PET). In 2017, she was awarded a fulltime Health, Education and Training Institute Fellowship in Psychiatric Research and commenced her PhD with CHeBA; she is investigating the genetic and environmental determinants of amyloid burden as measured by amyloid PET in the Older Australian Twins Study cohort.

And addition to neuroimaging, Dr Koncz has research interests in the field of clinical neuropsychiatry, including the validation of a unified drug-induced movement disorders scale. She is also a member of the “motivation” taskforce for the Human Affectome Project, an international collaborative effort to develop a robust functional model for emotions.

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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Bessell E; Kim JS; Chiem L; McDonald A; Thompson D; Glozier N; Simpson A; Parcsi L; Morris R; Koncz R, 2023, 'Effectiveness of Project ECHO Programs in Improving Clinician Knowledge and Confidence in Managing Complex Psychiatric Patients: a Waitlist-Controlled Study', Academic Psychiatry, 47, pp. 25 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40596-022-01701-5
    Journal articles | 2023
    Koncz R; Thalamuthu A; Wen W; Catts VS; Dore V; Lee T; Mather KA; Slavin MJ; Wegner EA; Jiang J; Trollor JN; Ames D; Villemagne VL; Rowe CC; Sachdev PS, 2023, 'The heritability of amyloid burden in older adults: The Older Australian Twins Study', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 93, pp. 303 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2021-326677
    Journal articles | 2022
    Koncz R; Wen W; Makkar SR; Lam BCP; Crawford JD; Rowe CC; Sachdev P, 2022, 'The Interaction Between Vascular Risk Factors, Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, and Amyloid Burden in Older Adults', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 86, pp. 1617 - 1628, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-210358
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lennon MJ; Koncz R; Sachdev PS, 2021, 'Hypertension and Alzheimer's disease: is the picture any clearer?', Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 34, pp. 142 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000684
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cromwell HC; Abe N; Barrett KC; Caldwell-Harris C; Gendolla GHE; Koncz R; Sachdev PS, 2020, 'Mapping the interconnected neural systems underlying motivation and emotion: A key step toward understanding the human affectome', Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.02.032
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jiang J; Liu T; Zhu W; Koncz R; Liu H; Lee T; Sachdev PS; Wen W, 2018, 'UBO Detector – A cluster-based, fully automated pipeline for extracting white matter hyperintensities', NeuroImage, 174, pp. 539 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.050
    Journal articles | 2018
    Koncz R; Sachdev PS, 2018, 'Are the brain's vascular and Alzheimer pathologies additive or interactive?', Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 31, pp. 147 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/yco.0000000000000395
    Journal articles | 2017
    Koncz R; Mohan A; Dawes L; Thalamuthu A; Wright M; Ames D; Lee T; Wen W; Sachdev PS, 2017, 'Incidental findings on cerebral MRI in twins: the Older Australian Twins Study', Brain Imaging and Behavior: an international journal, 12, pp. 860 - 869, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11682-017-9747-2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Takacs A; Koncz R; Mohan A; Sachdev PS, 2017, 'Forgetfulness, stress or mild dementia? Cognitive assessment of older patients', Medicine Today, 18, pp. 14 - 22, http://medicinetoday.com.au/2017/may/feature-article/forgetfulness-stress-or-mild-dementia-cognitive-assessment-older-patients
    Journal articles | 2016
    Koncz R; Wolfenden F; Hassed C; Chambers R; Cohen J; Glozier N, 2016, 'Mindfulness-based stress release program for university employees a pilot, waitlist-controlled trial and implementation replication', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, pp. 1021 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000856
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Koncz R; Pistilli C; Bessell E; Kim J-S; Thompson D; McDonald A, 2022, 'THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROJECT ECHO IN BUILDING CAPACITY IN CLINICIANS WORKING WITH ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND COMORBID MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 56, pp. 141 - 141, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000792769900333&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2022
    Sachdev P; Mohan A; Cheah SL; Takacs A; Lo J; Koncz R; Crawford J, 2022, Development and clinimetric testing of the Unified Drug-Induced Movement Disorders Scale (UDIMS), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.21.22272729
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Koncz R; Thalamuthu A; Wen W; Catts VS; Rowe CC; Sachdev PS, 2019, 'O5‐07‐06: THE HERITABILITY OF AMYLOID DEPOSITION AND ITS SHARED GENETIC BASIS WITH SMALL VESSEL DISEASE IN THE BRAINS OF OLDER PEOPLE', Vol. 15, pp. P1633 - P1634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.06.4875
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Koncz R; Wen W; Crawford JD; Rowe CC; Sachdev PS, 2018, 'Amyloid burden is independent of cerebrovascular burden, but hypertension promotes amyloid accumulation over time [Abstract P1-465]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Elsevier BV, Chicago, USA, Vol. 14, pp. P499 - P499, presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018, Chicago, USA, 22 July 2018 - 26 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2018.06.475
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Koncz RE; Brennan A; Harris A, 2013, 'The effect of symptomatic improvement on gamma synchrony in psychosis: a pilot study.', presented at 12th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 13 May 2013 - 14 May 2013