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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr James Foulds

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsMBChB FRANZCP
Research summaryAlcohol; addiction

Research

James graduated from the University of Otago in 1996 and completed specialist training in psychiatry in Melbourne in 2006. Since returning to Christchurch in 2008 he has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Christchurch and on the West Coast. James is the co-convenor of fourth year medical student teaching in addiction medicine. His research interests include the epidemiology of alcohol use, particularly in relation to mental health comorbidity, and the treatment of alcohol related mental illness.

Publications

Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bell, C. J., Foulds, J. A., Horwood, L. J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Childhood abuse and psychotic experiences in adulthood: findings from a 35-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.264

Ford, K., Foulds, J., Coleman, O., Ardagh, M., Pearson, S., Droste, N., Newton-Howes, G., & Sellman, J. D. (2018). Alcohol-related emergency department attendances after the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Guy, N., Newton-Howes, G., Ford, H., Williman, J., & Foulds, J. (2018). The prevalence of comorbid alcohol use disorder in the presence of personality disorder: Systematic review and explanatory modelling. Personality & Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1415

Newton-Howes, G., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Comparison of age of first drink and age of first intoxication as predictors of substance use and mental health problems in adulthood. Drug & Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.10.012

Journal - Research Article

Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bell, C. J., Foulds, J. A., Horwood, L. J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Childhood abuse and psychotic experiences in adulthood: findings from a 35-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.264

Newton-Howes, G., Cook, S., Martin, G., Foulds, J. A., & Boden, J. M. (2018). Comparison of age of first drink and age of first intoxication as predictors of substance use and mental health problems in adulthood. Drug & Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.10.012

Guy, N., Newton-Howes, G., Ford, H., Williman, J., & Foulds, J. (2018). The prevalence of comorbid alcohol use disorder in the presence of personality disorder: Systematic review and explanatory modelling. Personality & Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1415

Ford, K., Foulds, J., Coleman, O., Ardagh, M., Pearson, S., Droste, N., Newton-Howes, G., & Sellman, J. D. (2018). Alcohol-related emergency department attendances after the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

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

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

Sellman, D., Schroder, R., Deering, D., Elmslie, J., Foulds, J., & Frampton, C. (2017). Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 44-54. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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

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., & 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

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

Foulds, J. A., Ton, K., Kennedy, M. A., Adamson, S. J., Mulder, R. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2015). OPRM1 genotype and naltrexone response in depressed alcohol-dependent patients. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, 25(5), 270-273. doi: 10.1097/fpc.0000000000000128

Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., Foulds, J. A., Frampton, C. M. A., Deering, D., Dunn, A., Berks, J., Nixon, L., & Cape, G. (2015). A randomized trial of combined citalopram and naltrexone for nonabstinent outpatients with co-occurring alcohol dependence and major depression. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 35(2), 143-149. doi: 10.1097/jcp.0000000000000287

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

Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., & Mulder, R. (2014). The association between material living standard and psychological distress: Results from a New Zealand population survey. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60(8), 766-771. doi: 10.1177/0020764014521394

Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C., Adamson, S., Sellman, J. D., & Mulder, R. (2013). A comparison of alcohol measures as predictors of psychological distress in the New Zealand population. International Journal of Alcohol & Drug Research, 2(1), 59-67. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v2i1.73

Chua, E. W., Foulds, J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Novel CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 variants identified in a patient with adverse reactions towards venlafaxine monotherapy and dual therapy with nortriptyline and fluoxetine. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, 23(9), 494-497. doi: 10.1097/FPC.0b013e328363688d

Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C., Adamson, S., & Mulder, R. (2012). Harmful drinking and talking about alcohol in primary care: New Zealand population survey findings. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 126(6), 434-439. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01871.x

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Journal - Research Other

Newton-Howes, G., & Foulds, J. (2018). Personality disorder and treatment outcome in alcohol use disorder. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 31(1), 50-56. doi: 10.1097/yco.0000000000000375

Foulds, J. A., & Monasterio, E. (2018). A public health catastrophe looms: The Australian and New Zealand prison crisis [Debate]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0004867418802902

Newton-Howes, G., & Foulds, J. (2018). Personality disorder and alcohol use disorder: An overview. Psychopathology, 51(2), 130-136. doi: 10.1159/000486602

Arunogiri, S., Foulds, J. A., McKetin, R., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). A systematic review of risk factors for methamphetamine-associated psychosis. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(6), 514-529. doi: 10.1177/0004867417748750

Foulds, J. A., Manning, V., Garfield, J. B. B., Allsop, S. J., Lam, T., Arunogiri, S., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Prescribed sedative and other psychotropic medication use among clients attending alcohol and other drug treatment [Brief report]. Drug & Alcohol Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/dar.12841

Foulds, J. A., & Lubman, D. I. (2017). Treating depression in patients with alcohol or drug use disorders: A need for clearer guidelines. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 668-669. doi: 10.1177/0004867417708611

Foulds, J. A., Maggo, S. D. S., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). Personalised prescribing in psychiatry: Has pharmacogenomics delivered on its promise? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(6), 509-510. doi: 10.1177/0004867416640099

Foulds, J., & Sellman, D. (2016). Severe alcohol use disorder after bariatric surgery. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(7), 700. doi: 10.1177/0004867415625820

Foulds, J. A., Sellman, J. D., & Mulder, R. T. (2016). Antidepressant therapy for depressed patients with an alcohol use disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(3), 199-200. doi: 10.1177/0004867415609427

Foulds, J. A., Rouch, S., Spence, J., Mulder, R. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2016). Prescribed psychotropic medication use in patients receiving residential addiction treatment. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 51(5), 622-623. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agw025

Sellman, J. D., Foulds, J. A., Adamson, S. J., Todd, F. C., & Deering, D. E. (2014). DSM-5 alcoholism: A 60-year perspective. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(6), 507-511. doi: 10.1177/0004867414532849

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