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Dr Matthew Croucher

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsBSc (Cant) MB ChB (Auck) FRANZCP Cert POA
Research summaryPsychiatry of old age

Research

Matthew is a Psychiatrist of Old Age and Senior Clinical Lecturer with mixed clinical and academic roles in the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Canterbury District Health Board.

His main research interests in psychiatry of old age are currently in service development, outcomes measurement, and antipsychotic medicines.

Publications

Moebs, I., Gee, S., Miyahara, M., Paton, H., & Croucher, M. (2017). Perceptions of a cognitive rehabilitation group by older people living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers: A qualitative interview study. Dementia, 16(4), 513-522. doi: 10.1177/1471301215609738

Croucher, M., Plopsky, I., Pridan, S., & Barak, Y. (2017). Treatment options for psychotic depression in older people: Focused literature review by New Zealand Psychogeriatric Team. Annals of Psychiatry & Mental Health, 5(1), 1094.

Ndukwe, H. C., Wang, T., Tordoff, J. M., Croucher, M. J., & Nishtala, P. S. (2016). Geographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), 242-248. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12298

Croucher, M. (2016). Should a CT Head be a standard part of the diagnostic process for dementia in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1445), 15-22. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Penny, K., Barron, A., Higgins, A.-M., Gee, S., Croucher, M., & Cheung, G. (2016). Convergent validity, concurrent validity, and diagnostic accuracy of the interRAI Depression Rating Scale. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neurology, 29(6), 361-368. doi: 10.1177/0891988716666376

Chapter in Book - Research

Croucher, M. (2007). Psychiatric emergencies. In M. Scott-Brown, R. A. J. Spence & P. G. Johnston (Eds.), Emergencies in oncology. (pp. 303-317). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Moebs, I., Gee, S., Miyahara, M., Paton, H., & Croucher, M. (2017). Perceptions of a cognitive rehabilitation group by older people living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers: A qualitative interview study. Dementia, 16(4), 513-522. doi: 10.1177/1471301215609738

Ndukwe, H. C., Wang, T., Tordoff, J. M., Croucher, M. J., & Nishtala, P. S. (2016). Geographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), 242-248. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12298

Penny, K., Barron, A., Higgins, A.-M., Gee, S., Croucher, M., & Cheung, G. (2016). Convergent validity, concurrent validity, and diagnostic accuracy of the interRAI Depression Rating Scale. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neurology, 29(6), 361-368. doi: 10.1177/0891988716666376

Croucher, M. (2016). Should a CT Head be a standard part of the diagnostic process for dementia in New Zealand? New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1445), 15-22. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Smith, K., Gee, S., Sharrock, T., & Croucher, M. (2016). Developing a dementia-friendly Christchurch: Perspectives of people with dementia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(3), 188-192. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12287

Cheung, G., Clugston, A., Croucher, M., Malone, D., Mau, E., Sims, A., & Gee, S. (2015). Performance of three cognitive screening tools in a sample of older New Zealanders. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(6), 981-989. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214002889

Partington, J., Gee, S., Leith, A.-M., & Croucher, M. (2012). "Talking in a new way": Older individuals' experiences of group work in an acute psychiatric ward. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(1), 72-86. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.625595

Hoggarth, P., Innes, C., Dalrymple-Alford, J., Croucher, M., Severinsen, J., Gray, J., … Jones, R. (2011). Assessment of older drivers in New Zealand: The current system, research and recommendations. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(3), 148-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00478.x

Gee, S. B., Croucher, M. J., & Beveridge, J. (2010). Measuring outcomes in mental health services for older people: An evaluation of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for elderly people (HoNOS65+). International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, 57(2), 155-174. doi: 10.1080/10349121003750711

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Journal - Research Other

Croucher, M., Plopsky, I., Pridan, S., & Barak, Y. (2017). Treatment options for psychotic depression in older people: Focused literature review by New Zealand Psychogeriatric Team. Annals of Psychiatry & Mental Health, 5(1), 1094.

Croucher, M. J. (2016). The prevalence of late-life mental disorders in New Zealand and Australia is still unknown. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(3), 285-287. doi: 10.1177/0004867415595716

Aldridge, G., Collins, C., & Croucher, M. (2013). Clozapine-induced pneumonitis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(12), 1215-1216. doi: 10.1177/0004867413502095

Collins, C., Copeland, B., & Croucher, M. (2011). Bipolar affective disorder, type II, apparently precipitated by donepezil [Case report]. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(3), 503-504. doi: 10.1017/s1041610210002206

Croucher, M. (2011). Prescribing antipsychotic medications to people with dementia [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1333). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1333/4642/content.pdf

Croucher, M. (2010). Geriatric medicine is becoming the core of hospital business [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1317). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1317/4190/content.pdf

Croucher, M. (2008). Psychotropic medications for elders in residential care [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1274). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1274/3067/content.pdf

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