Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Sandra Matheson

BSc Psychology, Master of Public Health, PhD Psychiatry

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Sandy Matheson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Her research interests include identifying risk factors and antecedents for psychosis, and early intervention and prevention of the disorder. She is also interested in systematic review and meta-analysis methodology. Prior to her appointment at NDARC, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and developed the Evidence Libraries, which contain summarized and quality assessed evidence on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. At NDARC, she is coordinating and assisting with their systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 

  • Book Chapters | 2010
    Matheson SL; Masson P; Webster AC; Craig JC, 2010, 'Prophylaxis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Adults', in Evidence-Based Urology, pp. 72 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444323146.ch9
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Matheson SL; Laurie M; Laurens KR, 2022, 'Substance use and psychotic-like experiences in young people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Psychol Med, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722003440
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rodriguez V; Alameda L; Trotta G; Spinazzola E; Marino P; Matheson SL; Laurens KR; Murray RM; Vassos E, 2021, 'Environmental Risk Factors in Bipolar Disorder and Psychotic Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 47, pp. 959 - 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbaa197
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yee N; Matheson S; Korobanova D; Large M; Nielssen O; Carr V; Dean K, 2020, 'A meta-analysis of the relationship between psychosis and any type of criminal offending, in both men and women', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 220, pp. 16 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.04.009
    Journal articles | 2016
    Matheson SL; Kariuki M; Green MJ; Dean K; Harris F; Tzoumakis S; Tarren-Sweeney M; Brinkman S; Chilvers M; Sprague T; Carr V; Laurens K, 2016, 'Effects of maltreatment and parental schizophrenia spectrum disorders on early childhood social- emotional functioning: a population record linkage study', Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, vol. 26, pp. 612 - 623, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204579601600055X
    Journal articles | 2015
    Laurens KR; Luo L; Matheson SL; Carr VJ; Raudino A; Harris F; Green M, 2015, 'Common or distinct pathways to psychosis? A systematic review of evidence from prospective studies for developmental risk factors and antecedents of the schizophrenia spectrum disorders and affective psychoses', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 15, pp. 205 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-015-0562-2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sara GE; Large MM; Matheson SL; Burgess PM; Malhi GS; Whiteford HA; Hall WD, 2015, 'Stimulant use disorders in people with psychosis: A meta-analysis of rate and factors affecting variation', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 49, pp. 106 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867414561526
    Journal articles | 2014
    Matheson SL; Shepherd AM; Carr VJ, 2014, 'How much do we know about schizophrenia and how well do we know it? Evidence from the Schizophrenia Library', Psychological Medicine, vol. 44, pp. 3387 - 3405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291714000166
    Journal articles | 2014
    Girshkin L; Matheson SL; Shepherd AM; Green MJ, 2014, 'Morning cortisol levels in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 49, pp. 187 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.07.013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Matheson SL, 2013, 'Systematic meta-analysis of childhood social withdrawal in schizophrenia, and comparison with data from at-risk children aged 9-14 years', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 47, pp. 1061 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.03.013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Shepherd A; Laurens KR; Matheson SL; Carr VJ; Green MJ, 2012, 'Systematic meta-review and quality assessment of the structural brain alterations in schizophrenia', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 36, pp. 1342 - 1356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.12.015
    Journal articles | 2012
    Shepherd A; Matheson SL; Laurens KR; Carr VJ; Green MJ, 2012, 'Systematic meta-analysis of insula volume in schizophrenia', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 72, pp. 775 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.04.020
    Journal articles | 2012
    Shepherd AM; Matheson SL; Laurens KR; Carr VJ; Green MJ, 2012, 'META-ANALYSIS OF INSULA GREY MATTER VOLUME IN SCHIZOPHRENIA', SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, vol. 136, pp. S111 - S111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0920-9964(12)70370-5
    Journal articles | 2011
    Green MJ; Matheson SL; Shepherd A; Shannon Weickert C; Carr VJ, 2011, 'Brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in schizophrenia: a systematic review with meta-analysis', Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 16, pp. 960 - 972, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2010.88
    Journal articles | 2011
    Matheson SL; Shepherd A; Laurens KR; Carr VJ, 2011, 'A systematic meta-review grading the evidence for non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 133, pp. 133 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2011.09.020
    Journal articles | 2010
    Matheson SL; Green MJ; Loo CK; Carr VJ, 2010, 'A change in the conclusions of a recent systematic meta-review: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is effective for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 122, pp. 276 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2010.05.029
    Journal articles | 2010
    Matheson SL; Green MJ; Loo CK; Carr VJ, 2010, 'Quality assessment and comparison of evidence for electroconvulsive therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for schizophrenia: A systematic meta-review', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 118, pp. 201 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2010.01.002
    Journal articles | 2010
    Webster AC; Ruster LP; Mcgee RG; Matheson SL; Higgins GY; Willis NS; Chapman JR; Craig JC, 2010, 'Interleukin 2 receptor antagonists for kidney transplant recipients', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003897.pub3
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cleary M; Hunt GE; Malins G; Matheson S; Escott P, 2009, 'Drug and Alcohol Education for Consumer Workers and Caregivers: A Pilot Project Assessing Attitudes Toward Persons With Mental Illness and Problematic Substance Use', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 23, pp. 104 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2008.05.004
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cleary M; Hunt GE; Matheson S; Walter G, 2009, 'Psychosocial treatments for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance misuse: Systematic review', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 65, pp. 238 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04879.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cleary M; Hunt GE; Matheson S; Walter G, 2009, 'Views of Australian mental health stakeholders on clients' problematic drug and alcohol use', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 28, pp. 122 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2008.00041.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cleary M; Matheson S; Happell B, 2009, 'Evaluation of a transition to practice programme for mental health nursing', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 65, pp. 844 - 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04943.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cleary ML; Walter G; Horsfall J; Matheson S, 2009, 'A consideration of contemporary factors influencing professional development in health research', Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, vol. 40, pp. 273 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20090522-08
    Journal articles | 2009
    Masson P; Matheson S; Webster AC; Craig JC, 2009, 'Meta-analyses in Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections', Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, vol. 23, pp. 355 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2009.01.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Hunt G; Matheson S; Siegfried N; Walter G, 2008, 'Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001088.pub2
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Hunt GE; Matheson S; Siegfried N; Walter G, 2008, 'Psychosocial treatment programs for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 34, pp. 226 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbm165
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Hunt GE; Matheson S; Walter G, 2008, 'The Association Between Substance Use and the Needs of Patients With Psychiatric Disorder, Levels of Anxiety, and Caregiving Burden', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 22, pp. 375 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2008.02.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Matheson S; Walter G; Malins G; Hunt GE, 2008, 'Demystifying research and evidence-based practice for consumers and carers: Development and evaluation of an educational package', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 29, pp. 131 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01612840701792340
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Walter G; Matheson S, 2008, 'The challenge of optimising research participation: Paying participants in mental health settings', Acta Neuropsychiatrica, vol. 20, pp. 286 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1601-5215.2008.00346.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cleary M; Walter G; Matheson S, 2008, 'What is the role of e-technology in mental health services and psychiatric research?', Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, vol. 46, pp. 42 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20080401-04
    Journal articles | 2008
    Matheson S; Langdon R, 2008, 'Schizotypal traits impact upon executive working memory and aspects of IQ', Psychiatry Research, vol. 159, pp. 207 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2007.04.006
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Rodriguez V; Alameda L; Marino P; Trotta G; Spinazzola E; Matheson S; Laurens K; Murray R; Vassos E, 2020, 'O8.4. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER AND PSYCHOTIC DEPRESSION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF PROSPECTIVE STUDIES', in Schizophrenia Bulletin, Oxford University Press (OUP), pp. S19 - S20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbaa028.045
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Green MJ; Matheson SL; Shepherd A; Weickert T; Carr VJ, 2010, 'Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in schizophrenia: A systematic review with meta-analysis', in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sage Publications, United Kingdom, pp. A30 - A30, presented at 11th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, Sydney, 22 September 2010 - 24 September 2010, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282954700081&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Matheson SL; Shepherd AM; Draganic D; Carr VJ, 2010, 'A NEW WEB-BASED SCHIZOPHRENIA LIBRARY: EVIDENCE COMPILED AND GRADED SYSTEMATICALLY', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, INFORMA HEALTHCARE, pp. A24 - A24, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282954700063&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1