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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

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

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

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

Bell, C., Beaglehole, B., Bell, R., Tanveer, S., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Boden, J., & Porter, R. (2021). Learning from previous disasters: Potential pitfalls of epidemiological psychosocial research in the COVID-19 environment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867421998783

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

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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

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

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

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.

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.

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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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hobbs, M., Mackenbach, J. D., Wiki, J., Marek, L., McLeod, G. F. H., & Boden, J. M. (2020). Investigating change in the food environment over 10 years in urban New Zealand: A longitudinal and nationwide geospatial study. Social Science & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113522

Fischer, B., Daldegan-Bueno, D., Bell, R., Boden, J. M., Bullen, C., Farrell, M., … Newcombe, D. (2020). The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG): A ready-made targeted prevention tool for cannabis in New Zealand. Public Health in Practice, 100046. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100046

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

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

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

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

McKetin, R., Boden, J. M., Foulds, J., 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108262

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richards, A., Horwood, J., Boden, J., Kennedy, M., Sellers, R., Riglin, L., … Harold, G. T. (2019). Associations between schizophrenia genetic risk, anxiety disorders and manic/hypomanic episode in a longitudinal population cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 214, 96-102. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.227

Walker, G. H., Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2019). Examining the associations between offending trajectories in adolescence/young adulthood and subsequent mental health disorders. Journal of Criminal Justice, 62, 94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.09.008

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

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

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

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

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

Watson, H. J., Yilmaz, Z., Thornton, L. M., Hübel, C., Coleman, J. R. I., Gaspar, H. A., … Roberts, M., … Boden, J. M., … Horwood, L. J., … Pearson, J. F., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., … Bulik, C. M. (2019). Genome-wide association study identifies eight risk loci and implicates metabo-psychiatric origins for anorexia nervosa. Nature Genetics, 51, 1207-1214. doi: 10.1038/s41588-019-0439-2

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

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Liebenberg, L. (2018). The same but different? Applicability of a general resilience model to understand a population of vulnerable youth. Child Indicators Research, 11(1), 79-96. doi: 10.1007/s12187-016-9422-y

Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G., & Bell, C. J. (2018). Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(6), 716-722. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.210

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2018). Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: Findings from a longitudinal study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 10-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Carter, F., Taylor, M. J., Weston, M. J., Quigley, T. A., Beveridge, J. H., Green, R. A. J., Duffy, S., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Crisis resolution: Consumer, family and referrer perspectives on care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2018). The impact of the social context on externalizing risks: Implications for the delivery of programs to vulnerable youth. Children & Youth Services Review, 85, 107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.022

Newton-Howes, G., Mulder, R., Ellis, P. M., Boden, J. M., & Joyce, P. (2018). Predictive utility of personality disorder in depression: Comparison of outcomes and taxonomic approach. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32(4), 513-526. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_311

Sillins, E., Horwood, L. J., Najman, J. M., Patton, G. C., Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C. A., … Fergusson, D., … Boden, J. M., … for the Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium. (2018). Adverse adult consequences of different alcohol use patterns in adolescence: An integrative analysis of data to age 30 years from four Australasian cohorts. Addiction, 113(10), 1811-1825. doi: 10.1111/add.14263

Thornton, L. M., Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Baker, J. H., Juréus, A., Parker, R., Henders, A. K., … Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., Pearson, J. F., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., … Bulik, C. M. (2018). The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI): Overview and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 74, 61-69. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.015

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2018). Improving educational outcomes for at‐risk students. British Educational Research Journal, 44(5), 763-780. doi: 10.1002/berj.3462

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Fergusson, D. M. (2018). Early childhood education and later educational attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing outcomes to age 30. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0106-7

Beaglehole, B., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., & Bell, C. J. (2017). An evaluation of Health of the Nation Outcome Scales data to inform psychiatric morbidity following the Canterbury earthquakes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(11), 1098-1105. doi: 10.1177/0004867417714879

Taylor, M. R., Boden, J. M., Rucklidge, J. J., & Farmer, R. R. (2017). The function of reward sensitivity and temporal discounting in the relationship between risk and ADHD in adults. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 36-46.

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2017). Culture and context: The differential impact of culture, risks and resources on resilience among vulnerable adolescents. Children & Youth Services Review, 79, 517-526. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.007

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. M. (2017). Pathways to educational aspirations: Resilience as a mediator of proximal resources and risks. Kōtuitui, 12(2), 205-220. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2017.1367312

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