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Associate Professor John Pearson

PositionResearch Associate Professor and Biostatistician
DepartmentDean's Department (UOC)
QualificationsBSc MSc PhD
Research summaryBiostatistics

Research

  • Microarrays
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Survey Methods

Publications

Pearson, J. F., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A. L., Sullivan, P. F., Youfang, L. E., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Increased risk of major depression by childhood abuse is not modified by CNR1 genotype. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 162(2), 224-226. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32124

Bentley, R. W., Pearson, J., Gearry, R. B., Barclay, M. L., McKinney, C., Merriman, T. R., & Roberts, R. L. (2010). Association of higher DEFB4 genomic copy number with Crohn's disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 105(2), 354-359. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2009.582

Pilbrow, A. P., Folkersen, L., Pearson, J. F., Brown, C. M., McNoe, L., Wang, N. M., … Black, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Richards, A. M., … Cameron, V. A. (2012). The chromosome 9p21.3 coronary heart disease risk allele is associated with altered gene expression in normal heart and vascular tissues. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39574. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039574

Melzer, T. R., Watts, R., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Rüeger, S., Pitcher, T. L., Livingston, L., Graham, C., Keenan, R., … Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2011). Arterial spin labelling reveals an abnormal cerebral perfusion pattern in Parkinson's disease. Brain, 134(3), 845-855. doi: 10.1093/brain/awq377

Taylor, B. V., Pearson, J. F., Clarke, G., Mason, D. F., Abernethy, D. A., Willoughby, E., & Sabel, C. (2010). MS prevalence in New Zealand, an ethnically and latitudinally diverse country. Multiple Sclerosis, 16(12), 1422-1431. doi: 10.1177/1352458510379614

Journal - Research Article

Keenan, J. I., Salm, N., Pearson, J. F., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2013). Campylobacter seroreactivity in adults with recent onset of Crohn’s disease. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Research, 2(3), 468-472. doi: 10.6051/j.issn.2224-3992.2013.02.228

Taylor, B. V., Palmer, A., Simpson, Jr, S., Lucas, R., NZMSPS Study Group, Simmons, R. D., Mason, D., Pearson, J., Clarke, G., … Richardson, A., & Abernethy, D. (2013). Assessing possible selection bias in a national voluntary MS longitudinal study in Australia. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 19(12), 1627-1631. doi: 10.1177/1352458513481511

Sanders, A. D., Stevenson, C., Pearson, J., Burt, M., McGeoch, G., Hudson, B., & Eglinton, T. W. (2013). A novel pathway for investigation of colorectal symptoms with colonoscopy or computed tomography colonography. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1382). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Brett, C. N., Barnett, S. G., & Pearson, J. (2012). Postoperative plasma paracetamol levels following oral or intravenous paracetamol administration: A double-blind randomised controlled trial. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 40(1), 166-171.

Eglinton, T. W., Roberts, R., Pearson, J., Barclay, M., Merriman, T. R., Frizelle, F. A., & Gearry, R. B. (2012). Clinical and genetic risk factors for perianal Crohn's disease in a population-based cohort. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 107, 589-596. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.437

Pilbrow, A. P., Folkersen, L., Pearson, J. F., Brown, C. M., McNoe, L., Wang, N. M., … Black, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Richards, A. M., … Cameron, V. A. (2012). The chromosome 9p21.3 coronary heart disease risk allele is associated with altered gene expression in normal heart and vascular tissues. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39574. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039574

Richardson, A. K., Clarke, G., Sabel, C. E., Pearson, J. F., Mason, D. F., & Taylor, B. V. (2012). Method for identifying eligible individuals for a prevalence survey in the absence of a disease register or population register. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(11), 1207-1212. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02754.x

Scott-Thomas, A., Pearson, J., & Chambers, S. (2011). Potential sources of 2-aminoacetophenone to confound the Pseudomonas aeruginosa breath test, including analysis of a food challenge study. Journal of Breath Research, 5(4), 046002. doi: 10.1088/1752-7155/5/4/046002

Glubb, D. M., Gearry, R. B., Barclay, M. L., Roberts, R. L., Pearson, J., Keenan, J. I., McKenzie, J., & Bentley, R. W. (2011). NOD2 and ATG16L1 polymorphisms affect monocyte responses in Crohn's disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 17(23), 2829-2837. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i23.2829

Bhandari, S., Chambers, S., Pearson, J., Syhre, M., Epton, M., & Scott-Thomas, A. (2011). Determining the limits and confounders for the 2-pentyl furan breath test by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B, 879(26), 2815-2820. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2011.08.010

Heppenstall, C. P., Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Keeling, S., & Pearson, J. (2011). Factors related to care home admission in the year following hospitalisation in frail older adults. Age & Ageing, 40(4), 513-516. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afr045

Vissers, M. C. M., Bozonet, S. M., Pearson, J. F., & Braithwaite, L. J. (2011). Dietary ascorbate intake affects steady state tissue concentrations in vitamin C-deficient mice: Tissue deficiency after suboptimal intake and superior bioavailability from a food source (kiwifruit). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93, 292-301. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.110.004853

Hudson, B., Toop, L., Mangin, D., & Pearson, J. (2011). Risk communication methods in hip fracture prevention: A randomised trial in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), e469-e476. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X588439

Melzer, T. R., Watts, R., MacAskill, M. R., Pearson, J. F., Rüeger, S., Pitcher, T. L., Livingston, L., Graham, C., Keenan, R., … Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Anderson, T. J. (2011). Arterial spin labelling reveals an abnormal cerebral perfusion pattern in Parkinson's disease. Brain, 134(3), 845-855. doi: 10.1093/brain/awq377

Bergin, M., Bird, P., Cowan, I., & Pearson, J. F. (2010). Exploring the critical distance and position relationships between the eustachian tube and the internal carotid artery. Otology & Neurotology, 31(9), 1511-1515. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3181f6c880

Bentley, R. W., Pearson, J., Gearry, R. B., Barclay, M. L., McKinney, C., Merriman, T. R., & Roberts, R. L. (2010). Association of higher DEFB4 genomic copy number with Crohn's disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 105(2), 354-359. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2009.582

Taylor, B. V., Pearson, J. F., Clarke, G., Mason, D. F., Abernethy, D. A., Willoughby, E., & Sabel, C. (2010). MS prevalence in New Zealand, an ethnically and latitudinally diverse country. Multiple Sclerosis, 16(12), 1422-1431. doi: 10.1177/1352458510379614

Whitehead, C., Lunt, H., Pearson, J. F., & Cawood, T. J. (2010). Is screening for hypothyroidism in the diabetes clinic effective? Practical Diabetes International, 27(3), 113-117. doi: 10.1002/pdi.1458

Stewart, L. C., Day, A. S., Pearson, J., Barclay, M. L., Gearry, R. B., Roberts, R. L., & Bentley, R. W. (2010). SLC11A1 polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis status. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 16(45), 5727-5731. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i45.5727

Scott-Thomas, A. J., Syhre, M., Pattemore, P. K., Epton, M., Laing, R., Pearson, J., & Chambers, S. T. (2010). 2-Aminoacetophenone as a potential breath biomarker for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cystic fibrosis lung. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 10, 56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-10-56

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

Doudney, K., Harley, J. A., Pearson, J. F., Miller, A., Aitchison, A., Kennedy, M. A., Porter, R. J., Elmslie, J. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Upstream genetic variant near INSIG2, influences response to carnitine supplementation in bipolar patients with valproate-induced weight gain. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 21(3), 133-140. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2009.00379.x

Berry, S. D., Davis, S. R., Beattie, E. M., Thomas, N. L., Burrett, A. K., Ward, H. E., … Pearson, J. F., … Snell, R. G. (2009). Mutation in bovine &beta-carotene oxygenase 2 affects milk color. Genetics, 182, 923-926. doi: 10.1534/genetics.109.101741

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Pearson, J. F., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A. L., Sullivan, P. F., Youfang, L. E., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Increased risk of major depression by childhood abuse is not modified by CNR1 genotype. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 162(2), 224-226. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32124

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