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Simon Adamson Associate Professor

DipClinPsych MSc (Dist) (Cant) PhD (Otago)


Simon Adamson's area of research interest is in the description, identification and treatment of addictive disorders.

In particular he has an interest in treatment outcome, having examined issues of

  • treatment effectiveness
  • treatment efficacy
  • prediction of treatment outcome
  • different methods of measuring outcome.


McLachlan, A., Pitama, S., & Adamson, S. J. (2023). Māori preferences and practices in systemic health and social service collaborative practice. AlterNative. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/11771801231193861 Journal - Research Article

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Wilkins, C., Rychert, M., Adamson, S., Potiki, T., Pomerleau, A. C., … Noller, G., … Bagshaw, S., … Boden, J. (2023). The New Zealand drug harms ranking study: A multi-criteria decision analysis. Journal of Psychopharmacology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/02698811231182012 Journal - Research Article

Crossin, R., Boden, J. M., Wilkins, C., & Adamson, S. (2022). The New Zealand Illicit Drug Harms Index: How can it inform a health-based approach to drug use? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1552), 8-10. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Hayward, T., Adamson, S., Jordan, J., & Douglas, K. (2021). Cognitive functioning in opioid substitution treatment and the potential for cognitive remediation. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. (pp. 33). [Abstract] Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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 Journal - Research Article

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