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Linda Hobbs

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMsc(Psychology)
Research summaryPathways to sexual offending, disclosure of sexual abuse, and child witness research

Research

Linda has worked on a number of research grants under the direction of Dr Tess Patterson since 2011. Her research interests cover areas of child developmental psychology including children’s memory and eye-witness testimony, adolescent sexual development, pathways to sexual offending, and issues of sexual abuse.

Her work includes all aspects of research procedures, administration and project management. It also involves working with Research Assistants, assisting with student projects, and collaborative work with members of the Department of Psychology.

She is a member of a research team charged with evaluating a nationally-recognised drug and alcohol recovery programme, and has also worked as member of a clinical drug trial research team involving the Down syndrome population.

Publications

Patterson, T., Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Egan, R., Cameron, C., & Gross, J. (2019). Measuring both primary and secondary outcomes when evaluating treatment effectiveness in alcohol and drug treatment programmes. Clinical Psychologist, 23(2), 152-164. doi: 10.1111/cp.12156

Patterson, T., Hobbs, L., McKillop, N., & Burton, K. (2019). Disparities in police proceedings and court sentencing for females versus males who commit sexual offences in New Zealand. Journal of Sexual Aggression. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2019.1581281

Macleod, E., Woolford, J., Hobbs, L., Gross, J., Hayne, H., & Patterson, T. (2017). Interviews with children about their mental health problems: The congruence and validity of information that children report. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 22(2), 229-244. doi: 10.1177/1359104516653642

Woolford, J., Patterson, T., Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., & Hayne, H. (2015). Drawing helps children to talk about their presenting problems during a mental health assessment. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 20(1), 68-83. doi: 10.1177/1359104513496261

Journal - Research Article

Patterson, T., Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Egan, R., Cameron, C., & Gross, J. (2019). Measuring both primary and secondary outcomes when evaluating treatment effectiveness in alcohol and drug treatment programmes. Clinical Psychologist, 23(2), 152-164. doi: 10.1111/cp.12156

Patterson, T., Hobbs, L., McKillop, N., & Burton, K. (2019). Disparities in police proceedings and court sentencing for females versus males who commit sexual offences in New Zealand. Journal of Sexual Aggression. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2019.1581281

Macleod, E., Woolford, J., Hobbs, L., Gross, J., Hayne, H., & Patterson, T. (2017). Interviews with children about their mental health problems: The congruence and validity of information that children report. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 22(2), 229-244. doi: 10.1177/1359104516653642

Woolford, J., Patterson, T., Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., & Hayne, H. (2015). Drawing helps children to talk about their presenting problems during a mental health assessment. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 20(1), 68-83. doi: 10.1177/1359104513496261

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