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Geri McLeodSenior Research Fellow

MSc(Hons)(Psychology)(Cant) PhD(Public Health)(Otago)

Email geri.mcleod@otago.ac.nz

Geri has studied social psychology, human development and public health at post-graduate level.

Geri’s current research interests include: psychosocial causes and consequences of overweight/obesity and the primary prevention of sunburn.

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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

McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2021). Sunburn paradoxes and the New Zealand population. Journal of Public Health, 29, 387-392. doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01142-9

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

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2021). Sunburn paradoxes and the New Zealand population. Journal of Public Health, 29, 387-392. doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01142-9

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2019). Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: Findings from a longitudinal study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 11-21. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Ahmad, A. N., McLeod, G., Al Zahrani, N., & Al Zahrani, H. (2019). Screening for high risk of sleep apnea in an ambulatory care setting in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(3), 459. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030459

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2018, May). Unintended sunburn as an explanation for sunburn paradoxes. Poster session presented at the 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, Toronto, Canada.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2017, May). Prevalence and predictors of adiposity, a known risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Horwood, J., & McLeod, G. (2017, July). Adult outcome of adolescent substance use: Integrative analysis in four Australasian cohorts. and Long term outcome of early childhood education. Department of Psychological Medicine Research Meeting Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Other Research Output

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e109. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001345

Journal - Research Other

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2017). Unintended sunburn: A potential target for sun protection messages. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2017, 6902942. doi: 10.1155/2017/6902942

Journal - Research Article

Boden, J. M., Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Grest, C. V., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Modelling possible causality in the associations between unemployment, cannabis use, and alcohol misuse. Social Science & Medicine, 175, 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.001

Journal - Research Article

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2016). Paths to positive development: A model of outcomes in the New Zealand Youth Transitions Study. Child Indicators Research, 9(4), 889-911. doi: 10.1007/s12187-015-9341-3

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. (2016). Structural equation model of the linkages between obesity and poverty in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 years [Invited]. Proceedings of the Obesity Summit. Barnet, UK: EuroSciCon. Retrieved from http://obesity2016.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2016). Life-stress and reactivity by gender in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 years. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(10), 1385-1394. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1254-z

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2016). Predictors of sunburn among a NZ urban population in a cross-sectional survey series (1999 to 2006). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 290-291. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12526

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2016). Adolescent depression, adult mental health and psychosocial outcomes at 30 and 35 years. Psychological Medicine, 46(7), 1401-1412. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002950

Journal - Research Article

Henry, J. A., Guthrie, J. C., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). A model of supermarket pricing behaviour. Asian Journal of Business Research, 5(2), 44-57. doi: 10.14707/ajbr.150016

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G., Reeder, T., Gray, A., & McGee, R. (2015). Sunburn predictors among a New Zealand population in a cross-sectional survey series, 1999-2006. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention. Retrieved from http://uvandskincancer2015.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Carter, F. A. (2015). Adiposity and psychosocial outcomes at ages 30 and 35. Proceedings of the Obesity Summit. Barnet, UK: EuroSciCon. Retrieved from https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1538135

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). Resilience and psychiatric epidemiology: Implications for a conceptual framework. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 38, e95. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001460

Journal - Research Other

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Carter, F. A. (2016). Adiposity and psychosocial outcomes at ages 30 and 35. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 309-318. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1101-7

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Swain, N. R., Chapple, S., & Poulton, R. (2015). Life satisfaction and mental health problems (18 to 35 years). Psychological Medicine, 45, 2427-2436. doi: 10.1017/s0033291715000422

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Leaving school without qualifications and mental health problems to age 30. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 469-478. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0971-4

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Breast feeding, infant growth, and body mass index at 30 and 35 years. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 28(6), 545-552. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12144

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Childhood physical punishment or maltreatment and partnership outcomes at age 30. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(3), 307-315. doi: 10.1037/h0099807

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood sexual abuse and adult developmental outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study in New Zealand. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(9), 664-674. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.03.013

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Unemployment and psychosocial outcomes to age 30: A fixed-effects regression analysis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(8), 735-742. doi: 10.1177/0004867414525840

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., Tau, T., & Macfarlane, A. H. (2014). Māori educational achievement in the Christchurch Health and Development Study. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. 58p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Sun-tanning perceptions of a New Zealand urban population (1994-2005/6). Journal of Skin Cancer, 2014, 135473. doi: 10.1155/2014/135473

Journal - Research Article

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Parental separation/divorce in childhood and partnership outcomes at age 30. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 55(4), 352-360. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12107

Journal - Research Article

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Have attitudes towards sun-tanning changed among the NZ population since 1994? Proceedings of the UV Radiation: Effects of Human Health and the Environment Workshop. Retrieved from https://www.niwa.co.nz/atmosphere/uv-ozone/uv-science-workshops/2014-uv-workshop

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Latner, J. D., McLeod, G., O'Brien, K. S., & Johnston, L. (2013). The role of self-efficacy, coping, and lapses in weight maintenance. Eating & Weight Disorders, 18(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1007/s40519-013-0068-1

Journal - Research Article

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013). Summer weekend sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand urban population, 1994–2006. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1381). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Morgaine, K. C., McLeod, G. F., Foster Page, L. A., & Broughton, J. R. (2013). Improving adolescent utilisation of dental services: A provider perspective. Journal of Dental Research, 92(Spec Iss A), 3218. Retrieved from http://www.dentalresearch.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013, September). Sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand adult urban population during selected summer weekends, 1994-2006. Verbal presentation at the 2nd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, Berlin, Germany.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Guthrie, J., Henry, J., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2013). An integrated approach to supermarket pricing behaviour in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 20th European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science Conference. (pp. 36). EIRASS. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McLeod, G. (2013, August). Unemployment and psychosocial outcomes in the CHDS cohort. Department of Psychological Medicine Research Meeting, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Other Research Output

McLeod, G. (2012). Sunburn in a New Zealand urban population, 1994-2006 (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Awarded Doctoral Degree

McLeod, G. F., Insch, A., & Henry, J. (2011). Reducing barriers to sun protection: Application of a holistic model for social marketing. Australasian Marketing Journal, 19, 212-222. doi: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.05.008

Journal - Research Article

Horsburgh-McLeod, G. F., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2010). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) to a suntan attitudes scale. Australasian Epidemiologist, 17(1), 40-46.

Journal - Research Article

Horsburgh-McLeod, G. F., Reeder, A. I., McGee, R., & Gray, A. R. (2009). Sunburn in a New Zealand urban population, 1994-2006. Australasian Epidemiologist. 16(2), (pp. 44). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Horsburgh-McLeod, G., Latner, J. D., & O'Brien, K. S. (2009). Unprompted generation of obesity stereotypes. Eating & Weight Disorders, 14(2-3), e153-e157.

Journal - Research Article

Henry-McLeod, G. F., Reeder, A. I., McGee, R., & Gray, A. R. (2008, April). Sunburn in the New Zealand population, 1994-2006: Incidence, site distribution and related outdoor activities. Verbal presentation at the 9th Biennial Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Henry-McLeod, G. F., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2007, August). Application of Item Response Theory (IRT) to a ProTan scale. Verbal presentation at the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, Hobart, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Henry, G. F. M., Reeder, A. I., & Gray, A. (2006). Attitudes towards suntanning 1994-2003. Proceedings of the NIWA UV Workshop (Miscellaneous Series 68). (pp. 78-79). Wellington, New Zealand: Royal Society of New Zealand. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Henry, G. F. M., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2006). Attitudes towards suntanning in a New Zealand urban population 1994-2006. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. (pp. 66). Queensland, Australia: The Cancer Council Australia and Queensland Cancer Fund. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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