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Senior Lecturer, Clinical Research Centre
School of Community Studies
ProfileEducation BA (UoA), MA (UoA), PhD (Max-Planck-Institute & University of Leipzig) Methodology
- neuropsychological assessment
- physiological stress measurement
- (pressure) pain threshold measurement
- structural and functional MRI
- (repetitive) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- motion capture (VICON)
- Spatial perception
- (Spatial) embodiment
- Individual differences in spatial (body) perception (e.g., handedness)
- Plasticity of spatial (body) perception (e.g., stroke, illusions, mood disorders)
- Role of visual (body) context and emotional state on pain perception
- (Perspective in) autobiographical memory and future thinking
Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Sylvia Hach as Principal Supervisor
Athy, Veronica (2021). Examining the peer-reviewed published literature regarding low back pain in rowing: A scoping review (Master of Osteopathy)
Ferguson, Simone (2021). An investigation of osteopaths' attitudes and self-reported practices towards psychosocial content in sports-injury rehabilitation (Master of Osteopathy)
Moses, Joel Ranui (2020). Defining and measuring objective and subjective spinal stiffness : a scoping review (Master of Osteopathy)
Rahier, Antoine (2020). Assessing the feasibility of a therapy package application on reducing psychological and physiological stress in men : a pilot study (Master of Osteopathy)
Maddren, Kaley (2019). Dancers' experience of osteopathy and their attitudes towards dance injuries (Master of Osteopathy)
Sanson, Nina (2018). Behavioural activation and inhibition systems in relation to pain intensity and duration in a large chronic musculoskeletal pain sample (Master of Osteopathy)
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Sylvia Hach as Associate Supervisor
Fernandez, Favsta Shirley (2020). Understanding the experiences of whanau caregivers of stroke survivors (Master of Osteopathy)
Taylor, Victoria Jade (2020). Assessing the feasibility of a therapy package application on reducing psychological and physiological stress in women : a pilot study (Master of Osteopathy)
Roberts, Fraser (2019). The association between pain and sleep and their effects on health-related quality of life, wellbeing and disability in people presenting to healthcare clinics in New Zealand (Master of Osteopathy)
Vincent, Michael (2018). Osteopaths' attitudes, knowledge and practice approaches regarding obesity (Master of Osteopathy)
Phillips, N., Hach, S., Mannion, J., & Moran, R. (2019). Effect of acute experimental hand pain on left-right discrimination response latency for hand recognition. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Vol. 36).
Baghaei, N., Hach, S., Khaliq, I., Stemmet, L., Krishnan, J., Naslund, J., Lianfg, H-L., & Sharifzadeh, H. (2019). Increasing Self-Compassion in Young People through Virtual Reality. Proceedings of the IEEE Internatinal Symposium on Moxed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).
Baghaei, N., Hach, Sylvia., Liang, Hai-Ning., & Brucker, M. (2019). MoodJumper: An Exploration of Game Interface Preferences in Users With/Out Mood Disorder. Frontiers in Public Health (Vol. 08 2019).
Baghaei, N., Hach, S., Brucker, M., Liang, H-N., & Scholitt, J. (2019). MoodJumper: Studying User Preferences of Game Players with History of Mood Swings. International Society for Research on Internet Interventions ISRII, Auckland, New Zealand.
Hach, S., Baghaei, N., Jauny, R., Hayward, C., & Sarrafzadeh, A. (2018). MoodRush: Designing a language-free mobile app for mood self-assessment. Paolo Perego; Amir M Rahmani; Nima TaheriJejad, 7th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare.
Jauny, R., Hayward, C., Baghaei, N., & Hach, S. (2017). MoodRush: Engaging, language-free, mobile self-asssessment of mood. Innovations that Transform Societies; Wintec ITP Symposium and Expo, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Addis, D. R., Moloney, E. J., Tippett, L. J., Roberts, R., & Hach, S. (2017). The neural bases of autobiographical memory retrieval. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) XII, Sydney, Australia.
Addis, D.R., Hach, S., Murray, C., & Tippett, L.J. (2017). Reduced specificity of imagined future events in depression. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) XII, Sydney, Australia.
Roberts, R. P., Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2016). The Simpson's paradox and fMRI: Similarities and differences between functional connectivity measures derived from within-subject and across-subject correlations. Neuroimage (Vol. 135).
Addis, D. R., Moloney, E. E., Tippett, L. J., Roberts, R. P., & Hach, S. (2016). Characterizing cerebellar activity during autobiographical memory retrieval: ALE and functional connectivity investigations. Neuropsychologia (Vol. Sep(90)).
Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2016). A closer examination of episodic specificity in depression. 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary.
Roberts, R. P., Hach, S., Grady, C., Tippett, L. J., & Addis, D. R. (2014). The relationship between BOLD variability and mean BOLD signal during episodic and semantic
memory tasks. Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., and Addis, D. R. (2014). Neural changes associated with the generation of specific past and future events in depression. Neuropsychologia (Vol. 65).
Hach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2014). In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation. Frontiers in Psychology (Vol. 19/5).
Bautista, C., Addis, D. R., Tippett, L. J., & Hach, S. (2014). Far, far away: Evidence of a greater effect of increased physical effort on low-level perception in
depression. Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Hach, S., Ishihara, M., Keller, P., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2011). Hard and fast rules about the body: Contributions of the action stream to judging body space. Experimental Brain Research (Vol. 212/4).
Barber, P. A., Tippett, L. J., Merry , A. F., Hach, S., Frampton, C., and Milsom, P. (2009). Postoperative ischemia and cognitive impairment in cardiac surgery patients. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Vol. 87/2).
Barber, P. A., Hach, S., Tippett, L. J., Ross, L., Merry, A. F., and Milsom, P. (2008). Cerebral ischemic lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging are associated with neurocognitive decline after cardiac surgery. Stroke (Vol. 39/5).