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Jane Elmslie

Clinical Senior Lecturer

DipHSc PGDipSci PhD (Otago)

Email jane.elmslie@otago.ac.nz

Jane Elmslie is a dietitian in Specialist Mental Health Services where she is also Clinical Leader, Dietetics.

Her research interests include the emerging problem of food addiction and dietary approaches to the prevention and treatment of weight gain and related chronic illness in people with psychiatric illness.

Jane has contributed to the registrar training programme and supervises nutrition related postgraduate research projects.

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Publications

Every-Palmer, S., Huthwaite, M. A., Elmslie, J. L., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2018). Long-term psychiatric inpatients' perspectives on weight gain, body satisfaction, diet and physical activity: A mixed methods study. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 300. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1878-5

Huthwaite, M., Elmslie, J., Every-Palmer, S., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2017). Obesity in a forensic and rehabilitation psychiatric service: A missed opportunity? Journal of Forensic Practice, 19(4), 269-277. doi: 10.1108/JFP-03-2017-0007

Sellman, D., Schroder, R., Deering, D., Elmslie, J., Foulds, J., & Frampton, C. (2017). Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 44-54. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Borich, A., & Elmslie, J. (2017). Totara House Healthy Eating Study: The feasibility of adapting the Senior Chef programme for patients in a mental health setting. Nutrients, 9(4). doi: 10.3390/nu9040348

McEntyre, C. J., Lever, M., Chambers, S. T., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Florkowski, C. M., Lunt, H., & Krebs, J. D. (2015). Variation of betaine, N,N-dimethylglycine, choline, glycerophosphorylcholine, taurine, and trimethylamine-N-oxide in the plasma and urine of overweight people with type 2 diabetes over a two-year period. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 52(3), 352-360. doi: 10.1177/0004563214545346

Commissioned Report for External Body

Schroder, R., Stevenson, R., Sellman, D., Carter, F., Elmslie, J., & Mann, J. (2011). Abstinence vs. moderation in obesity treatment: Client perceptions of what works. Commissioned by National Heart Foundation of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: National Addiction Centre, University of Otago. 22p.

Schroder, R. N., Sellman, J. D., Elmslie, J., & Carter, F. (2008). Understanding clinician and consumer perspectives of obesity: Expanding knowledge of the causation and treatment of obesity. Commissioned by National Heart Foundation of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: National Addiction Centre, University of Otago. 53p.

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Authored Book - Research

Foulds, M., & Elmslie, J. L. (2001). A practioner's guide to weight reduction with psychiatric illness. Auckland: Eli Lilly Ltd (NZ), 23p.

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Journal - Research Article

Every-Palmer, S., Huthwaite, M. A., Elmslie, J. L., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2018). Long-term psychiatric inpatients' perspectives on weight gain, body satisfaction, diet and physical activity: A mixed methods study. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 300. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1878-5

Huthwaite, M., Elmslie, J., Every-Palmer, S., Grant, E., & Romans, S. E. (2017). Obesity in a forensic and rehabilitation psychiatric service: A missed opportunity? Journal of Forensic Practice, 19(4), 269-277. doi: 10.1108/JFP-03-2017-0007

Sellman, D., Schroder, R., Deering, D., Elmslie, J., Foulds, J., & Frampton, C. (2017). Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 44-54. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McEntyre, C. J., Lever, M., Chambers, S. T., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Florkowski, C. M., Lunt, H., & Krebs, J. D. (2015). Variation of betaine, N,N-dimethylglycine, choline, glycerophosphorylcholine, taurine, and trimethylamine-N-oxide in the plasma and urine of overweight people with type 2 diabetes over a two-year period. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 52(3), 352-360. doi: 10.1177/0004563214545346

Chew-Harris, J. S. C., Florkowski, C. M., Elmslie, J. L., Livesey, J., Endre, Z. H., & George, P. M. (2014). Lean mass modulates glomerular filtration rate in males of normal and extreme body composition. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(8), 749-756. doi: 10.1111/imj.12479

Lever, M., McEntyre, C. J., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Lunt, H., Chambers, S. T., Parry-Strong, A., & Krebs, J. D. (2014). Extreme urinary betaine losses in type 2 diabetes combined with bezafibrate treatment are associated with losses of dimethylglycine and choline but not with increased losses of other osmolytes. Cardiovascular Drugs & Therapy, 28, 459-468. doi: 10.1007/s10557-014-6542-9

Lever, M., George, P. M., Slow, S., Bellamy, D., Young, J. M., Ho, M., … Elmslie, J. L., … Troughton, R. W., Frampton, C. M., Richards, A. M., & Chambers, S. T. (2014). Betaine and trimethylamine-N-oxide as predictors of cardiovascular outcomes show different patterns in diabetes mellitus: An observational study. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e114969. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114969

Chew-Harris, J. S. C., Florkowski, C. M., George, P. M., Elmslie, J. L., & Endre, Z. H. (2013). The relative effects of fat versus muscle mass on cystatin C and estimates of renal function in healthy young men. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 50(1), 39-46. doi: 10.1258/acb.2012.011241

Lever, M., George, P. M., Atkinson, W., Elmslie, J. L., Slow, S., Molyneux, S. L., Troughton, R. W., Richards, A. M., Frampton, C. M., & Chambers, S. T. (2012). The contrasting relationships between betaine and homocysteine in two clinical cohorts are associated with plasma lipids and drug treatments. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e32460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032460

Lever, M., George, P. M., Elmslie, J. L., Atkinson, W., Slow, S., Molyneux, S. L., Troughton, R. W., Richards, A. M., Frampton, C. M., & Chambers, S. T. (2012). Betaine and secondary events in an acute coronary syndrome cohort. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037883

Watson, S., Gallagher, P., Porter, R. J., Smith, M. S., Herron, L. J., Bulmer, S., … and also Elmslie, J. (2012). A randomized trial to examine the effect of mifepristone on neuropsychological performance and mood in patients with bipolar depression. Biological Psychiatry, 72(11), 943-949. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.05.029

Forsyth, N., Elmslie, J., & Ross, M. (2012). Supporting healthy eating practices in a forensic psychiatry rehabilitation setting. Nutrition & Dietetics, 69(1), 39-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2011.01568.x

Lever, M., George, P. M., Atkinson, W., Molyneux, S. L., Elmslie, J. L., Slow, S., Richards, A. M., & Chambers, S. T. (2011). Plasma lipids and betaine are related in an acute coronary syndrome cohort. PLoS ONE, 6(7), e21666. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021666

Schroder, R., Sellman, D., & Elmslie, J. (2010). Addictive overeating: Lessons learned from medical students' perceptions of Overeaters Anonymous. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1311). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1311/4033/content.pdf

Lever, M., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Shand, B. I., Scott, R. S., & Chambers, S. T. (2010). Fibrates plus betaine: A winning combination? [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1324). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1324/4389/content.pdf

Atkinson, W., Slow, S., Elmslie, J., Lever, M., Chambers, S. T., & George, P. M. (2009). Dietary and supplementary betaine: Effects on betaine and homocysteine concentrations in males. Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, 19(11), 767-776. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2009.01.004

Doudney, K., Harley, J. A., Pearson, J. F., Miller, A., Aitchison, A., Kennedy, M. A., Porter, R. J., Elmslie, J. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Upstream genetic variant near INSIG2, influences response to carnitine supplementation in bipolar patients with valproate-induced weight gain. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 21(3), 133-140. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2009.00379.x

Lever, M., George, P. M., Slow, S., Elmslie, J. L., Scott, R. S., Richards, A. M., Fink, J. N., & Chambers, S. T. (2009). Fibrates may cause an abnormal urinary betaine loss which is associated with elevations in plasma homocysteine. Cardiovascular Drugs & Therapy, 23(5), 395-401. doi: 10.1007/s10557-009-6188-1

Elmslie, J. L., Porter, R. J., Joyce, P. R., Hunt, P. J., Shand, B. I., & Scott, R. S. (2009). Comparison of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and adiponectin in overweight bipolar patients taking sodium valproate and controls. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(1), 53-60. doi: 10.1080/00048670802534341

Atkinson, W., Elmslie, J., Lever, M., Chambers, S. T., & George, P. M. (2008). Dietary and supplementary betaine: Acute effects on plasma betaine and homocysteine concentrations under standard and postmethionine load conditions in healthy male subjects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87(3), 577-585.

Elmslie, J. L., Porter, R. J., Joyce, P. R., Hunt, P. J., & Mann, J. I. (2006). Carnitine does not improve weight loss outcomes in valproate-treated bipolar patients consuming an energy-restricted, low-fat diet. Bipolar Disorders, 8, 503-507.

Foulds, M., Elmslie, J. L., & Jensen, J. B. (2002). Nutrition education for obese patients with psychiatric illness. Journal of the New Zealand Dietetic Association, 56(2), 62-66.

Elmslie, J. L., Mann, J. I., Silverstone, J. T., Williams, S. M., & Romans, S. E. (2001). Determinants of overweight and obesity in patients with bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 62, 486-491.

Elmslie, J. L., Silverstone, J. T., Mann, J. I., Williams, S. M., & Romans, S. E. (2000). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in bipolar patients. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 61, 179-184.

Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Elmslie, J., George, P. M., & Sainsbury, R. (1997). The response to treatment of subclinical thiamine deficiency in the elderly. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 66(4), 925-928.

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Journal - Research Other

Elmslie, J. L., Sellman, J. D., Schroder, R. N., & Carter, F. A. (2012). The NEEDNT Food List: Non-essential, energy-dense, nutritionally-deficient foods. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Slow, S., Lever, M., & Elmslie, J. (2011). Betaine supplementation and the metabolic syndrome [Letter]. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65(6), 771. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2011.32

Slow, S., Elmslie, J., & Lever, M. (2008). Dietary betaine and inflammation [Letter]. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 88(1), 247-248.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Elmslie, J. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines. A dilemma for dietitians? Nutrition & Dietetics, 64, 2-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00140.x

Elmslie, J. L. (1999). How to treat obesity. New Zealand Doctor, (April 14th), 17-23.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Schroder, R., Sellman, D., Elmslie, J., & Carter, F. (2008). Addictive overeating: A missing link in the obesity epidemic? In R. N. Schroder & J. Sheridan (Eds.), New Zealand Addiction Treatment Research Monograph. (pp. 28-31). Retrieved from http://www.chmeds.ac.nz/departments/psychmed/treatment/conference.html

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Borich, A., & Elmslie, J. (2017). Totara House Healthy Eating Study: The feasibility of adapting the Senior Chef programme for patients in a mental health setting. Nutrients, 9(4). doi: 10.3390/nu9040348

Chew-Harris, J. S. C., Florkowski, C. M., Elmslie, J. L., Livesey, J. H., Endre, Z. H., & George, P. M. (2015). Lean mass and age are strong determinants of glomerular filtration rate in healthy men. Pathology, 47(Suppl. 1), (pp. S82-S83). doi: 10.1097/01.PAT.0000461558.08084.7f

Schroder, R., Elmslie, J., Sellman, D., & Carter, F. (2010). Understanding clinician and consumer perspectives of obesity. Nutrition & Dietetics. 67(Suppl. 2), (pp. 5). doi: 10.1261/j.1747-0080.2010.01440.x

Shaw, N., Elmslie, J., & Ross, M. (2009). Supporting healthy eating practices in a forensic psychiatry rehabilitation setting. Nutrition and Dietetics. 66(Suppl. 2), (pp. A74). [Abstract]

Doudney, K., Harley, J. A., Pearson, J. F., Miller, A., Aitchison, A., Kennedy, M. A., Porter, R. J., Elmslie, J. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Upstream genetic variant near INSIG2 is associated with adipose metabolism in bipolar patients with valproate induced weight gain. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Carney Pharmacogenomics Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/otago019049.pdf

Chisholm, A., Doughty, C., Wilson, L., Elmslie, J., & Porter, R. (2007). Psychoeducation and support for people affected by bipolar disorder: Developing a community service evaluation questionnaire. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Bipolar Disorders Conference. Retrieved from http://www.asbd2007.com/

Elmslie, J., Atkinson, W., Slow, S., Lever, M., George, P., & Chambers, S. (2007). Development of a high betaine diet for use in studies of glycine betaine homeostasis. Nutrition & Dietetics. 64(Suppl. 3), (pp. S81-S82). doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00216.x

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Atkinson, W., Elmslie, J., Lever, M., Chambers, S., & George, P. (2006, August). The bioavailability of dietary versus supplementary glycine betaine: Acute effects on normal and post-methionine load, plasma homocysteine concentrations in healthy individuals. Poster session presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Summer Research Conference, California, USA.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Romans, S., Elmslie, J., Huthwaite, M., Every-Palmer, S., & Pengelly, M. (2014, October). The obesity profile of psychiatric inpatients: Is there a contribution from disturbed diurnal rhythms? Verbal presentation at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand Conference: Deep South Psychiatry, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Elmslie, J. (2013, September). The NEEDNT Food List: Non-essential, energy-dense, nutritionally-deficient foods. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Food Addiction Symposium: Exploring the Relationship between Compulsive Overeating and Obesity: Causes, Treatment, Prevention, Recovery, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Elmslie, J., Joyce, P., Porter, R., Bartram, A., Hunt, P., & Mann, J. (2005, November). L-Carnitine and weight loss outcomes in valproate treated bipolar patients on an energy restricted diet. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Obesity Research Consortium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Elmslie, J. (2004, October). Christchurch valproate weight loss study. Verbal presentation at the Bipolar Disorder Scientific Meeting, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Elmslie, J. (2004, August-September). Carnitine supplementation for valproate induced weight gain. Is prevention better than cure? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Dietetic Association, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Elmslie, J. (2004, August-September). Using folate fortified foods to lower homocysteine in patients with type two diabetes. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Dietetic Association, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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