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Health Sciences profile

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, surveillance of self-harm, and suicide prevention.

Research

Linda has worked on a number of research grants under the direction of Dr Tess Patterson and Dr Sarah Fortune. Her research interests cover areas of child developmental psychology including children’s memory and eye-witness testimony, pathways to sexual offending, and issues of sexual abuse. Her research interests also cover areas of suicide prevention including the surveillance of self-harm and experiences of using self-harm services.

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

Fortune, S., Hetrick, S., Sharma, V., McDonald, G., Scott, K. M., Mulder, R. T., & Hobbs, L. (2022). Multisite sentinel surveillance of self-harm in New Zealand: Protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 12, e054604. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054604

Patterson, T., Campbell, A., La Rooy, D., Hobbs, L., Clearwater, K., & Rapsey, C. (2022). Impact, ramifications and taking back control: A qualitative study of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221094629

Burgstedt, C., Beeby, A., Hayne, H., Hobbs, L., Gross, J., & Patterson, T. (2022). Does gender affect judges' perceptions of sexual assault cases? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221085034

Barak, Y., Fortune, S., Hobbs, L., Cheung, G., & Zalsman, G. (2021). Strategies to prevent elderly suicide: A Delphi consensus study. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/10398562211064256

Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Admiraal, A., La Rooy, D., & Patterson, T. (2021). The use and impact of repeated questions in diagnostic child abuse assessment interviews. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2021.1910586

Burgstedt, C., Beeby, A., Hayne, H., Hobbs, L., Gross, J., & Patterson, T. (2022). Does gender affect judges' perceptions of sexual assault cases? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221085034

Journal - Research Article

Patterson, T., Campbell, A., La Rooy, D., Hobbs, L., Clearwater, K., & Rapsey, C. (2022). Impact, ramifications and taking back control: A qualitative study of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221094629

Journal - Research Article

Barak, Y., Fortune, S., Hobbs, L., Cheung, G., & Zalsman, G. (2021). Strategies to prevent elderly suicide: A Delphi consensus study. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/10398562211064256

Journal - Research Article

Beeby, A., Hobbs, L., Gross, J., Hayne, H., & Patterson, T. (2021). Gender disparities in sentencing outcomes for sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 27(3), 319-337. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2020.1784476

Journal - Research Article

Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Admiraal, A., La Rooy, D., & Patterson, T. (2021). The use and impact of repeated questions in diagnostic child abuse assessment interviews. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2021.1910586

Journal - Research Article

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, 25(2), 161-176. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2019.1581281

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Fortune, S., Hetrick, S., Sharma, V., McDonald, G., Scott, K. M., Mulder, R. T., & Hobbs, L. (2022). Multisite sentinel surveillance of self-harm in New Zealand: Protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 12, e054604. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054604

Journal - Research Other

Fortune, S., Sharma, V., Bowden, L., Hobbs, L., Marshall, D., Mitchell, C., … Hetrick, S. E. (2021). Prevention of self-harm and suicide in young people up to the age of 25 in education settings (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD013844. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013844

Journal - Research Other

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