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Roger MulderProfessor



Roger Mulder's academic interests include mood disorders, personality disorders, genetics, neurobiology, suicide, and early psychosis.

He is interested in the history and philosophy of psychiatry, particularly the classification of abnormal behaviour.

He is also involved in research on the psychiatric aspects of medical illnesses.

He has published over 150 articles and book chapters.

He is editor of the journal Personality and Mental Health, associate editor of the New Zealand Medical Journal and serves on several editorial boards.


Campbell, S. A., Bradley, H. A., Mulder, R. T., Henderson, J. M. T., Dixon, L., Haslett, L. C., & Rucklidge, J. J. (2024). Effect of antenatal micronutrient or antidepressant exposure on Brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale (NBAS) performance within one-month of birth. Early Human Development, 190, 105948. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2024.105948

Tennant, M., Frampton, C., Mulder, R., & Beaglehole, B. (2023). Polypharmacy in the treatment of people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: Repeated cross-sectional study using New Zealand's national databases. BJPsych Open, 9(6), e200. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.592

Joyce, L. R., Crossin, R., Jin, S., Young, W., & Mulder, R. (2023). Presence of alcohol and other drug use within youth mental health presentations to the emergency department: A single-site retrospective observational study. Emergency Medicine Australasia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.14333

Eggleston, K., Douglas, K., Donovan, K., Tennant, M., & Mulder, R. (2023). Mental health and paid parental leave: What does the evidence say? New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1584), 7-9. Retrieved from

Mulder, R. T., & Jorm, A. F. (2023). The impact of antidepressants and human development measures on the prevalence of sadness, worry and unhappiness: Cross-national comparison [Short Report]. BJPsych Open, 9, e182. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2023.576

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