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Associate Professor Bruce Russell

Associate Professor Bruce Russell is working on finding one or more biomarkers which would allow for the prediction of response to antipsychotic medications. His lab uses MRI, EEG and neurocognitive testing to assess people with schizophrenia in order to identify potential biomarkers.

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Publications

McNabb, C. B., Smith, E. R., & Russell, B. R. (2019). Management of mental health disorders and the pharmacist's role: Schizophrenia. In Z. U.-D. Babar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy (Vol. 3: Part A). (1st ed.) (pp. 686-698). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00550-1

Ram, S., Hussainy, S., Henning, M., Jensen, M., Stewart, K., & Russell, B. (2019). Cognitive enhancers (CE) and learning strategies. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 3(1), 124-130. doi: 10.1007/s41465-018-0089-9

Spriggs, M. J., Thompson, C. S., Moreau, D., McNair, N. A., Wu, C. C., Lamb, Y. N., … Russell, B. R., … Kirk, I. J. (2019). Human sensory LTP predicts memory performance and is modulated by the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 22. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00022

Lagas, A. K., Black, J. M., Russell, B. R., Kydd, R. R., & Thompson, B. (2019). The effect of combined patching and citalopram on visual acuity in adults with amblyopia: A randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial. Neural Plasticity, 2019, 5857243. doi: 10.1155/2019/5857243

McNabb, C. B., Sundram, F., Soosay, I., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Increased sensorimotor network connectivity associated with clozapine eligibility in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 275, 36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.02.008

Chapter in Book - Research

McNabb, C. B., Smith, E. R., & Russell, B. R. (2019). Management of mental health disorders and the pharmacist's role: Schizophrenia. In Z. U.-D. Babar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy (Vol. 3: Part A). (1st ed.) (pp. 686-698). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812735-3.00550-1

Dalley, J. W., & Russell, B. (2014). Molecular imaging studies in stimulant addiction: A cross-species perspective. In R. A. J. O. Dierckx, A. Otte, E. F. J. de Vries, A. van Waarde & J. A. den Boer (Eds.), PET and SPECT in psychiatry. (pp. 515-534). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40384-2_22

Lin, J. C., & Russell, B. R. (2012). Stimulants: Neuroimaging and treatments. In J. J. Canales (Ed.), Emerging targets for drug addiction treatment. (pp. 17-62). Nova Science.

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Journal - Research Article

Ram, S., Hussainy, S., Henning, M., Jensen, M., Stewart, K., & Russell, B. (2019). Cognitive enhancers (CE) and learning strategies. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 3(1), 124-130. doi: 10.1007/s41465-018-0089-9

Lagas, A. K., Black, J. M., Russell, B. R., Kydd, R. R., & Thompson, B. (2019). The effect of combined patching and citalopram on visual acuity in adults with amblyopia: A randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial. Neural Plasticity, 2019, 5857243. doi: 10.1155/2019/5857243

Spriggs, M. J., Thompson, C. S., Moreau, D., McNair, N. A., Wu, C. C., Lamb, Y. N., … Russell, B. R., … Kirk, I. J. (2019). Human sensory LTP predicts memory performance and is modulated by the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 22. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00022

McNabb, C. B., Sundram, F., Soosay, I., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Increased sensorimotor network connectivity associated with clozapine eligibility in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 275, 36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.02.008

McNabb, C. B., Kydd, R., Sundram, F., Soosay, I., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Differences in white matter connectivity between treatment-resistant and treatment-responsive subtypes of schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 283, 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.11.002

McNabb, C. B., Tait, R. J., McIlwain, M. E., Anderson, V. M., Suckling, J., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Functional network dysconnectivity as a biomarker of treatment resistance in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 160-167. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.10.015

Sengupta, N., McNabb, C. B., Kasabov, N., & Russell, B. R. (2018). Integrating space, time, and orientation in spiking neural networks: A case study on multimodal brain data modeling. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks & Learning Systems, 29(11), 5249-5263. doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2018.2796023

Ram, S., Hussainy, S., Henning, M., Stewart, K., Jensen, M., & Russell, B. (2017). Attitudes toward cognitive enhancer use among New Zealand tertiary students. Substance Use & Misuse, 52(11), 1387-1392. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1281313

McIntosh, H. D., Russell, B. R., Cochran, J. R., & Sollers, III, J. J. (2017). The heart of the pressor effect: Acute caffeine ingestion and resting heart rate variability. Journal of Caffeine Research, 7(1), 23-30. doi: 10.1089/jcr.2016.0003

Lagas, A. K., Black, J. M., Byblow, W. D., Fleming, M. K., Goodman, L. K., Kydd, R. R., Russell, B. R., … Thompson, B. (2016). Fluoxetine does not enhance visual perceptual learning and triazolam specifically impairs learning transfer. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 532. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00532

Curley, L. E., Kydd, R. R., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2016). Using fMRI to compare the effects of benzylpiperazine with dexamphetamine: Their differences during the Stroop paradigm. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 15, 109. doi: 10.1142/S0219635216500084

McGregor, A. L., Dysart, J., Tingle, M. D., Russell, B. R., Kydd, R. R., & Finucane, G. (2016). Varenicline improves motor and cognitive symptoms in early Huntington’s disease. Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment, 12, 2381-2386. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S111083

Ram, S., Hussainy, S., Henning, M., Jensen, M., & Russell, B. (2016). Prevalence of cognitive enhancer use among New Zealand tertiary students. Drug & Alcohol Review, 35(3), 345-351. doi: 10.1111/dar.12294

Lee, H., Wang, G. Y., Curley, L. E., Kydd, R. R., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2016). Investigation of the effects of 'piperazine-containing party pills' and dexamphetamine on interhemispheric communication using electroencephalography. Psychopharmacology, 233(15), 2869-2877. doi: 10.1007/s00213-016-4335-5

Wang, G. Y., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2016). Quantitative EEG and low-resolution electromagnetic tomography (LORETA) imaging of patients undergoing methadone treatment for opiate addiction. Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 47(3), 180-187. doi: 10.1177/1550059415586705

Lee, H., Wang, G. Y., Curley, L. E., Sollers, J. J., Kydd, R. R., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2016). Acute effects of BZP, TFMPP and the combination of BZP and TFMPP in comparison to dexamphetamine on an auditory oddball task using electroencephalography: A single-dose study. Psychopharmacology, 233(5), 863-871. doi: 10.1007/s00213-015-4165-x

Doborjeh, M. G., Wang, G. Y., Kasabov, N. K., Kydd, R., & Russell, B. (2016). A spiking neural network methodology and system for learning and comparative analysis of EEG data from healthy versus addiction treated versus addiction not treated subjects. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63(9), 1830-1841. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2503400

Anderson, V. M., Goldstein, M. E., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Extensive gray matter volume reduction in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 18(7), pyv016. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv016

Curley, L. E., Kydd, R. R., Robertson, M. C., Pillai, A., McNair, N., Lee, H., … Russell, B. R. (2015). Acute effects of the designer drugs benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and the Stroop task: A pilot study. Psychopharmacology, 232(16), 2969-2980. doi: 10.1007/s00213-015-3933-y

Anderson, V. M., McIlwain, M. E., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Does cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant and ultra-treatment-resistant schizophrenia differ from that in treatment responders? Psychiatry Research, 230(3), 811-818. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.10.036

Turner, C. E., Russell, B. R., & Gant, N. (2015). Comparative quantification of dietary supplemented neural creatine concentrations with 1H-MRS peak fitting and basis spectrum methods. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 33(9), 1163-1167. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2015.06.018

Goldstein, M. E., Anderson, V. M., Pillai, A., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Glutamatergic neurometabolites in clozapine-responsive and -resistant schizophrenia. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 18(6), pyu117. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyu117

Wang, G. Y., Kydd, R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Resting EEG and ERPs findings in methadone-substituted opiate users: A review. Acta Neurologica Belgica, 115(4), 539-546. doi: 10.1007/s13760-015-0476-2

Lin, J. C., Jan, R. K., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Investigating the microstructural and neurochemical environment within the basal ganglia of current methamphetamine abusers. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 149, 122-127. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.026

Wang, G. Y., Kydd, R., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Auditory event-related potentials in methadone substituted opiate users. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29(9), 983-995. doi: 10.1177/0269881115587929

Wang, G. Y., Kydd, R., Wouldes, T. A., Jensen, M., & Russell, B. R. (2015). Changes in resting EEG following methadone treatment in opiate addicts. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(5), 943-950. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.08.021

Wang, G. Y., Wouldes, T. A., Kydd, R., Jensen, M., & Russell, B. R. (2014). Neuropsychological performance of methadone-maintained opiate users. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 28(8), 789-799. doi: 10.1177/0269881114538541

Jan, R. K., Lin, J. C., McLaren, D. G., Kirk, I. J., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2014). The effects of methylphenidate on cognitive control in active methamphetamine dependence using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, 20. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00020

Miles, S. W., Sheridan, J., Russell, B., Kydd, R., Wheeler, A., Walters, C., … Tiihonen, J. (2013). Extended-release methylphenidate for treatment of amphetamine/methamphetamine dependence: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Addiction, 108(7), 1279-1286. doi: 10.1111/add.12109

Young, S. A., Thrimawithana, T. R., Antia, U., Fredatovich, J. D., Na, Y., Neale, P. T., … Russell, B. (2013). Pharmaceutical quality of "party pills" raises additional safety concerns in the use of illicit recreational drugs. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1376). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sun, Y., Evans, J., Russell, B., Kydd, R., & Connor, B. (2013). A benzodiazepine impairs the neurogenic and behavioural effects of fluoxetine in a rodent model of chronic stress. Neuropharmacology, 72, 20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.04.021

Curley, L. E., Kydd, R. R., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2013). Differential responses to anticipation of reward after an acute dose of the designer drugs benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) alone and in combination using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Psychopharmacology, 229(4), 673-685. doi: 10.1007/s00213-013-3128-3

Wang, G. Y., Wouldes, T. A., & Russell, B. R. (2013). Methadone maintenance treatment and cognitive function: A systematic review. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 6(3), 220-230. doi: 10.2174/18744737112059990020

McNabb, C. B., Russell, B. R., Caprioli, D., Nutt, D. J., Gibbons, S., & Dalley, J. W. (2012). Single chemical entity legal highs: Assessing the risk for long term harm. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5(4), 304-319. doi: 10.2174/1874473711205040005

Ram, S., Russell, B., Gubb, M., Taylor, R., Butler, C., Khan, I., & Shelling, A. (2012). General practitioner attitudes to direct-to-consumer genetic testing in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1364), 14-26. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jan, R. K., Lin, J. C., Miles, S. W., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2012). Striatal volume increases in active methamphetamine-dependent individuals and correlation with cognitive performance. Brain Sciences, 2(4), 553-572. doi: 10.3390/brainsci2040553

Jan, R. K., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2012). Functional and structural brain changes associated with methamphetamine abuse. Brain Sciences, 2(4), 434-482. doi: 10.3390/brainsci2040434

Lin, J. C., Jan, R. K., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2011). Subjective effects in humans following administration of party pill drugs BZP and TFMPP alone and in combination. Drug Testing & Analysis, 3(9), 582-585. doi: 10.1002/dta.285

McIlwain, M. E., Harrison, J., Wheeler, A. J., & Russell, B. R. (2011). Pharmacotherapy for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment, 7(1), 135-149. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S12769

Lee, H., Kydd, R. R., Lim, V. K., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2011). Effects of trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) on interhemispheric communication. Psychopharmacology, 213(4), 707-714. doi: 10.1007/s00213-010-2025-2

Thornley, S., Russell, B., & Kydd, R. (2011). Carbohydrate reward and psychosis: An explanation for neuroleptic induced weight gain and path to improved mental health? Current Neuropharmacology, 9(2), 370-375. doi: 10.2174/157015911795596513

Lin, J. C., Jan, R. K., Lee, H., Jensen, M.-A., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2011). Determining the subjective and physiological effects of BZP combined with TFMPP in human males. Psychopharmacology, 214(3), 761-768. doi: 10.1007/s00213-010-2081-7

Jan, R. K., Lin, J. C., Lee, H., Sheridan, J. L., Kydd, R. R., Kirk, I. J., & Russell, B. R. (2010). Determining the subjective effects of TFMPP in human males. Psychopharmacology, 211(3), 347-353. doi: 10.1007/s00213-010-1911-y

Anita, U., Tingle, M. D., & Russell, B. R. (2010). Validation of an LC-MS method for the detection and quantification of BZP and TFMPP and their hydroxylated metabolites in human plasma and its application to the pharmacokinetic study of TFMPP in humans. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55(5), 1311-1318. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01457.x

Lin, J. C., Bangs, N., Lee, H., Kydd, R. R., & Russell, B. R. (2009). Determining the subjective and physiological effects of BZP on human females. Psychopharmacology, 207(3), 439-446. doi: 10.1007/s00213-009-1669-2

Murphy, M., Antia, U., Chang, H.-Y., Han, J. Y., Ibrahim, A., Tingle, M., & Russell, B. (2009). Party pills and drug-drug interactions. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1293), 16-25. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Antia, U., Lee, H. S., Kydd, R. R., Tingle, M. D., & Russell, B. R. (2009). Pharmacokinetics of 'party pill' drug N-benzylpiperazine (BZP) in healthy human participants. Forensic Science International, 186(1-3), 63-67. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.01.015

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