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Ben BeagleholeSenior Lecturer



Ben Beaglehole is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine, UOC and psychiatrist at the Anxiety Disorders Service for the Canterbury District Health Board.

Ben participates in the Departmental research projects examining the longer-term outcome of mood disorders and interventions to increase the likelihood of response and remission.

Ben also researches the psychological effects of natural disasters, ketamine for treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders, and the use of large databases to explore the impacts of compulsory treatment.


Porter, R. J., Beaglehole, B., & Baghaei, N. (2023). Virtual reality technology in the treatment of anxiety: Progress and future challenges. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2023.2289574

Donovan, K. A., Beaglehole, B., Frampton, C. M. A., Currie, M., Boden, J. M., & Jordan, J. (2023). Tōku Oranga: The subjective wellbeing and psychological functioning of postgraduate and medical students in Ōtautahi Christchurch. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1586), 51-62. Retrieved from

Tennant, M., Frampton, C., Mulder, R., & Beaglehole, B. (2023). Polypharmacy in the treatment of people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: Repeated cross-sectional study using New Zealand's national databases. BJPsych Open, 9(6), e200. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.592

Beaglehole, B., Glue, P., Clarke, M., & Porter, R. (2023). Multidisciplinary development of guidelines for ketamine treatment for treatment-resistant major depression disorder for use by adult specialist mental health services in New Zealand. BJPsych Open, 9, e191. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.577

Ravi, S., De La Mata, N. L., Beaglehole, B., Cross, N., Dunckley, H., Irvine, J., … Webster, A. C. (2023). Mental illness in patients with kidney failure in Aotearoa New Zealand: A descriptive analysis. Nephrology, 28(Suppl. 2), (pp. 16). doi: 10.1111/nep.14216

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