Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

Kathryn Biernacki


Kathryn Biernacki is investigating decision making processes in people who use opiates. Kathryn is interested to find out whether people who use opiates experience different physiological responses compared to people who have never used drugs whilst they are making decisions.


Mioni, G., Stablum, F., Biernacki, K., & Rendell, P. G. (in press). Virtual Week: Translation and adaptation for the Italian population. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Accepted 30 September 2015

Terrett, G., McLennan, S. N., Henry, J D., Biernacki, K., Mercuri, K., Curran, H. V., & Rendell, P. G. (2014). Prospective memory impairment in long-term opiate users. Psychopharmacology, 231(13), 2623-2632. doi: 10.1007/s00213-014-3432-6

Conference Presentations:

Biernacki, K., McLennan, S. N. & Terrett, G. (September 2015). Physical reactions to decision making in long term opiate users. ACU School of Psychology Research Conference, Melbourne.

Biernacki, K., Terrett, G., McLennan, S. N. & Rendell, P. G. (May 2014). Prospective memory impairment in long-term heroin users. Oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples, Italy.

Biernacki, K. & Rendell, P.G. (November 2013). Improving older adults prospective memory with the implementation intentions strategy. APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Melbourne.

Biernacki, K. & Terrett, G. (September 2012). The effect of an intention formation strategy on the prospective memory performance of long term heroin users. ACU School of Psychology Research Conference, Melbourne.