I am Director of the Institute for Health and Ageing at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. My research interests include body image disorders, aging, depression, sexual health and the mental health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. I have published over 400 refereed articles in these areas and received over 20 million dollars in competitive research funding to support projects in these area.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Director, Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic Universty
  • 1991–2014
    Professor, Deakin University
  • 2010–2014
    Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University

Education

  • 1981 
    Macquarie University, PhD in Psychology

Publications

  • 2015
    McCabe, M.P., Busija, L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Ricciardelli, L.A., Mellor, D., Mussap, A. (2015). Sociocultural influences on strategies to lose weight, gain weight and increase muscles among ten cultural groups. Body Image, 12 108-114. doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.10.008,
  • 2014
    McCabe, M.P., Bird, M., Davison, T.E., Mellor, D., MacPherson, S., Hallford, D., Seedy, M. (2014). A RCT to evaluate the utility of a clinical protocol for staff in management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged care settings. Aging and Mental Health doi:10.1080/13607863.2014.967659,
  • 2014
    Hucker, A. & McCabe M.P. (2014). An online, mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for female sexual difficulties: Impact on relationship functioning. Journal of Sex & Marital, 40, 561-576 Therapy doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2013.796578,
  • 2014
    McCabe, M.P. & Althof, S. (2014). A Systematic Review of the Psychosocial Outcomes Associated with Erectile Dysfunction: Does the Impact of Erectile Dysfunction Extend Beyond a Man’s Inability to Have Sex? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 347-363. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12374,
  • 2013
    McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Davison, T.E., Karantzas, G., von Treuer, K., & O’Connor, D.W. (2013). A study protocol to investigate the management of depression and challenging behaviors associated with dementia in aged care settings. BMC Geriatrics 13:95. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-95,
  • 2012
    Davison, T.E., McCabe, M.P., Knight, T., & Mellor, D. (2012). Biopsychosocial factors related to depression in aged care residents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 142, 290-296. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.05.019 ,
  • 2012
    Karantzas, G.C., Davison, T.E., McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., & Beaton, P. (2012). Measuring carers knowledge of depression in aged care settings: The knowledge of late life depression scale. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138, 417-424. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.01.002,
  • 2012
    McCabe, M.P. & Goldhammer, D. (2012). Demographic and psychological factors related to sexual desire among heterosexual women in a relationship. Journal of Sex Research, 49, 78-87. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2011.569975,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Implementation and eval of a program to reduce alcohol and related problems among farm men and women
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2012
    Evaluation of an instrument for management of behaviours and psycholgical symptoms of dementia
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 2012
    Addressing risk factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents in out-of-home care
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2012
    Healthy eating and obesity prevention for preschoolers: A randomized controlled trial.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2012
    Promoting fit bodies, healthy eating and physical activity among Indigenous Australian Men.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery
  • 2012
    A RCT to prevent primigravid excessive gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Australian Psychological Society
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society, College of Health Psychologists
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society, College of Forensic Psychologists
  • Member, Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Member, International Academy of Sex Research
  • Member, Asia Pacific Society of Sexual Medicine
  • Member, International Society of Sexual Medicine
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Member, Eating Disorder Research Society

Research Areas

  • Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology (170106)