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William Watkins

Senior Lecturer

MB ChB (Otago) DChildPsych (Tor) MRCPsych MRCPCan MRCP FRANZCP

Email bill.watkins@otago.ac.nz

Bill Watkins' interests and research is in the areas of childhood disruptive behaviour disorders, mood disorders and the effects of child abuse.

He is clinical head of the Child and Family Unit (inpatient/daypatient), The Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Publications

Eggleston, M., Hanger, N., Frampton, C., & Watkins, W. (2012). Coordination difficulties and self-esteem: A review and findings from a New Zealand survey. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(6), 456-462. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12007

Watkins, B. (2012, August). Mental health: Issues and approaches. Verbal presentation at the George Abbott Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Watkins, B. (2010, August). Dementing, dying or pervasive refusal?: A tale of severe impairment. Department of Psychological Medicine Clinical Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Watkins, W., & Moor, S. (2009, September). Is there an association between SSRI use and suicide in New Zealand children and adolescents? Verbal presentation at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference: Child2009: Aspiring to Best Practice, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Watkins, B. (2009, March). What is the best way to mesh child consent competence, parental responsibility, UNCROC and mental health services? Department of Psychological Medicine Clinical Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Other Research Output

Watkins, B. (2010, August). Dementing, dying or pervasive refusal?: A tale of severe impairment. Department of Psychological Medicine Clinical Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Watkins, B. (2009, March). What is the best way to mesh child consent competence, parental responsibility, UNCROC and mental health services? Department of Psychological Medicine Clinical Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Moor, S., & Watkins, W. G. A. (2004). Bipolar disorder in childhood and adolescence. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 368-383). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

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Journal - Research Article

Eggleston, M., Hanger, N., Frampton, C., & Watkins, W. (2012). Coordination difficulties and self-esteem: A review and findings from a New Zealand survey. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(6), 456-462. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12007

Gibbs, A., Moor, S., Frampton, C., & Watkins, W. (2008). Impact of psychosocial interventions on children with disruptive and emotional disorders treated in a health camp. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(9), 789-799.

Eggleston, M. J. F., & Watkins, W. G. A. (2008). Mental health services for children and adolescents in New Zealand, outcomes, and the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1271). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1271/2983/content.pdf

Mulder, R. T., Watkins, W. G., Joyce, P. R., & Luty, S. E. (2003). Age may affect response to antidepressants with serotonergic and noradrenergic actions. Journal of Affective Disorders, 76, 143-149.

Rickson, D. J., & Watkins, W. G. (2003). Music therapy to promote prosocial behaviors in aggressive adolescent boys - A pilot study. Journal of Music Therapy, 40(4), 283-301.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Watkins, B. (2012, August). Mental health: Issues and approaches. Verbal presentation at the George Abbott Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Watkins, W., & Moor, S. (2009, September). Is there an association between SSRI use and suicide in New Zealand children and adolescents? Verbal presentation at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference: Child2009: Aspiring to Best Practice, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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