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Health Sciences profile

Dr Ben Beaglehole

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch)
Research summaryMood disorders

Research

Ben Beaglehole is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine, UOC and inpatient psychiatrist at Hillmorton Hospital for the Canterbury District Health Board.

Ben is participating in the Departmental research projects examining the longer term outcome of mood disorders and interventions to increase the likelihood of response and remission.

His other research interests include examining the effects of the recent Christchurch earthquakes on mental health service users and the local population.

He is also interested in researching the outcome of various changes at the acute inpatient service as well as the outcome of patients after they leave the acute inpatient service.

Publications

Beaglehole, B., Newton-Howes, G., Porter, R., & Frampton, C. (2022). Impact of diagnosis on outcomes for compulsory treatment orders in New Zealand. BJPsych Open, 8, e145. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.547

Lacey, C., Frampton, C., & Beaglehole, B. (2022). oVRcome: Self-guided virtual reality for specific phobias: A randomised controlled trial. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674221110779

Beaglehole, B., Williman, J., Bell, C., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Thriving in a pandemic: Determinants of excellent wellbeing among New Zealanders during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS ONE, 17(3), e0262745. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262745

Douglas, K., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Jordan, J., Carlye, D., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Eggleston, K., Donovan, K. A., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). Randomised controlled trial of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy and group-based Cognitive Remediation versus Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy alone for mood disorders: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 22, 115. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-03747-z

Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M. L., Jordan, J., Carlyle, D., Wells, H., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Luty, S. E., Eggleston, K., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). A randomised controlled trial of psychotherapy and cognitive remediation to target cognition in mood disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 145, 278-292. doi: 10.1111/acps.13387

Beaglehole, B., Newton-Howes, G., Porter, R., & Frampton, C. (2022). Impact of diagnosis on outcomes for compulsory treatment orders in New Zealand. BJPsych Open, 8, e145. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.547

Journal - Research Article

Beaglehole, B., Williman, J., Bell, C., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2022). Thriving in a pandemic: Determinants of excellent wellbeing among New Zealanders during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional survey. PLoS ONE, 17(3), e0262745. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262745

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Douglas, K. M., Groves, S., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M. L., Jordan, J., Carlyle, D., Wells, H., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Luty, S. E., Eggleston, K., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). A randomised controlled trial of psychotherapy and cognitive remediation to target cognition in mood disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 145, 278-292. doi: 10.1111/acps.13387

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Lacey, C., Frampton, C., & Beaglehole, B. (2022). oVRcome: Self-guided virtual reality for specific phobias: A randomised controlled trial. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674221110779

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Beaglehole, B., Newton-Howes, G., & Frampton, C. (2021). Compulsory Community Treatment Orders in New Zealand and the provision of care: An examination of national databases and predictors of outcome. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 17, 100275. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100275

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Bell, C., Williman, J., Beaglehole, B., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Challenges facing essential workers: A cross-sectional survey of the subjective mental health and well-being of New Zealand healthcare and 'other' essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. BMJ Open, 11(7), e048107. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048107

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Bell, C., Williman, J., Beaglehole, B., Stanley, J., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Rapsey, C., & Every-Palmer, S. (2021). Psychological distress, loneliness, alcohol use and suicidality in New Zealanders with mental illness during a strict COVID-19 lockdown. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00048674211034317

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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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Newton-Howes, G., Senior, J., Beaglehole, B., Purdie, G. L., & Gordon, S. E. (2021). Does a comprehensive service user-led education programme effect more positive attitudes towards recovery and less stigmatising attitudes towards people with lived experience of mental distress in medical students? A comparative cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 55(9), 903-910. doi: 10.1177/0004867420987886

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Beaglehole, B., Moor, S., Zhang, T., Hamilton, G. J., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., Frampton, C. M. A., & Bell, C. J. (2020). Impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on dispensing of psychiatric medication for children and adolescents: Longitudinal quantitative study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(3), 151-155. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.273

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., Douglas, K., Carlyle, D., Wells, H. J., Jordan, J., Lacey, C., Mulder, R., Beaglehole, B., & Porter, R. (2020). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for patients with major depressive disorder. American Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 29-34. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20190024

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Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Mulder, R., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., … Porter, R. J. (2020). Cognitive remediation for outpatients with recurrent mood disorders: A feasibility study. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 26(4), 273-283. doi: 10.1097/pra.0000000000000487

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Every-Palmer, S., Jenkins, M., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Williman, J., Rapsey, C., & Stanley, J. (2020). Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0241658. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241658

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Beaglehole, B., Bloomer, C., Zhang, T., Hamilton, G., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., Bell, C., & Frampton, C. (2019). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on dispensing for older person's mental health. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34, 1599-1604. doi: 10.1002/gps.5171

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Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., & Bell, C. J. (2019). A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(3), 274-280. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12894

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Rucklidge, J. J., Eggleston, M. J. F., Ealam, B., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. T. (2019). An observational preliminary study on the safety of long-term consumption of micronutrients for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 25(6), 613-622. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0352

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Averill, I. R. E., Crowe, M., Frampton, C. M., Beaglehole, B., Lacey, C. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L. D., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(7), 652-659. doi: 10.1177/0004867417753549

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Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G., & Bell, C. J. (2018). Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(6), 716-722. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.210

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Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Frampton, C., & Moor, S. (2017). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on successful school leaving for adolescents. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(1), 70-73. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12625

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Beaglehole, B., Beveridge, J., Campbell-Trotter, W., & Frampton, C. (2017). Unlocking an acute psychiatric ward: The impact on unauthorised absences, assaults and seclusions. BJPsych Bulletin, 41(2), 92-96. doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.115.052944

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Beaglehole, B., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., & Bell, C. J. (2017). An evaluation of Health of the Nation Outcome Scales data to inform psychiatric morbidity following the Canterbury earthquakes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(11), 1098-1105. doi: 10.1177/0004867417714879

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Crowe, M., Beaglehole, B., & Inder, M. (2016). Social rhythm interventions for bipolar disorder: A systematic review and rationale for practice. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 23(1), 3-11. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12271

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Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Beveridge, J., & Frampton, C. (2015). Psychiatric admissions fall following the Christchurch earthquakes: An audit of inpatient data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 346-350. doi: 10.1177/0004867414560651

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Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Frampton, C., Hamilton, G., & McKean, A. (2015). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on prescribing for mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(8), 742-750. doi: 10.1177/0004867415589794

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Crowe, M., Beaglehole, B., Wells, H. J., & Porter, R. (2015). Non-pharmacological strategies for treatment of inpatient depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 215-226. doi: 10.1177/0004867415569799

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Beaglehole, B., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Kennedy, M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2007). Low red cell folate levels are associated with poor response to nortriptyline in major depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 19, 204-207.

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Douglas, K., Inder, M. L., Crowe, M. T., Jordan, J., Carlye, D., Lacey, C., Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R., Eggleston, K., Donovan, K. A., Frampton, C. M. A., … Porter, R. J. (2022). Randomised controlled trial of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy and group-based Cognitive Remediation versus Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy alone for mood disorders: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 22, 115. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-03747-z

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Bell, C., Beaglehole, B., Bell, R., Tanveer, S., Sulaiman-Hill, R., Boden, J., & Porter, R. (2021). Learning from previous disasters: Potential pitfalls of epidemiological psychosocial research in the COVID-19 environment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 55(7), 646-649. doi: 10.1177/0004867421998783

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Sulaiman-Hill, R. C., Porter, R., Tanveer, S., Boden, J., Beaglehole, B., Schluter, P. J., Dean, S., & Bell, C. (2021). Psychosocial impacts on the Christchurch Muslim community following the 15 March terrorist attacks: A mixed-methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 11(10), e055413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055413

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Allison, S., Bastiampillai, T., Castle, D., Mulder, R., & Beaglehole, B. (2019). The He Ara Oranga Report: What's wrong with 'Big Psychiatry' in New Zealand? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(8), 724-726. doi: 10.1177/0004867419848840

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Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

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Bastiampillai, T., Allison, S., Castle, D., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. (2019). New Zealand's big psychotherapy programme requires evaluation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1502), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Sellman, D., Adamson, S., Foulds, J., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. (2019). Another government ignores a recommendation to strengthen alcohol regulations. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1498), 7-9. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Crowe, M., Inder, M., & Beaglehole, B. (2016). More than medication: Providing interventions that target the complexities of mental disorder. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 23(1), 1-2. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12278

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Porter, R., Averill, I., Beaglehole, B., Crowe, M., & Jordan, J. (2016). Inpatient treatment for mood disorders: A lost opportunity? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(1), 7-8. doi: 10.1177/0004867415616500

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