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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Janet Spittlehouse

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsBSc(Hons)(Psychology)(Liverpool) PhD(Psychology)(Otago)
Research summaryMental health; longitudinal studies

Research

Janet is our postdoctoral research fellow and is investigating the health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) members of the CHDS cohort. She is also studying the fluidity of sexuality and the precursors to poorer mental health seen in some of the LGB members of the cohort. Janet has previously studied hoarding, personality and mood disorders.

Publications

Pearson, J. F., Pullar, J. M., Wilson, R., Spittlehouse, J. K., Vissers, M. C. M., Skidmore, P. M. L., Willis, J., Cameron, V. A., & Carr, A. C. (2017). Vitamin C status correlates with markers of metabolic and cognitive health in 50-year-olds: Findings of the CHALICE Cohort Study. Nutrients, 9(8), 831. doi: 10.3390/nu9080831

Appleby, S., Pearson, J. F., Aitchison, A., Spittlehouse, J. K., Joyce, P. R., & Kennedy, M. A. (2017). Mean telomere length is not associated with current health status in a 50-year-old population sample. American Journal of Human Biology, 29(1), e22906. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22906

Spittlehouse, J. K., Vierck, E., Pearson, J. F., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Personality, mental health and demographic correlates of hoarding behaviours in a midlife sample. PeerJ, 4, e2826. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2826

Vierck, E., Porter, R. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Evaluation of the Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) test as an assessment and screening instrument for mild cognitive impairment. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7(4), 119-129. doi: 10.5539/ijps.v7n4p119

Journal - Research Article

Appleby, S., Pearson, J. F., Aitchison, A., Spittlehouse, J. K., Joyce, P. R., & Kennedy, M. A. (2017). Mean telomere length is not associated with current health status in a 50-year-old population sample. American Journal of Human Biology, 29(1), e22906. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22906

Pearson, J. F., Pullar, J. M., Wilson, R., Spittlehouse, J. K., Vissers, M. C. M., Skidmore, P. M. L., Willis, J., Cameron, V. A., & Carr, A. C. (2017). Vitamin C status correlates with markers of metabolic and cognitive health in 50-year-olds: Findings of the CHALICE Cohort Study. Nutrients, 9(8), 831. doi: 10.3390/nu9080831

Spittlehouse, J. K., Vierck, E., Pearson, J. F., & Joyce, P. R. (2016). Personality, mental health and demographic correlates of hoarding behaviours in a midlife sample. PeerJ, 4, e2826. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2826

Vierck, E., Porter, R. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Evaluation of the Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) test as an assessment and screening instrument for mild cognitive impairment. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7(4), 119-129. doi: 10.5539/ijps.v7n4p119

Thorpe, A. M., Pearson, J. F., Schluter, P. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Attitudes to aging in midlife are related to health conditions and mood. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(12), 2061-2071. doi: 10.1017/s1041610214001550

Spittlehouse, J. K., Vierck, E., Pearson, J. F., & Joyce, P. R. (2014). Temperament and character as determinants of well-being. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(7), 1679-1687. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.06.011

Spittlehouse, J. K., Joyce, P. R., Vierck, E., Schluter, P. J., & Pearson, J. F. (2014). Ongoing adverse mental health impact of the earthquake sequence in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(8), 756-763. doi: 10.1177/0004867414527522

Schluter, P. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., Cameron, V. A., Chambers, S., Gearry, R., Jamieson, H. A., Kennedy, M., Lacey, C. J., Murdoch, D. R., Pearson, J., Porter, R. J., Richards, M., Skidmore, P. M. L., Troughton, R., Vierck, E., & Joyce, P. R. (2013). Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: Rationale, design and methodology. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1375). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Slade, P., Morrell, C. J., Rigby, A., Ricci, K., Spittlehouse, J., & Brugha, T. S. (2010). Postnatal women's experiences of management of depressive symptoms: A qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 60(580), e440-e448. doi: 10.3399/bjgp10X532611

Spittlehouse, J. K., Pearson, J. F., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Carter, J. D., McKenzie, J. M., & Joyce, P. R. (2010). Measures of temperament and character are differentially impacted on by depression severity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 126, 140-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.03.010

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