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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Geri McLeod

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsBSc, MSc, PhD
Research summaryMental health

Research

Geri has studied social psychology, human development and public health at post-graduate level. Geri’s current research interests include: psychosocial causes and consequences of overweight/obesity and the primary prevention of sunburn.

Publications

Ahmad, A. N., McLeod, G., Al Zahrani, N., & Al Zahrani, H. (2019). Screening for high risk of sleep apnea in an ambulatory care setting in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(3), 459. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030459

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Fergusson, D. M. (2018). Early childhood education and later educational attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing outcomes to age 30. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0106-7

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

Journal - Research Article

Ahmad, A. N., McLeod, G., Al Zahrani, N., & Al Zahrani, H. (2019). Screening for high risk of sleep apnea in an ambulatory care setting in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(3), 459. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030459

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

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., & Fergusson, D. M. (2018). Early childhood education and later educational attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing outcomes to age 30. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0106-7

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2017). Unintended sunburn: A potential target for sun protection messages. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2017, 6902942. doi: 10.1155/2017/6902942

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, 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.001

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

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2016). Predictors of sunburn among a NZ urban population in a cross-sectional survey series (1999 to 2006). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 290-291. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12526

McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2016). Adolescent depression, adult mental health and psychosocial outcomes at 30 and 35 years. Psychological Medicine, 46(7), 1401-1412. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002950

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., & Carter, F. A. (2016). Adiposity and psychosocial outcomes at ages 30 and 35. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 309-318. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1101-7

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

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2015). Leaving school without qualifications and mental health problems to age 30. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 469-478. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0971-4

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., Horwood, L. J., Swain, N. R., Chapple, S., & Poulton, R. (2015). Life satisfaction and mental health problems (18 to 35 years). Psychological Medicine, 45, 2427-2436. doi: 10.1017/s0033291715000422

Henry, J. A., Guthrie, J. C., & McLeod, G. F. H. (2015). A model of supermarket pricing behaviour. Asian Journal of Business Research, 5(2), 44-57. doi: 10.14707/ajbr.150016

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Parental separation/divorce in childhood and partnership outcomes at age 30. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 55(4), 352-360. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12107

Reeder, A. I., McLeod, G. F. H., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2014). Sun-tanning perceptions of a New Zealand urban population (1994-2005/6). Journal of Skin Cancer, 2014, 135473. doi: 10.1155/2014/135473

McLeod, G. F. H., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Childhood physical punishment or maltreatment and partnership outcomes at age 30. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84(3), 307-315. doi: 10.1037/h0099807

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Unemployment and psychosocial outcomes to age 30: A fixed-effects regression analysis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(8), 735-742. doi: 10.1177/0004867414525840

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2014). Breast feeding, infant growth, and body mass index at 30 and 35 years. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 28(6), 545-552. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12144

Latner, J. D., McLeod, G., O'Brien, K. S., & Johnston, L. (2013). The role of self-efficacy, coping, and lapses in weight maintenance. Eating & Weight Disorders, 18(4), 359-366. doi: 10.1007/s40519-013-0068-1

Fergusson, D. M., McLeod, G. F. H., & Horwood, L. J. (2013). Childhood sexual abuse and adult developmental outcomes: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study in New Zealand. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(9), 664-674. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.03.013

McLeod, G. F. H., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A. R., & McGee, R. (2013). Summer weekend sun exposure and sunburn among a New Zealand urban population, 1994–2006. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1381). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McLeod, G. F., Insch, A., & Henry, J. (2011). Reducing barriers to sun protection: Application of a holistic model for social marketing. Australasian Marketing Journal, 19, 212-222. doi: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2011.05.008

Horsburgh-McLeod, G. F., Gray, A. R., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2010). Applying Item Response Theory (IRT) to a suntan attitudes scale. Australasian Epidemiologist, 17(1), 40-46.

Horsburgh-McLeod, G., Latner, J. D., & O'Brien, K. S. (2009). Unprompted generation of obesity stereotypes. Eating & Weight Disorders, 14(2-3), e153-e157.

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Journal - Research Other

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

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

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