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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

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

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Carter, J. D., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Predictors of premature termination from psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: Low treatment credibility, early therapy alliance, and self-transcendence [Brief report]. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(8), 979-983. doi: 10.1002/eat.22726

Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: A randomized pilot study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(10), 932-943. doi: 10.1177/0004867414533015

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Rowe, S., Taylor, K., Frampton, C. M. A., McKenzie, J. M., … Joyce, P. R. (2014). Bulimia nervosa-nonpurging subtype: Closer to the bulimia nervosa-purging subtype or to binge eating disorder? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(3), 231-238. doi: 10.1002/eat.22218

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

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

Journal - Research Article

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Carter, J. D., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Predictors of premature termination from psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: Low treatment credibility, early therapy alliance, and self-transcendence [Brief report]. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(8), 979-983. doi: 10.1002/eat.22726

Journal - Research Other

Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: A randomized pilot study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(10), 932-943. doi: 10.1177/0004867414533015

Journal - Research Article

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, J. D., Rowe, S., Taylor, K., Frampton, C. M. A., McKenzie, J. M., … Joyce, P. R. (2014). Bulimia nervosa-nonpurging subtype: Closer to the bulimia nervosa-purging subtype or to binge eating disorder? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(3), 231-238. doi: 10.1002/eat.22218

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

Porter, R. J., Bowie, C. R., Jordan, J., & Malhi, G. S. (2013). Cognitive remediation as a treatment for major depression: A rationale, review of evidence and recommendations for future research. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(12), 1165-1175. doi: 10.1177/0004867413502090

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Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2014). Clinical characteristics associated with premature termination from outpatient psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22(4), 278-284. doi: 10.1002/erv.2296

Journal - Research Article

Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., … Joyce, P. R. (2010). The long-term efficacy of three psychotherapies for anorexia nervosa: A randomized, controlled trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(7), 647-654. doi: 10.1002/eat.20879

Journal - Research Article

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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Groves, S. J., Porter, R. J., Jordan, J., Knight, R., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Fernando, K., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., Lacey, C., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Changes in neuropsychological function after treatment with metacognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy for depression. Depression & Anxiety, 32(6), 437-444. doi: 10.1002/da.22341

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McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, F. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Bulik, C. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2005). Three psychotherapies for anorexia nervosa: A randomized, controlled trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(4), 741-747.

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Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2008). Impact of borderline personality disorder on bulimia nervosa. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(12), 1021-1029. doi: 10.1080/00048670802512040

Journal - Research Article

Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., Horn, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., & Bulik, C. M. (2008). Specific and nonspecific comorbidity in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(1), 47-56. doi: 10.1002/eat

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Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Bulik, C. M. (2009). The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale in women with anorexia nervosa: What is it measuring? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(3), 267-274. doi: 10.1002/eat.20605

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Hooper, A. L., Dorahy, M. J., Blampied, N. M., & Jordan, J. (2014). Dissociation, perceptual processing, and conceptual processing in survivors of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Psychological Trauma, 6(6), 668-674. doi: 10.1037/a0037303

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Carter, J. D., Crowe, M., Carlyle, D., Frampton, C. M., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., O'Toole, V. M., Whitehead, L., & Joyce, P. R. (2012). Patient change processes in psychotherapy: Development of a new scale. Psychotherapy Research, 22(1), 115-126. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2011.631195

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Rowe, S., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V., Carter, F., Frampton, C., Bulik, C., & Joyce, P. (2011). Dimensional measures of personality as a predictor of outcome at 5-year follow-up in women with bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 185(3), 414-420. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.017

Journal - Research Article

Crowe, M., Whitehead, L., Carlyle, D., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., Joyce, P., & Carter, J. (2012). The process of change in psychotherapy for depression: Helping clients to reformulate the problem. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(8), 681-689. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01840.x

Journal - Research Article

Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Complex personality disorder in bulimia nervosa. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 51(6), 592-598. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.02.012

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Rowe, S. L., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Does avoidant personality disorder impact on the outcome of treatment for bulimia nervosa? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43(5), 420-427. doi: 10.1002/eat.20716

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Snell, L., Crowe, M., & Jordan, J. (2010). Maintaining a therapeutic connection: Nursing in an inpatient eating disorder unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(3/4), 351-358. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03000.x

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McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2006). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39(8), 625-632.

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Carter, J. D., Crowe, M., Luty, S., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., & Joyce, P. (2010). Patient psychotherapy process in CBTand IPT for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 122(Suppl. 1), (pp. S42). doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.02.028

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bell, C., Bhika, S., Porter, R., Frampton, C., Carter, J., McIntosh, V., Jordan, J., & Joyce, P. (2008). The response to sulpiride in major depression before and after cognitive behavioural therapy: D2 receptor function. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 20(4), 199-206.

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Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Bartram, A. F., Mulder, R. T., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2007). What is worse for your sex life: Starving, being depressed, or a new baby? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 664-667.

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Jordan, J., Wilson, J., Carter, J., & McIntosh, V. (2006). Cognitive therapy and schema therapy in depression. New Zealand Clinical Psychologist Journal, 16(2), 19-23.

Journal - Research Other

Gendall, K. A., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., & Bulik, C. M. (2006). The psychobiology and diagnostic significance of amenorrhea in patients with anorexia nervosa. Fertility & Sterility, 85(5), 1531-1535.

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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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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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Porter, R., Averill, I., Beaglehole, B., Crowe, M., & Jordan, J. (2016). Inpatient treatment for mood disorders: A lost opportunity? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(1), 7-8. doi: 10.1177/0004867415616500

Journal - Research Other

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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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. (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

Bell, C., Jordan, J., & Alexander, A. (2016). Transdiagnostic psychological treatments for anxiety and depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(3), 201-202. doi: 10.1177/0004867415614084

Journal - Research Other

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., 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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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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