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Health Sciences profile

Dr Rose Crossin

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Population Health (Christchurch)
Research summaryI am an alcohol and drug researcher with an interest in drug policy and public health.

Research

I completed my PhD with the University of Melbourne in 2018, which was on the growth and energy balance consequences of adolescent inhalant misuse. I utilised pre-clinical research, epidemiological data analysis, a clinical cohort, and systematic review and meta-analysis to understand the impacts of inhalant misuse during adolescence. Further to that I worked in research, and drug policy and advocacy roles, and developed research interests in harms arising from misuse of phamaceuticals, overdose prevention, alcohol and drug use in vulnerable populations, and drug policy evaluation.

Publications

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Acute alcohol use and suicide deaths: An analysis of New Zealand coronial data from 2007-2020. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1558), 65-78. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Measuring drug harm in New Zealand: A stocktake of current data sources. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1554), 93-104. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ball, J., Crossin, R., Boden, J., Crengle, S., & Edwards, R. (2022). Long-term trends in adolescent alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use and emerging substance use issues in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2060266

Miles, H., Apeldoorn, B., McKerchar, C., Curl, A., & Crossin, R. (2022). Describing and characterising on-demand delivery of unhealthy commodities in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13230

Crossin, R., Boden, J. M., Wilkins, C., & Adamson, S. (2022). The New Zealand Illicit Drug Harms Index: How can it inform a health-based approach to drug use? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1552), 8-10. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Acute alcohol use and suicide deaths: An analysis of New Zealand coronial data from 2007-2020. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1558), 65-78. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Miles, H., Apeldoorn, B., McKerchar, C., Curl, A., & Crossin, R. (2022). Describing and characterising on-demand delivery of unhealthy commodities in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13230

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Boden, J. M., Crossin, R., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Newton-Howes, G. (2021). Parenting and home environment in childhood and adolescence and alcohol use disorder in adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 69, 329-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.12.136

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Choi, K., Giridharan, N., Cartmell, A., Lum, D., Signal, L., Puloka, V., Crossin, R., Gray, L., Davies, C., Baker, M., & Kvalsvig, A. (2021). Life during lockdown: A qualitative study of low-income New Zealanders' experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1538), 52-67. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Crossin, R. (2021). Exploring the link between adolescent inhalant misuse and suicidal behaviour: A behavioural toxicology perspective. Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 88, 107038. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2021.107038

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Crossin, R., Cleland, L., McLeod, G. F. H., Beautrais, A., Witt, K., & Boden, J. M. (2021). The association between alcohol use disorder and suicidal ideation in a New Zealand birth cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211064183

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Dick, A. L. W., Zhao, Q., Crossin, R., Baker-Andresen, D., Li, X., Edson, J., … Duncan, J. R. (2021). Adolescent chronic intermittent toluene inhalation dynamically regulates the transcriptome and neuronal methylome within the rat medial prefrontal cortex. Addiction Biology, 26(3), e12937. doi: 10.1111/adb.12937

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Dietze, P., Crossin, R., Scott, D., Smith, K., Wilson, J., Burgess, S., … Cantwell, K. (2021). Coding and classification of heroin overdose calls by MPDS dispatch software: Implications for bystander response with naloxone. Resuscitation, 159, 13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.12.001

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Hartley, M., Curl, A., Crossin, R., & McKerchar, C. (2021). Access to primary care services using public transport in Ōtautahi Christchurch. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1546), 59-69. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Arunogiri, S., Moayeri, F., Crossin, R., Killian, J. J., Smith, K., Scott, D., & Lubman, D. I. (2020). Trends in gamma-hydroxybutyrate-related harms based on ambulance attendances from 2012 to 2018 in Victoria, Australia. Addiction, 115(3), 473-479. doi: 10.1111/add.14848

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Crossin, R., & Arunogiri, S. (2020). Harms associated with inhalant misuse in adolescent females: A review of the pre-clinical and clinical evidence. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 216, 108232. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108232

Journal - Research Article

Grigg, J., Killian, J. J., Matthews, S., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Manning, V., … Crossin, R., … Lubman, D. I. (2020). The impact of legislation on acute synthetic cannabinoid harms resulting in ambulance attendance. International Journal of Drug Policy, 79, 102720. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102720

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Nielson, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Lam, T., Wilson, J., Scott, D., … Lubman, D. (2020). Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Victoria, Australia from 2013 to 2018. Addiction, 115, 1075-1087. doi: 10.1111/add.14896

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Wilson, J., Lam, T., Scott, D., Crossin, R., Matthews, S., Smith, K., … Nielsen, S. (2020). 'Extreme personal stress' and 'a lot of pain': Exploring the physical, mental and social contexts of extramedical pharmaceutical opioid use in Australian paramedic case descriptions. Drug & Alcohol Review, 39, 870-878. doi: 10.1111/dar.13118

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Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Andrews, Z. B., Churilov, L., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). Growth changes after inhalant abuse and toluene exposure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of human and animal studies. Human & Experimental Toxicology, 38(2), 157-172. doi: 10.1177/0960327118792064

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Crossin, R., Scott, D., Arunogiri, S., Smith, K., Dietze, P. M., & Lubman, D. I. (2019). Pregabalin misuse-related ambulance attendances in Victoria, 2012–2017: Characteristics of patients and attendances. Medical Journal of Australia, 210(2), 75-79. doi: 10.5694/mja2.12036

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Curtis, A., Droste, N., Coomber, K., Guadagno, B., Mayshak, R., Hyder, S., … Crossin, R., … Miller, P. G. (2019). The impact of twenty four-hour public transport in Melbourne, Australia: An evaluation of alcohol-related harms. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 80(3), 314-318. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2019.80.314

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Crossin, R., Andrews, Z. B., Sims, N. R., Pang, T., Mathai, M., Gooi, J. H., … Duncan, J. R. (2018). Adolescent inhalant abuse results in adrenal dysfunction and a hypermetabolic phenotype with persistent growth impairments. Neuroendocrinology, 107(4), 340-354. doi: 10.1159/000493686

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Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2018). The persistence of growth impairments associated with adolescent inhalant abuse following sustained abstinence. Addiction Research & Theory, 26(3), 183-186. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1339229

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Crossin, R., Scott, D., Witt, K. G., Duncan, J. R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Acute harms associated with inhalant misuse: Co-morbidities and trends relative to age and gender among ambulance attendees. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 190, 46-53. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.05.026

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Scott, D., Crossin, R., Ogeil, R., Smith, K., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Exploring harms experienced by children aged 7 to 11 using ambulance attendance data: A 6-year comparison with adolescents aged 12–17. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 15(7), 1385. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071385

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Crossin, R., Cairney, S., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2017). Adolescent inhalant abuse leads to other drug use and impaired growth: Implications for diagnosis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(1), 99-104. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12595

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Penfold, R., Grutter, A. S., Kuris, A. M., McCormick, M. I., & Jones, C. M. (2008). Interactions between juvenile marine fish and gnathiid isopods: Predation versus micropredation. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 357, 111-119. doi: 10.3354/meps07312

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Nilsson, G. E., Östlund-Nilsson, S., Penfold, R., & Grutter, A. S. (2007). From record performance to hypoxia tolerance: Respiratory transition in damselfish larvae settling on a coral reef. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274(1606), 79-85. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3706

Journal - Research Article

Ball, J., Crossin, R., Boden, J., Crengle, S., & Edwards, R. (2022). Long-term trends in adolescent alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use and emerging substance use issues in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2060266

Journal - Research Other

Crossin, R., Boden, J. M., Wilkins, C., & Adamson, S. (2022). The New Zealand Illicit Drug Harms Index: How can it inform a health-based approach to drug use? New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1552), 8-10. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Journal - Research Other

Crossin, R., Cleland, L., Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., & Boden, J. M. (2022). Measuring drug harm in New Zealand: A stocktake of current data sources. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1554), 93-104. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Aindow, S., Crossin, R., Toop, L., & Hudson, B. (2021). Managing the misuse potential and risk of psychological harm from gabapentinoids in primary care in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(4), 302-307. doi: 10.1071/hc21011

Journal - Research Other

Arunogiri, S., Crossin, R., Rizzo, D., Walker, L., Ridley, K., & Gurvich, C. (2021). A systematic review of the effect of ovarian sex hormones on stimulant use in females. Addiction Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adb.13079

Journal - Research Other

Verdejo-Garcia, A., & Crossin, R. (2021). Nutritional and metabolic alterations arising from stimulant use: A targeted review of an emerging field. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 120, 303-306. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.11.006

Journal - Research Other

Lubman, D. I., Matthews, S., Heilbronn, C., Killian, J. J., Ogeil, R. P., Lloyd, B., … Crossin, R., … Scott, D. (2020). The National Ambulance Surveillance System: A novel method for monitoring acute alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug related-harms using coded Australian ambulance clinical records. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0228316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228316

Journal - Research Other

Arunogiri, S., Crossin, R., Scott, D., & Lubman, D. I. (2019). Monitoring emerging prescription-drug related harms: A comment on Cairns et al. (2018). Addiction, 114(3), 571-572. doi: 10.1111/add.14495

Journal - Research Other

Crossin, R., Lawrence, A. J., Andrews, Z. B., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). Altered body weight associated with substance abuse: A look beyond food intake. Addiction Research & Theory, 27(2), 76-84. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1453064

Journal - Research Other

Crossin, R., Qama, A., Andrews, Z. B., Lawrence, A. J., & Duncan, J. R. (2019). The effect of adolescent inhalant abuse on energy balance and growth. Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, 7(4), e00498. doi: 10.1002/prp2.498

Journal - Research Other

Nielsen, S., Crossin, R., Middleton, M., Martin, C., Wilson, J., Lam, T., … Lubman, D. (2019). Comparing rates and characteristics of ambulance attendances related to extramedical use of pharmaceutical opioids in Australia: A protocol for a retrospective observational study. BMJ Open, 9(5), e029170. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029170

Journal - Research Other

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