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Department of Nursing (Christchurch)
BA (Cant) MNurs (Deakin) PhD (Griffith) RPN
Research summary
Psychotherapy and Mental Health Nursing


Marie's current research involves:

  • Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder and other recurrent mood disorders,
  • improving health care delivery for mental disorders, particularly bipolar disorder,
  • clinical effectiveness studies,
  • conduct of studies in 'real-world' clinical settings,
  • functional recovery in mood disorders,
  • new therapies for mood disorders,
  • cost-effectiveness of service delivery for recurrent mood disorders,
  • psychosocial interventions for long-term health conditions,
  • medication adherence in long-term conditions

She has expertise in a variety of research methods but has particular expertise qualitative research methods and discourse analysis.


Manuel, J., Crengle, S., Crowe, M., Lacey, C., Cunningham, R., Clark, M., Petrović-van der Deen, F., Porter, R., & Pitama, S. (2024). Institutional pathways to psychosis for Indigenous Māori: A qualitative exploration of experiences. SSM Qualitative Research in Health, 5, 100435. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2024.100435 Journal - Research Article

Haitana, T., Clark, M. T. R., Crowe, M., Cunningham, R., Porter, R., Pitama, S., Mulder, R., & Lacey, C. (2024). The right to equal health: Best practice priorities for Māori with bipolar disorder from staff focus groups. Healthcare, 12, 793. doi: 10.3390/healthcare12070793 Journal - Research Article

Gray, V., Moot, W., Frampton, C. M. A., Douglas, K. M., Gallagher, P., Jordan, J., … Inder, M., Crowe, M., McIntosh, V. V. W., & Porter, R. J. (2024). The effect of age on emotion processing in individuals with mood disorders and in healthy individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 15, 1204204. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1204204 Journal - Research Article

Ritchie, D., Crowe, M., & Carlyle, D. (2023). How men with disabilities create and reinforce their masculinity. Journal of Men's Health, 19(12), (pp. 136). doi: 10.22514/jomh.2023.139 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Manuel, J., Pitama, S., Clark, M., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., Cunningham, R., Gibb, S., Petrović-van der Deen, F. S., Porter, R. J., & Lacey, C. (2023). Racism, early psychosis, and institutional contact: A qualitative study of Indigenous experiences. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00207640231195297 Journal - Research Article

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