Below is a list of publications from members of the social connectedness laboratory. If you have any questions about any of the research, feel free to contact the lead author.


Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J. F., Bendall, S., Penn, D. L., Yung, A. R., Ryan, R. M.,  Eleftheriadis, D., D’Alfonso, S., Rice, S., Miles, C., Russon, P., Lederman, R., Chambers, R., Gonzalez-Blanch, C., Lim, M.H., Killackey, E., McGorry, P.D. & Nelson, B. (2018). Enhancing social functioning in young people at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for psychosis: A pilot study of a novel strengths and mindfulness-based online social therapy. Schizophrenia Research, in press.

Bell, I.H., Fielding-Smith, S.F., Hayward, M., Rossell, S.L., Lim, M.H., Farhall, J., Thomas, N. (2018). Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention in a coping-focused intervention for hearing voices (SAVVy): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials. 19(262).

Brand, R.M., McEnery, C., Rossell, S., Bendall, S. & Thomas, N. (2018). Do trauma-focussed psychological interventions have an effect on psychotic symptoms? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 13-22.

Eres, R., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2018). Common and distinct neural networks involved in fMRI studies investigating morality: An ALE meta-analysis. Social neuroscience, 13(4), 1-15.

Levinson. C.A., Brosof, L.C., Vanzhula, I., Christian, C., Jones, P., Rodebaugh, T.L., Langer, J.K., White, E.K., Warren, C., Weeks, J.W, Menatti, A., Lim, M.H. & Fernandez, K.C. (2018). Social anxiety and eating disorder comorbidity and underlying vulnerabilities: Using network analysis to conceptualize comorbidity. International Journal of Eating Disorders. Read

Lim, M.H. (2018). Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions. The Conversation. Read 

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., & Penn, D. L. (2018). Loneliness in psychosis: a systematic review. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 1-18.

Lim, M.H. & Penn, D.L (2018). Using digital technology in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. Read

Lim, M.H., Penn, D.L, Neil, T. & Gleeson, J.F.M. (2018). Positive Connect: a pilot strengths-based program targeting loneliness. Presented at World Psychiatric Association Thematic Congress, Melbourne, 2018. Read

Long, K. M., & Meadows, G. N. (2018). Simulation modelling in mental health: A systematic review. Journal of Simulation12(1), 76-85.

Long, K.M., McDermott, F. & Meadows, G.N. (2018). Being pragmatic about healthcare complexity: our experiences applying complexity theory and pragmatism to health services research. BMC Medicine, 16, 94. Read


Bell, I. H., Lim, M. H., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2017). Ecological Momentary Assessment and Intervention in the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders: A Systematic Review. Psychiatric Services68(11), 1172-1181.

Rodebaugh, T. L., Tonge, N. A., Weisman, J. S., Lim, M. H., Fernandez, K. C., & Bogdan, R. (2017). The behavioral economics of social anxiety disorder reveal a robust effect for interpersonal traits. Behaviour research and therapy95, 139-147.

Levinson, C. A., Rodebaugh, T. L., Lim, M. H., & Fernandez, K. C. (2017). The Core Extrusion Schema–Revised: Hiding Oneself Predicts Severity of Social Interaction Anxiety. Assessment24(1), 83-94.

Domínguez D, J. F., van Nunspeet, F., Gupta, A., Eres, R., Louis, W. R., Decety, J., & Molenberghs, P. (2017). Lateral orbitofrontal cortex activity is modulated by group membership in situations of justified and unjustified violence. Social neuroscience, 1-17.

Langer, J. K., Lim, M. H., Fernandez, K. C., & Rodebaugh, T. L. (2017). Social anxiety disorder is associated with reduced eye contact during conversation primed for conflict. Cognitive therapy and research41(2), 220-229.


Tonge, N. A., Rodebaugh, T. L., Fernandez, K. C., & Lim, M. H. (2016). Self-reported social skills impairment explains elevated autistic traits in individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder. Journal of anxiety disorders38, 31-36.

Lim, M. H., Rodebaugh, T. L., Zyphur, M. J., & Gleeson, J. F. (2016). Loneliness over time: The crucial role of social anxiety. Journal of abnormal psychology125(5), 620.

Eres, R. (2016). Scanning for empathy. Australasian Science37(2), 30.

Eres, R., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2016). Why do people pirate? A neuroimaging investigation. Social neuroscience12(4), 366-378.


Rodebaugh, T. L., Lim, M. H., Shumaker, E. A., Levinson, C. A., & Thompson, T. (2015). Social anxiety and friendship quality over time. Cognitive behaviour therapy44(6), 502-511.

Weisman, J. S., Rodebaugh, T. L., Lim, M. H., & Fernandez, K. C. (2015). Predicting short-term positive affect in individuals with social anxiety disorder: The role of selected personality traits and emotion regulation strategies. Journal of anxiety disorders34, 53-62.

Eres, R., Decety, J., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2015). Individual differences in local gray matter density are associated with differences in affective and cognitive empathy. NeuroImage117, 305-310.


Rodebaugh, T. L., Lim, M. H., Fernandez, K. C., Langer, J. K., Weisman, J. S., Tonge, N., … & Shumaker, E. A. (2014). Self and friend’s differing views of social anxiety disorder’s effects on friendships. Journal of abnormal psychology123(4), 715.

Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., Jackson, H. J., & Fernandez, K. C. (2014). Social relationships and quality of life moderate distress associated with delusional ideation. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology49(1), 97-107.

Lim, M. H., & Gleeson, J. F. (2014). Social connectedness across the psychosis spectrum: current issues and future directions for interventions in loneliness. Frontiers in psychiatry5, 154.


Clemente, J., Gleeson, J. F., & Lim, M. H. (2013). Cognitive processes in worry and paranoia: Investigation of the looming cognitive style. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology4(4), 303-314.

Rodebaugh, T. L., Shumaker, E. A., Levinson, C. A., Fernandez, K. C., Langer, J. K., Lim, M. H., & Yarkoni, T. (2013). Interpersonal constraint conferred by generalized social anxiety disorder is evident on a behavioral economics task. Journal of abnormal psychology122(1), 39.

Eres, R., & Molenberghs, P. (2013). The influence of group membership on the neural correlates involved in empathy. Frontiers in human neuroscience7, 176.


Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., & Jackson, H. J. (2012). The jumping-to-conclusions bias in new religious movements. The Journal of nervous and mental disease200(10), 868-875.


Lim, M. H., Gleeson, J. F., & Jackson, H. J. (2011). Selective attention to threat bias in delusion-prone individuals. The Journal of nervous and mental disease199(10), 765-772.


Phillips, L. J., Nelson, B., Yuen, H. P., Francey, S. M., Simmons, M., Stanford, C., … & Amminger, P. (2009). Randomized controlled trial of interventions for young people at ultra-high risk of psychosis: study design and baseline characteristics. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry43(9), 818-829.