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 Joseph BodenProfessor

BA cum laude (Psychology)(Boston) MA PhD(Psychology)(Case Western Reserve)

Email joseph.boden@otago.ac.nz

Joe is the Director of the Christchurch Health and Development Study. He trained as an experimental social psychologist and worked in the US, UK, and Australia, before coming to New Zealand.

He was awarded a Gold Medal for Research Excellence in 2017, and has recently been appointed by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor to the Expert Panel on Cannabis.

Research Interests

  • the psychosocial causes and consequences of substance use, abuse, and dependence
  • mental health and substance use epidemiology
  • the social and psychological determinants of maladaptive behaviour including aggression and violence.

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Publications

Cant, N., Buchanan, M., Carr, A., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Cannabis use and patterns of psychotic symptomatology in a longitudinal birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1562), 25-33. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Lee, R. M., Cleland, L., Foulds, J. A., Shoorangiz, R., Almuqbel, M. M., Le Heron, C., Keenan, R., Mulder, R., Porter, R., Newton-Howes, G., Douglas, K., Butler, A., Boden, J. M., & Melzer, T. R. (2022). Early cannabis use and its impact on the ageing brain: An MRI study of a New Zealand longitudinal birth cohort. In K. Horne (Ed.), Proceedings of the 38th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWCBR). (pp. 51). Retrieved from https://www.queenstownresearchweek.org

Ruiz, B., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Ramrakha, S., Boden, J., Horwood, J., & Poulton, R. (2022). Is childhood oral health the 'canary in the coal mine' for poor adult general health? Findings from two New Zealand birth cohort studies. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12772

McLeod, G. F. H., Fenton, A., Manning, B., Insch, A., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Just because you can...does not mean you should: An examination of efficacy and potential harms from non-prescribed supplements taken by members of the Christchurch Health and Development Study at age 40. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1560), 114-116. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Acute alcohol use and suicide deaths: An analysis of New Zealand coronial data from 2007-2020. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1558), 65-78. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

Boden, J. M. (2017). Alcohol policies. In A. Deckert & R. Sarre (Eds.), Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice. (pp. 801-814). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_53

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Boden, J. M. (2017). Forgetting everything we think we know: High self-esteem and violence. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Wiley handbook of violence and aggression. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119057574.whbva046

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Boden, J. M. (2012). Self-esteem. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. (pp. 2567-2575). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_101

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Boden, J. M., & Fergusson, D. M. (2011). The short- and long-term consequences of adolescent alcohol use. In J. B. Saunders & J. M. Rey (Eds.), Young people and alcohol: Impact, policy, prevention, treatment. (pp. 32-44). Chichester, UK: Blackwell.

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Fergusson, D., & Boden, J. (2011). Alcohol use in adolescence. In P. Gluckman & H. Hayne (Eds.), Improving the transition: Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence: A report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. (pp. 235-255). Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee.

Chapter in Book - Research

Fergusson, D., & Boden, J. (2011). Cannabis use in adolescence. In P. Gluckman & H. Hayne (Eds.), Improving the transition: Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence: A report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. (pp. 257-271). Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee.

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Fergusson, D., Boden, J., & Hayne, H. (2011). Childhood conduct problems. In P. Gluckman & H. Hayne (Eds.), Improving the transition: Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence: A report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. (pp. 59-78). Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee.

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Cant, N., Buchanan, M., Carr, A., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Cannabis use and patterns of psychotic symptomatology in a longitudinal birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1562), 25-33. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

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Cleland, L., McLeod, G., Dhakal, B., Fenton, A., Welch, J.-L., Horwood, L. J., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Childhood maltreatment and the menopause transition in a cohort of midlife New Zealand women. Menopause. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001976

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Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Acute alcohol use and suicide deaths: An analysis of New Zealand coronial data from 2007-2020. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1558), 65-78. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz

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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. (2022). Recruitment and retention of participants in longitudinal studies after a natural disaster. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, 13(2), 287-306. doi: 10.1332/175795921X16168462584238

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Monk, N. J., McLeod, G. F. H., Mulder, R. T., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Expanding the system: A brief psychosocial complex systems model of internalising disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 303, 297-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.02.014

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Noble, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Noble, A. D., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Osborne, A. J. (2022). DNA methylation analysis using bisulphite-based amplicon sequencing of individuals exposed to maternal tobacco use during pregnancy, and offspring conduct problems in childhood and adolescence. Reproduction, Fertility & Development, 34(7), 540-548. doi: 10.1071/rd21108

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Ruiz, B., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Ramrakha, S. K., Boden, J., Horwood, L. J., & Poulton, R. (2022). Childhood caries experience in two Aotearoa New Zealand birth cohorts: Implications for research, policy and practice. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2061018

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Ruiz, B., Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Ramrakha, S., Boden, J., Horwood, J., & Poulton, R. (2022). Is childhood oral health the 'canary in the coal mine' for poor adult general health? Findings from two New Zealand birth cohort studies. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12772

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Tyler, N., Foulds, J. A., Dhakal, B., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Adult externalizing and suicidal behavior in children who set fires: Analysis of a 40 year birth cohort study. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2022.2045845

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Adamson, S. J., Martin, A., Deering, D. E. A., & Boden, J. M. (2021). New Zealand women's experience of intimacy within heterosexual relationships: Influence of partners' perceived pornography use. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 47(7), 656-668. doi: 10.1080/0092623x.2021.1937416

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Boden, J. M., Crossin, R., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Newton-Howes, G. (2021). Parenting and home environment in childhood and adolescence and alcohol use disorder in adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 69, 329-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.12.136

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Boden, J. M., Foulds, J. A., Newton-Howes, G., & McKetin, R. (2021). Methamphetamine use and psychotic symptoms: Findings from a New Zealand longitudinal birth cohort. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721002415

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Crossin, R., Cleland, L., McLeod, G. F. H., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2021). The association between alcohol use disorder and suicidal ideation in a New Zealand birth cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211064183

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Hobbs, M., Mackenbach, J. D., Wiki, J., Marek, L., McLeod, G. F. H., & Boden, J. M. (2021). Investigating change in the food environment over 10 years in urban New Zealand: A longitudinal and nationwide geospatial study. Social Science & Medicine, 269, 113522. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113522

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Ip, H. F., van der Laan, C. M., Krapohl, E. M. L., Brikell, I., Sánchez-Mora, C., Nolte, I. M., … Miller, A., … Boden, J., Pearson, J., Horwood, L. J., Kennedy, M., Poulton, R., … Boomsma, D. I. (2021). Genetic association study of childhood aggression across raters, instruments, and age. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 413. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01480-x

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McLeod, G. F. H., Cleland, L., Welch, J., Spittlehouse, J. K., Fenton, A., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2021). Menopause status and climacteric symptoms in a birth cohort of mid-life New Zealand women. Climacteric. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13697137.2021.1948005

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McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, J., Boden, J. M., & Woodward, L. J. (2021). Parental use of physical punishment in a birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1534), 17-30. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Monk, N. J., McLeod, G. F. H., Mulder, R. T., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Boden, J. M. (2021). Childhood anxious/withdrawn behaviour and later anxiety disorder: A network outcome analysis of a population cohort. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s0033291721002889

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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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Noble, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Gemmell, N. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Osborne, A. J. (2021). A validation of Illumina EPIC array system with bisulfite-based amplicon sequencing. PeerJ, 9, e10762. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10762

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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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Beaglehole, B., Moor, S., Zhang, T., Hamilton, G. J., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Bell, C. J. (2020). Impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on dispensing of psychiatric medication for children and adolescents: Longitudinal quantitative study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(3), 151-155. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.273

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Boden, J. M., Cleland, L., Dhakal, B., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Attitudes towards cannabis and cannabis law change in a New Zealand birth cohort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1515), 79-88. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Life-course trajectories of cannabis use: A latent class analysis of a New Zealand birth cohort. Addiction, 115(2), 279-290. doi: 10.1111/add.14814

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Boden, J., Blair, S., & Newton-Howes, G. (2020). Alcohol use in adolescents and adult psychopathology and social outcomes: Findings from a 35-year cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(9), 909-918. doi: 10.1177/0004867420924091

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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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Foulds, J. A., Boden, J. M., McKetin, R., & Newton-Howes, G. (2020). Methamphetamine use and violence: Findings from a longitudinal birth cohort. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 207, 107826. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107826

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Johnson, E. C., Demontis, D., Thorgeirsson, T. E., Walters, R. K., Polimanti, R., Hatoum, A. S., … Boden, J., … Pearson, J. F., … Horwood, J., … Kennedy, M. A., … Agrawal, A. (2020). A large-scale genome-wide association study meta-analysis of cannabis use disorder. Lancet Psychiatry, 7, 1032-1045. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30339-4

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Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Lee, W. J., Hackman, D. A., McLeod, G. F. H., & Boden, J. M. (2020). Social causation, social selection, or common determinants? Examining competing explanations for the link between young adult unemployment and nicotine dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22(11), 2006-2013. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz131

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Lee, J. O., Jeong, C. H., Yuan, C., Boden, J. M., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Noris, M., & Cederbaum, J. A. (2020). Externalizing behavior problems in offspring of teen mothers: A meta-analysis. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 49, 1146-1161. doi: 10.1007/s10964-020-01232-y

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McKetin, R., Boden, J. M., Foulds, J. A., Najman, J. M., Ali, R., Degenhardt, L., … Weatherburn, D. (2020). The contribution of methamphetamine use to crime: Evidence from Australian longitudinal data. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 216, 108262. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108262

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Osborne, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Noble, A. J., Gemmell, N. J., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., … Kennedy, M. A. (2020). Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis of heavy cannabis exposure in a New Zealand longitudinal cohort. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 114. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-0800-3

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Sanders, J., Munford, R., Boden, J., & Johnston, W. (2020). Earning, learning, and access to support: The role of early engagement in work, employment skills development and supportive relationships in employment outcomes for vulnerable youth in New Zealand. Children & Youth Services Review, 110, 104753. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104753

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Spittlehouse, J. K., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2020). Sexual orientation and mental health over the life course in a birth cohort. Psychological Medicine, 50, 1348-1355. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719001284

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Beaglehole, B., Bloomer, C., Zhang, T., Hamilton, G., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., Bell, C., & Frampton, C. (2019). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on dispensing for older person's mental health. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34, 1599-1604. doi: 10.1002/gps.5171

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Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., & Bell, C. J. (2019). A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(3), 274-280. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12894

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Bell, C. J., Foulds, J. A., Horwood, L. J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Childhood abuse and psychotic experiences in adulthood: Findings from a 35-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 214, 153-158. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.264

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Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G., Foulds, J., Spittlehouse, J., & Cook, S. (2019). Trajectories of alcohol use problems based on early adolescent alcohol use: Findings from a 35 year population cohort. International Journal of Drug Policy, 74, 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.06.011

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Borschmann, R., Becker, D., Spry, E., Youssef, G. J., Olsson, C. A., Hutchinson, D. M., … Boden, J. M., … for the Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium. (2019). Alcohol and parenthood: An integrative analysis of the effects of transition to parenthood in three Australasian cohorts. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 197, 326-334. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.004

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Mulder, R., Zarifeh, J., Boden, J., Lacey, C., Tyrer, P., Tyrer, H., Than, M., & Troughton, R. (2019). An RCT of brief cognitive therapy versus treatment as usual in patients with non-cardiac chest pain. International Journal of Cardiology, 289, 6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.067

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Newton-Howes, G., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Comparison of age of first drink and age of first intoxication as predictors of substance use and mental health problems in adulthood. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 194, 238-243. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.10.012

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Prickett, T. C. R., Spittlehouse, J. K., Miller, A. L., Liau, Y., Kennedy, M. A., Cameron, V. A., Pearson, J. F., Boden, J. M., Troughton, R. W., & Espiner, E. A. (2019). Contrasting signals of cardiovascular health among natriuretic peptides in subjects without heart disease. Scientific Reports, 9, 12108. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48553-y

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