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Health Sciences profile

Professor Bob Hancox

PositionResearch Professor and Head of Department
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc MB ChB MD MRCP(UK) FRACP
Research summaryRespiratory epidemiology
ClinicalRespiratory Physician

Research

Bob Hancox is a respiratory specialist who combines epidemiological and clinical research to investigate why people develop diseases such as asthma, allergies, and chronic lung disease and to find better ways to assess and treat these disorders. Much of his research is based on the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has followed 1,037 children since their birth in Dunedin in the early 1970s into adult life. Important findings from this research reveal how childhood experiences and lifestyle affect lung health in adulthood.

He also leads the Next Generation Study, which assesses the children of the Dunedin Study members to understand how health and well-being transfer across generations. Other research has included investigations into the long-term effects of television viewing on children’s health, social, and educational development, and into the early-life origins of obesity.

Publications

McAnally, H. M., Wiki Te Oi, A., Nada-Raja, S., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). The longitudinal association of childhood and adolescent television viewing with substance use disorders and disordered gambling in adulthood up to age 45. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11469-022-00918-7

Hatter, L., Houghton, C., Bruce, P., Holliday, M., Eathorne, A., Pavord, I., … Hancox, R. J., Braithwaite, I., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the Novel START and PRACTICAL study teams. (2022). Asthma control with ICS-formoterol reliever versus maintenance ICS and SABA reliever therapy: A post hoc analysis of two randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 9(1), e001271. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2022-001271

Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., McAnally, H., Belsky, J., Macdonald, J. A., Spry, E. A., … Sligo, J., … Iosua, E., … Hancox, R. J., & Olsson, C. A. (2022). Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two-cohort prospective intergenerational study. Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13839

Uruamo, S., McAllister, S., Scott, N., Hancox, R. J., Hayudini, R., Baxter, J., & Hill, P. C. (2022). Feasibility study of the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection for Māori in the Waikato region, Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13274

Tan, H. S., McAnally, H. M., Dummer, J., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). Lifetime cannabis exposure and small airway function in a population-based cohort study. ERJ Open Research, 8, 00688-2021. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00688-2021

Hancox, R. J., & Whyte, K. F. (2001). Pocket guide to lung function tests. Roseville: McGraw Hill.

Authored Book - Research

Hancox, B., Baxter, J., & Poulton, R. (2010). Research strategies for studying development. In J. Low & P. Jose (Eds.), Lifespan development: New Zealand perspectives. (2nd ed.) (pp. 2-11). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hancox, B., Baxter, J., & Poulton, R. (2006). Research strategies for studying development. In J. Low & P. Jose (Eds.), Lifespan development: New Zealand perspectives. (pp. 9-18). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bryce, A., Foley, L., Phillipson, J., Slow, S., Storer, M., Williman, J., Beasley, R., Bhally, H., … Dummer, J., Epton, M., … Gracie, K., Hancox, R. J., Hills, T., Hogg, S., … Kearns, N., … Murdoch, D., Raymond, N., … Maze, M. J. (2022). Clinical features of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 from February to October 2020, during the early waves of the pandemic in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1552), 120-130. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

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Hancox, R. J., Gray, A. R., Zhang, X., Poulton, R., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., & Sears, M. R. (2022). Differential effects of cannabis and tobacco on lung function in mid-adult life. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 205(10), 1179-1185. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202109-2058OC

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Hatter, L., Houghton, C., Bruce, P., Holliday, M., Eathorne, A., Pavord, I., … Hancox, R. J., Braithwaite, I., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the Novel START and PRACTICAL study teams. (2022). Asthma control with ICS-formoterol reliever versus maintenance ICS and SABA reliever therapy: A post hoc analysis of two randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 9(1), e001271. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2022-001271

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Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., McAnally, H., Belsky, J., Macdonald, J. A., Spry, E. A., … Sligo, J., … Iosua, E., … Hancox, R. J., & Olsson, C. A. (2022). Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two-cohort prospective intergenerational study. Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13839

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Macdonald, J. A., Greenwood, C., Letcher, P., Spry, E. A., McAnally, H. M., Thomson, K., … Hancox, R. J., … Olsson, C. A. (2022). From adolescence to parenthood: A multi-decade study of preconception mental health problems and postpartum parent-infant bonds. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 57, 601-610. doi: 10.1007/s00127-020-01965-y

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McAnally, H. M., Sligo, J. L., Baxter, J., Tansley, J. E., Bolton, A. E., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). Changes to family structure, household composition and address among young New Zealanders: An update. Kōtuitui, 17(2), 260-271. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1957946

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McAnally, H. M., Wiki Te Oi, A., Nada-Raja, S., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). The longitudinal association of childhood and adolescent television viewing with substance use disorders and disordered gambling in adulthood up to age 45. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11469-022-00918-7

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Tan, H. S., McAnally, H. M., Dummer, J., & Hancox, R. J. (2022). Lifetime cannabis exposure and small airway function in a population-based cohort study. ERJ Open Research, 8, 00688-2021. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00688-2021

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Uruamo, S., McAllister, S., Scott, N., Hancox, R. J., Hayudini, R., Baxter, J., & Hill, P. C. (2022). Feasibility study of the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection for Māori in the Waikato region, Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13274

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Bennett, M. R., Chang, C. L., Tuffery, C., Hopping, S., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). The impact of regular bisoprolol on the response to salbutamol in asthma: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover trial. Respirology, 26, 226-232. doi: 10.1111/resp.13955

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Curtis, M., Duncan, R., Jing, M., Kim, A., Lu, V. T., Redshaw, J., Stevens, R. R. Y., Truppman-Lattie, D., Young, S., Zhou, D., Fairchild-Brunt, T., Hancox, R. J., & Atmore, C. (2021). "Not a perfect solution, but...": A single-practice survey of patient experience of phone consultations during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 35-48. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Elliott, M. L., Caspi, A., Houts, R. M., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., Keenan, R., … Melzer, T. R., … Ramrakha, S., … Righarts, A., … Thomson, W. M., Thorne, P. R., … Wilson, G., … Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2021). Disparities in the pace of biological aging among midlife adults of the same chronological age have implications for future frailty risk and policy. Nature Aging, 1(3), 295-308. doi: 10.1038/s43587-021-00044-4

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Fairweather, S. M., Chang, C. L., Mansell, C. J., Shafuddin, E., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the cardio-respiratory health of New Zealanders. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.14119

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Jaffee, S. R., Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Bolton, A. E., Baxter, J. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Early-onset and recurrent depression in parents increases risk of intergenerational transmission to adolescent offspring. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 62(8), 979-988. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13356

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Jayasimhan, D., Foster, S., Chang, C. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Cardiac biomarkers in acute respiratory distress syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Intensive Care, 9, 36. doi: 10.1186/s40560-021-00548-6

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McAnally, H. M., Iosua, E., Sligo, J. L., Belsky, J., Spry, E., Letcher, P., … Williams, S., McGee, R., Bolton, A. E., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Childhood disadvantage and adolescent socioemotional wellbeing as predictors of future parenting behaviour. Journal of Adolescence, 86, 90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.12.005

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Shafuddin, E., Fairweather, S. M., Chang, C. L., Tuffery, C., & Hancox, R. J. (2021). Cardiac biomarkers and long-term outcomes of exacerbations of COPD: A long-term follow-up of two cohorts. ERJ Open Research, 7, 00531-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00531-2020

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Thomson, K. C., Greenwood, C. J., Letcher, P., Spry, E. A., Macdonald, J. A., McAnally, H. M., … Hancox, R. J., … Olsson, C. A. (2021). Continuities in maternal substance use from early adolescence to parenthood: Findings from the intergenerational cohort consortium. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721003925

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Thomson, K. C., Romaniuk, H., Greenwood, C. J., Letcher, P., Spry, E., Macdonald, J. A., McAnally, H. M., … Hancox, R. J., … Olsson, C. A. (2021). Adolescent antecedents of maternal and paternal perinatal depression: A 36-year prospective cohort. Psychological Medicine, 51, 2126-2133. doi: 10.1017/s0033291720000902

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Wertz, J., Caspi, A., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Hogan, S., … Leung, J. H., Poulton, R., … Ramrakha, S., … Thorne, P. R., Wilson, G. A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2021). Association of history of psychopathology with accelerated aging at midlife. JAMA Psychiatry, 78(5), 530-539. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.4626

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Baggott, C., Hansen, P., Hancox, R. J., Hardy, J. K., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., … Fingleton, J., on behalf of the PRACTICAL discrete choice experiment study team. (2020). What matters most to patients when choosing treatment for mild-moderate asthma? Results from a discrete choice experiment. Thorax, 75, 842-848. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-214343

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Baggott, C., Hardy, J., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Hall, D., Vohlidkova, A., Hancox, R. J., Weatherall, M., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2020). Self-titration of inhaled corticosteroid and β2-agonist in response to symptoms in mild asthma: A pre-specified analysis from the PRACTICAL randomised controlled trial. European Respiratory Journal, 56, 2000170. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00170-2020

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Baggott, C., Reddel, H. K., Hardy, J., Sparks, J., Holliday, M., Corin, A., … Reid, J., … Hancox, R. J., Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., … on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2020). Patient preferences for symptom-driven or regular preventer treatment in mild to moderate asthma: Findings from the PRACTICAL study, a randomised clinical trial. European Respiratory Journal, 55, 1902073. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02073-2019

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Gracie, K., & Hancox, R. J. (2020). Cannabis use disorder and the lungs. Addiction, 116, 182-190. doi: 10.1111/add.15075

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Hancox, R. J., Thomas, L., Williams, M. J. A., & Sears, M. R. (2020). Associations between lung and endothelial function in early middle age. Respirology, 25, 89-96. doi: 10.1111/resp.13556

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Hardy, J., Tewhaiti-Smith, J., Baggott, C., Fingleton, J., Semprini, A., Holliday, M., Hancox, R. J., Weatherall, M., & Harwood, M. (2020). Combination budesonide/formoterol inhaler as sole reliever therapy in Māori and Pacific people with mild and moderate asthma. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1520), 68-79. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Letcher, P., Greenwood, C. J., Romaniuk, H., Spry, E., Macdonald, J. A., McAnally, H., … Sligo, J., Hancox, R. J., … Olsson, C. A. (2020). Adolescent and young adult mental health problems and infant offspring behavior: Findings from a prospective intergenerational cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 272, 521-528. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.101

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Pavord, I. D., Holliday, M., Reddel, H. K., Braithwaite, I., Ebmeier, S., Hancox, R. J., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the Novel START Study Team. (2020). Predictive value of blood eosinophils and exhaled nitric oxide in adults with mild asthma: A prespecified subgroup analysis of an open-label, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8, 671-680. doi: 10.1016/s2213-2600(20)30053-9

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Spry, E., Moreno-Betancur, M., Becker, D., Romaniuk, H., Carlin, J. B., Molyneaux, E., … McAnally, H., Hancox, R., … Patton, G. C. (2020). Maternal mental health and infant emotional reactivity: A 20-year two-cohort study of preconception and perinatal exposures. Psychological Medicine, 50, 827-837. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719000709

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Beasley, R., Holliday, M., Reddel, H. K., Braithwaite, I., Ebmeier, S., Hancox, R. J., … Weatherall, M., for the Novel START Study Team, including Fingleton, J., Semprini, A., & Reid, J. (2019). Controlled trial of budesonide–formorterol as needed for mild asthma. New England Journal of Medicine, 380(21), 2020-2030. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1901963

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Bissell, K., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., Chiang, C.-Y., Marks, G. B., Sony, A. E., … the Global Asthma Network Study Group, including Hancox, R., & Pattemore, P. (2019). Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network's Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(4), 605. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040605

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Hardy, J., Baggott, C., Fingleton, J., Reddel, H. K., Hancox, R. J., Harwood, M., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., on behalf of the PRACTICAL study team. (2019). Budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy versus maintenance budesonide plus terbutaline reliever therapy in adults with mild to moderate asthma (PRACTICAL): A 52-week, open-label, multicentre, superiority, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 394, 919-928. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31948-8

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McAnally, H. M., Young, T., & Hancox, R. J. (2019). Childhood and adolescent television viewing and internalising disorders in adulthood. Preventive Medicine Reports, 15, 100890. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100890

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Rasmussen, L. J. H., Caspi, A., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Cohen, H. J., d'Arbeloff, T., … Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., … Ireland, D., Knodt, A. R., Meredith-Jones, K., … Morrison, L., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., … Sneddon, K., Thomson, W. M., … Moffitt, T. E. (2019). Association of neurocognitive and physical function with gait speed in midlife. JAMA Network Open, 2(10), e1913123. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13123

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Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., McAnulty, K. A., Karalus, N. C., Lee, M. H. S., & Hancox, R. J. (2019). Cardiac dysfunction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often not detected by electrocardiogram and chest radiographs. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(6), 761-769. doi: 10.1111/imj.14144

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Sligo, J., Jones, B., Davies, C., Egan, R., Ingham, T., Hancox, B., & Richards, R. (2019). The experiences of young people with chronic illness in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Child: Care, Health & Development, 45(5), 660-669. doi: 10.1111/cch.12696

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Sugden, K., Hannon, E. J., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J. M., Corcoran, D. L., Hancox, R. J., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., … Caspi, A. (2019). Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking. Translational Psychiatry, 9, 92. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9

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Hancox, R. J., & Rasmussen, F. (2018). Does physical fitness enhance lung function in children and young adults? European Respiratory Journal, 51(2), 1701374. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01374-2017

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Hancox, R. J., Pavord, I. D., & Sears, M. R. (2018). Associations between blood eosinophils and decline in lung function among adults with and without asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 51(4), 1702536. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02536-2017

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McAnally, H. M., Reeves, L. M., Sligo, J. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Intergenerational changes in adolescents' physical fitness and weight in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1482), 16-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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McAnally, H. M., Robertson, L. A., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Effects of an outdoor education programme on creative thinking and well-being in adolescent boys. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(2), 241-255. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0111-x

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Mitchell, E. A., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Murphy, R., Hancox, R. J., Wall, C., Beasley, R., and the ISAAC Phase III Study Group, including Crane, J., & Pattemore, P. (2018). Factors associated with body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0196221. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196221

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Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Comparing severity scores in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 12, 2668-2675. doi: 10.1111/crj.12973

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Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., Tuffery, C. M., Hopping, S. J., Sullivan, G. D., … Hancox, R. J. (2018). Changes in biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Medicine, 145, 192-199. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.11.008

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Wall, C. R., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., … and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group. (2018). Association between frequency of consumption of fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses and BMI: Analyses of the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood (ISAAC). Nutrients, 10(3), 316. doi: 10.3390/nu10030316

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Asher, I., Haahtela, T., Selroos, O., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., the Global Asthma Network Study Group, including Hancox, R., … Pattemore, P. (2017). Global Asthma Network survey suggests more national asthma strategies could reduce burden of asthma. Allergologia et Immunopathologia, 45(2), 105-114. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2016.10.013

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Braithwaite, I. E., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C. R., Beasley, R., … and the ISAAC Phase 3 Study Group. (2017). Body mass index and vigorous physical activity in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. Acta Paediatrica, 106(8), 1323-1330. doi: 10.1111/apa.13903

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Mitchell, E. A., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C., Beasley, R., and ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J. (2017). Birth weight and subsequent body mass index in children: An international cross-sectional study. Pediatric Obesity, 12(4), 280-285. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12138

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Robinson, P. D., King, G. G., Sears, M. R., Hong, C. Y., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). Determinants of peripheral airway function in adults with and without asthma. Respirology, 22(6), 1110-1117. doi: 10.1111/resp.13045

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Shin, H. H., Lynch, S. J., Gray, A. R., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). How much atopy is attributable to common childhood environmental exposures? A population-based birth cohort study followed to adulthood. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(6), 2009-2016. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx098

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Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: Implications for policy. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1196715

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Hancox, R. J., Gray, A. R., Poulton, R., & Sears, M. R. (2016). The effect of cigarette smoking on lung function in young adults with asthma. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 194(3), 276-284. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201512-2492OC

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Hancox, R. J., Gray, A. R., Sears, M. R., & Poulton, R. (2016). Systemic inflammation and lung function: A longitudinal analysis. Respiratory Medicine, 111, 54-59. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.12.007

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Lynch, S. J., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Thumb-sucking, nail-biting, and atopic sensitization, asthma, and hay fever. Pediatrics, 138(2), e20160443. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0443

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MacDonald, M. I., Shafuddin, E., King, P. T., Chang, C. L., Bardin, P. G., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Cardiac dysfunction during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(2), 138-148. doi: 10.1016/s2213-2600(15)00509-3

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Meier, M. H., Caspi, A., Cerdá, M., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., Thomson, W. M., & Moffitt, T. E. (2016). Associations between cannabis use and physical health problems in early midlife: A longitudinal comparison of persistent cannabis vs tobacco users. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(7), 731-740. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637

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Robertson, L., Iosua, E., McGee, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Non-daily, low-rate daily, and high-rate daily smoking in young adults: A 17 year follow-up. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(5), 943-949. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv167

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Sutherland, T. J. T., McLachlan, C. R., Sears, M. R., Poulton, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). The relationship between body fat and respiratory function in young adults. European Respiratory Journal, 48(3), 734-747. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02216-2015

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Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Pattemore, P. (2015). Maternal post-natal tobacco use and current parental tobacco use is associated with higher body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics, 15(1), 220. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0538-x

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Guldberg-Møller, J., Hancox, B., Mikkelsen, D., Hansen, H. S., & Rasmussen, F. (2015). Physical fitness and amount of asthma and asthma-like symptoms from childhood to adulthood. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 9(3), 314-321. doi: 10.1111/crj.12145

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Hancox, R. J., Shin, H. H., Gray, A. R., Poulton, R., & Sears, M. R. (2015). Effects of quitting cannabis on respiratory symptoms. European Respiratory Journal, 46, 80-87. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00228914

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Hancox, R. J., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J. (2015). Association between breastfeeding and body mass index at age 6-7 years in an international survey. Pediatric Obesity, 10(4), 283-287. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.266

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Murphy, R., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Hancox, R. J., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., MacKay, R., Moyes, C., & Pattemore, P. (2015). Association between paracetamol use in infancy or childhood with body mass index. Obesity, 23(5), 1030-1038. doi: 10.1002/oby.21045

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Patel, M., Pilcher, J., Hancox, R. J., Sheahan, D., Pritchard, A., Braithwaite, I., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., for the SMART Study Group. (2015). The use of β2-agonist therapy before hospital attendance for severe asthma exacerbations: A post-hoc analysis. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 25, 14099. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.99

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Belsky, D. W., Shalev, I., Sears, M. R., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Moffitt, T. E., … Poulton, R., & Caspi, A. (2014). Is chronic asthma associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length at midlife? American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 190(4), 384-391. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201402-0370OC

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Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., & Pattemore, P. (2014). Fast-food consumption and body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 4(12), e005813. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005813

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Iosua, E. E., Gray, A. R., McGee, R., Landhuis, C. E., Keane, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Employment among schoolchildren and its associations with adult substance use, psychological well-being, and academic achievement. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55(4), 542-548. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.03.018

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Israel, S., Moffitt, T. E., Belsky, D. W., Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Roberts, B., Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2014). Translating personality psychology to help personalize preventive medicine for young adult patients. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 106(3), 484-498. doi: 10.1037/a0035687

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Murphy, R., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Hancox, R. J., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase 3 Study Group. (2014). Antibiotic treatment during infancy and increased body mass index in boys: An international cross-sectional study. International Journal of Obesity, 38(8), 1115-1119. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.218

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Pearce, M. S., Hancox, R. J., Parker, L., & Gibson, G. J. (2014). Lung function and plasma fibrinogen concentrations in the Newcastle Thousand Families birth cohort between age 49 and 51 years. Respirology, 19(1), 53-57. doi: 10.1111/resp.12158

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Rasmussen, F., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Mechanisms of obesity in asthma. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 14(1), 35-43. doi: 10.1097/aci.0000000000000024

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Robertson, L., McGee, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Smoking cessation and subsequent weight change. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(6), 867-871. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt284

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Shin, H. H., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of a 'knee' pattern on the maximal expiratory flow-volume loop in young adults. Respirology, 19(7), 1052-1058. doi: 10.1111/resp.12352

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Belsky, D. W., Sears, M. R., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Moffitt, T. E., … Poulton, R., & Caspi, A. (2013). Polygenic risk and the development and course of asthma: An analysis of data from a four-decade longitudinal study. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 1(6), 453-461. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70101-2

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Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., MacKay, R., Moyes, C., & Pattemore, P. (2013). The worldwide association between television viewing and obesity in children and adolescents: Cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e74263. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074263

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Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Jennings, L. C., Laing, R., Murdoch, D. R., Chambers, S. T., … Hancox, R. J. (2013). Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062612

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Davies, A. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Induced sputum in asthma: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 19(1), 60-65. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e32835b118e

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Hancox, R. J., Landhuis, C. E., & Sears, M. R. (2013). Forceps birth delivery, allergic sensitisation, and asthma: A population-based cohort study. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 43(3), 332-336. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2012.04058.x

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Lee, M. H. S., Chang, C. L., Davies, A. R., Davis, M., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Cardiac dysfunction and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(5), 595-598. doi: 10.1111/imj.12112

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Rasmussen, F., Hancox, R. J., Nair, P., Hansen, H. S., Siersted, H. C., & Nybo, M. (2013). Associations between airway hyperresponsiveness, obesity and lipoproteins in a longitudinal cohort. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 7(3), 268-275. doi: 10.1111/crj.12000

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Robertson, L. A., McAnally, H. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Childhood and adolescent television viewing and antisocial behavior in early adulthood. Pediatrics, 31(3), 439-446. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1582

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Yang, I. A., Ko, F. W.-S., Lim, T. K., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Year in review 2012: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology, 18(3), 565-572. doi: 10.1111/resp.12049

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Belsky, J., Hancox, R. J., Sligo, J., & Poulton, R. (2012). Does being an older parent attenuate the intergenerational transmission of parenting? Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1570-1574. doi: 10.1037/a0027599

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Hancox, R. J., & Landhuis, C. E. (2012). Association between sleep duration and haemoglobin A1c in young adults. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66, 957-961. doi: 10.1136/jech-2011-200217

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Hancox, R. J., Cowan, D. C., Aldridge, R. E., Cowan, J. O., Palmay, R., Williamson, A., Town, G. I., & Taylor, D. R. (2012). Asthma phenotypes: Consistency of classification using induced sputum. Respirology, 17(3), 461-466. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02113.x

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Hancox, R. J., Subbarao, P., & Sears, M. R. (2012). Relevance of birth cohorts to assessment of asthma persistence. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports, 12(3), 175-184. doi: 10.1007/s11882-012-0255-6

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Landhuis, C. E., Perry, D. K., & Hancox, R. J. (2012). Association between childhood and adolescent television viewing and unemployment in adulthood. Preventive Medicine, 54(2), 168-173. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.11.007

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Chang, C. L., Robinson, S. C., Mills, G. D., Sullivan, G. D., Karalus, N. C., McLachlan, J. D., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction predict mortality in acute exacerbations of COPD. Thorax, 66(9), 764-768. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.155333

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Chang, C. L., Sullivan, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Mills, G. D., McLachlan, J. D., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Predicting early mortality in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using the CURB65 score. Respirology, 16(1), 146-151. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01866.x

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Cheng, A. C., Kotsimbos, T., Reynolds, A., Bowler, S. D., Brown, S. G. A., Hancox, R. J., … Kelly, P. M. (2011). Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: An observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 1, e000100. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000100

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Hancox, R. J., & Landhuis, C. E. (2011). Correlation between measures of insulin resistance in fasting and non-fasting blood. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 3, 23. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-3-23

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Kelly, P. M., Kotsimbos, T., Reynolds, A., Wood-Baker, R., Hancox, B., Brown, S. G. A., … Cheng, A. C. (2011). FluCAN 2009: Initial results from sentinel surveillance for adult influenza and pneumonia in eight Australian hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(4), 169-174.

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Lee, M. H. S., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Effects of smoking cannabis on lung function. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 5(4), 537-548.

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Leow, L., Simpson, T., Cursons, R., Karalus, N., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Vitamin D, innate immunity and outcomes in community acquired pneumonia. Respirology, 16(4), 611-616. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.01924.x

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Moffitt, T. E., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2011). A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety. PNAS, 108(7), 2693-2698. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010076108

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Sligo, J. L., Buxton, J., McComb, S., Rothstein, D., Salter, G. H., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). How do we capture 15 years of complex and meaningful data about young people's lives? Kōtuitui, 6(1-2), 37-49. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2011.614624

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Boulet, L.-P., Hancox, R. J., & Fitch, K. D. (2010). Exercise and asthma: β2-agonists and the competitive athlete. Breathe, 7(1), 65-71. doi: 10.1183/18106838.0701.064

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