Associate Professor Karen Elizabeth Waldie

BSc, MSc, PhD

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Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Karen E Waldie is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Auckland. She was born in Victoria, BC Canada, and received her BSc at the University of Victoria. She received her MSc and PhD (1998) at the University of Calgary and went on to become a research fellow with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (DMHDS). She became a member of The University of Auckland academic faculty in 2001 after falling in love with New Zealand.

Research | Current

Dr Karen Waldie’s research interests can be broadly categorised into those that rely on acute cross-sectional experimental techniques, and those which rely on data collected from longitudinal studies. Her experimental work combines techniques from cognitive neuroscience (e.g., functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG)) and clinical neuropsychology.

She is currently leading a large fMRI study to determine the neural basis of dyslexia, dyscalculia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Auckland Comorbidity Study).

Her involvement with national longitudinal studies reflects her interest in life-span development as well as the precursors and determinants of neurodevelopmental disorders. She is a member of numerous professional societies and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

 

Teaching | Current

Psych326 (coordinator and lecturer) and Psych744 (coordinator and lecturer)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Named Investigator for the new national longitudinal study "Growing Up in NZ" (www.growingup.co.nz)
  • Principal Investigator for the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study (small for gestational age children)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Peterson, E. R., Dando, E., D’Souza S, Waldie, K. E., Carr, A. E., Mohal, J., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Can Infant Temperament Be Used to Predict Which Toddlers Are Likely to Have Increased Emotional and Behavioral Problems?. Early Education and Development, 29 (4), 435-449. 10.1080/10409289.2018.1457391
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Susan Morton
  • Moreau, D., Stonyer, J. E., McKay, N. S., & Waldie, K. E. (2018). No evidence for systematic white matter correlates of dyslexia: An Activation Likelihood Estimation meta-analysis. Brain research, 1683, 36-47. 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.01.014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Moreau, Nicole Mckay
  • Corkin, M. T., Peterson, E. R., Andrejic, N., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Predictors of mothers’ self-identified challenges in parenting Infants: Insights from a large, nationally diverse cohort. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 (2), 653-670. 10.1007/s10826-017-0903-5
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Peterson, Maria Corkin, Susan Morton
  • Moreau, D., Wilson, A. J., McKay, N. S., Nihill, K., & Waldie, K. E. (2018). No evidence for systematic white matter correlates of dyslexia and dyscalculia. NeuroImage. Clinical, 18, 356-366. 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.02.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Moreau, Nicole Mckay
  • Wall, C. R., Murphy, R., Waldie, K. E., Mitchell, E. A., Wati, P., & Thompson, J. M. D. (2018). Dietary intakes in children born small for gestational age and appropriate for gestational age: A longitudinal study (vol 13, e12373, 2017). MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION, 14 (1)10.1111/mcn.12574
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Edwin Mitchell, Clare Wall, John Thompson
  • Underwood, L., & Waldie, K. (2017). The effect of paternal depression on depressive symptoms in adolescent offspring. The lancet. Psychiatry, 4 (12), 889-890. 10.1016/s2215-0366(17)30432-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Underwood
  • Peterson, E. R., Mohal, J., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. (2017). A cross-cultural analysis of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire Very Short Form: An item response theory analysis of infant temperament in New Zealand. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99 (6), 574-584. 10.1080/00223891.2017.1288128
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Elizabeth Peterson
  • Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Mohal, J., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. (2017). Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised Very Short Form: A new factor structure's associations with parenting perceptions and child language outcomes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99 (6), 561-573. 10.1080/00223891.2017.1287709
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Elizabeth Peterson

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Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 301 - Bldg 301
Level 3, Room 335A
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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