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 Joseph BodenAssociate Professor

BA cum laude (Psychology)(Boston) MA PhD(Psychology)(Case Western Reserve)

Email joseph.boden@otago.ac.nz

Joe is the Directer 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 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

Boden, J. M. (2019). Cannabis in New Zealand: A conundrum, and some good news. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1500), 9-11. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Lee, W. J., Hackman, D. A., McLeod, G. F. H., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Social causation, social selection, or common determinants? Examining competing explanations for the link between young adult unemployment and nicotine dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz131

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

Boden, J. M., & Spittlehouse, J. K. (2019). What we know, and don't know, about cannabis, psychosis and violence. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1499), 76-77. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Spittlehouse, J. K., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2019). Sexual orientation and mental health over the life course in a birth cohort. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719001284

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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

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.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.067

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/gps.5171

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.004

Spittlehouse, J. K., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2019). Sexual orientation and mental health over the life course in a birth cohort. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719001284

Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Lee, W. J., Hackman, D. A., McLeod, G. F. H., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Social causation, social selection, or common determinants? Examining competing explanations for the link between young adult unemployment and nicotine dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz131

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., 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12894

Bell, C. J., Foulds, J. A., Horwood, L. J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Childhood abuse and psychotic experiences in adulthood: findings from a 35-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.264

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14263

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

Newton-Howes, G., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Boden, J. M. (2018). 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.10.012

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

Walker, G. H., Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2018). Examining the associations between offending trajectories in adolescence/young adulthood and subsequent mental health disorders. Journal of Criminal Justice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.09.008

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

Richards, A., Horwood, J., Boden, J., Kennedy, M., Sellers, R., Riglin, L., … Harold, G. T. (2018). Associations between schizophrenia genetic risk, anxiety disorders and manic/hypomanic episode in a longitudinal population cohort study. British Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.227

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foulds, J. A., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G. M., Mulder, R. T., & Horwood, L. J. (2017). The role of novelty seeking as a predictor of substance use disorder outcomes in early adulthood. Addiction, 112(9), 1629-1637. doi: 10.1111/add.13838

Foulds, J., Newton-Howes, G., Guy, N. H., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). Dimensional personality traits and alcohol treatment outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, 112(8), 1345-1357. doi: 10.1111/add.13810

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

Foulds, J., Boden, J., Horwood, J., & Mulder, R. (2017). High novelty seeking as a predictor of antisocial behaviour in early adulthood. Personality & Mental Health, 11(4), 256-265. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1393

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

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2017). In Transition: Patterns of development and change among vulnerable young people. Child Indicators Research, 10(3), 761-780. doi: 10.1007/s12187-016-9402-2

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.

Bell, C. J., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). The role of peri-traumatic stress and disruption distress in predicting symptoms of major depression following exposure to a natural disaster. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 711-718. doi: 10.1177/0004867417691852

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

Mihiroa Gillies, W., Boden, J. M., Friesen, M. D., Macfarlane, S., & Fergusson, D. M. (2017). Ethnic differences in adolescent mental health problems: Examining early risk factors and deviant peer affiliation. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 26(10), 2889-2899. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0792-7

Newton-Howes, G. M., Foulds, J. A., Guy, N. H., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). Personality disorder and alcohol treatment outcome: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 211(1), 22-30. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.194720

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

Bell, C., Carter, F., Boden, J., Wilkinson, T., McKenzie, J., & Ali, A. (2016). Psychological impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on university staff. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430), 18-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Boden, J. M., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2016). Examination of a possible J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and internalizing disorders in a longitudinal birth cohort. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 162, 88-91. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.032

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

Carter, F. A., Bell, C. J., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J. M., Boden, J. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2016). Predictors of psychological resilience amongst medical students following major earthquakes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1434), 17-22. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Foulds, J. A., Mulder, R. T., Newton-Howes, G., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., & Sellman, J. D. (2016). Personality predictors of drinking outcomes in depressed alcohol-dependent patients. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 51(3), 296-301. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agv122

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

Boden, J. M., & Foulds, J. A. (2016). Major depression and alcohol use disorder in adolescence: Does comorbidity lead to poorer outcomes of depression? Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 287-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.09.004

Boden, J. M., van Stockum, S., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2016). Bullying victimization in adolescence and psychotic symptomatology in adulthood: Evidence from a 35-year study. Psychological Medicine, 46(6), 1311-1320. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002962

Newton-Howes, G., & Boden, J. M. (2016). Relation between age of first drinking and mental health and alcohol and drug disorders in adulthood: Evidence from a 35 year cohort study. Addiction, 111(4), 637-644. doi: 10.1111/add.13230

Lee, J. O., Hill, K. G., Hartigan, L. A., Boden, J., Guttmannova, K., Kosterman, R., … Catalano, R. F. (2015). Unemployment and substance use problems among young adults: Does childhood low socioeconomic status exacerbate the effect? Social Science & Medicine, 143, 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.016

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