Publications

Below are a selection of my publications, please make contact if you would like to collaborate using any of the following social media channels.

Innovation
  • Informatics Technologies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions

    Ingram, W., Khanna, R., Weston, C. (2021). Informatics Technologies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions. In Tenenbaum, J. and Ranallo, P. (Eds.), Mental Health Informatics: Enabling a Learning Mental Healthcare System. Springer. In Press.

  • The Therapeutic Centaur: Training the half-human, half-computer psychiatrist of 2040

    Khanna, R., Edgcomb, J. B. (2021). The Therapeutic Centaur: Training the half-human, half-computer psychiatrist of 2040. In Eyre, H., Lavretsky, H., Reynolds, C., Berk, M. (Eds.), Convergence Mental Health: A Roadmap Towards Transdisciplinary Innovation. (pp. 85-102) Oxford University Press.

  • Computational psychophysiology for psychological trauma research

    Khanna, R., Viejo, CG., Felmingham, K., Fuentes, S., Hopwood, M., Varker, T., Kanaan, R., O'Donnell, M. (2021). Computational psychophysiology for psychological trauma research. Poster presentation at the Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress 14-28 September 2021.

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  • Making working from home work: Reflections on adapting to change

    Khanna, R., Murnane, T., Kumar, S., Rolfe, T., Dimitrieski, S., McKeown, M., Dar., M., Gavson, L., Gandhi, C. (2020) Making working from home work: Reflections on adapting to change. Australasian Psychiatry. 28(5). pp 504-507 DOI: 10.1177/1039856220953701

    Abstract

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, our mental health service experimented with working from home. The flexibility of this practice can enable improved efficiency, staff well-being and expanded operating hours in the longer term. This paper shares our experiences and makes recommendations for being a part of and leading distributed clinical teams.

    We saw a 3% increase in total appointment bookings and a 7% reduction in cancellations/non-attendance compared to the same period in 2019. Based on our experience and the literature, effective distributed teams have leaders that connect via video at least weekly; focus on transparency and output over micromanagement; prioritise staff relationships and err towards overcommunication.

  • Brain health diplomacy in a new decade: why innovation matters

    Khanna R., Edgcomb, J. B. (2020) Brain health diplomacy in a new decade: why innovation matters. International Psychogeriatrics. 32(8). pp 901-903 DOI: 10.1017/S1041610220000381

  • Telepsychiatry as a public health imperative: Slowing COVID-19

    Khanna R., Forbes M. (2020) Telepsychiatry as a public health imperative: Slowing COVID-19. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 54(7). DOI: 10.1177/0004867420924480

  • Psychiatry research in the Machine Age

    Khanna, R., Woodburn, M. (2019). Psychiatry research in the Machine Age. Poster presentation at RANZCP New Zealand Conference 2019.

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  • A machine learning model diagnoses ADHD via the pupil

    Woodburn, M., Khanna, R. (2019). A machine learning model diagnoses ADHD via the pupil. Poster presentation at RANZCP New Zealand Conference 2019.

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Trauma
  • Intensivist’s responses to potentially traumatic events: A qualitative study.

    Varker, T., Khanna, R., Van Heerden, P. V., Calhoun, A. W., Knott, C., Zhang, S., & Dennis, D. (2022) Intensivist’s responses to potentially traumatic events: A qualitative study. Traumatology. (Advance online publication) DOI:10.1037%2Ftrm0000402

  • Computational psychophysiology for psychological trauma research

    Khanna, R., Viejo, CG., Felmingham, K., Fuentes, S., Hopwood, M., Varker, T., Kanaan, R., O'Donnell, M. (2021). Computational psychophysiology for psychological trauma research. Poster presentation at the Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress 14-28 September 2021.

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  • The nature and sources of the emotional distress felt by Intensivists and the burdens that are carried: a qualitative study

    Dennis, D., van Heerden, PV., Khanna, R., Knott, C. (2021) The nature and sources of the emotional distress felt by Intensivists and the burdens that are carried: a qualitative study. Australian Critical Care (In press) DOI:10.1016/j.aucc.2021.11.006

  • Advice for doctors working or planning to work in Intensive Care: summation from a qualitative study

    Dennis, D., van Heerden, PV., Khanna, R., Knott, C. (2021) Advice for doctors working or planning to work in Intensive Care: summation from a qualitative study. Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy (In press) DOI:Not assigned

  • Behavioural responses of Intensivists to stressors in Intensive Care

    Dennis, D., van Heerden, PV., Khanna, R., Knott, C. (2021) Behavioural responses of Intensivists to stressors in Intensive Care. Occupational Medicine, 71(8), 343-345. DOI:10.1093/occmed/kqab112

  • Mitigating emotional responses to stressors: coping strategies, modifiers and support

    Dennis, D., van Heerden, PV., Knott, C., Khanna, R. (2021) Mitigating emotional responses to stressors: coping strategies, modifiers and support. Australasian Psychiatry (In press) DOI:

Education
  • Demographics and study practices of psychiatry trainees sitting the RANZCP written examinations.

    Khanna, R., Matta, G., Visa, B., & Ryan, A. (2018). Demographics and study practices of psychiatry trainees sitting the RANZCP written examinations. Australasian Psychiatry, 26(5), 551-555.

  • Psychiatry Education Programs in Australia.

    Forbes M, Khanna R. & Moylan S. (2017) Psychiatry Education Programs in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 51:846-7

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  • Victorian Association of Psychiatry Trainees Written Exam Survey

    Khanna R, Matta G, Visa B, Ryan A. (2017) Victorian Association of Psychiatry Trainees Written Exam Survey; Poster presented at the RANZCP Congress: Speaking our minds. Telling our stories. Adelaide.

Other
  • Changes in private psychiatric practice in Australia: An analysis of trends in claims for outpatient Medicare item numbers over 14 years

    Forbes M, Sizer H, Khanna R, Hopwood M, Green J, Pring B. (2022) Changes in private psychiatric practice in Australia: An analysis of trends in claims for outpatient Medicare item numbers over 14 years. Australasian Psychiatry. 30(4):526-529 DOI:10.1177/10398562221097869

  • Characteristics of the Contemporary Intensivist: A Qualitative Study

    Dennis D., Knott C., Khanna R. and van Heerden P.V. (2022) Characteristics of the Contemporary Intensivist: A Qualitative Study Journal of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care 8(1):6 DOI:

  • Diagnostic agreement and concordance between consultation-liaison psychiatry and non-psychiatric (medical and surgical) doctors: changes within junior doctor’s terms

    Kim, H., Khanna, R., Norman, T., Olver, J. (2021) Diagnostic agreement and concordance between consultation-liaison psychiatry and non-psychiatric (medical and surgical) doctors: changes within junior doctor’s terms. Australasian Psychiatry (In press) DOI:

  • Masks in Melbourne: an inpatient mental health unit’s COVID-19 experience

    Soh, KC., Khanna, R., Parsons, A., Visa, B., Dar, M. (2020) Masks in Melbourne: an inpatient mental health unit’s COVID-19 experience. Australasian Psychiatry 29(2), 240-241 DOI: 10.1177/1039856220968394

  • The effect of therapeutic phlebotomy for hemochromatosis on non-suicidal self-injury: A case report

    Newham, B. J., & Khanna, R. (2019). The effect of therapeutic phlebotomy for hemochromatosis on non-suicidal self-injury: A case report. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 54(1), 74-79.

    Abstract

    Background: Self-phlebotomy has been described as a form of non-suicidal self-injury. However, a relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and therapeutic phlebotomy for hemochromatosis has not previously been described. Case presentation: We present a case of a 52-year-old man in whom the frequency of his therapeutic phlebotomy and non-suicidal self-injury were inversely linked, leading to adverse outcomes when his phlebotomy was suspended. Conclusions: This is the first report describing the relationship between nonsuicidal self-injury and therapeutic phlebotomy. This case highlights the need for risk assessment and monitoring of self-harm in patients who are undergoing therapeutic phlebotomy in order to prevent adverse outcomes.

  • Screening for Hepatitis C in Psychiatric Inpatients: Why the Hep Not?

    Sohn, S., Khanna, R., & Abdipranoto, J. (2018). Screening for Hepatitis C in Psychiatric Inpatients: Why the Hep Not? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 52s:153.

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Media & Speaking Engagements
  • Media
  • Speaking engagements
    • Rowse, A., Cummins, T., Monty, J., Khanna, R. (2021, April 30)Can research fix out pandemic problems? [Public event] Melbourne Knowledge Week., Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Khanna, R., Choudhury, T., Hoffman, V., Seppala, M. (2021) Using Data, Analytics, and Technology to Address Equity in Mental Health Care and Treatment [Panel session] Carlson School of Management: Convene Conference. Online
    • Khanna, R. (2021) Digital therapeutics [Guest presentation] Department of Veterans Affairs. Online
    • Khanna, R. (2020) Digital Mental Health During & Post [Guest presentation] Torque - Monash University health science students. Online
    • Khanna, R. (2018) Demistifying treatment for PTSD [Guest presentation] Morwell RSL well-being forum. Morwell, VIC, Australia
    • Khanna, R. (2018) Anniversary reactions in Veterans with PTSD [Guest presentation] Mental Health Professionals' Network, Melbourne, VIC, Australia