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Dr Geri McLeod

Geri McLeodResearch Fellow

MSc(Hons)(Psychology)(Cant) PhD(Public Health)(Otago)

Email geri.mcleod@otago.ac.nz

Geri has studied social psychology, human development and public health at post-graduate level.

Geri’s current research interests include: psychosocial causes and consequences of overweight/obesity and the primary prevention of sunburn.

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Publications

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2017, May). Prevalence and predictors of adiposity, a known risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Horwood, J., & McLeod, G. (2017, July). Adult outcome of adolescent substance use: Integrative analysis in four Australasian cohorts. and Long term outcome of early childhood education. Department of Psychological Medicine Research Meeting Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e109. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001345

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2017). Unintended sunburn: A potential target for sun protection messages. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2017, 6902942. doi: 10.1155/2017/6902942

Boden, J. M., Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Grest, C. V., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Modelling possible causality in the associations between unemployment, cannabis use, and alcohol misuse. Social Science & Medicine, 175. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.001

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2017). Unintended sunburn: A potential target for sun protection messages. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2017, 6902942. doi: 10.1155/2017/6902942

Boden, J. M., Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Grest, C. V., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Modelling possible causality in the associations between unemployment, cannabis use, and alcohol misuse. Social Science & Medicine, 175. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.001

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2016). Paths to positive development: A model of outcomes in the New Zealand Youth Transitions Study. Child Indicators Research, 9(4), 889-911. doi: 10.1007/s12187-015-9341-3

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2016). Life-stress and reactivity by gender in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 years. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(10), 1385-1394. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1254-z

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2016). Predictors of sunburn among a NZ urban population in a cross-sectional survey series (1999 to 2006). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 290-291. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12526

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2016). Adolescent depression, adult mental health and psychosocial outcomes at 30 and 35 years. Psychological Medicine, 46, 1401-1412. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002950

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Carter, F. A. (2016). Adiposity and psychosocial outcomes at ages 30 and 35. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 309-318. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1101-7

Henry, J. A., Guthrie, J. C., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). A model of supermarket pricing behaviour. Asian Journal of Business Research, 5(2), 44-57. doi: 10.14707/ajbr.150016

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Leaving school without qualifications and mental health problems to age 30. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 469-478. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0971-4

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Swain, N. R., Chapple, S., & Poulton, R. (2015). Life satisfaction and mental health problems (18 to 35 years). Psychological Medicine, 45, 2427-2436. doi: 10.1017/s0033291715000422

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Breast feeding, infant growth, and body mass index at 30 and 35 years. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 28(6), 545-552. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12144

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Unemployment and psychosocial outcomes to age 30: A fixed-effects regression analysis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(8), 735-742. doi: 10.1177/0004867414525840

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Sun-tanning perceptions of a New Zealand urban population (1994-2005/6). Journal of Skin Cancer, 2014, 135473. doi: 10.1155/2014/135473

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Childhood physical punishment or maltreatment and partnership outcomes at age 30. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(3), 307-315. doi: 10.1037/h0099807

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Parental separation/divorce in childhood and partnership outcomes at age 30. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 55(4), 352-360. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12107

Latner, J. D., McLeod, G., O'Brien, K. S., & Johnston, L. (2013). The role of self-efficacy, coping, and lapses in weight maintenance. Eating & Weight Disorders, 18(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1007/s40519-013-0068-1

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood sexual abuse and adult developmental outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study in New Zealand. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(9), 664-674. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.03.013

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013). Summer weekend sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand urban population, 1994–2006. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1381). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McLeod, G. F., Insch, A., & Henry, J. (2011). Reducing barriers to sun protection: Application of a holistic model for social marketing. Australasian Marketing Journal, 19, 212-222. doi: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.05.008

Horsburgh-McLeod, G. F., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2010). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) to a suntan attitudes scale. Australasian Epidemiologist, 17(1), 40-46.

Horsburgh-McLeod, G., Latner, J. D., & O'Brien, K. S. (2009). Unprompted generation of obesity stereotypes. Eating & Weight Disorders, 14(2-3), e153-e157.

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Journal - Research Other

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e109. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001345

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). Resilience and psychiatric epidemiology: Implications for a conceptual framework. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 38, e95. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001460

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Henry, G. F. M., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. (2006). Attitudes towards suntanning 1994-2003. Proceedings of the NIWA UV Workshop (Miscellaneous Series 68). (pp. 78-79). Wellington, New Zealand: Royal Society of New Zealand. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McLeod, G. (2016). Structural equation model of the linkages between obesity and poverty in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 years [Invited]. Proceedings of the Obesity Summit. Barnet, UK: EuroSciCon. Retrieved from http://obesity2016.com

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Carter, F. A. (2015). Adiposity and psychosocial outcomes at ages 30 and 35. Proceedings of the Obesity Summit. Barnet, UK: EuroSciCon. Retrieved from https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1538135

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Have attitudes towards sun-tanning changed among the NZ population since 1994? Proceedings of the UV Radiation: Effects of Human Health and the Environment Workshop. Retrieved from https://www.niwa.co.nz/atmosphere/uv-ozone/uv-science-workshops/2014-uv-workshop

Guthrie, J., Henry, J., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2013). An integrated approach to supermarket pricing behaviour in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 20th European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science Conference. (pp. 36). EIRASS. [Abstract]

Morgaine, K. C., McLeod, G. F., Foster Page, L. A., & Broughton, J. R. (2013). Improving adolescent utilisation of dental services: A provider perspective. Journal of Dental Research, 92(Spec Iss A), 3218. Retrieved from http://www.dentalresearch.org

Horsburgh-McLeod, G. F., Reeder, A. I., McGee, R., & Gray, A. R. (2009). Sunburn in a New Zealand urban population, 1994-2006. Australasian Epidemiologist. 16(2), (pp. 44). [Abstract]

Henry, G. F. M., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2006). Attitudes towards suntanning in a New Zealand urban population 1994-2006. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. (pp. 66). Queensland, Australia: The Cancer Council Australia and Queensland Cancer Fund. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2017, May). Prevalence and predictors of adiposity, a known risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

McLeod, G. (2015, December). Sunburn predictors among a New Zealand population In a cross-sectional survey series, 1999-2006. Verbal presentation at the 3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, Melbourne, Australia.

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013, September). Sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand adult urban population during selected summer weekends, 1994-2006. Verbal presentation at the 2nd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, Berlin, Germany.

Henry-McLeod, G. F., Reeder, A. I., McGee, R., & Gray, A. R. (2008, April). Sunburn in the New Zealand population, 1994-2006: Incidence, site distribution and related outdoor activities. Verbal presentation at the 9th Biennial Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Henry-McLeod, G. F., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2007, August). Application of Item Response Theory (IRT) to a ProTan scale. Verbal presentation at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, Hobart, Australia.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Reeder, T., & Henry, G. (2005). The 2006 Triennial Sun Survey: Recommendations for procedures, questionnaire design, & data management. Commissioned by Health Sponsorship Council. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 8p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., Tau, T., & Macfarlane, A. H. (2014). Māori educational achievement in the Christchurch Health and Development Study. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. 58p.

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Other Research Output

Horwood, J., & McLeod, G. (2017, July). Adult outcome of adolescent substance use: Integrative analysis in four Australasian cohorts. and Long term outcome of early childhood education. Department of Psychological Medicine Research Meeting Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

McLeod, G. (2013, August). Unemployment and psychosocial outcomes in the CHDS cohort. Department of Psychological Medicine Research Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

McLeod, G. (2012). Sunburn in a New Zealand urban population, 1994-2006 (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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