Associate ProfessorMA(1st Class Hons) Dip Clin Psych(Cant) PhD(Otago) FNZCCP
Jenny has been an investigator and therapist in a series of randomised clinical trials, evaluating different psychotherapies for serious mental disorders including eating disorders, depression and latterly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to the Christchurch earthquakes.
These therapies include cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, schema therapy, and metacognitive therapy.
She was part of the research team who developed specialist supportive clinical management for anorexia nervosa.
Jenny is currently Co-lead Investigator of the New Zealand arm of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI), the largest genetic investigation of eating disorders ever performed. For more information, visit edgi.nz
Current research interests
Psychotherapies for mental disorders
- Mood, anxiety and eating disorders research
- Diagnostic issues and comorbidity
- Transdiagnostic processes and approaches
- Cultural responsiveness
- Christchurch Earthquakes
- Psychiatric and psychosocial impacts
- Comparative psychotherapy trials
- Predictors of outcome and psychotherapy response
- Mechanisms of change
- Therapy process factors
- Patient perspectives
- Language of psychotherapy
Donovan, K. A., Beaglehole, B., Frampton, C. M. A., Currie, M., Boden, J. M., & Jordan, J. (2023). Tōku Oranga: The subjective wellbeing and psychological functioning of postgraduate and medical students in Ōtautahi Christchurch. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1586), 51-62. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/
Clark, M. T. R., Manuel, J., Lacey, C., Pitama, S., Cunningham, R., & Jordan, J. (2023). ‘E koekoe te Tūī, e ketekete te Kākā, e kuku te Kererū, The Tūī chatters, the Kākā cackles, and the Kererū coos’: Insights into explanatory factors, treatment experiences and recovery for Māori with eating disorders: A qualitative study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674231207583
de Vries, M., Stewart, T., Ireton, T., Keelan, K., Jordan, J., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2023). Patients’ and carers’ priorities for cancer research in Aotearoa/New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 18(8), e0290321. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290321
Porter, R., Beckert, L., Jordan, J., & Manuel, J. (2023, August). Adolescent health: Raising mentally resilient teens. Public Talk Series: Celebrating 50 years of University of Otago Christchurch, Otautahi, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://events.otago.ac.nz/christchurch50/adolescenthealth/Site?Register
Barr, B. L., McIntosh, V. V. W., Britt, E. F., Jordan, J., & Carter, J. D. (2023). Clinical factors and early life experiences associated with therapeutic alliance development in treatment for depression or binge eating. Psychotherapy Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2023.2191800