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ARC Future Fellow and Director Centre for Emotional Health

Professor Jennie Hudson is an Australian Research Council, Future Fellow within the Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology.  Jennie's research focuses on understanding factors that contribute to the development of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Her work also involves the development and evaluation of evidence based treatments for anxiety and depression in young people.

Research interests

Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents; cognitive behavioural therapy; emotional health in children; parent-child interactions.

Publications

White, J. & Hudson, J.L. (in press). The Metacognitive Model of Anxiety in Children: Towards a Reliable and Valid Measure, Cognitive Therapy and Research

Byrne, S., Rapee, R.M., Richardson, R., Gin S. Malhi, G., Jones, M., & Hudson, J.L. (2015). D-Cycloserine enhances generalization of fear extinction in children. Depression & Anxiety, 32(6), 408-414

Hudson, J.L., Rapee, R.M., Lyneham, H.J., McLellan, L., Wuthrich, V.M., & Schniering, C.A. (2015). Comparing outcomes for children with different anxiety disorders following cognitive behavioural therapy. Behaviour, Research & Therapy, 72, 30-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat2015.06.007

Hurrell, K. E., Hudson, J. L., & Schniering, C. A. (2015). Parental reactions to children's negative emotions: Relationships with emotion regulation in children with an anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 72-82.

Manassis, K., Lee, T.C., Bennett, K., Zhao X.Y., Mendlowitz., S., Duda, S., Saini, M., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Baer, S., Barrett, P.,Bodden D., Cobham, V., Dadds., M.R., Flannery-Schroder, E., Ginsburg, G., Heyne. D., Hudson, J.L., Kendall, P.C., Liber, J., Masia Warner, C., Nauta M.H., Rapee, R.M., Silverman, W.K., Siqueland, L., Spence, S.H., Utens, E., & Wood, J. J. (2015). Types of Parental Involvement in CBT with Anxious Youth: A Preliminary Meta-Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82 (6), 1163-1172.

Newall, C., Jacomb, I., Hudson, J.L.  & Broeren, S. (2015). Physical context regulates the renewal of fear in indirect pathways: An examination of fear reduction processes using verbal information provision and modeling. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 6 (1), 13-27.

Roberts, S., Keers, R., Lester, K. J., Coleman, J. R. I., Breen, G., Arendt, K., Blatter-Meunier, J., Cooper, P., Creswell, C., Fjermestad, K., Havik, O. E., Herren, C., Hogendoorn, S. M., Hudson, J. L., Krause, K., Lyneham, H. J., Morris, T., Nauta, M., Rapee, R. M., Rey, Y., Schneider, S., Schneider, S. C., Silverman, W. K., Thastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Waite, P., Eley, T. C. & Wong, C. C. Y. (2015) HPA axis related genes and response to psychological therapies: genetics and epigenetics. Depression and Anxiety.

Roberts, S., Lester, K., Hudson J.L. et al., (in press). Serotonin Transporter Methylation and Response to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Children with Anxiety Disorders. Translational Psychiatry. Accepted July 29, 2014.

Klein, A. M., Rapee, R. M., Hudson, J. L., Schniering, C.A., Wuthrich, V.M., Kangas, M., Lyneham, H., Souren, P., & Rinck, M. (in press, accepted 27th October, 2015). Interpretation modification training reduces social anxiety in clinically anxious children. Behaviour, Research and Therapy

Lester KJ, Roberts S, Keers R, Coleman JRI, Breen G, Wong CCY, Xu X, Arendt K, Blatter-Meunier J, Bögels S, Cooper P, Creswell C, Heiervang ER, Herren C, Hogendoorn SM, Hudson JL, Krause K, Lyneham HJ, Mckinnon A, Morris T, Nauta MH, Rapee RM, Rey Y, Schneider S, Schneider SC, Silverman WK, Smith P, Thastum M, Thirlwall K, Waite P, Wergeland GJ, Eley TC. (2015) Non-replication of the association between 5HTTLPR and response to psychological therapy for child anxiety disorders; The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207,  1-7.

Dodd, H. F., Stuijfzand, S., Morris, T. And Hudson, J. L. (2015) Child anxiety and the processing and ambiguity. Cognitive Therapy and Research. ISSN 0147-5916 doi: 10.1007/s10608-015-9689-1.

Dodd, H. F., Hudson, J. L., Williams, T., Morris, T., Lazarus, R. S., & Byrow, Y. (in press). Anxiety and Attentional Bias in Preschool-Aged Children: An Eyetracking Study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9962-x

Hudson, J.L. Keers, R., Roberts S., Coleman J.R.I., Breen G., Arendt K., Bogels S., Cooper P., Creswell C., Hartman C., Heiervang E., Hötzel K., In-Albon T., Lavallee K., Lyneham H.J., Marin C.E., McKinnon A,, Meiser-Stedman R., Morris T., Nauta M., Rapee R.M., Schneider S., Schneider S., Silverman W.K., Thastum M., Thirlwall K., Waite P., Wergeland G.J., Lester K.J., & Eley T.C. (2015). Clinical predictors of response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in pediatric anxiety disorders: The Genes for Treatment (GxT) study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(6), 454-463.

Hudson, J. L., Keers, R., Roberts, S., Coleman, J. R., Breen, G., Arendt, K., ... & Eley, T. C. (in press). Clinical Predictors of Response to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: The Genes for Treatment (GxT) Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Roberts, S., Lester, K., Hudson J.L. et al., (in press). Serotonin Tranporter Methylation and Response to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Children with Anxiety Disorders. Translational Psychiatry. Accepted July 29, 2014.

Dodd, H. F., Hudson, J. L., Williams, T., Morris, T., Lazarus, R. S., & Byrow, Y. (in press). Anxiety and Attentional Bias in Preschool-Aged Children: An Eyetracking Study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9962-x

Byrne, S. P., Rapee, R. M., Richardson, R., Malhi, G. S., Jones, M., & Hudson, J. L. (in press) D-Cycloserine Enhances Generalization of Fear Extinction in Children. Depression and Anxiety. Accepted December 31st December, 2014.

Baker, J. & Hudson, J.L. (in press). Children with social phobia have lower quality friendships than children with other anxiety disorders. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. Accepted 2nd October 2014.

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Manassis, K., Lee, T.C., Bennett, K., Zhao X.Y., Mendlowitz., S., , Duda, S., Saini, M., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Baer, S., Barrett, P.,Bodden D., Cobham, V., Dadds., M.R., Flannery-Schroder, E., Ginsburg, G., Heyne. D., Hudson, J.L., Kendall, P.C., Liber, J., Masia Warner, C., Nauta M.H.,  Rapee, R.M., Silverman, W.K., Siqueland, L., Spence, S.H., Utens, E., & Wood, J. J. (2015). Types of Parental Involvement in CBT with Anxious Youth: A Preliminary Meta-Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82 (6), 1163-1172.

Hurrell, K. E., Hudson, J. L., & Schniering, C. A. (2015). Parental reactions to children's negative emotions: Relationships with emotion regulation in children with an anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 29, 72-82.

Newall, C., Jacomb, I., Hudson, J.L.  & Broeren, S. (2015). Physical context regulates the renewal of fear in indirect pathways: An examination of fear reduction processes using verbal information provision and modeling. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 6 (1), 13-27.

McLellan, L., Hudson, J. L., & Alfano, C. (2015). Cognition focused interventions for social anxiety among adolescents. In K. Ranta, A. M. La Greca, L. Garcia-Lopes, & M. Marttunen (Eds.). Social anxiety and phobia in adolescents: Development, manifestation and intervention strategies. Springer, USA.

Baker, J. R., & Hudson, J. L. (2014). Friendship quality and social information processing in clinically anxious children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45(1), 12-23.

Morris, T. M., Hudson, J.L., and Dodd, H.F. (2014). Risk-taking and inhibitory control in behaviourally inhibited and disinhibited preschool children." Personality and Individual Differences 71, 113-117.

Knight, A., McLellan, L., Hudson, J. L., & Jones, M. (2014). Pre-treatment predictors of outcome in childhood anxiety disorders: A systematic review. Psychopathology Review, 1, 1, 77-129.

Baker, J., Taylor, A., Hudson, J.L. (2014). An investigation into the lower peer liking of anxious than non anxious children. Journal of Anxiety Disorder, 28, 599-611.

Hudson, J.L., Creswell, C., McLellan, L. (2014). A clinician's quick guide of evidence based approaches: Childhood anxiety disorders. Clinical Psychologist. 18(1), 52-53.

Broeren, S., Newall, C., Dodd, H. F., Locker, R., & Hudson, J. L. (2014). Longitudinal investigation of the role of temperament and stressful life events in childhood anxiety. Development and Psychopathology, 1-13.

Hudson, J. L., Kendall, P. C., Chu, B. C., Gosch, E., Martin, E., Taylor, A., & Knight, A. (2014). Child involvement, alliance, and therapist flexibility: Process variables in cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in childhood. Behaviour research and therapy,52, 1-8.

Udy, C., Newall, C., Broeren, S., Hudson, J.L.(2014). Maternal expectancy versus objective measures of child skill: Evidence for absence of positive bias in mother's expectations of children with internalizing disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 42 (3), pp. 439-451.

Hudson, J. L., Newall, C., Schneider, S. C., & Morris, T. (2014). Internalizing Disorders. Evidence-Based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies Based Approach. Wiley, UK (pp 79-94).

Hudson, J. L. (2013). Parent-Child Relationships in Early Childhood and Development of Anxiety & Depression. In Tremblay, RE, Boivin, M., Peters RDev, eds Encyclopedia on Early Child Development [online].

Newall, C., Dodd, H., Hudson, J.L., & Rapee, R.M. (2013). Treating broad-based anxiety problems in children. In Graham & Reynolds, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families. Cambridge University Press.

Lyneham, H. J., Sburlati, E. S., Abbott, M. J., Rapee, R. M., Hudson, J. L., Tolin, D. F., & Carlson, S. E. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS). Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27(7), 711-719.

Bennett, K., Manassis, K., Walter, S. D., Cheung, A., Wilansky-Traynor, P., Diaz-Granados, N., Duda, S., Rice, M., Baer, S., Barrett, P.,Bodden D., Cobham, V., Dadds., M.R., Flannery-Schroder, E., Ginsburg, G., Heyne. D., Hudson, J.L., Kendall, P.C., Liber, J., Masia Warner, C., Mendlowitz., S., Nauta M.H.,  Rapee, R.M., Silverman, W.K., Siqueland, L., Spence, S.H., Utens, E., & Wood, J. J. (2013). Cognitive behavioral therapy age effects in child and adolescent anxiety: an individual patient data metaanalysis." Depression and Anxiety, 30, 9 829 – 841.

Mitchell, J.H., Broeren, S., Newall, C., Hudson, J.L. (2013). The Role of Perfectionism in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Outcomes for Clinically Anxious Children. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 51 (9), 547 – 554.

Hudson, J.L., Newall, C., Rapee, R.M., Lyneham, H.J., Schniering, C.A., Wuthrich, V.M., Schneider, S., Seeley-Wait, E., Edwards, S., & Gar, N.S. (2013). The Impact of Brief Parental Anxiety Management on Child Anxiety Treatment Outcomes: A Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(3), 370-380.

Hudson, J.L., Lester, K.J., Lewis, C.M., Tropeano, M., Creswell, C., Collier, C., Cooper P., Lyneham, H.J., Morris, T., Rapee, R.M., Roberts, S., Donald, J., Eley T.C. (2013). Predicting outcomes following cognitive behavour therapy in child anxiety disorders: the influence of genetic, demographic and clinical information. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54 (10) 1086-1094.

Rapee, R.M., Lyneham, H.J., Hudson, J.L., Kangas, M., Wuthirch, V.M., Schneiring, C.A. (2013). Effect of comorbidity on treatment of anxious children and adolescents: Results from a large, combined sample. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(1):47-56.

Baker, J. & Hudson, J.L. (2013). Friendship Quality Predicts Treatment Outcome in Children with Anxiety Disorders.  Behaviour Research and Therapy. 51 (1), 31-36.

Smith, K., & Hudson, J.L. (2013). Metacognitive Beliefs and Processes in Clinical Anxiety in Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42 (5) ,590-602.

Dear, B. F., Titov, N., Perry, K. N., Johnston, L., Wootton, B. M., Terides, M. D., ... & Hudson, J. L. (2013). The Pain Course: A randomised controlled trial of a clinician-guided Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy program for managing chronic pain and emotional well-being. Pain, 154(6), 942-950.

Mitchell, J.H., Broeren, S., Newall, C., Hudson, J.L. (2013). An Experimental Manipulation of Maternal Perfectionistic Anxious Rearing Behaviours with Anxious and Non-anxious Children.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 116 (1), 1-18.

Ng, A.S., Dodd, H.F., Gamble, A.L. & Hudson, J.L. (2013). The relationship between Parent and Child Dysfunctional Beliefs About Sleep and child sleep. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(6), 827-835. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9637-6.

Hudson, J.L. & Dodd, H.F. (2012) Informing Early Intervention: Preschool Predictors of Anxiety Disorders in Middle Childhood. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042359.

Lester, K.J., Hudson, J.L., Tropeano, M., Creswell, C., Collier, D.A., Farmer, A., Lyneham, H.J., Rapee, R.M. Eley, T.C. (2012). Neurotrophic gene polymorphisms and response to psychological therapy, Translational Psychiatry 2, e108, doi:10.1038/tp.2012.33. Published online 1 May 2012.

Newall C., Hudson, J.L. (2012). Online cognitive behaviour therapy is similarly effective to clinic-based CBT for reducing adolescent anxiety. Evidence Based Mental Health, 15 (2) 49.

Wuthrich, V.M. Rapee, R.M., Cunningham, M.J., Lyneham, H.J., Hudson, J.L., & Schniering, C.A. (2012). A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Cool TeensCD-ROM computerized program for adolescent anxiety. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51,3, 261-270.

Hudson JL, Dodd HF, Lyneham HJ, Bovopoulous N. (2011). Temperament and Family Environment in the Development of Anxiety Disorder: Two-Year Follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 50(12): 1255-64.

Eley, T.C., Hudson, J.L., Creswell, C., Tropeano, M., Lester, K.J., Cooper, P., Farmer, A., Lewis, C.M., Lyneham, H.J., Rapee, R.M., Uher, R., Zavos, H.M.S., & Collier, D.A. (2012) Therapygenetics: The 5HTTLPR and response to psychological therapy. Molecular Psychiatry, |17, 236-237. doi:10.1038/mp.2011.132

Hudson, J.L., Dodd, H.F., & Bovopoulos, N. (2011). Temperament, family environment and anxiety in preschool children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(7), 939-951.

Dodd, H.F., Hudson, J.L., Morris, T.M., Wise, C.K. (2012). Interpretation bias in preschool children at risk for anxiety: A prospective study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(1), 28-38. doi: 10.1037/a0024589

Barrow, M.E., Baker, J.R., Hudson, J.L.(2011). Peer liking, physical attractiveness, and anxiety disorders in children.   Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2 (4), 601-614.

Hudson, J.L., & Dodd, H.F. (2011). Introduction to special issue on social phobia in children. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(4), 449-453.

Dodd, H.F., Hudson, J.L., Lyneham, H.J., Wuthrich, V.M., Morris, T., Monier, L. (2011). Biased self-perception of social skills in anxious children: The role of state anxiety. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(4), 571-585.

Gradisar, M., Dohnt, H., Gardner, G., Paine, S., Starkey, K., Menne, A., Slater, A., Wright, H., Hudson J.L., Weaver, E., & Trenowden, S. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavior therapy plus bright light therapy for Adolescent Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. Sleep, 34(12),1671-80.

Dodd, H.F., & Hudson, J.L. (2011). Parent-child CBT reduces anxiety disorders among children aged 4-7 years: Commentary. Evidence Based Mental Health, 14 (1), 18.Ellis, D.M., &

Hudson, J.L.

(2011). Test of the metacognitive model of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in anxiety-disordered adolescents.Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2, 1, 28-43.

Awards

Award

Year

Macquarie University Excellence in Research award – Healthy People Research Priority

2015

Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

2015

HDR supervisor of the year: nominee, Faculty of Human Science

2014

Highly Commended Macquarie University Research Awards:

 Jim Piper Research Leadership Award

2013

Macquarie University Research Awards: Excellence in Research: Social Science, Business, and Humanities 'Genes for Therapy'

2011

Finalist Scopus Young Researcher of the Year (Humanities and Social Sciences)

2010

Division of Linguistics and Psychology. Excellence in Research (Highest grant funding

2008

Division of Linguistics and Psychology. Excellence in Research Supervision (Highest number of doctoral completions)

2008

Macquarie University Innovation Awards, Highly Commended (Cool Teens CD-Rom. Team award)

2007

Mental Health Matters Award, Mental Health Association NSW (Cool Teens CD-Rom. Team award)

2007

Australian Psychological Society Early Career Research Award

2006

NSW Young Tall Poppy Award from the Institute of Political Sciences.

2004

Tracy Goodall Early Career award, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy

2003

Early career development award, Anxiety Disorders Association of America

2003

Grants 

Duration

Funding Body

Title

Team

Value

2013-2016

Australian Research Council - Linkage

The Emotional Health Project: Understanding and preventing anxiety and depression in girls.

Hudson, Rapee, Dodd, Newall, Eley

$279,000

2013-2015

beyondblue

Increasing utilisation of mental health services for adolescent males with anxiety disorders.

Hudson, Rapee, Lyneham and Wuthrich

$178,000

2012-2016

Australian Research Council- Future Fellowship

Understanding genetic and environmental risks of emotional disorders in childhood and adolescence

Hudson

$790,000

2013-2018

National Health and Medical Research Council  and Department of Education

Preventing anxiety disorders and bullying in children and adolescents

Rapee, Cross, Hunt, Bussey, Titov, Hudson,

Miaholopolous

$1,840,000

2012-2015

National Health and Medical Research Council 

A stepped care approach to the management of anxiety disorders in children

Rapee, Lyneham, Hudson, Miaholopolous

$896,000

2012

Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant

Expanding the capacity for large-scale internet and mobile phone-delivered research and treatment at the Centre for Emotional Health

Titov, N., Dear, B., Hudson, J.L., & Rapee, R.M

$55,000.

2010-2012

Australian Research Council- Discovery

Augmentation of fear extinction in anxious children through D-Cycloserine.

Rapee, Hudson, Jones.

$180,000

2010

Australian Rotary Health

Training benign interpretations in anxious children and adolescents

Rapee, RM, Wuthrich, V, Kangas, M, Lyneham, HJ, Hudson, JL, Gaston, J & Schniering, CA

$36,437

2010

Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant

Treating anxiety disorders across the lifespan

Hudson, J., Rapee, R., Baillie, A, Kangas, M., McMahon, C., Lyneham, H., Wuthrich, V.

$36,000

2009

Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant

Remote eyetracker for testing  special populations

Crain, S., Brock, J., Thornton, R., Castles, A., McArthur,  G., Langdon, R., Porter, M., Marsh, P., Palermo, R., Rapee, R.,  Gamble, A., Hudson, J., Lyneham, H., Barnier, A., Cox, R., Savage, G., Rowe, D., Rich, A

$32,858

2009

Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme

Kids' Science Club: A Children's Research Register at Macquarie University

McArthur, G., Robbins, R., Castles, A., Crain, S., Rapee, R., Thornton, R., Lyneham, H., Cupples, L., Hudson, J., Bowes, J., Palermo, R., Brock, J., Porter, M., Johnson, B., Cox, F., Warburton, W., Kohnen, S., Jensen, B

 

2008-2012

Australian Research Council- Discovery

Environmental and genetic risk factors for anxiety disorders in children

Hudson Donald; Rapee; Eley.

$721,000

2008-2010

NMHRC Project Grant

Enhancing efficacy of bibliotherapy for rural children with anxiety disorders using child-therapist contact

Lyneham, HJ., Hudson, JL, & Rapee, RM

$463,325

Higher Degree Research completions

Year

Candidate

Title

Degree

2016Ms Anna Katharine KellyParent-child Interaction in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and AnxietyMaster of Philosophy
2015Dr Katherine Emma HurrellEmotion Regulation in Children with an Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Parent FactorsDoctor of Philosophy

2015

Ashleigh Knight

Predictors of treatment outcome for anxious children

Master of Philosophy

2012

Dr Jessica Rose Baker

F The friendship and peer liking of children with anxiety disorders.

Doctor of Philosophy

  VC Commendation

2010

Dr Danielle Ellis

The meta-cognitive model of anxiety Metacognitive worry in anxiety-disordered adolescents

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

2009

Dr Jennifer Mitchell

Development and impact of perfectionism in anxious children

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

2008

Dr Natalie Shoshana Gar

Mothers and children with anxiety: Parent-child interactions and treatment outcome

Doctor of Philosophy

2008

Dr Charise Michelle Deveney

Psychotherapeutic process in the treatment of anxious children

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

2008

Dr Catherine Mary Udy

The role of aversive parental affect and cognitive experiences in childhood anxiety

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)