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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor David McBride

PositionAssociate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsPhD MB BCh BAO
Research summaryOccupational epidemiology and military medicine: chemical physical and environmental risk factors
Teaching

Teaching of 2nd and 3rd year medical students and occupational and environmental medicine to medical practitioners.

I have a special interest in case based clinical teaching, especially using 'ill structured' clinical problems. I am myself trying to learn how students learn as a team.

Memberships

A Member of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee, Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Clinical

A special interest in complex clinical problems, with expertise musculoskeletal disorders; the effects of chemical agents including dioxins and the impact of physical agents, especially noise and vibration, on health. I try to apply this knowledge to military medicine.

Research

My professional scope of practice lies in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a clinical discipline of which Military Medicine is a sub-specialty. A strong interest in the 'evidence base' for practice has led to a research career in Occupational Epidemiology and biostatistics. I try to put theory into practice by identifying, through 'dose response' relationships, harmful levels of occupational exposure. My belief is that such knowledge is the starting point for multifactorial approaches preventing occupational and environmental ill health.

Publications

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2017). Epidemiological differences between localized and non-localized low back pain. Spine, 42(10), 740-747. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001956

Shepherd, D., McBride, D., & Lovelock, K. (2017). First responder wellbeing following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Disaster Prevention & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/DPM-06-2016-0112

Sarquis, L. M. M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: A comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries. Pain, 157(5), 1028-1036. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000477

Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., McBride, D., & Landon, J. (2016). The covariance between air pollution annoyance and noise annoyance, and its relationship with health-related quality of life. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 13(8), 792. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13080792

Vargas-Prada, S., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Descriptive epidemiology of somatising tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0153748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153748

Chapter in Book - Research

McBride, D., & Harcombe, H. (2012). Work related musculoskeletal pain and its management. In S. Ghosh (Ed.), Pain in perspective. (pp. 63-92). New York: Intech. doi: 10.5772/51706

Harrington, J. M., & McBride, D. I. (1995). The health effects of some physical agents. In J. M. Harrington & D. J. McBride (Eds.), In Occupational Hygiene 2nd edn. (pp. 55-60). Osney Mead, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific.

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Journal - Research Article

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2017). Epidemiological differences between localized and non-localized low back pain. Spine, 42(10), 740-747. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001956

Shepherd, D., McBride, D., & Lovelock, K. (2017). First responder wellbeing following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Disaster Prevention & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/DPM-06-2016-0112

Sarquis, L. M. M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: A comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries. Pain, 157(5), 1028-1036. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000477

Vargas-Prada, S., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Descriptive epidemiology of somatising tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0153748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153748

Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., McBride, D., & Landon, J. (2016). The covariance between air pollution annoyance and noise annoyance, and its relationship with health-related quality of life. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 13(8), 792. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13080792

Hill, E., Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., & McBride, D. (2016). New Zealand Defence Forces and spirituality: What does it mean? What are their spiritual needs? How is spiritual health care practised? Health & Social Care Chaplaincy, 4(1), 71-90. doi: 10.1558/hscc.v4i1.28488

McBride, D. (2016). In the virtual issue on the occupational health of musicians. Occupational Medicine, 66, 592-594. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqw124

McBride, D., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., & Gray, A. (2016). Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: An exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 412-417. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12583

Schep, L. J., Slaughter, R. J., & McBride, D. I. (2015). Riot control agents: The tear gases CN, CS and OC: A medical review. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 161, 94-99. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2013-000165

Shepherd, D., Heinonen-Guzejev, M., Heikkilä, K., Dirks, K. N., Hautus, M. J., McBride, D., & Welch, D. (2015). The negative affect hypothesis of noise sensitivity. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 12(5), 5284-5303. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120505284

Cox, B., McBride, D., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2015). Health conditions in a cohort of New Zealand Vietnam veterans: Hospital admissions between 1988 and 2009. BMJ Open, 5, e008409. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015- 008409

McBride, D. I., Lovelock, K., Dirks, K. N., Welch, D., & Shepherd, D. (2015). Responsible corporate change: Detecting and managing employee stress. Occupational Medicine, 65(3), 226-228. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu210

John, G. W., Grynevych, A., Welch, D., McBride, D., & Thorne, P. R. (2014). Noise exposure of workers and the use of hearing protection equipment in New Zealand. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 69(2), 69-80. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2012.732122

McBride, D., Paulin, S., Herbison, G. P., Waite, D., & Bagheri, N. (2014). Low back and neck pain in locomotive engineers exposed to whole-body vibration. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 69(4), 207-213. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2013.771246

Baxter, M. L., Milosavljevic, S., Ribeiro, D. C., Hendrick, P., & McBride, D. (2014). Psychometric properties of visually based clinical screening tests for risk of overuse injury. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19(3), 213-219. doi: 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000138

Harcombe, H., Herbison, G. P., McBride, D., & Derrett, S. (2014). Musculoskeletal disorders among nurses compared with two other occupational groups. Occupational Medicine, 64(8), 601-607. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu117

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). Patterns of multi-site pain and associations with risk factors. Pain, 154(9), 1769-1777. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.05.039

McBride, D., Cox, B., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2013). The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: A cohort study. BMJ Open, 3, e003379. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003379

Welch, D., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K. N., McBride, D., & Marsh, S. (2013). Road traffic noise and health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study. Noise & Health, 15(65), 224-230. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.113513

McBride, D., Baxter, M., Fletcher, D., & Lalahi, K. (2013). Recent developments in firearms noise and hearing conservation: Hearing protection fit testing, noise measurement and hearing surveillance. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 21(1), 7-13.

Al-Shaqsi, S., McBride, D., Gauld, R., Al-Kashmiri, A., & Al-Harthy, A. (2013). Are we ready? Preparedness of acute care providers for the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30, 611-614. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200293

Al-Shaqsi, S., Gauld, R., Lovell, S., McBride, D., Al-Kashmiri, A., & Al-Harthy, A. (2013). Challenges of the New Zealand healthcare disaster preparedness prior to the Canterbury earthquakes: A qualitative analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1371). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2013). Do quiet areas afford greater health-related quality of life than noisy areas? International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 10(4), 1284-1303. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10041284

Coggan, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: Is it the job, the person, or the culture? Pain, 154(6), 856-863. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.008

Coggan, D., Ntani, G., Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J. M., Serra, C., Benavides, F. G., … and other members of the Cupid Collaboration, including Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). International variation in absence from work attributed to musculoskeletal illness: Findings from the CUPID study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 70, 575-584. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2012-101316

Milosavljevic, S., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., McBride, D. I., & Rehn, B. (2012). Does daily exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock relate to the prevalence of low back and neck pain in a rural workforce? Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mer068

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., & Gray, A. (2012). The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study: Methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e39820. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039820

Hill, E. M., Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2012). Perceptions of neighborhood problems and health-related quality of life. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(7), 814-827. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21490

Shepherd, D., McBride, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & Hill, E. M. (2011). Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health-related quality of life. Noise & Health, 13(54), 333-339. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.85502

Schultz, M., Baranchi, A., Thurston, L., Yu, Y. C., Wang, L., Chen, J., Sapsford, M., Chung, J., Binsadiq, M., Craig, L., Wilkins, B., McBride, D., & Herbison, P. (2011). Consumer demographics and expectations of probiotic therapy in New Zealand: Results of a large telephone survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1329). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1329/4537/content.pdf

Milosavljevic, S., McBride, D. I., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., Mani, R., Carman, A. B., & Rehn, B. (2011). Exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock: A field study of quad bike use in agriculture. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 55(3), 286-295. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/meq087

Milosavljevic, S., McBride, D. I., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., Carman, A. B., Rehn, B., & Moore, D. (2011). Factors associated with quad bike loss of control events in agriculture. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(3), 317-321. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2011.02.010

Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., Herbison, P., & McBride, D. (2011). 'Do I really want to do this?' Longitudinal cohort study participants' perspectives on postal survey design: A qualitative study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-8

Burns, C. J., Collins, J. J., Humphry, N., Bodner, K. M., Aylward, L. L., & McBride, D. (2010). Correlates of serum dioxin to self-reported exposure factors. Environmental Research, 110(2), 131-136. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2009.11.003

Aylward, L. L., Bodner, K. M., Collins, J. J., Wilken, M., McBride, D., Burns, C. J., … Humphry, N. (2010). TCDD exposure estimation for workers at a New Zealand 2,4,5-T manufacturing facility based on serum sampling data. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 20(5), 417-426. doi: 10.1038/jes.2009.31

Harcombe, H., McBride, D., Derrett, S., & Gray, A. (2010). Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers. Injury Prevention, 16(2), 96-100. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.021766

McBride, D. I., Burns, C. J., Herbison, G. P., Humphry, N. F., Bodner, K., & Collins, J. J. (2009). Mortality in employees at a New Zealand agrochemical manufacturing site. Occupational Medicine, 59(4), 255-263. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqp030

McBride, D. I., Collins, J. J., Humphry, N. F., Herbison, G. P., Bodner, K. M., Aylward, L. L., … Wilken, M. (2009). Mortality in workers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin at a trichlorophenol plant in New Zealand. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 51(9), 1049-1056. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181b571ae

Collins, J. J., Wilken, M., McBride, D., Humphry, N. F., Herbison, P., Burns, C. J., & Bodner, K. (2009). Serum concentrations of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans among former New Zealand trichlorophenol workers. Chemosphere, 76(11), 1550-1556. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.05.037

Harcombe, H., McBride, D., Derrett, S., & Gray, A. (2009). Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(5), 437-441. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00425.x

Davidson, P. L., Wilson, S. J., Chalmers, D. J., Wilson, B. D., & McBride, D. (2009). Examination of interventions to prevent common lower-limb injuries in the New Zealand Defense Force. Military Medicine, 174(11), 1196-1202.

Davidson, P. L., Chalmers, D. J., Wilson, B. D., & McBride, D. (2008). Lower limb injuries in New Zealand Defence Force personnel: Descriptive epidemiology. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(2), 167-173. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00195.x

Firth, H. M., Rothstein, D. S., Herbison, G. P., & McBride, D. I. (2007). Chemical exposure among NZ farmers. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 17(1), 33-43.

Firth, H., Herbison, P., & McBride, D. (2006). Dust and noise exposures among farmers in Southland, New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 16(2), 155-161.

Morgaine, K. C., Firth, H. M., Herbison, G. P., Feyer, A.-M., & McBride, D. I. (2005). Obtaining health information from farmers: Interviews versus postal questionnaires in a New Zealand case study. Annals of Agricultural & Environmental Medicine, 12, 223-228.

McBride, D., & Nelsen, K. (2004). Wood dust exposure in small New Zealand woodworking companies. Journal of Occupational Health & Safety, Australia & New Zealand, 20(5), 465-472.

McBride, D., Begg, D., Herbison, P., & Buckingham, K. (2004). Low back pain in young New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1203). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1203/1099/content.pdf

Rothstein, D., Firth, H., Herbison, P., & McBride, D. (2004). Chemical use among farmers. Journal of Occupational Health & Safety, Australia & New Zealand, 20(5), 459-464.

McBride, D. I. (2004). Noise-induced hearing loss and hearing conservation in mining. Occupational Medicine, 54(5), 290-296.

Barnard, C. G., McBride, D. I., Firth, H. M., & Herbison, G. P. (2004). Assessing individual employee risk factors for occupational asthma in primary aluminium smelting. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 61, 604-608.

McBride, D. I., Firth, H. M., & Herbison, G. P. (2003). Noise exposure and hearing loss in agriculture: A survey of farmers and farm workers in the Southland region of New Zealand. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 45(12), 1281-1288.

Firth, H. M., Herbison, G. P., McBride, D. I., & Feyer, A.-M. (2002). Low back pain among farmers in Southland, NZ. Journal of Occupational Health & Safety, Australia & New Zealand, 18(2), 167-171.

Firth, H. M., Herbison, G. P., McBride, D. I., & Feyer, A.-M. (2001). Health of farmers in Southland: Overview. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 426-428.

McBride, D. I., & Williams, S. M. (2001). Audiometric notch as a sign of noise induced hearing loss. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 58, 46-51.

McBride, D. I., & Williams, S. M. (2001). Characteristics of the audiometric notch as a clinical sign of noise exposure. Scandinavian Audiology, 30(2), 106-111.

O'Connell, L., Firth, H., & McBride, D. (2001). Occupational health and safety in small businesses. Journal of Occupational Health & Safety, Australia & New Zealand, 17(5), 509-513.

McBride, D. I., & Williams, S. M. (2000). Air blast circuit breaker noise and hearing loss: A multifactorial model for risk assessment. Occupational Medicine, 50(3), 173-181.

Chalmers, D. J., O'Hare, D. P., & McBride, D. I. (2000). The incidence, nature, and severity of injuries in New Zealand civil aviation. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 71(4), 388-395.

Harrington, J. M., McBride, D. I., Sorahan, T., Paddle, G. M., & van Tongeren, M. (1997). Occupational exposure to magnetic fields in relation to mortality from brain cancer among electricity generation and transmission workers. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 54(1), 7-13.

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Journal - Research Other

McBride, D. I., Reeves, L., & Wallaart, J. (2013). Children's noise induced hearing loss in rural South Otago: Case report. Journal of Health, Safety & Environment, 29(4), 247-250.

McBride, D., & Schep, L. (2012). Comment on Carran and Shaw's “New Zealand Malayan war veterans' exposure to dibutylphthalate” article. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1361). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McBride, D. (2011). The workplace: A missing link in occupational medicine? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1328). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1328/4513/content.pdf

McBride, D. I., Gilmore, T., & Waite, D. (2003). The immediate retest in temporary threshold shift audiometry [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 45(12), 1211-1212.

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