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Professor Richard J. Porter

Richard PorterHead of Department
Director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Unit

MA(Camb) MB BS MD(Newcastle UK) DipObst(Otago) MRCPsych

Email richard.porter@otago.ac.nz

Richard Porter’s main research interests are in the treatment of mood disorders.

He has a particular interest in clinical trials in mood disorders, service delivery, psychological treatments and electroconvulsive therapy.

He has conducted multiple studies into the neurobiology of mood disorders and particularly the neurobiology of cognitive impairment and is now conducting studies of cognitive remediation in mood disorders.

He is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in psychiatric care of adults with intellectual disability and also sees patients with treatment resistant mood disorders for second opinions regarding treatment.

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Publications

Sukhapure, M., Eggleston, K., Douglas, K., Fenton, A., Frampton, C., & Porter, R. J. (2021). Free testosterone is related to aspects of cognitive function in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome. Archives of Women's Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00737-021-01158-9

Takao, Y., Figueroa, E., Berna, K. F. J., Jo, Y., Kissane, L. A., Yoshimura, K., … Porter, R. J. (2021). Validation of a novel online depression symptom severity rating scale: The R8 Depression. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 19, 163. doi: 10.1186/s12955-020-01654-z

Malhi, G. S., Bell, E., Boyce, P., Hopwood, M., Bassett, D., Mulder, R., & Porter, R. J. (2021). The IDeAS in MIDAS: 'Keeping it real!'. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211011257

Eggleston, K., & Porter, R. (2021). Lymphadenopathy: A rare but important side effect of lamotrigine. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211011260

Bell, E., Boyce, P., Porter, R. J., Bryant, R. A., & Malhi, G. S. (2021). Irritability in mood disorders: Neurobiological underpinnings and implications for pharmacological intervention. CNS Drugs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40263-021-00823-y

Gallagher, P., & Porter, R. J. (2004). The neuropsychology of mood disorders. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 139-150). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

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Allan, D., Croucher, M., Gee, S., & Porter, R. (2021). Development of an autobiographical memory test for older electroconvulsive therapy candidates. Australasian Psychiatry, 29(2), 214-217. doi: 10.1177/10398562211003599

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Bell, E., Boyce, P., Porter, R. J., Bryant, R. A., & Malhi, G. S. (2021). Irritability in mood disorders: Neurobiological underpinnings and implications for pharmacological intervention. CNS Drugs. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40263-021-00823-y

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Malhi, G. S., Bell, E., Bassett, D., Boyce, P., Bryant, R., Hazell, P., … Mulder, R., Porter, R., … Murray, G. (2021). The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 55(1), 7-117. doi: 10.1177/0004867420979353

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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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Sukhapure, M., Eggleston, K., Douglas, K., Fenton, A., Frampton, C., & Porter, R. J. (2021). Free testosterone is related to aspects of cognitive function in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome. Archives of Women's Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00737-021-01158-9

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Takao, Y., Figueroa, E., Berna, K. F. J., Jo, Y., Kissane, L. A., Yoshimura, K., … Porter, R. J. (2021). Validation of a novel online depression symptom severity rating scale: The R8 Depression. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 19, 163. doi: 10.1186/s12955-020-01654-z

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Alvarez-Grandi, S. A., Groves, S. J., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2020). Systematic monitoring of cognitive function during electroconvulsive therapy: A retrospective analysis of data from a service using a short cognitive testing battery. Journal of ECT, 36(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1097/yct.0000000000000659

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Carlyle, D., Green, R., Inder, M., Porter, R., Crowe, M., Mulder, R., & Frampton, C. (2020). A randomized-controlled trial of mentalization-based treatment compared with structured case management for borderline personality disorder in a mainstream public health service. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 561916. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.561916

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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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Crowe, M., Porter, R., Inder, M., Carlyle, D., Luty, S., Lacey, C., & Frampton, C. (2020). Clinical effectiveness trial of adjunctive interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for patients with bipolar disorder. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 73(3), 107-114. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20190035

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Cunningham, R., Crowe, M., Stanley, J., Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Porter, R., Baxter, J., Huria, T., Mulder, R., Clark, M. T. R., & Lacey, C. (2020). Gender and mental health service use in bipolar disorder: National cohort study. BJPsych Open, 6(6), 138. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2020.117

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Cunningham, R., Stanley, J., Haitana, T., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Mulder, R., Porter, R., & Lacey, C. (2020). The physical health of Māori with bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867420954290

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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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Hammar, Å., Semkovska, M., Borgen, I. M. H., Myklebost, S., Ronold, E. H., Sveen, T., … Porter, R., & Johnson, S. L. (2020). A pilot study of cognitive remediation in remitted major depressive disorder patients. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2020.1726919

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Petrović-van der Deen, F., Cunningham, R., Manuel, J., Gibb, S., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., Crowe, M., Crengle, S., & Lacey, C. (2020). Exploring indigenous ethnic inequities in first episode psychosis in New Zealand: A national cohort study. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.09.004

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Porter, R. J., Inder, M., Douglas, K. M., Moor, S., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., & Crowe, M. (2020). Improvement in cognitive function in young people with bipolar disorder: Results from participants in an 18-month randomised controlled trial of adjunctive psychotherapy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(3), 272-281. doi: 10.1177/0004867419887794

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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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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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Gottlieb, J. F., Benedetti, F., Geoffroy, P. A., Henriksen, T. E. G., Lam, R. W., Murray, G., … Crowe, M., … Inder, M., … Porter, R., … Chen, S. (2019). The chronotherapeutic treatment of bipolar disorders: A systematic review and practice recommendations from the ISBD task force on chronotherapy and chronobiology. Bipolar Disorders, 21, 741-773. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12847

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Lacey, C., Manuel, J., Schluter, P. J., Porter, R. J., Pitama, S., & Jamieson, H. A. (2019). Sociodemographic, environmental characteristics and comorbidities of older adults with schizophrenia who access community health service support: A national cross-sectional study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(6), 570-580. doi: 10.1177/0004867419828480

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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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Boyce, P., Irwin, L., Morris, G., Hamilton, A., Mulder, R., Malhi, G. S., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Long-acting injectable antipsychotics as maintenance treatments for bipolar disorde: A critical review of the evidence. Bipolar Disorders, 20 (Suppl. 2), 25-36. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12698

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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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Douglas, K. M., Gallagher, P., Robinson, L. J., Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V. W., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2018). Prevalence of cognitive impairment in major depression and bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(3), 260-274. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12602

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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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Petersen, J. Z., Porter, R. J., & Miskowiak, K. W. (2018). Clinical characteristics associated with the discrepancy between subjective and objective cognitive impairment in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, 763-774. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.105

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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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Schluter, P. J., Lacey, C., Porter, R. J., & Jamieson, H. A. (2017). An epidemiological profile of bipolar disorder among older adults with complex needs: A national cross-sectional study. Bipolar Disorders, 19(5), 375-385. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12511

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Mace, J. L., Porter, R. J., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Collins, C., & Anderson, T. J. (2016). Acute tryptophan depletion and Lewy body dementias. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(9), 1487-1491. doi: 10.1017/s1041610216000284

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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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Crowe, M., Beaglehole, B., Wells, H. J., & Porter, R. (2015). Non-pharmacological strategies for treatment of inpatient depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 215-226. doi: 10.1177/0004867415569799

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., & Porter, R. (2015). Conducting qualitative research in mental health: Thematic and content analyses. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(7), 616-623. doi: 10.1177/0004867415582053

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Gallagher, P., Nilsson, J., Finkelmeyer, A., Goshawk, M., Macritchie, K. A., Lloyd, A. J., … Porter, R. J., … Watson, S. (2015). Neurocognitive intra-individual variability in mood disorders: Effects on attentional response time distributions. Psychological Medicine, 45(14), 2985-2997. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715000926

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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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Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., & Porter, R. (2015). Effect of transmeridian travel and jetlag on mood disorders: Evidence and implications. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1177/0004867415598844

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Malhi, G. S., Byrow, Y., Fritz, K., Das, P., Baune, B. T., Porter, R. J., & Outherd, T. (2015). Mood disorders: Neurocognitive models. Bipolar Disorders, 17(Suppl. 2), 3-20. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12353

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Porter, R. J., Malhi, G. S., & Gallagher, P. (2015). The neurocognitive profile of mood disorders: A review of the evidence and methodological issues. Bipolar Disorders, 17 (Suppl. 2), 21-40. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12342

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Vierck, E., Porter, R. J., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Facial recognition deficits as a potential endophenotype in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research, 250(1), 102-107. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.08.033

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Vierck, E., Porter, R. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Evaluation of the Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) test as an assessment and screening instrument for mild cognitive impairment. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7(4), 119-129. doi: 10.5539/ijps.v7n4p119

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Wadsworth, P., Blackburne, H., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., Ing, A., Mulder, R., Porter, R. J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2015). Does bowel preparation for colonoscopy affect cognitive function? Medicine, 94(44), e1823. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000001823

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Crowe, M., & Porter, R. (2014). Inpatient treatment for mania: A review and rationale for adjunctive interventions. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(8), 716-721. doi: 10.1177/0004867414540754

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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

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Porter, R. J., Douglas, K., Jordan, J., Bowie, C. R., Roiser, J., & Malhi, G. S. (2014). Psychological treatments for cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder: Current evidence and perspectives. CNS & Neurological Disorders: Drug Targets, 13(10), 1677-1692. doi: 10.2174/1871527313666141130223248

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Watson, S., Gallagher, P., Dougall, D., Porter, R., Moncrieff, J., Ferrier, I. N., & Young, A. H. (2014). Childhood trauma in bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(6), 564-570. doi: 10.1177/0004867413516681

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Bell, C., Bhikha, S., Colhoun, H., Carter, F., Frampton, C., & Porter, R. (2013). The response to sulpiride in social anxiety disorder: D2 receptor function. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(2), 146-151. doi: 10.1177/0269881112450778

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Carter, J. D., McIntosh, V. V., Jordan, J., Porter, R. J., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Psychotherapy for depression: A randomized clinical trial comparing schema therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(2), 500-505. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.034

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Douglas, K. M., Porter, R. J., Knight, R. G., & Alsop, B. (2013). The dynamics of word retrieval in major depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 276-283. doi: 10.1177/0004867412465124

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