Publications and Presentations

Professional Memberships

Olivier, R: HPCSA, SACNA, SAAMS


Selected Publications

Emsley, R., Chiliza, B., Asmal, L., Kilian, S., Olivier, M.R., Phaladira, L., Ojagbemi, A.,Scheffler, F., Carr, J., Kidd, M., & Dazzan, P. (2017). “Neurological soft signs in first-episode schizophrenia: State -and trait-related relationships to psychopathology, cognition and antipsychotic medication effects”. Schizophrenia Research.

Kilian, S., Asmal, L., Chiliza, B., Olivier, M.R., Phahladira, F., Cheffler, F., Seedat, S., Marder, S.R., Green, M.F., & Emsley, R. (2017). “Childhood adversity and cognitive function in schizophrenia spectrum disorders and healthy controls: evidence for an association between neglect and social cognition.” Psychological Medicine, 1-8.

Kilian, S., Burns, J.K., Seedat, S., Asmal, L., Chiliza, B., Du Plessis, S., Olivier, M.R., Kidd,M., & Emsley, R. (2017). “Factors Moderating the Relationships Between Childhood Trauma and Premorbid Adjustment in First-Episode Schizophrenia”. PLOS ONE.

Luckhoff, H. K., Kilian, S., Olivier, M. R., Phahladira, L., Scheffler, F., du Plessis, S., … & Emsley, R. (2019). “Relationship between changes in metabolic syndrome constituent components over 12 months of treatment and cognitive performance in first-episode schizophrenia”. Metabolic Brain Disease, 1-8.

Olivier, R. (2015). “Neurocognition and thought disorder: Its association, temporal stability and treatment outcomes in first episode psychosis”. PhD dissertation, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Olivier, R. (2015). “Cognitive performance during the first year of treatment in first-episode schizophrenia: a case-control study”. Psychological Medicine, 45(13).

Olivier R.M., Kilian S, Chiliza B, et al. (2017). “Cognitive-perceptual deficits and symptom correlates in first-episode schizophrenia”. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 23(0).


Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Olivier, R. (2015). “Cognitive performance during the first year of treatment in first-episode schizophrenia: a case-control study”. International Conference of Schizophrenia Research, Colorado, USA. 

Olivier, R. (2015). “Thought disorder and form perception: Relationships with symptoms and cognitive function in first-episode schizophrenia”.Biological Psychiatry Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.