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Rose Crossin ImageUndergraduate Convenor

BSc (Massey), BSc (Hons) (Queensland), PhD (Melbourne)

Email rose.crossin@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 3617

Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

Background

Rose got her undergraduate degree in biological sciences in New Zealand before moving to Australia and working in the public sector in research and strategy roles for a number of years. Following her PhD she worked as a researcher at Monash University, and then in drug policy advocacy and research at Penington Institute, before returning home to NZ in 2020.

PhD

Rose completed her PhD with the University of Melbourne in 2018. She studied in an addiction neuroscience lab at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and her PhD was titled “The growth and energy balance consequences of adolescent inhalant abuse”.

Her PhD utilised pre-clinical research, epidemiological data analysis, a clinical cohort, and systematic review and meta-analysis to understand the impacts of inhalant misuse during adolescence. Her research identified previously unknown endocrine and growth consequences of inhalant misuse, and developed a novel approach for identifying inhalant misuse in adolescents.

Supervisors: Dr Jhodie Duncan (Florey Institute), Professor Andrew Lawrence (Florey Institute), Associate Professor Zane Andrews (Monash University)

Research Interests

  • Alcohol and drug harms
  • Drug and alcohol policy
  • Public health
  • Alcohol and drug use in vulnerable populations

 Professional groups

  • Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Presentations

Petty, J., Crossin, R., McNally, S., Ryan, J. (2019). From the overdose report to a national naloxone distribution trial: an example of effective research to policy translation, oral presentation to Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Hobart.

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P., Lubman, D.I. (2019). Pregabalin misuse in Australia, poster presentation at College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P., Lubman, D.I. (2018). Acute harms associated with pregabalin misuse in Victoria: a 6-year examination of ambulance attendances, oral presentation to Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Auckland.


Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Acute harms associated with inhalant misuse: Co-morbidities and trends relative to age and gender among ambulance attendees, oral presentation to Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Auckland.

Scott, D., Crossin, R., Coomber, K., Smith, K., Miller, P., Lubman, D. I. (2018). Exploring the characteristics of family violence relative to packaged liquor outlet density using ambulance attendance data, poster presentation to Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference, Auckland.

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A.J., Andrews, Z.B., Oldfield, B., Stefanidis, A., Pang, T., Duncan, J.R. (2017).
Adolescent inhalant abuse induces an endocrine disorder analogous to adrenal insufficiency, oral presentation to Students of Brain Research Conference, Melbourne.


Crossin, R., Lawrence, A.J., Andrews, Z.B., Oldfield, B., Stefanidis, A., Pang, T., Duncan, J.R. (2017). Characterising the metabolic phenotype in adolescent inhalant abuse: long-term changes to energy balance independent of food intake, oral presentation to Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, Adelaide.

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A.J., Andrews, Z.B., Oldfield, B., Stefanidis, A., Pang, T., Duncan, J.R. (2017). Adolescent inhalant abuse induces a disorder analogous to adrenal insufficiency, oral presentation to Endocrine Society of Australia, Perth.

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A.J., Sims, N., Andrews, Z.B., Duncan, J.R. (2016). Adolescent inhalant abuse: a disruption to energy balance regulation masquerading as malnutrition, oral presentation to Students of Brain Research Conference, Melbourne.

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A.J., Andrews, Z.B., Duncan, J.R. (2016). Effects of adolescent inhalant abuse on growth: malnutrition or altered energy homeostasis?, poster presented to European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Copenhagen.


Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A.J., Duncan, J.R. (2015). Adolescent inhalant abuse: the use of growth as a potential diagnostic measure, oral presentation to International Conference for Neurology and Epidemiology, Gold Coast.


Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A.J., Duncan, J.R. (2015) Failure to thrive and growth impairment: the link to inhalant abuse, oral presentation to Youth Health Conference, Melbourne.

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Publications

Boden, J. M., Crossin, R., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J., & Newton-Howes, G. (2021). Parenting and home environment in childhood and adolescence and alcohol use disorder in adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.12.136

Nielson, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Lam, T., Wilson, J., Scott, D., … Lubman, D. (2020). Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Victoria, Australia from 2013 to 2018. Addiction, 115, 1075-1087. doi: 10.1111/add.14896

Wilson, J., Lam, T., Scott, D., Crossin, R., Matthews, S., Smith, K., … Nielsen, S. (2020). 'Extreme personal stress' and 'a lot of pain': Exploring the physical, mental and social contexts of extramedical pharmaceutical opioid use in Australian paramedic case descriptions. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 870-878. doi: 10.1111/dar.13118

Dick, A. L. W., Zhao, Q., Crossin, R., Baker-Andresen, D., Li, X., Edson, J., … Duncan, J. R. (2020). Adolescent chronic intermittent toluene inhalation dynamically regulates the transcriptome and neuronal methylome within the rat medial prefrontal cortex. Addiction Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adb.12937

Dietze, P., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K., Wilson, J., Burgess, S., … Cantwell, K. (2020). Coding and classification of heroin overdose calls by MPDS dispatch software: Implications for bystander response with naloxone. Resuscitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.12.001

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Scott, D., Heilbronn, C., Coomber, K., Curtis, A., Moayeri, F., Wilson, J., … Crossin, R., … Lubman, D. (2020). The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: A novel pilot study [Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice No. 595]. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology. 17p. Retrieved from https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi595

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Journal - Research Article

Boden, J. M., Crossin, R., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J., & Newton-Howes, G. (2021). Parenting and home environment in childhood and adolescence and alcohol use disorder in adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.12.136

Nielson, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Lam, T., Wilson, J., Scott, D., … Lubman, D. (2020). Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Victoria, Australia from 2013 to 2018. Addiction, 115, 1075-1087. doi: 10.1111/add.14896

Dietze, P., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K., Wilson, J., Burgess, S., … Cantwell, K. (2020). Coding and classification of heroin overdose calls by MPDS dispatch software: Implications for bystander response with naloxone. Resuscitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.12.001

Dick, A. L. W., Zhao, Q., Crossin, R., Baker-Andresen, D., Li, X., Edson, J., … Duncan, J. R. (2020). Adolescent chronic intermittent toluene inhalation dynamically regulates the transcriptome and neuronal methylome within the rat medial prefrontal cortex. Addiction Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adb.12937

Wilson, J., Lam, T., Scott, D., Crossin, R., Matthews, S., Smith, K., … Nielsen, S. (2020). 'Extreme personal stress' and 'a lot of pain': Exploring the physical, mental and social contexts of extramedical pharmaceutical opioid use in Australian paramedic case descriptions. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 870-878. doi: 10.1111/dar.13118

Crossin, R., & Arunogiri, S. (2020). Harms associated with inhalant misuse in adolescent females: A review of the pre-clinical and clinical evidence. Drug & Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108232

Arunogiri, S., Moayeri, F., Crossin, R., Killian, J. J., Smith, K., Scott, D., & Lubman, D. I. (2020). Trends in gamma-hydroxybutyrate-related harms based on ambulance attendances from 2012 to 2018 in Victoria, Australia. Addiction, 115(3), 473-479. doi: 10.1111/add.14848

Grigg, J., Killian, J. J., Matthews, S., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Manning, V., … Crossin, R., … Lubman, D. I. (2020). The impact of legislation on acute synthetic cannabinoid harms resulting in ambulance attendance. International Journal of Drug Policy, 79, 102720. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102720

Curtis, A., Droste, N., Coomber, K., Guadagno, B., Mayshak, R., Hyder, S., … Crossin, R., … Miller, P. G. (2019). The impact of twenty four-hour public transport in Melbourne, Australia: An evaluation of alcohol-related harms. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 80(3), 314-318. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2019.80.314

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Andrews, Z. B., Churilov, L., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). Growth changes after inhalant abuse and toluene exposure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of human and animal studies. Human & Experimental Toxicology, 38(2), 157-172. doi: 10.1177/0960327118792064

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P. M., & Lubman, D. I. (2019). Pregabalin misuse-related ambulance attendances in Victoria, 2012–2017: Characteristics of patients and attendances. Medical Journal of Australia, 210(2), 75-79. doi: 10.5694/mja2.12036

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Acute harms associated with inhalant misuse: Co-morbidities and trends relative to age and gender among ambulance attendees. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 190, 46-53. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.05.026

Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2018). The persistence of growth impairments associated with adolescent inhalant abuse following sustained abstinence. Addiction Research & Theory, 26(3), 183-186. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1339229

Scott, D., Crossin, R., Ogeil, R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Exploring harms experienced by children aged 7 to 11 using ambulance attendance data: A 6-year comparison with adolescents aged 12–17. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15(7), 1385. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071385

Crossin, R., Andrews, Z. B., Sims, N. R., Pang, T., Mathai, M., Gooi, J. H., … Duncan, J. R. (2018). Adolescent inhalant abuse results in adrenal dysfunction and a hypermetabolic phenotype with persistent growth impairments. Neuroendocrinology, 107(4), 340-354. doi: 10.1159/000493686

Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2017). Adolescent inhalant abuse leads to other drug use and impaired growth: Implications for diagnosis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(1), 99-104. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12595

Penfold, R., Grutter, A. S., Kuris, A. M., McCormick, M. I., & Jones, C. M. (2008). Interactions between juvenile marine fish and gnathiid isopods: Predation versus micropredation. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 357, 111-119. doi: 10.3354/meps07312

Nilsson, G. E., Östlund-Nilsson, S., Penfold, R., & Grutter, A. S. (2007). From record performance to hypoxia tolerance: Respiratory transition in damselfish larvae settling on a coral reef. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274(1606), 79-85. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3706

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Journal - Research Other

Lubman, D. I., Matthews, S., Heilbronn, C., Killian, J. J., Ogeil, R. P., Lloyd, B., … Crossin, R., … Scott, D. (2020). The National Ambulance Surveillance System: A novel method for monitoring acute alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug related-harms using coded Australian ambulance clinical records. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0228316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228316

Verdejo-Garcia, A., & Crossin, R. (2020). Nutritional and metabolic alterations arising from stimulant use: A targeted review of an emerging field. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.11.006

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Andrews, Z. B., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). Altered body weight associated with substance abuse: A look beyond food intake. Addiction Research & Theory, 27(2), 76-84. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1453064

Crossin, R., Qama, A., Andrews, Z. B., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). The effect of adolescent inhalant abuse on energy balance and growth. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, 7(4), e00498. doi: 10.1002/prp2.498

Nielsen, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Martin, C., Wilson, J., Lam, T., … Lubman, D. (2019). Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Australia: A protocol for a retrospective observational study. BMJ Open, 9(5), e029170. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029170

Arunogiri, S., Crossin, R., Scott, D., & Lubman, D. I. (2019). Monitoring emerging prescription-drug related harms: A comment on Cairns et al. (2018). Addiction, 114(3), 571-572. doi: 10.1111/add.14495

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Dietze, P., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Cantwell, K., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. (2019). Misclassification of opioid overdose by ambulance dispatch systems: Implications for take-home naloxone programs. Proceedings of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 81st Annual Scientific Meeting. 242. Retrieved from https://cpdd.org/

Nielsen, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Lam, T., Wilson, J., Scott, D., … Lubman, D. I. (2019). A comparison of rates and characteristics from a retrospective analysis of Australian ambulance attendances related to the extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38(Suppl. 1), (pp. S78). doi: 10.1111/dar.12991

Petty, J., Crossin, R., McNally, S., & Ryan, J. (2019). From the overdose report to a national naloxone distribution trial: An example of effective research to policy translation. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38(Suppl. 1), (pp. S82). doi: 10.1111/dar.12991

Grigg, J., Killian, J. J., Matthews, S., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Manning, V., … Crossin, R., … Lubman, D. I. (2019). Recent trends in acute synthetic cannabinoid harms resulting in ambulance attendance. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38(Suppl. 1), (pp. S50). doi: 10.1111/dar.12991

Wilson, J., Lam, T., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K., Lubman, D. I., & Nielsen, S. (2019). Examining the different contexts of extramedical pharmaceutical opioid use: A qualitative analysis of paramedic records. Drug & Alcohol Review, 38(Suppl. 1), (pp. S104-S105). doi: 10.1111/dar.12991

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P., & Lubman, D. (2019). Pregabalin misuse: Identifying acute harms and misuse trends in Victoria, Australia through analysis of ambulance attendance data. Proceedings of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 81st Annual Scientific Meeting. 132. Retrieved from https://cpdd.org/

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Oldfield, B., Stefanidis, A., Andrews, Z. B., Pang, T., & Duncan, J. R. (2018). Adolescent inhalant abuse induces an endocrine disorder analogous to adrenal insufficiency. Clinical Endocrinology, 89(Suppl. 1), (pp. 8-9). doi: 10.1111/cen.13727

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P. M., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Identifying the acute harms associated with pregabalin misuse in Victoria through analysis of ambulance attendance data. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S24-S25). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Lloyd, B., Matthews, S., Heilbronn, C., Scott, D., Crossin, R., Killian, J., … Lubman, D. I. (2018). Using ambulance attendance data to measure the acute harms resulting from the misuse of alcohol, drugs and pharmaceuticals. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S47-S48). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Identifying the acute harms associated with inhalant misuse and determination of age and gender specific trends. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S25). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Matthews, S., Cheetham, A., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Using ambulance attendance data to quantify harms arising from alcohol intoxication. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S50). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Scott, D., Crossin, R., Coomber, K., Smith, K., Miller, P. G., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Exploring the characteristics of family violence relative to packaged liquor outlet density using ambulance attendance data. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S67). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Peacock, A., Bruno, R., Roxburgh, A., Mathur, A., Dietze, P. M., Lenton, S., … Crossin, R., … Farrell, M. (2018). Trends in fentanyl availability, use and harms in Australia. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(Suppl. 3), (pp. S56). doi: 10.1111/dar.12862

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Oldfield, B., Stefanidis, A., Andrews, Z. B., & Duncan, J. R. (2017). Characterising the metabolic phenotype in adolescent inhalant abuse: Long-term changes to energy balance independent of food intake. Proceedings of the Joint Scientific Meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS), the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand (OSSANZ), and the Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity (AOCO). Retrieved from http://anzos-aoco-ossanz-2017.p.asnevents.com.au/speakers

Crossin, R., Andrews, Z., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2016). Effects of adolescent inhalant abuse on growth: Malnutrition or altered energy homeostasis? Clinical Nutrition, 35(Suppl. 1), (pp. S189). doi: 10.1016/S0261-5614(16)30731-2

Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A., & Duncan, J. (2015). Adolescent inhalant abuse: The use of growth as a potential diagnostic measure. Neuroepidemiology, 45, (pp. 315). doi: 10.1159/000441544

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Crossin, R. (2015, November). Failure to thrive and growth impairment: The link to inhalant abuse. Verbal presentation at the National Youth Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Crossin, R. (2018). The growth and energy balance consequences of adolescent inhalant abuse (PhD). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11343/216872

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