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Health Sciences profile

Associate Professor Joseph Boden

PositionResearch Associate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsBA MA PhD
Research summaryLongitudinal health studies

Research

Joe was trained as an experimental social psychologist and worked in the US, UK, and Australia, before coming to New Zealand. He is a member of the Christchurch Health & Development Study (CHDS). His research focuses on substance abuse/dependence, mental health and substance use epidemiology, and the social and psychological determinants of maladaptive behaviour including aggression and violence.

Publications

Carter, F., Taylor, M. J., Weston, M. J., Quigley, T. A., Beveridge, J. H., Green, R. A. J., Duffy, S., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Crisis resolution: Consumer, family and referrer perspectives on care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sillins, E., Horwood, L. J., Najman, J. M., Patton, G. C., Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C. A., … Fergusson, D., … Boden, J. M., … for the Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium. (2018). Adverse adult consequences of different alcohol use patterns in adolescence: An integrative analysis of data to age 30 years from four Australasian cohorts. Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14263

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2018). Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: Findings from a longitudinal study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 10-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2018). The impact of the social context on externalizing risks: Implications for the delivery of programs to vulnerable youth. Children & Youth Services Review, 85, 107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.022

Newton-Howes, G., Mulder, R., Ellis, P. M., Boden, J. M., & Joyce, P. (2017). Predictive utility of personality disorder in depression: Comparison of outcomes and taxonomic approach. Journal of Personality Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_311

Chapter in Book - Research

Boden, J. M. (2012). Self-esteem. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. (pp. 2567-2575). Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_101

Fergusson, D., & Boden, J. (2011). Cannabis use in adolescence. In P. Gluckman & H. Hayne (Eds.), Improving the transition: Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence: A report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. (pp. 257-271). Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee.

Boden, J. M., & Fergusson, D. M. (2011). The short- and long-term consequences of adolescent alcohol use. In J. B. Saunders & J. M. Rey (Eds.), Young people and alcohol: Impact, policy, prevention, treatment. (pp. 32-44). Chichester, UK: Blackwell.

Fergusson, D., & Boden, J. (2011). Alcohol use in adolescence. In P. Gluckman & H. Hayne (Eds.), Improving the transition: Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence: A report from the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. (pp. 235-255). Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee.

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Journal - Research Article

Sillins, E., Horwood, L. J., Najman, J. M., Patton, G. C., Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C. A., … Fergusson, D., … Boden, J. M., … for the Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium. (2018). Adverse adult consequences of different alcohol use patterns in adolescence: An integrative analysis of data to age 30 years from four Australasian cohorts. Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14263

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Carter, F. A. (2018). Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: Findings from a longitudinal study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 10-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Carter, F., Taylor, M. J., Weston, M. J., Quigley, T. A., Beveridge, J. H., Green, R. A. J., Duffy, S., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Crisis resolution: Consumer, family and referrer perspectives on care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2018). The impact of the social context on externalizing risks: Implications for the delivery of programs to vulnerable youth. Children & Youth Services Review, 85, 107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.022

Boden, J. M., Lee, J. O., Horwood, L. J., Grest, C. V., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Modelling possible causality in the associations between unemployment, cannabis use, and alcohol misuse. Social Science & Medicine, 175. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.001

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2017). Culture and context: The differential impact of culture, risks and resources on resilience among vulnerable adolescents. Children & Youth Services Review, 79, 517-526. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.007

Foulds, J. A., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G. M., Mulder, R. T., & Horwood, L. J. (2017). The role of novelty seeking as a predictor of substance use disorder outcomes in early adulthood. Addiction, 112(9), 1629-1637. doi: 10.1111/add.13838

Foulds, J., Newton-Howes, G., Guy, N. H., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). Dimensional personality traits and alcohol treatment outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction, 112(8), 1345-1357. doi: 10.1111/add.13810

Newton-Howes, G., Mulder, R., Ellis, P. M., Boden, J. M., & Joyce, P. (2017). Predictive utility of personality disorder in depression: Comparison of outcomes and taxonomic approach. Journal of Personality Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_311

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. M. (2017). Pathways to educational aspirations: Resilience as a mediator of proximal resources and risks. Kōtuitui, 12(2), 205-220. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2017.1367312

Foulds, J., Boden, J., Horwood, J., & Mulder, R. (2017). High novelty seeking as a predictor of antisocial behaviour in early adulthood. Personality & Mental Health, 11(4), 256-265. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1393

Mihiroa Gillies, W., Boden, J. M., Friesen, M. D., Macfarlane, S., & Fergusson, D. M. (2017). Ethnic differences in adolescent mental health problems: Examining early risk factors and deviant peer affiliation. Journal of Child & Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0792-7

Bell, C. J., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). The role of peri-traumatic stress and disruption distress in predicting symptoms of major depression following exposure to a natural disaster. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 711-718. doi: 10.1177/0004867417691852

Mulder, R., Boden, J., Carter, J., Luty, S., & Joyce, P. (2017). Ten month outcome of cognitive behavioural therapy v. interpersonal psychotherapy in patients with major depression: A randomised trial of acute and maintenance psychotherapy. Psychological Medicine, 47(14), 2540-2547. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001106

Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Boden, J. (2017). In Transition: Patterns of development and change among vulnerable young people. Child Indicators Research, 10(3), 761-780. doi: 10.1007/s12187-016-9402-2

Taylor, M. R., Boden, J. M., Rucklidge, J. J., & Farmer, R. R. (2017). The function of reward sensitivity and temporal discounting in the relationship between risk and ADHD in adults. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 36-46.

Newton-Howes, G. M., Foulds, J. A., Guy, N. H., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2017). Personality disorder and alcohol treatment outcome: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 211(1), 22-30. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.194720

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

Bell, C., Carter, F., Boden, J., Wilkinson, T., McKenzie, J., & Ali, A. (2016). Psychological impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on university staff. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430), 18-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2016). Life-stress and reactivity by gender in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 years. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(10), 1385-1394. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1254-z

Boden, J. M., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2016). Examination of a possible J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and internalizing disorders in a longitudinal birth cohort. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 162, 88-91. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.032

Carter, F. A., Bell, C. J., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J. M., Boden, J. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2016). Predictors of psychological resilience amongst medical students following major earthquakes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1434), 17-22. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Foulds, J. A., Mulder, R. T., Newton-Howes, G., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., & Sellman, J. D. (2016). Personality predictors of drinking outcomes in depressed alcohol-dependent patients. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 51(3), 296-301. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agv122

Boden, J. M., van Stockum, S., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2016). Bullying victimization in adolescence and psychotic symptomatology in adulthood: Evidence from a 35-year study. Psychological Medicine, 46(6), 1311-1320. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002962

Newton-Howes, G., & Boden, J. M. (2016). Relation between age of first drinking and mental health and alcohol and drug disorders in adulthood: Evidence from a 35 year cohort study. Addiction, 111(4), 637-644. doi: 10.1111/add.13230

Boden, J. M., & Foulds, J. A. (2016). Major depression and alcohol use disorder in adolescence: Does comorbidity lead to poorer outcomes of depression? Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 287-293. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.09.004

Boden, J. M., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2016). Paths to positive development: A model of outcomes in the New Zealand Youth Transitions Study. Child Indicators Research, 9(4), 889-911. doi: 10.1007/s12187-015-9341-3

Lee, J. O., Hill, K. G., Hartigan, L. A., Boden, J., Guttmannova, K., Kosterman, R., … Catalano, R. F. (2015). Unemployment and substance use problems among young adults: Does childhood low socioeconomic status exacerbate the effect? Social Science & Medicine, 143, 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.016

Gibb, S. J., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Boden, J. M. (2015). Early motherhood and long-term economic outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(1), 163-172. doi: 10.1111/jora.12122

Foulds, J. A., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Depression outcome in alcohol dependent patients: An evaluation of the role of independent and substance-induced depression and other predictors. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174, 503-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.11.052

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). From evidence to policy: Findings from the Christchurch Health and Development Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(3), 386-408. doi: 10.1177/0004865815589827

Badiani, A., Boden, J. M., De Pirro, S., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Harold, G. T. (2015). Tobacco smoking and cannabis use in a longitudinal birth cohort: Evidence of reciprocal causal relationships. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 150, 69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.02.015

Carter, F. A., Boden, J. M., Jordan, J., McIntosh, V. V. W., Bulik, C. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Weight suppression predicts total weight gain and rate of weight gain in outpatients with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 912-918. doi: 10.1002/eat.22425

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2015). The role of peri-traumatic stress and disruption distress in predicting post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following exposure to a natural disaster. BJPsych Open, 1(1), 81-86. doi: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.001180

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Psychosocial sequelae of cannabis use and implications for policy: Findings from the Christchurch Health and Development Study. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 1317-1326. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1070-x

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Outcomes for children and families following unplanned pregnancy: Findings from a longitudinal birth cohort. Child Indicators Research, 8(2), 389-402. doi: 10.1007/s12187-014-9241-y

Foulds, J. A., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., Williman, J. A., & Mulder, R. T. (2015). Depression in patients with alcohol use disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes for independent and substance-induced disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 185, 47-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.024

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., & Mulder, R. T. (2015). Perceptions of distress and positive consequences following exposure to a major disaster amongst a well-studied cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 351-359. doi: 10.1177/0004867414560652

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Associations between exposure to stressful life events and alcohol use disorder in a longitudinal birth cohort studied to age 30. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 142, 154-160. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.010

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Bullying in childhood, externalizing behaviors, and adult offending: Evidence from a 30-year study. Journal of School Violence, 13(1), 146-164. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2013.840642

Gibb, S. J., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Boden, J. M. (2014). The effects of parenthood on workforce participation and income for men and women. Journal of Family & Economic Issues, 35(1), 14-26. doi: 10.1007/s10834-013-9353-4

Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2014). Impact of a major disaster on the mental health of a well-studied cohort. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(9), 1025-1031. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.652

Marie, D., Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2014). Childhood socio-economic status and ethnic disparities in psychosocial outcomes in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(7), 672-680. doi: 10.1177/0004867414525839

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood self-control and adult outcomes: Results from a 30-year longitudinal study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(7), 709-717. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.04.008

Turner, M. A., Boden, J. M., & Mulder, R. T. (2013). Predictors of hospitalization two years after treatment for first-episode psychosis. Psychiatric Services, 64(12), 1230-1235. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200388

Gibb, S. J., Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2013). Gender differences in paid and unpaid work: Findings from a New Zealand birth cohort. Policy Quarterly, 9(3), 65-71.

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Pathways to economic outcomes at age 30: Income and living standards in a New Zealand birth cohort. New Zealand Sociology, 28(3), 102-135.

Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Boden, J. M. (2013). Does abortion reduce the mental health risks of unwanted or unintended pregnancy? A re-appraisal of the evidence. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(9), 819-827. doi: 10.1177/0004867413484597

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Alcohol misuse and relationship breakdown: Findings from a longitudinal birth cohort. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 133(1), 115-120. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.05.023

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Nine-year follow-up of a home-visitation program: A randomized trial. Pediatrics, 131(2), 297-303. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1612

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Alcohol misuse and criminal offending: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 128(1-2), 30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.07.014

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Alcohol misuse and psychosocial outcomes in young adulthood: Results from a longitudinal birth cohort studied to age 30. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 133(2), 513-519. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.07.015

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2012). Alcohol misuse and violent behavior: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 122(1-2), 135-141. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.09.023

Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2012). Moderating role of the MAOA genotype in antisocial behaviour. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200(2), 116-123. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.093328

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2011). Age of menarche and psychosocial outcomes in a New Zealand birth cohort. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(2), 132-140.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2010.11.007

Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2011). Alcohol and STI risk: Evidence from a New Zealand longitudinal birth cohort. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 113(2-3), 200-206. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.08.005

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Journal - Research Other

Porter, R. J., Boden, J. M., Miskowiak, K., & Malhi, G. S. (2017). Failure to publish negative results: A systematic bias in psychiatric literature. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(3), 212-214. doi: 10.1177/0004867416683816

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2017). Epidemiological foundations for the insurance hypothesis: Methodological considerations. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e109. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001345

Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2015). Commentary on Hall (2015): The health effects of recreational cannabis use. Addiction, 110(1), 36-37. doi: 10.1111/add.12758

Boden, J. M., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). Resilience and psychiatric epidemiology: Implications for a conceptual framework. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 38, e95. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X14001460

Fergusson, D. M., & Boden, J. M. (2015). Exploring issues arising from survey non-response. Addiction, 110(9), 1513-1514. doi: 10.1111/add.12968

Fergusson, D. M., Hall, W., Boden, J. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Rethinking cigarette smoking, cannabis use, and psychosis [Comment]. Lancet Psychiatry, 2(7), 581-582. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00208-4

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