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Associate Professor Jenny Jordan

Jennifer JordanAssociate Professor

MA(1st Class Hons) Dip Clin Psych(Cant) PhD(Otago) FNZCCP

Tel +64 3 372 0400
Email jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nz

Jenny has been an investigator and therapist in a series of randomised clinical trials, evaluating different psychotherapies for serious mental disorders including eating disorders, depression and latterly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to the Christchurch earthquakes.

These therapies include cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, schema therapy, and metacognitive therapy.

She was part of the research team who developed specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa.

Jenny is currently Co-lead Investigator of the New Zealand arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI), the largest genetic investigation of eating disorders ever performed. For more information, visit edgi.nz

Current research interests

Psychotherapies for mental disorders

  • Mood, anxiety and eating disorders research
    • Diagnostic issues and comorbidity
    • Transdiagnostic processes and approaches
    • Cultural responsiveness
  • Christchurch Earthquakes 
    • Psychiatric and psychosocial impacts
  • Comparative psychotherapy trials
    • Predictors of outcome and psychotherapy response
    • Mechanisms of change
    • Therapy process factors
    • Patient perspectives 
    • Language of psychotherapy

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Publications

Watson, H. J., Thornton, L. M., Yilmaz, Z., Baker, J. H., Coleman, J. R. I., Adan, R. A. H., … Boden, J. M., … Horwood, L. J., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., … Bulik, C. M. (2021). Common genetic variation and age at onset of anorexia nervosa. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsgos.2021.09.001

Fletcher, L., Trip, H., Lawson, R., Wilson, N., & Jordan, J. (2021). Life is different now: Impacts of eating disorders on carers in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9(1), 91. doi: 10.1186/s40337-021-00447-z

Carter, J. D., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2021). Long-term efficacy of metacognitive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211025686

Melunsky, N. D., Solmi, F., Haime, Z., Rowe, S., McIntosh, J. D., & Jordan, J. (2021). Personality traits and night eating syndrome in women with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Eating & Weight Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01221-5

Bulik, C. M., Thornton, L. M., Parker, R., Kennedy, H., Baker, J. H., MacDermod, C., … Cleland, L., Miller, A. L., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., & Martin, N. G. (2021). The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI): Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1), 234. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03212-3

McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., & Jordan, J. (2020). Applying schema therapy to binge eating disorders: A transdiagnostic approach. In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429295713

Chapter in Book - Research

Crowe, M., Gillon, D., McCall, C., & Jordan, J. (2019). "Pain takes over everything": The experience of pain and strategies for management. In S. van Rysewyk (Ed.), Meanings of pain (Vol. 2): Common types of pain and language. (pp. 59-76). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-24154-4_4

Chapter in Book - Research

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., & Bulik, C. M. (2015). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In T. Wade (Ed.), Encyclopedia of feeding and eating disorders. (pp. 1-5). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_69-1

Chapter in Book - Research

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., & Bulik, C. M. (2010). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In C. M. Grilo & J. E. Mitchell (Eds.), The treatment of eating disorders: A clinical handbook. (pp. 108-129). New York: Guildford Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McIntosh, V. V. W., & Jordan, J. (2009). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. In S. J. Paxton & P. J. Hay (Eds.), Interventions for body image and eating disorders: Evidence and practice. (pp. 75-94). Melbourne, Australia: IP Communications.

Chapter in Book - Research

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Latner, J. D., & Wallace, A. (2007). Appetite-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for binge eating. In J. D. Latner & G. T. Wilson (Eds.), Self-help approaches for obesity and eating disorders: Research and practice. (pp. 325-346). New York: Guildford Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McKenzie, J. M., Jordan, J., & McIntosh, V. V. W. (2004). Eating disorders and depression. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 339-346). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

Chapter in Book - Research

Carter, J. D., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2021). Long-term efficacy of metacognitive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211025686

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Fletcher, L., Trip, H., Lawson, R., Wilson, N., & Jordan, J. (2021). Life is different now: Impacts of eating disorders on carers in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9(1), 91. doi: 10.1186/s40337-021-00447-z

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McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Darlow, B. A., Boden, J. M., Martin, J., Spittlehouse, J. K., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., Porter, R., Bell, C., Douglas, K., … McIntosh, V. V. W., … Vierck, E. (2021). Recruitment and retention of participants in longitudinal studies after a natural disaster. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1332/175795921X16168462584238

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Melunsky, N. D., Solmi, F., Haime, Z., Rowe, S., McIntosh, J. D., & Jordan, J. (2021). Personality traits and night eating syndrome in women with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Eating & Weight Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01221-5

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Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Johnson, E. C., Chou, Y.-L., Coleman, J. R. I., Thornton, L. M., Walters, R. K., … Boden, J. M., … Horwood, L. J., … Pearson, J. F., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Agrawal, A. (2021). Shared genetic risk between eating disorder- and substance-use-related phenotypes: Evidence from genome-wide association studies. Addiction Biology, 26, e12880. doi: 10.1111/adb.12880

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Watson, H. J., Thornton, L. M., Yilmaz, Z., Baker, J. H., Coleman, J. R. I., Adan, R. A. H., … Boden, J. M., … Horwood, L. J., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., … Bulik, C. M. (2021). Common genetic variation and age at onset of anorexia nervosa. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsgos.2021.09.001

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Bryois, J., Skene, N. G., Folmann Hansen, T., Kogelman, L. J. A., Watson, H. J., Liu, Z., … Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, including Boden, J., … Jordan, J., … Kennedy, M., … Pearson, J., … Sullivan, P. F. (2020). Genetic identification of cell types underlying brain complex traits yields insights into the etiology of Parkinson’s disease. Nature Genetics, 52, 482-493. doi: 10.1038/s41588-020-0610-9

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Douglas, K., Carlyle, D., Wells, H. J., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Mulder, R., Beaglehole, B., & Porter, R. (2020). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for patients with major depressive disorder. American Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 29-34. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20190024

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Porter, R., Wells, H., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Eggleston, K., & Douglas, K. (2020). Patients' perceptions of functional improvement in psychotherapy for mood disorders. American Journal of Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.202020200017

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Crowe, M., Porter, R., Douglas, K., Inder, M., Lacey, C., Jordan, J., & Wells, H. J. (2020). Patients' experiences of cognitive functioning in recurrent depression: A qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 27, 321-329. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12603

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De Tommasi, C., Richardson, E., Reale, M., & Jordan, J. (2020). Evaluation of a novel application of a mindfulness phone application for patients with brain tumours: A feasibility study. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 149, 489-498. doi: 10.1007/s11060-020-03638-x

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Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., … Porter, R. J. (2020). Cognitive remediation for outpatients with recurrent mood disorders: A feasibility study. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 26(4), 273-283. doi: 10.1097/pra.0000000000000487

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Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., & Bulik, C. M. (2020). Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for anorexia nervosa: What it is (and what it is not). Australasian Psychiatry, 28(2), 156-159. doi: 10.1177/1039856219875024

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Lacey, C., Cunningham, R., Rijnberg, V., Manuel, J., Clark, M. T. R., Keelan, K., Pitama, S., Huria, T., Lawson, R., & Jordan, J. (2020). Eating disorders in New Zealand: Implications for Māori and health service delivery. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53, 1974-1982. doi: 10.1002/eat.23372

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Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., & Stubbe, M. (2020). Recent application of metaphor research in cognitive behaviour therapy. Metaphor & the Social World, 10(2), 199-213. doi: 10.1075/msw.00003.mat

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Zimmermann, F. F., Burrell, B., & Jordan, J. (2020). Patients' experiences of a mindfulness intervention for adults with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28, 4911-4921. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05331-1

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Zimmermann, F. F., Jordan, J., & Burrell, B. (2020). Coping with cancer mindfully: A feasibility study of a mindfulness intervention focused on acceptance and meaning in life for adults with advanced cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 44, 101715. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.101715

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Bell, C. J., Frampton, C. M., Colhoun, H. C., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Earthquake brain: Impairment of spatial memory following long-term earthquake-related stress. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(1), 37-47. doi: 10.1177/0004867418789498

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Burrell, B., Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Wilkinson, A., Jones, V., Harris, S., & Gillon, D. (2019). Using intervention mapping to design a self-management programme for older people with chronic conditions. Nursing Inquiry, 26, e12265. doi: 10.1111/nin.12265

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Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L., Melzer, T. R., … Bell, C. J. (2019). Traumatic imagery following glucocorticoid administration in earthquake-related post-traumatic stress disorder: A preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(12), 1167-1178. doi: 10.1177/0004867419851860

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Watson, H. J., Yilmaz, Z., Thornton, L. M., Hübel, C., Coleman, J. R. I., Gaspar, H. A., … Roberts, M., … Boden, J. M., … Horwood, L. J., … Pearson, J. F., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., … Bulik, C. M. (2019). Genome-wide association study identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa. Nature Genetics, 51, 1207-1214. doi: 10.1038/s41588-019-0439-2

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Averill, I. R. E., Crowe, M., Frampton, C. M., Beaglehole, B., Lacey, C. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L. D., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(7), 652-659. doi: 10.1177/0004867417753549

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Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2018). Patient predictors of response to cognitive behaviour therapy and schema therapy for depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(9), 887-897. doi: 10.1177/0004867417750756

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Groves, S. J., Pitcher, T. L., Melzer, T. R., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Malhi, G. S., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Brain activation during processing of genuine facial emotion in depression: Preliminary findings. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225, 91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.07.049

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Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2018). Reduced pain reports with increasing cognitive impairment in older persons in New Zealand. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 33(7), 463-470. doi: 10.1177/1533317518772685

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Thornton, L. M., Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Baker, J. H., Juréus, A., Parker, R., Henders, A. K., … Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., Pearson, J. F., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Bulik, C. M. (2018). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI): Overview and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 74, 61-69. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.015

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Zimmermann, F., Burrell, B., & Jordan, J. (2018). The acceptability and potential benefits of mindfulness-based interventions in improving psychological well-being for adults with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 30, 68-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.12.014

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Bell, C. J., Colhoun, H. C., Frampton, C. M., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., … Porter, R. J. (2017). Earthquake brain: Altered recognition and misclassification of facial expressions are related to trauma exposure but not posttraumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 278. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00278

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Crowe, M., Gillon, D., Jordan, J., & McCall, C. (2017). Older peoples’ strategies for coping with chronic non-malignant pain: A qualitative meta-synthesis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 68, 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.12.009

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Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Gillon, D., McCall, C., Frampton, C., & Jamieson, H. (2017). The prevalence of pain and its relationship to falls, fatigue and depression in a cohort of older people living in the community. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(11), 2642-2651. doi: 10.1111/jan.13328

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Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Seaton, P., Jordan, J., McCall, C., Maskill, V., & Trip, H. (2017). Qualitative meta-synthesis: The experience of chronic pain across conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(5), 1004-1016. doi: 10.1111/jan.13174

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Duncan, L., Yilmaz, Z., Gaspar, H., Walters, R., Goldstein, J., Anttila, V., … Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, including Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., … Bulik, C. M. (2017). Significant locus and metabolic genetic correlations revealed in genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(9), 850-858. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16121402

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Kirk, K. M., Martin, F. C., Mao, A., Parker, R., Maguire, S., Thornton, L. M., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Martin, N. G. (2017). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative: Study description and sample characteristics of the Australian and New Zealand arm. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(6), 583-594. doi: 10.1177/0004867417700731

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Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Merrick, P., & Stubbe, M. (2017). Juicy conceptualizations: Increasing alliance through attending to client metaphoric language. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45(6), 577-589. doi: 10.1017/s1352465817000339

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Smith, R., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Colhoun, H., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2017). In some strange way, trouble is good for people: Posttraumatic growth following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 21(1), 31-42. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

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Burrell, B., Jordan, J., Crowe, M., Wilkinson, A., Williman, J., Jones, V., Harris, S., & Gillon, D. (2016). Life-balance self-management programme for community-based older adults living with chronic disease: A feasibility study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 4(3), 459-466. doi: 10.5750/ejpch.v4i3.1128

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Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Burrell, B., Jones, V., Gillon, D., & Harris, S. (2016). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for long-term physical conditions: A systematic review. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(1), 21-32. doi: 10.1177/0004867415607984

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Crowe, M., Jordan, J., Burrell, B., Jones, V., Gillon, D., Harris, S., & Wilkinson, A. (2016). Clinical effectiveness of transdiagnostic health management interventions for older people with multimorbidity: A quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(10), 2315-2329. doi: 10.1111/jan.13011

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Mathieson, F., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., & Stubbe, M. (2016). Nailing down metaphors in CBT: Definition, identification and frequency. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(2), 236-248. doi: 10.1017/S1352465815000156

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McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., McKenzie, J. M., Latner, J. D., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Psychotherapy for transdiagnostic binge eating: A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy, appetite-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy, and schema therapy. Psychiatry Research, 240, 412-420. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.080

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McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Assessing the distinctiveness of psychotherapies and examining change over treatment for anorexia nervosa with cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and specialist supportive clinical management. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(10), 958-962. doi: 10.1002/eat.22555

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Porter, R. J., Bourke, C., Carter, J. D., Douglas, K. M., McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2016). No change in neuropsychological dysfunction or emotional processing during treatment of major depression with cognitive-behaviour therapy or schema therapy. Psychological Medicine, 46(2), 393-404. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715001907

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Smith, R., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Colhoun, H., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2016). Thriving after trauma: Posttraumatic growth following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 20(2, Spec. Iss.), 125-134. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

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