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Health Sciences profile

Dr Gabrielle Jenkin

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDean's Department (Wellington)
QualificationsBA (Sociology), MPH (Dist), PhD
Research summaryPublic health

Research

I am a Social Scientist and the Deputy Director of the suicide and mental health research group at University of Otago, Wellington. My training is in public health with expertise in food policy and food politics. Recently I have been engaged in mental health research with a focus on suicide and suicide prevention.

As a social scientist with training in epidemiology and public health, I am have undertaken quantitative and qualitative health research in many areas including: tobacco and smoking, alcohol and drink driving, gambling, food and nutrition policy, food marketing, obesity, the politics of health promotion, mental health, suicide, and the framing of public health issues and debates.

My current research is focused on suicide. Recently I led a process evaluation of the Multi-level Intervention for Suicide Prevention in New Zealand, was PI on University of Otago funded research to study the media discourse on suicide news reporting in NZ, and was Co-PI (with Prof Sunny Collings) on the Suicide Mortality Review Feasibility Study (funded by the Health Quality of Safety Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Health).

Publications

Jenkin, G., Quigg, S., Paap, H., Cooney, E., Peterson, D., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Places of safety? Fear and violence in acute mental health facilities: A large qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives. PLoS ONE, 17(5), e0266935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266935

Soulié, T., Levack, W., Jenkin, G., Collings, S., & Bell, E. (2022). Learning from clinicians' positive inclination to suicidal patients: A grounded theory model. Death Studies, 46(2), 485-494. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1744201

Magill, R., Collings, S., & Jenkin, G. (2021). The provision of comprehensive crisis intervention by a charitable organisation: Findings from a realist evaluation. Voluntary Sector Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1332/204080521X16346520274134

Jenkin, G., McIntosh, J., Hoek, J., Mala, K., Paap, H., Peterson, D., Marques, B., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). There's no smoke without fire: Smoking in smoke-free acute mental health wards. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259984

Magill, R., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2021). 'Really there because they care': The importance of service users' interpretations of staff motivations at a crisis intervention service in New Zealand. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13603

Signal, L., Jenkin, G., Fougere, G., & Poata-Smith, E. (2015). The politics of health promotion. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting health in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 162-187). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jenkin, G., Quigg, S., Paap, H., Cooney, E., Peterson, D., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Places of safety? Fear and violence in acute mental health facilities: A large qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives. PLoS ONE, 17(5), e0266935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266935

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Soulié, T., Levack, W., Jenkin, G., Collings, S., & Bell, E. (2022). Learning from clinicians' positive inclination to suicidal patients: A grounded theory model. Death Studies, 46(2), 485-494. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1744201

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Jenkin, G. L. S., McIntosh, J., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Fit for what purpose? Exploring bicultural frameworks for the architectural design of acute mental health facilities. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 18(5), 2343. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052343

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Jenkin, G., McIntosh, J., Hoek, J., Mala, K., Paap, H., Peterson, D., Marques, B., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). There's no smoke without fire: Smoking in smoke-free acute mental health wards. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259984

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Jenkins, M., Hoek, J., Jenkin, G., Gendall, P., Stanley, J., Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Silver linings of the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0249678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249678

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Lyra, R. L. d., McKenzie, S. K., Every-Palmer, S., & Jenkin, G. (2021). Occupational exposure to suicide: A review of research on the experiences of mental health professionals and first responders. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0251038. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251038

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Magill, R., Collings, S., & Jenkin, G. (2021). The provision of comprehensive crisis intervention by a charitable organisation: Findings from a realist evaluation. Voluntary Sector Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1332/204080521X16346520274134

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Magill, R., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2021). 'Really there because they care': The importance of service users' interpretations of staff motivations at a crisis intervention service in New Zealand. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13603

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McKenzie, S. K., Jenkin, G., Steers, D., Magill, R., & Collings, S. (2021). Young people's perspectives and understanding of the suicide story in 13 Reasons Why: A qualitative study. Crisis, 42, 64-70. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000688

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Soulié, T., Jenkin, G., Collings, S., & Bell, E. (2021). Relationship between clinicians’ inclination toward patients at risk for suicide (PRS) and self-reported countertransference. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2021.1972883

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Jenkin, G. L. S., Slim, B. E., & Collings, S. (2020). News media coverage of stakeholder views on suicide and its reporting in New Zealand. Crisis, 41(4), 248-254. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000629

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Picardo, J., McKenzie, S. K., Collings, S., & Jenkin, G. (2020). Suicide and self-harm content on Instagram: A systematic scoping review. PLoS ONE, 15(9), e0238603. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238603

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Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2020). Systematic exploration of countertransference phenomena in the treatment of patients at risk for suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 24(1), 96-118. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1506844

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Jenkin, G., Canty, J., Ernst, S., & Collings, S. (2019). Investigating suspected suicides: New Zealand coroners' experiences. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1699205

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Signal, L. N., Jenkin, G. L. S., Barr, M., Smith, M., Chambers, T. J., Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2019). Prime Minister for a day: Children's views on junk food marketing and what to do about it. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1492), 36-45. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Collings, S., Jenkin, G., Stanley, J., McKenzie, S., & Hatcher, S. (2018). Preventing suicidal behaviours with a multilevel intervention: A cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 18, 140. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5032-6

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McKenzie, S. K., Collings, S., Jenkin, G., & River, J. (2018). Masculinity, social connectedness, and mental health: Men's diverse patterns of practice. American Journal of Men's Health, 12(5), 1247-1261. doi: 10.1177/1557988318772732

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Signal, L. N., Bowers, S. G., Edwards, R., Gifford, H., Hudson, S., Jenkin, G. L. S., Lanumata, T. S., Russell, M. L., Thomson, G., & Walton, M. D. (2018). Process, pitfalls and profits: Lessons from interviewing New Zealand policy-makers. Health Promotion International, 33(2), 187-194. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw065

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McKenzie, S. K., Li, C., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2017). Ethical considerations in sensitive suicide research reliant on non-clinical researchers. Research Ethics, 13(3-4), 173-183. doi: 10.1177/1747016116649996

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Signal, L. N., Smith, M. B., Barr, M., Stanley, J., Chambers, T. J., Zhou, J., … Jenkin, G. L. S., Pearson, A. L., … Hoek, J., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Kids'Cam: An objective methodology to study the world in which children live. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(3), e89-e95. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.02.016

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Signal, L. N., Stanley, J., Smith, M., Barr, M. L., Chambers, T. J., Zhou, J., … McKerchar, C., Pearson, A. L., Hoek, J., Jenkin, G. L. S., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). Children's everyday exposure to food marketing: An objective analysis using wearable cameras. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 14, 137. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0570-3

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McKenzie, S. K., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2016). Men's perspectives of common mental health problems: A metasynthesis of qualitative research. International Journal of Men's Health, 15(1), 80-104. doi: 10.3149/jmh.1501.80

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Barr, M., Signal, L., Jenkin, G., & Smith, M. (2015). Capturing exposures: Using automated cameras to document environmental determinants of obesity. Health Promotion International, 30(1), 56-63. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dau089

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Jenkin, G. L., Pearson, A. L., Bentham, G., Day, P., & Kingham, S. (2015). Neighbourhood influences on children’s weight-related behaviours and Body Mass Index. AIMS Public Health, 2(3), 501-515. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2015.3.501

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Kelly, B., Vandevijvere, S., Freeman, B., & Jenkin, G. (2015). New media but same old tricks: Food marketing to children in the digital age. Current Obesity Reports, 4(1), 37-45. doi: 10.1007/s13679-014-0128-5

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Collings, S., Jenkin, G., Carter, K., & Signal, L. (2014). Gender differences in the mental health of single parents: New Zealand evidence from a household panel survey. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), 811-821. doi: 10.1007/s00127-013-0796-6

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Jenkin, G., Madhvani, N., Signal, L., & Bowers, S. (2014). A systematic review of persuasive marketing techniques to promote food to children on television. Obesity Reviews, 15(4), 281-293. doi: 10.1111/obr.12141

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Pearson, A. L., de Latour, P., Kemp, G., Findlay, N., Halim, A., Atkinson, N., Chong, M., Cameron, R., Brown, C., Kim, G., Campbell, P., Hills, T., Jayawant, A., Chae, M., Bhagavan, C., French, C., Jenkin, G., Smith, M., & Signal, L. (2014). Understanding differences in access to water fountains and sugar-sweetened beverages in children. Health & Place, 30, 94-97. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.08.013

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Smith, M., Jenkin, G., Signal, L., & McLean, R. (2014). Consuming calories and creating cavities: Beverages NZ children associate with sport. Appetite, 81, 209-217. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.015

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Thomson, G., Russell, M., Jenkin, G., Patel, V., & Wilson, N. (2013). Informing outdoor smokefree policy: Methods for measuring the proportion of people smoking in outdoor public areas. Health & Place, 20, 19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.11.006

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Collings, S., Mathieson, F., Dowell, A., Stanley, J., Jenkin, G., Goodyear-Smith, F., & Hatcher, S. (2012). Acceptability of a guided self-help mental health intervention in general practice. Family Practice, 29(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmr066

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Jenkin, G., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2012). Nutrition policy in whose interests? A New Zealand case study. Public Health Nutrition, 15(8), 1483-1488. doi: 10.1017/s1368980011003028

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Mules, T., Taylor, J., Price, R., Walker, L., Singh, B., Newsam, P., Palaniyappan, T., Snook, T., Ruselan, M., Ryan, J., Santhirasegaran, J., Shearman, P., Watson, P., Zino, R., Signal, L., Fougere, G., Moriarty, H., & Jenkin, G. (2012). Addressing patient alcohol use: A view from general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 4(3), 217-222. doi: 10.1071/HC12217

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Jenkin, G. L., Signal, L., & Thomson, G. (2011). Framing obesity: The framing contest between industry and public health at the New Zealand inquiry into obesity. Obesity Reviews, 12(12), 1022-1030. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00918.x

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Jenkin, G., Wilson, N., & Hermanson, N. (2009). Identifying 'unhealthy' food advertising on television: A case study applying the UK Nutrient Profile model. Public Health Nutrition, 12(5), 614-623. doi: 10.1017/S1368980008003029

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Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Jenkin, G. (2007). Childhood social disadvantage and smoking in adulthood: Results of a 25-year longitudinal study. Addiction, 102(3), 475-482.

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Davis, P., Jenkin, G., Coope, P., Blakely, T., Sporle, A., & Kiro, C. (2004). The New Zealand Socio-economic Index of Occupational Status: Methodological revision and imputation for missing data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(2), 113-119.

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Collings, S., Slim, B., Stanley, J., & Jenkin, G. (2018). Suicide reports in the news: Impact of Chief Coroner's call to open up suicide reporting. Kōtuitui, 13(2), 285-292. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2018.1478862

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Ernst, S., & Jenkin, G. (2017). Is your mental health covered by your health insurance? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 63-65. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, N., Thomson, G., & Jenkin, G. (2007). More evidence for action on New Zealand's obesogenic school environment and food pricing [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1248). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1248/2397/content.pdf

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Wilson, N., Watts, C., Mansoor, O., Jenkin, G., & Baker, M. (2007). Cheaper than chicken: Protein foods ranked by supermarket prices [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1259). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1259/2665/content.pdf

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