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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor John Dockerty

PositionAssociate Professor, Epidemiology
DepartmentsDean's Department (DSM), Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB DipComH PhD(Otago) FAFPHM FNZCPHM
Research summaryEpidemiology and child health

Research

John Dockerty an epidemiologist and public health physician. He has a special interest in the causes of cancer in children. He has worked in New Zealand and the UK, and has collaborated on a series of international studies. He is an active member of the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. His methodological approaches have included studies of time trends and ethnic differences, clustering, case-control studies and cancer survival. He has also researched the psychological, social and economic effects of childhood cancer (quantitative and qualitative), and worked on systematic reviews and pooled analyses.

Publications

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Clavel, J., Infante-Rivard, C., Petridou, E., Taylor, M., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Epidemiology, 37(3), 336-347. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.12.011

Milne, E., Greenop, K. R., Metayer, C., Schüz, J., Petridou, E., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 133(12), 2968-2979. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28314

Dockerty, J. D. (2009). Epidemiology of childhood leukemia in New Zealand: Studies of infectious hypotheses. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases, 42(2), 113-116. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2008.10.008

Douglas, N. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2007). Survival by ethnicity for children diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand during 1990-1993. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 43, 173-177.

Dockerty, J. D., Herbison, P., Skegg, D. C. G., & Elwood, M. (2007). Vitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: A case-control study. BMC Public Health, 7, 136. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-136

Journal - Research Article

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Clavel, J., Infante-Rivard, C., Petridou, E., Taylor, M., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Epidemiology, 37(3), 336-347. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.12.011

Milne, E., Greenop, K. R., Metayer, C., Schüz, J., Petridou, E., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 133(12), 2968-2979. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28314

Sopoaga, F., Connor, J. L., Dockerty, J. D., Adams, J., & Anderson, L. (2012). Training medical students in Pacific health through an immersion programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Schüz, J., Grell, K., Kinsey, S., Linet, M. S., Link, M. P., Mezei, G., … Dockerty, J. D., … Frederiksen, K. (2012). Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and survival from childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: An international follow-up study. Blood Cancer Journal, 2, e98. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2012.43

Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Dockerty, J. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). A comparison of 3 methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of 4 performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 319-327. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3515

McKimm, J., Sheehan, D., Poole, P., Barrow, M., Dockerty, J., Wilkinson, T. J., & Wearn, A. (2010). Interprofessional learning in medical education in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1320/4270/content.pdf

Dockerty, J. D. (2009). Epidemiology of childhood leukemia in New Zealand: Studies of infectious hypotheses. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases, 42(2), 113-116. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2008.10.008

Rutherford, M. E., Dockerty, J. D., Jasseh, M., Howie, S. R. C., Herbison, P., Jeffries, D. J., … Hill, P. C. (2009). Preventive measures in infancy to reduce under-five mortality: A case-control study in The Gambia. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 14(2), 149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02204.x

Rutherford, M. E., Dockerty, J. D., Jasseh, M., Howie, S. R. C., Herbison, P., Jeffries, D. J., … Hill, P. C. (2009). Access to health care and mortality of children under 5 years of age in the Gambia: A case-control study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87(3), 216-224. doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052175

Schultz, M., Davidson, A., Donald, S., Targonska, B., Turnbull, A., Weggery, S. E., Livingstone, V., & Dockerty, J. D. (2009). Gastroenterology service in a teaching hospital in rural New Zealand, 1991-2003. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 15(5), 583-590. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.583

Dockerty, J. D., Herbison, P., Skegg, D. C. G., & Elwood, M. (2007). Vitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: A case-control study. BMC Public Health, 7, 136. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-136

Douglas, N. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2007). Survival by ethnicity for children diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand during 1990-1993. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 43, 173-177.

Wong, D. I. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2006). Birth characteristics and the risk of childhood leukaemias and lymphomas in New Zealand: A case-control study. BMC Blood Disorders, 6, 5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2326-6-5

Douglas, N. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2005). Population-based survival of children in New Zealand diagnosed with cancer during 1990-1993. European Journal of Cancer, 41, 1604-1609.

Dockerty, J. D., Skegg, D. C. G., & Williams, S. M. (2003). Economic effects of childhood cancer on families. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 39, 254-258.

Dockerty, J. D., Draper, G., Vincent, T., Rowan, S. D., & Bunch, K. J. (2001). Case-control study of parental age, parity and socioeconomic level in relation to childhood cancers. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 1428-1437.

Dockerty, J. D., Williams, S. M., McGee, R. O., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2000). Impact of childhood cancer on the mental health of parents. Medical & Pediatric Oncology, 35(5), 475-483.

Ahlbom, A., Day, N., Feychting, M., Roman, E., Skinner, J., Dockerty, J. D., … Verkasalo, P. K. (2000). A pooled analysis of magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia. British Journal of Cancer, 83(5), 692-698.

Dockerty, J. D., Sharples, K. J., & Borman, B. (1999). An assessment of spatial clustering of leukaemias and lymphomas among young people in New Zealand. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 53(3), 154-158.

Dockerty, J. D., Elwood, J. M., Skegg, D. C. G., & Herbison, G. P. (1999). Electromagnetic field exposures and childhood leukaemia in New Zealand. Lancet, 354(9194), 1967-1968.

Dockerty, J. D., Skegg, D. C. G., Elwood, J. M., Herbison, G. P., Becroft, D. M. O., & Lewis, M. E. (1999). Infections, vaccinations, and the risk of childhood leukaemia. British Journal of Cancer, 80(9), 1483-1489.

Dockerty, J. D., Becroft, D. M. O., Lewis, M. E., & Williams, S. M. (1997). The accuracy and completeness of childhood cancer registration in New Zealand. Cancer Causes & Control, 8(6), 857-864.

Dockerty, J. D., Cox, B., & Cockburn, M. G. G. (1996). Childhood leukaemias in New Zealand: time trends and ethnic differences. British Journal of Cancer, 73, 1141-1147.

Dockerty, J. D., Cox, B., Borman, B., & Sharples, K. J. (1996). Population mixing and the incidence of childhood leukaemias: retrospective comparison in rural areas of New Zealand. British Medical Journal, 312, 1203-1204.

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