Sturrock, B.A. Development of low-intensity services for depressive symptoms in people with vision impairment. InPsych, 2018 (Feb).

Sturrock, B.A., Rees, G., Lamoureux, E., Wong, T., Holloway, E., Fenwick, E. (2018). Individuals’ perspectives on coping with vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. Optometry and Vision Science.

Holloway, E., Sturrock, B.A., Lamoureux, E.L., Hegel, M., Casten, R., Mellor, D., Rees, G. (2018). Delivering Problem-Solving Treatment in low vision rehabilitation: A pilot feasibility study. Rehabilitation Psychology.

Rees, G., O’Hare, F., Saeed, M., Sudholz, B., Sturrock, B.A., Xie, J., Speight, J., Lamoureux, E.L. (2017). Problem-solving therapy for adults with diabetic retinopathy and diabetes-specific distress: A pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.

Holloway, E.E., Sturrock, B.A., Lamoureux, E.L., Keeffe, J., Hegel, M., Casten, R., Mellor, D., Rees, G. (2016). Can we address depression in vision rehabilitation settings? Professionals’ perspectives on the barriers to integrating problem-solving treatment. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Rees, G., Xie, J., Fenwick, E.K., Sturrock, B.A., Finger, R., Rogers, S.L., Lim, L., Lamoureux, E.L. (2016). Severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema; and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults with diabetes. JAMA Ophthalmology. 

Sturrock, B.A. & Rees, G. Vision Loss. Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. (2016).

Sturrock, B.A., Xie, J., Holloway, E.E., Hegel, M., Casten, R., Mellor, D., Fenwick, E., Rees, G. Illness Cognitions and Coping Self-Efficacy in Depression among Persons with Low Vision. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science – accepted for publication 5 April 2016.

Sturrock, B.A., Holloway, E.E., Keeffe, J.E. Hegel, M.T., Casten, R., Mellor, D., & Rees, G. (2016). Rehabilitation staff perspectives on training for problem-solving therapy for primary care in a low vision service. British Journal of Vision Impairment, 34(1), 26-41.

Sturrock, B.A., Xie, J., Holloway, E.D., Lamoureux, E.L., Keeffe, J.E., Fenwick, E.K., Rees, G. The Influence of Coping on Vision-Related Quality of Life (VRQoL) in Patients with Low Vision: A Prospective Longitudinal Study – Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science March 2015.

Holloway, E.E., Sturrock, B.A., Lamoureux, E., Xie, J., Rees, G. (2015). Do problem-solving interventions improve psychosocial outcomes in vision impaired adults: A systematic review and meta analysis – Patient Education and Counselling January 2015.

Xie, J., Rees, G., Fenwick, E., Sturrock, B.A., & Lamoureux, E. (2014). The impact of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema on symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults with diabetes. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

Sturrock, B.A., Xie, J., Holloway, E. E., Lamoureux, E.L., Keeffe, J.E., Fenwick, E.E., & Rees,G. The Prevalence and Determinants of Desire for  and Use of Psychological Support in Patients with Low Vision  – Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology January 2014.

Holloway, E.E., Sturrock, B.A., Lamoureux, E.L., Keeffe, J.E., & Rees, G. (2014). Depression screening among older adults attending low-vision rehabilitation and eye-care services: Characteristics of those who screen positive and client acceptability of screening. Australasian Journal on Ageing. DOI:10.1111/AJAG.12159

Sturrock, B.A., & Mellor, D. (2013). Perceived Emotional Invalidation and Borderline Personality Disorder Features: A Test of Theory. Personality and Mental Health. DOI 10.1002/pmh.1249

Rees, G., Holloway, E.E., Mellor, D., Sturrock, B.A., Hegel, M.T., Casten, R., Xie, J., Finkelstein, E., Lamoureux, E., & Keeffe, J.E. (2013). Integrated Depression Management: A Proposed Trial of a New Model of Care in a Low Vision Rehabilitation Setting. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 20 (5), 321-329.

Rees, G., Xie, J., Holloway, E.E., Sturrock, B.A., Fenwick, E.E., Keeffe, J.E., & Lamoureux, E.L. Identifying Distinct Risk Factors for Vision-Specific Distress and Depressive Symptoms in People with Vision Impairment – Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science October 2013.

Holloway, E.E., Sturrock, B.A., Lamoureux, E.L., Keeffe, J.E., & Rees, G. (2013). Help Seeking among Vision Impaired Adults Referred to their GP for Depressive Symptoms: Patient Characteristics and Outcomes Associated with Referral Uptake. Australian Journal of Primary Health.

Rees, G., & Sturrock, B.A. (2013). Psychosocial Issues for the Low Vision Patient: Breaking Bad news and Screening for Depression.  Australian Optometry Pharma. Optometrists Association of Australia, pp. 1-48.

Rees, G., Lamoureux, E.L., Xie, J., Sturrock, B.A., & Fenwick, E.E. Using Rasch Analysis to Evaluate the Validity of the Diabetes-Specific Version of the Illness perception Questionnaire- Revised – Journal of Health Psychology December 2013.

Sturrock, B.A. Emotional Invalidation and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Test of Theory (Doctoral dissertation, Deakin University, 2012).

Sturrock B.A. The Clinical Utility of a Unified Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Doctoral dissertation, Deakin University, 2012).

Sturrock, B.A., Francis, A.J.P., & Carr, S.N. (2009). Avoidance of affect mediates the effect of invalidating childhood environments on borderline personality symptomatology in a non-clinical sample. Clinical Psychologist, 13(2), 41-51.

Interviews and Conferences

2023, Young Optometrists presentation on “Mental Health and Coping in Vision Loss”

2021, Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Presentation to community and professional members on “Understanding Mental Health and Coping in Vision Loss.”

2019, Appearance on Today Extra TV show interviewed by Sonya Kruger regarding the psychological impact of vision impairment on individuals

2018, IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference – oral, BMD and other parameters of bone in Asia vs West, Sanders KM, Daly R, Connaughton C, Ferguson E, and Sturrock B (senior author)

2017, Blind Citizens Australia Convention, presented on panel for emotional well-being in blindness and vision impairment

2017, Vision 2017 (The Netherlands): A prospective study of change in depressive symptoms over 12-months in adults with low vision who were accessing vision
rehabilitation – Next Generation Award

2017, Vision Australia Radio interviews ongoing – emotional well-being in vision loss and recent research advances.

2016, WCBCT symposium topic: Psychological Wellbeing in Individuals with Sensory Loss: Current Management, Gaps and New Approaches

Interview on Talking Vision – Vision Australia Radio Show March 2016 – acceptance-focussed guided self-help programme development.

Fairfax – Sunday Life – The Sunday Age 25/11/2012 – Shutter Bugs.

ARVO 2014 (Florida) – Xie, J., Rees, G., Fenwick, E., Sturrock, BA., Lamoureux, EL. The Impact of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema on Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adults with Diabetes.

Vision 2014 Conference – Sturrock, BA., Holloway, E., Keeffe, J., Mellor, D., Kienhuis, M., Smith, G., Hegel, M., Casten, R., & Rees, G. Rehabilitation Staff Perspectives of Training to Deliver Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) within a Low Vision Service Setting.

Vision 2014 Conference – Rees, G., Larizza, M., Holloway, E., Sturrock, BA. Intervention fidelity: What is it and Why is it Important in Research Trials?

2nd Annual Symposium of the NHMRC Research Translation Faculty. October 2013. Rees, G., Holloway, E., Mellor, D., Sturrock, BA., Kienhuis, M., Hegel, M., Casten, R., Xie, J., Finkelstein, E., Keeffe, J. Training Health Care Staff to Deliver Brief Psychological Therapy.


The Next Generation Researchers Award for 3rd best conference oral presentation – Vision 2017 – Netherlands

The Harold Mitchell Foundation Post-Doctorate Travel Award 2017 to attend Vision 2017, The Netherlands

The CERA Excellence in Research Award 2013 – Centre for Eye Research Australia (University of Melbourne) – for exceptional effort in translational research that has led to a change in clinical practice