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Suzanne Luty

Associate Professor

BM BS (Nottingham) FPCert DRCOG PhD (Otago) FRANZCP

Email sue.luty@otago.ac.nz

Sue works at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch, and the Mothers and Babies Perinatal Service, in Christchurch.

She has a strong interest in mood disorders, interpersonal functioning, psychotherapy, perinatal psychiatry and infant mental health.

She has been an investigator on research projects in all these areas and is an expert trainer and supervisor of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

She has over 50 publications and written several book chapters on similar subjects.

Sue Luty co-convenes and hosts a biennial symposium on Perspectives of Women’s Mental Health in Christchurch which is nationally acclaimed.

As a member of the Academic Department of Psychological Medicine she teaches undergraduate students and has also developed a broader based postgraduate curriculum in perinatal psychiatry and psychotherapy training.

She is mother to three girls and in her spare time can be found skiing, mountain biking or sea kayaking!

Christchurch Psychiatric Registrar Training Programme

Alongside Alan, Sue is part of the Consultant Psychiatrist leadership team of the Walshe Centre.

She is currently responsible for designing and rolling out our new curriculum for the College’s 2012 Fellowship Pathway and in coordinating psychotherapy training.

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Publications

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Moor, S., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2018). Three-year follow-up after psychotherapy for young people with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(5), 441-447. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12582

Luty, S. E., & Scalia, S. (2018). Can interpersonal psychotherapy be delivered by a community agency? Australasian Psychiatry, 26(2), 200-205. doi: 10.1177/1039856217751784

Mulder, R., Boden, J., Carter, J., Luty, S., & Joyce, P. (2017). Ten month outcome of cognitive behavioural therapy v. interpersonal psychotherapy in patients with major depression: A randomised trial of acute and maintenance psychotherapy. Psychological Medicine, 47(14), 2540-2547. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001106

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Carter, J. D., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Predictors of premature termination from psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: Low treatment credibility, early therapy alliance, and self-transcendence [Brief report]. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(8), 979-983. doi: 10.1002/eat.22726

Inder, M., Crowe, M., Moor, S., Carter, J. D., Luty, S., Frampton, C., & Joyce, P. (2017). The impact on symptoms and suicidality of adjunctive psychotherapy for young people with bipolar disorders: A three- year follow-up. Bipolar Disorders, 19(Suppl. 1), (pp. 46). [Abstract]

Chapter in Book - Research

Luty, S. (2006). Biopsychosocial approaches and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for bipolar disorder. In S. H. Jones & R. P. Bentall (Eds.), The psychology of bipolar disorder: New developments and research strategies. (pp. 203-216). Oxford University Press.

McKenzie, J. M., Carter, J. D., & Luty, S. E. (2004). Psychological therapies for depression. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 250-261). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

Luty, S. E., & Carter, J. D. (2004). Psychological therapies for bipolar disorder. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 262-269). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

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Journal - Research Article

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Moor, S., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2018). Three-year follow-up after psychotherapy for young people with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 20(5), 441-447. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12582

Luty, S. E., & Scalia, S. (2018). Can interpersonal psychotherapy be delivered by a community agency? Australasian Psychiatry, 26(2), 200-205. doi: 10.1177/1039856217751784

Mulder, R., Boden, J., Carter, J., Luty, S., & Joyce, P. (2017). Ten month outcome of cognitive behavioural therapy v. interpersonal psychotherapy in patients with major depression: A randomised trial of acute and maintenance psychotherapy. Psychological Medicine, 47(14), 2540-2547. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001106

Johnstone, J. M., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Childhood predictors of lifetime suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-injury in depressed adults. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(2), 135-144. doi: 10.1177/0004867415585581

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Assessing the distinctiveness of psychotherapies and examining change over treatment for anorexia nervosa with cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and specialist supportive clinical management. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(10), 958-962. doi: 10.1002/eat.22555

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., Moor, S., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Prospective rates of suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury by young people with bipolar disorder participating in a psychotherapy study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(2), 167-173. doi: 10.1177/0004867415622268

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., Moor, S., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Randomized, controlled trial of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for young people with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 17(2), 128-138. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12273

Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Carter, F. A., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2014). Clinical characteristics associated with premature termination from outpatient psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22(4), 278-284. doi: 10.1002/erv.2296

Vierck, E., Porter, R. J., Luty, S. E., Moor, S., Crowe, M. T., Carter, J. D., Inder, M. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Further evidence for slow binocular rivalry rate as a trait marker for bipolar disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(4), 371-379. doi: 10.1177/0004867412474105

Johnstone, J. M., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Maternal care and paternal protection influence response to psychotherapy treatment for adult depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 149(1-3), 221-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.01.030

Moor, S., Crowe, M., Luty, S., Carter, J., & Joyce, P. R. (2012). Effects of comorbidity and early age of onset in young people with Bipolar Disorder on self harming behaviour and suicide attempts. Journal of Affective Disorders, 136(3), 1212-1215. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.10.018

Crowe, M., Inder, M., Joyce, P., Luty, S., Moor, S., & Carter, J. (2011). Was it something I did wrong? A qualitative analysis of parental perspectives of their child's bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 18(4), 342-348. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01673.x

Fernando, K., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J., Mulder, R. T., & Joyce, P. R. (2011). Childhood-, teenage-, and adult-onset depression: Diagnostic and individual characteristics in a clinical sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52, 623-629. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.12.006

Inder, M., Crowe, M., Moor, S., Carter, J., Luty, S., & Joyce, P. (2011). 'It wouldn't be me if I didn't have bipolar disorder': Managing the shift in self-identity with bipolar disorder. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3(4), 427-435. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-9824.2011.01117.x

Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2011). Patient predictors of response to cognitive behaviour therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy in a randomised clinical trial for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 128, 252-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.07.002

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Joyce, P. R., Moor, S., Carter, J. D., & Luty, S. E. (2010). ″I really don't know whether it is still there″: Ambivalent acceptance of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Quarterly, 81(2), 157-165. doi: 10.1007/s11126-010-9125-3

Carter, F. A., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., … Joyce, P. R. (2010). The long-term efficacy of three psychotherapies for anorexia nervosa: A randomized, controlled trial. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(7), 647-654. doi: 10.1002/eat.20879

Spittlehouse, J. K., Pearson, J. F., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Carter, J. D., McKenzie, J. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Measures of temperament and character are differentially impacted on by depression severity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 126, 140-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.03.010

Maskill, V., Crowe, M., Luty, S., & Joyce, P. (2010). Two sides of the same coin: Caring for a person with bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 17(6), 535-542. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01555.x

Harley, J., Roberts, R., Joyce, P., Mulder, R., Luty, S., Frampton, C., & Kennedy, M. (2010). Orosomucoid influences the response to antidepressants in major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24(4), 531-535. doi: 10.1177/0269881109105101

Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). The relationship of demographic, clinical, cognitive and personality variables to the discrepancy between self and clinician rated depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 124(1-2), 202-206. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.11.011

Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Bulik, C. M. (2009). The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale in women with anorexia nervosa: What is it measuring? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(3), 267-274. doi: 10.1002/eat.20605

Crowe, M., Inder, M., Joyce, P., Moor, S., Carter, J., & Luty, S. (2009). A developmental approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder: IPSRT with an adolescent. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(1), 141-149. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02571.x

Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Rumination: Relationship to depression and personality in a clinical sample. Personality & Mental Health, 3, 275-283. doi: 10.1002/pmh.91

Johnstone, J. M., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Childhood neglect and abuse as predictors of antidepressant response in adult depression. Depression & Anxiety, 26(8), 711-717. doi: 10.1002/da.20590

Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Eighteen months of drug treatment for depression: Predicting relapse and recovery. Journal of Affective Disorders, 114(1-3), 263-270. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2008.08.002

Mulder, R. T., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., & Luty, S. E. (2008). Antidepressant treatment is associated with a reduction in suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 118(2), 116-122.

Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., Horn, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., & Bulik, C. M. (2008). Specific and nonspecific comorbidity in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(1), 47-56. doi: 10.1002/eat

Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Moor, S., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., & Joyce, P. R. (2008). 'I Actually Don't Know Who I Am': The impact of bipolar disorder on the development of self. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 71(2), 123-133.

Beaglehole, B., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Kennedy, M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2007). Low red cell folate levels are associated with poor response to nortriptyline in major depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 19, 204-207.

Light, K. J., Joyce, P. R., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2007). An association study of DRD2 and COMT polymorphisms with novelty seeking and harm avoidance scores, in two independent samples of depressed patients. Behavioral & Brain Functions, 3(3). Retrieved from http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/3/1/3

Joyce, P. R., McKenzie, J. M., Carter, J. D., Rae, A. M., Luty, S. E., Frampton, C. M. A., & Mulder, R. T. (2007). Temperament, character and personality disorders as predictors of response to interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 503-508. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.106.024737

Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Bartram, A. F., Mulder, R. T., McKenzie, J. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2007). What is worse for your sex life: Starving, being depressed, or a new baby? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 664-667.

Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., McKenzie, J. M., Rae, A. M., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, R. T., & Joyce, P. R. (2007). Randomised controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 496-502. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.106.024729

Joyce, P. R., Williamson, S. A. H., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., Porter, R. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2007). Effects of childhood experiences on cortisol levels in depressed adults. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 62-65.

Bell, C. J., Nicholson, H., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., & Joyce, P. R. (2006). Plasma oxytocin levels in depression and their correlation with the temperament dimension of reward dependence. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20(5), 656-660.

Joyce, P. R., McHugh, P. C., McKenzie, J. M., Sullivan, P. F., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., … Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). A dopamine transporter polymorphism is a risk factor for borderline personality disorder in depressed patients. Psychological Medicine, 36, 807-813. doi: 10.1017/s0033291706007288

Mulder, R. T., Joyce, P. R., Frampton, C. M. A., Luty, S. E., & Sullivan, P. F. (2006). Six months of treatment for depression: Outcome and predictors of the course of illness. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(1), 95-100.

Joyce, P. R., McKenzie, J. M., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., Sullivan, P. F., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). Genetic, developmental and personality correlates of self-mutilation in depressed patients. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 225-229.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., McKenzie, J. M., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2006). Specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39(8), 625-632.

Light, K. J., Joyce, P. R., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M. A., Joyce, L. R. M., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). Preliminary evidence for an association between a dopamine D3 receptor gene variant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in patients with major depression. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 141B, 409-413.

McIntosh, V. V. W., Jordan, J., McKenzie, J. M., Luty, S. E., Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2005). Measuring therapist adherence in psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: Scale adaptation, psychometric properties, and distinguishing psychotherapies. Psychotherapy Research, 15(3), 339-344.

Carter, F. A., Carter, J. D., Luty, S. E., Wilson, D. A., Frampton, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2005). Screening and treatment for depression during pregnancy: A cautionary note. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 255-261.

Joyce, P. R., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2005). Reversed diurnal variation in depression: Associations with a differential antidepressant response, tryptophan: Large neutral amino acid ratio and serotonin transporter polymorphisms. Psychological Medicine, 35, 511-517.

Crowe, M., & Luty, S. (2005). Interpersonal psychotherapy: An effective psychotherapeutic intervention for mental health nursing practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14, 24-31.

Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Joyce, P. R., & Luty, S. E. (2005). Tryptophan and tyrosine availability and response to antidepressant treatment in major depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 86, 129-134.

Crowe, M., & Luty, S. (2005). Patterns of response and non-response in interpersonal psychotherapy: A qualitative study. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 68(4), 337-349.

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