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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor John Dockerty

PositionAssociate Professor, Epidemiology
DepartmentsDean's Department (DSM), Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB DipComH PhD(Otago) FAFPHM FNZCPHM
Research summaryEpidemiology and child health

Research

John Dockerty an epidemiologist and public health physician. He has a special interest in the causes of cancer in children. He has worked in New Zealand and the UK, and has collaborated on a series of international studies. He is an active member of the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. His methodological approaches have included studies of time trends and ethnic differences, clustering, case-control studies and cancer survival. He has also researched the psychological, social and economic effects of childhood cancer (quantitative and qualitative), and worked on systematic reviews and pooled analyses.

Publications

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Clavel, J., Infante-Rivard, C., Petridou, E., Taylor, M., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Epidemiology, 37(3), 336-347. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.12.011

Orsi, L., Magnani, C., Petridou, E. T., Dockerty, J. D., Metayer, C., Milne, E., … Clavel, J. (2018). Living on a farm, contact with farm animals and pets, and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Pooled and meta-analyses from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1466

Milne, E., Greenop, K. R., Metayer, C., Schüz, J., Petridou, E., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 133(12), 2968-2979. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28314

Rudant, J., Lightfoot, T., Urayama, K. Y., Petridou, E., Dockerty, J. D., Magnani, C., … Clavel, J. (2015). Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and indicators of early immune stimulation: A Childhood Leukemia International Consortium Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(8), 549-562. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu298

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Dockerty, J. D., Clavel, J., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Wesseling, C., … Infante-Rivard, C. (2014). Maternal supplementation with folic acid and other vitamins and risk of leukemia in offspring: A Childhood Leukemia International Consortium Study. Epidemiology, 25(6), 811-822. doi: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000141

Journal - Research Article

Petridou, E. T., Georgakis, M. K., Erdmann, F., Ma, X., Heck, J. E., Auvinen, A., … Dockerty, J. D., … Skalkidou, A. (2018). Advanced parental age as risk factor for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Results from studies of the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. European Journal of Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10654-018-0402-z

Orsi, L., Magnani, C., Petridou, E. T., Dockerty, J. D., Metayer, C., Milne, E., … Clavel, J. (2018). Living on a farm, contact with farm animals and pets, and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Pooled and meta-analyses from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1466

Marcotte, E. L., Thomopoulos, T. P., Infante-Rivard, C., Clavel, J., Petridou, E. T., Schüz, J., … Dockerty, J. D., … Spector, L. G. (2016). Caesarean delivery and risk of childhood leukaemia: A pooled analysis from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC). Lancet Haematology, 3(4), e176-e185. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(16)00002-8

The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium, including Dockerty, J. D. (2016). Parental tobacco smoking and acute myeloid leukemia. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(4), 261-273. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww018

Rudant, J., Lightfoot, T., Urayama, K. Y., Petridou, E., Dockerty, J. D., Magnani, C., … Clavel, J. (2015). Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and indicators of early immune stimulation: A Childhood Leukemia International Consortium Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(8), 549-562. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu298

Bailey, H. D., Infante-Rivard, C., Metayer, C., Clavel, J., Lightfoot, T., Kaatsch, P., … Dockerty, J. D., … Schüz, J. (2015). Home pesticide exposures and risk of childhood leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 137(11), 2644-2663. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29631

Bailey, H. D., Metayer, C., Milne, E., Petridou, E. T., Infante-Rivard, C., Spector, L. G., … Dockerty, J. D., … Schüz, J. (2015). Home paint exposures and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Causes & Control, 26, 1257-1270. doi: 10.1007/s10552-015-0618-0

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Dockerty, J. D., Clavel, J., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Wesseling, C., … Infante-Rivard, C. (2014). Maternal supplementation with folic acid and other vitamins and risk of leukemia in offspring: A Childhood Leukemia International Consortium Study. Epidemiology, 25(6), 811-822. doi: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000141

Bailey, H. D., Fritschi, L., Infante-Rivard, C., Glass, D. C., Miligi, L., Dockerty, J. D., … Schüz, J. (2014). Parental occupational pesticide exposure and the risk of childhood leukemia in the offspring: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 135(9), 2157-2172. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28854

Hancock, D., Al-Shaqsi, S., Badron, M., Mohd Rafain, N., Nalankilli, K., Deo, S., Kannangara, J., Li, R., Dockerty, J., Athens, J., & Kenrick, K. (2014). The prevalence of gluten-free diet at the University of Otago: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, 4, 209. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000209

Bailey, H. D., Fritschi, L., Metayer, C., Infante-Rivard, C., Magnani, C., Petridou, E., … Dockerty, J. D., … Schüz, J. (2014). Parental occupational paint exposure and risk of childhood leukemia in the offspring: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Causes & Control, 25, 1351-1367. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0441-z

Tarr, G. P., Crowley, A., John, R., Kok, J. B., Lee, H.-N. L., Mustafa, H., Sii, K. M., Smith, R., Son, S.-E. Q., Weaver, L. J., Cameron, C., Dockerty, J. D., Schultz, M., & Murray, I. A. (2014). Do high risk patients alter their lifestyle to reduce risk of colorectal cancer? BMC Gastroenterology, 14(1), 22. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-14-22

Tarr, G. P., Smith, R. A., John, R. A., Crowley, A. P., Kok, J. B. C., Lee, H.-N., Mustafa, M. H. B., Sii, K. M., Son, S.-E., Weaver, L. J., Cameron, C., Dockerty, J. D., Murray, I. A., & Schultz, M. (2013). Perceived risks and benefits of surveillance colonoscopy in people undergoing surveillance for family history of colorectal cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1382). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Milne, E., Greenop, K. R., Metayer, C., Schüz, J., Petridou, E., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 133(12), 2968-2979. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28314

Metayer, C., Milne, E., Clavel, J., Infante-Rivard, C., Petridou, E., Taylor, M., … Dockerty, J. D., … Buffler, P. A. (2013). The Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Epidemiology, 37(3), 336-347. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2012.12.011

Schüz, J., Grell, K., Kinsey, S., Linet, M. S., Link, M. P., Mezei, G., … Dockerty, J. D., … Frederiksen, K. (2012). Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and survival from childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: An international follow-up study. Blood Cancer Journal, 2, e98. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2012.43

Sopoaga, F., Connor, J. L., Dockerty, J. D., Adams, J., & Anderson, L. (2012). Training medical students in Pacific health through an immersion programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jordan, S. R., Stevanovic, V. R., Herbison, P., Dockerty, J., & Highton, J. (2011). Methotrexate pneumonitis in rheumatoid arthritis: Increased prevalence with increasing latitude: An epidemiological study of trends in New Zealand. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 17(7), 356-357.

Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Dockerty, J. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). A comparison of 3 methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of 4 performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 319-327. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3515

McKimm, J., Sheehan, D., Poole, P., Barrow, M., Dockerty, J., Wilkinson, T. J., & Wearn, A. (2010). Interprofessional learning in medical education in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1320). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1320/4270/content.pdf

Rutherford, M. E., Dockerty, J. D., Jasseh, M., Howie, S. R. C., Herbison, P., Jeffries, D. J., … Hill, P. C. (2009). Preventive measures in infancy to reduce under-five mortality: A case-control study in The Gambia. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 14(2), 149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02204.x

Schultz, M., Davidson, A., Donald, S., Targonska, B., Turnbull, A., Weggery, S. E., Livingstone, V., & Dockerty, J. D. (2009). Gastroenterology service in a teaching hospital in rural New Zealand, 1991-2003. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 15(5), 583-590. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.583

Rutherford, M. E., Dockerty, J. D., Jasseh, M., Howie, S. R. C., Herbison, P., Jeffries, D. J., … Hill, P. C. (2009). Access to health care and mortality of children under 5 years of age in the Gambia: A case-control study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87(3), 216-224. doi: 10.2471/BLT.08.052175

Dockerty, J. D. (2009). Epidemiology of childhood leukemia in New Zealand: Studies of infectious hypotheses. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases, 42(2), 113-116. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2008.10.008

Douglas, N. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2007). Survival by ethnicity for children diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand during 1990-1993. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 43, 173-177.

Dockerty, J. D., Herbison, P., Skegg, D. C. G., & Elwood, M. (2007). Vitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: A case-control study. BMC Public Health, 7, 136. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-136

Wong, D. I. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2006). Birth characteristics and the risk of childhood leukaemias and lymphomas in New Zealand: A case-control study. BMC Blood Disorders, 6, 5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2326-6-5

Douglas, N. M., & Dockerty, J. D. (2005). Population-based survival of children in New Zealand diagnosed with cancer during 1990-1993. European Journal of Cancer, 41, 1604-1609.

Dockerty, J. D., Skegg, D. C. G., & Williams, S. M. (2003). Economic effects of childhood cancer on families. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 39, 254-258.

Dockerty, J. D., Draper, G., Vincent, T., Rowan, S. D., & Bunch, K. J. (2001). Case-control study of parental age, parity and socioeconomic level in relation to childhood cancers. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 1428-1437.

Greenland, S., Sheppard, A. R., Kaune, W. T., Poole, C., Kelsh, M. A., for the Childhood Leukemia-EMF Study Group, including Dockerty, J. (2000). A pooled analysis of magnetic fields, wire codes, and childhood leukemia. Epidemiology, 11(6), 624-634.

Dockerty, J. D., Williams, S. M., McGee, R. O., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2000). Impact of childhood cancer on the mental health of parents. Medical & Pediatric Oncology, 35(5), 475-483.

Ahlbom, A., Day, N., Feychting, M., Roman, E., Skinner, J., Dockerty, J. D., … Verkasalo, P. K. (2000). A pooled analysis of magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia. British Journal of Cancer, 83(5), 692-698.

Dockerty, J. D., Skegg, D. C. G., Elwood, J. M., Herbison, G. P., Becroft, D. M. O., & Lewis, M. E. (1999). Infections, vaccinations, and the risk of childhood leukaemia. British Journal of Cancer, 80(9), 1483-1489.

Dockerty, J. D., Elwood, J. M., Skegg, D. C. G., & Herbison, G. P. (1999). Electromagnetic field exposures and childhood leukaemia in New Zealand. Lancet, 354(9194), 1967-1968.

Dockerty, J. D., Sharples, K. J., & Borman, B. (1999). An assessment of spatial clustering of leukaemias and lymphomas among young people in New Zealand. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 53(3), 154-158.

Dockerty, J. D., Elwood, J. M., Skegg, D. C. G., & Herbison, G. P. (1998). Electromagnetic field exposures and childhood cancers in New Zealand. Cancer Causes & Control, 9, 299-309.

Dockerty, J. D., Becroft, D. M. O., Lewis, M. E., & Williams, S. M. (1997). The accuracy and completeness of childhood cancer registration in New Zealand. Cancer Causes & Control, 8(6), 857-864.

Dockerty, J. D., Cox, B., & Cockburn, M. G. G. (1996). Childhood leukaemias in New Zealand: time trends and ethnic differences. British Journal of Cancer, 73, 1141-1147.

Dockerty, J. D., Cox, B., Borman, B., & Sharples, K. J. (1996). Population mixing and the incidence of childhood leukaemias: retrospective comparison in rural areas of New Zealand. British Medical Journal, 312, 1203-1204.

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