Peer reviewed Publications 

  1. Bruenig D, Lurie J, Morris CP, Harvey W, Lawford B, Young RM, et al. A Case-Control Study and Meta-Analysis Reveal BDNF Val66Met Is a Possible Risk Factor for PTSD. Neural plasticity. 2016;2016:6979435.
  2. McLeay SC*, Harvey WM*, Romaniuk MN, Crawford DH, Colquhoun DM, Young RM, et al. Physical comorbidities of post-traumatic stress disorder in Australian Vietnam War veterans. Med J Aust. 2017;206:251-7.
  3. Bruenig D, Mehta D, Morris CP, Harvey W, Lawford B, Young RM, et al. Genetic and serum biomarker evidence for a relationship between TNFal-pha and PTSD in Vietnam war combat veterans. Comprehensive psychiatry. 2017;74:125-33.
  4. Kerr K, Romaniuk M, McLeay S, Khoo A, Dent MT, Boshen M. Increased risk of attempted suicide in Australian veterans is associated with total and permanent incapacitation, unemployment and post- traumatic stress disorder severity. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2017:4867417718945.
  5. Bruenig D, Mehta D, Morris CP, Lawford B, Harvey W, Young RM, Voisey J. Correlation between interfer- on γ and interleukin 6 with PTSD and resilience. Psychiatry Research. 2018;260:193-198.
  6. Bruenig D, Morris CP, Mehta D, Harvey W, Lawford B, Young RM, et al. Nitric oxide pathway genes (NOS1AP and NOS1) are involved in PTSD severity, depression, anxiety, stress and resilience. Gene. 2017;625:42-8.
  7. Mehta D, Bruenig D, Carrillo-Roa T, Lawford B, Harvey W, Morris CP, et al. Genomewide DNA meth- ylation analysis in combat veterans reveals a novel locus for PTSD. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2017;136:493-505.
  8. Akosile W, Young R, Lawford B, Voisey J, Colquhoun D. PTSD symptoms associated with myocardial infarction: practical clinical implications. Australasian psychiatry: bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. 2017:1039856217734738.
  9. Baird T, McLeay S, Harvey W, Theal R, Law D, O’Sullivan R. Sleep disturbances in Australian Vietnam veterans with and without post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2018; 14(5):745-752
  10. Theal R*, Tay VXP*, Hickman I. Conflicting relationship between dietary intake and metabolic health in PTSD: A systematic review. Nutrition Research 2018;54:12-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.03.002
  11. Romaniuk M and Kidd C*. The Psychological Adjustment Experience of Reintegration Following Discharge from Military Service: A Systematic Review. Journal of Military and Veteran Health April 2018 26(2): 60-73*Joint First Authors
  12. Baird T, Theal R, Gleeson S, McLeay S, O’Sullivan R. Detailed Polysomnography in Australian Vietnam Veterans with and without Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2018 Aug 30. pii: jc-18-00108
  13. Kidd C, and Romaniuk M. Resilience and Psychopathology in Trauma-Exposed, Australian Veterans: An Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Accepted with the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health August 2018.
  14. Romaniuk M, Evans J, and Kidd C. Evaluation of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Veterans who Identity as ‘Wounded, Injured or Ill’ and their Partners. Accepted with Veteran Disability and Rehabilitation Research Channel September 2018.
  15. Akosile W, Voiset J, Lawford B, Colquhoun D, Young RM, Meheta D The Inflammasome NLRP12 is associated with both depression and coronary artery disease in Vietnam Veterans. Psychiatry Res 2018 Dec 270; 775-779.
  16. Mehta D, Voise J, Bruenig D, Harvey W, Morris CP, Lawford B, Young RM Transcriptome analysis reveals novel genes and immune networks dysregulated in Vietnam veterans. Brain Behav Immun 2018 Nov 74: 133-142.iour
  17. Accelerated DNA methylation aging and increased resilience in veterans: The biological cost for soldiering on. Mehta D, Bruenig D, Lawford B, Harvey W, Carrillo-Roa T, Morris CP, Jovanovic T, Young RM, Binder EB, Voisey J. Neurobiol Stress. 2018 Apr 7;8:112-119. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2018.04.001. eCollection 2018 Feb.
  18. Theal R, McLeay S, Gleeson S, Lowrie F, and O’Sullivan R. Comparison of sleep patterns in Vietnam veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder using wrist actigraphy. Accepted Jan 2019 with the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  19. Gilmour J and Romaniuk M. The underlying dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder in Australian Vietnam veterans: A confirmatory factor analysis of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5). Published Jan 2020 with the Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health.
  20. Romaniuk M, Evans J, and Kidd C. Evaluation of the Online, Peer Delivered ‘Post War: Survive to Thrive Program’ for Veterans with Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Accepted Feb 2019 with the Journal of Military and Veteran Health
  21. DNA methylation from germline cells in veterans with PTSD. Mehta D, Pelzer ES, Bruenig D, Lawford B, McLeay S, Morris CP, Gibson JN, Young RM, Voisey J; PTSD Initiative. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 Sep;116:42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.06.001. Epub 2019 Jun 6.
  22. Differential BDNF methylation in combat exposed veterans and the association with exercise. Voisey J, Lawford B, Bruenig D, Harvey W, Morris CP, Young RM, Mehta D; PTSD Initiative. Gene. 2019 May 25;698:107-112. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2019.02.067. Epub 2019 Mar 1.
  23. Rosenbaum, S., Morell, R., Abdel-Baki, A., Ahmadpanah, M., Anilkumar, T. V., Baie, L., Bauman, A., Bender, S., Boyan Han, J., Brand, S., Bratland-Sanda, S., Bueno-Antequera, J., Camaz Deslandes, A., Carneiro, L., Carraro, A., Castañeda, C. P., Castro Monteiro, F., Chapman, J., Chau, J. Y., Chen, L. J., … Ward, P. B. (2020). Assessing physical activity in people with mental illness: 23-country reliability and validity of the simple physical activity questionnaire (SIMPAQ). BMC psychiatry20(1), 108.
  24. Gilmour, John & Romaniuk, Madeline. (2020). Factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Australian Vietnam Veterans: confirmatory factor analysis of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM–5. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. e20180042. 10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0042.
  25. Theal, R., McLeay, S., Gibson, J., Lawford, B., & Mellor, R. (2020). Psychotropic Polypharmacy in Australian Vietnam War Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Descriptive Cohort Study. Journal of Military & Veterans’ Health, 28(4).
  26. Romaniuk, M., Fisher, G., Kidd, C. et al. Assessing psychological adjustment and cultural reintegration after military service: development and psychometric evaluation of the post-separation Military-Civilian Adjustment and Reintegration Measure (M-CARM). BMC Psychiatry 20, 531 (2020).
  27. Theal, R., Kerin, J. L., & Romaniuk, M. (2020). Psychosocial Outcomes of Australian Male and Female Veterans Following Participation in Peer-Led Adventure-Based Therapy. Journal of Veterans Studies, 6(2), 70–87. DOI:
  28. Evans, J., Romaniuk, M. & Theal, R. Evaluation of mental health first aid training for family members of military veterans with a mental health condition. BMC Psychiatry 21, 128 (2021).