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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Elliot Bell

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentsDepartment of Medicine (Wellington), Department of Psychological Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsMA PGDipClinPsych MNZCP PhD
Research summarySocial cognition and neuro-cognition in mental disorders

Research

I completed my PhD thesis on the measurement of theory of mind functioning in schizophrenia, and from this I have developed research interests in social cognition and neurocognition in mental disorders. and psychometrics. I have additional research interests in cognitive behaviour therapy, mental health rehabilitation, intellectual disability, forensic rehabilitation, resilience, and psychological factors in rehabilitation from physical health conditions.

My clinical background is primarily in public mental health services, and I currently work clinically as a private practitioner. My clinical interests include cognitive behaviour therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, and positive psychology. I am a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP), past president of the NZCCP, and am currently a member of the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Publications

Little, J. D., & Bell, E. (2020). Anosognosia and schizophrenia: A reminder. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1039856220928866

Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2020). Systematic exploration of countertransference phenomena in the treatment of patients at risk for suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 24(1), 96-118. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1506844

Every-Palmer, S., Cunningham, R., Jenkins, M., & Bell, E. (2020). The Christchurch mosque shooting, the media, and subsequent gun control reform in New Zealand: A descriptive analysis. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1770635

Soulié, T., Levack, W., Jenkin, G., Collings, S., & Bell, E. (2020). Learning from clinicians' positive inclination to suicidal patients: A grounded theory model. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1744201

Davey, S., Bell, E., Halberstadt, J., & Collings, S. (2020). Where is an emotion? Using targeted visceroception as a method of improving emotion regulation in healthy participants to inform suicide prevention initiatives: A randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21, 642. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04479-9

Authored Book - Research

Kirwan, J., Bell, E., Louden-Bell, K., & Thomson, M. (2014). Stand by me: Helping your teen through tough times. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin, 320p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Carr, V., Green, M. J., & Bell, E. M. (2017). Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook. (pp. 76-93). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bell, E. M., Langdon, R., Siegert, R. J., & Ellis, P. M. (2010). The assessment of theory of mind in schizophrenia. In G. Dimaggio & P. H. Lysaker (Eds.), Metacognition and severe adult mental disorders: From research to treatment. (pp. 115-133). Hove, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Little, J. D., & Bell, E. (2020). Anosognosia and schizophrenia: A reminder. Australasian Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1039856220928866

Soulié, T., Levack, W., Jenkin, G., Collings, S., & Bell, E. (2020). Learning from clinicians' positive inclination to suicidal patients: A grounded theory model. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1744201

Every-Palmer, S., Cunningham, R., Jenkins, M., & Bell, E. (2020). The Christchurch mosque shooting, the media, and subsequent gun control reform in New Zealand: A descriptive analysis. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1770635

Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2020). Systematic exploration of countertransference phenomena in the treatment of patients at risk for suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 24(1), 96-118. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1506844

Adams, M., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2019). A cohort study of the association between psychosocial factors and pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury and stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 45(3), 419-427. doi: 10.3233/nre-192872

Matthews, M., Bell, E., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2018). Comparing psychopathology rates across autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, 12(5/6), 163-172. doi: 10.1108/AMHID-04-2018-0023

Lopez, L., Graham, F., Bell, E., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2017). The lived experience of older adults' adjustment to amputation in the context of wheelchair use. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2), 67-74. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.2.03

Dean, S., Britt, E., Bell, E., Stanley, J., & Collings, S. (2016). Motivational interviewing to enhance adolescent mental health treatment engagement: A randomized clinical trial. Psychological Medicine, 46(9), 1961-1969. doi: 10.1017/s0033291716000568

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. M. (2012). Coping with multiple sclerosis as a couple: 'Peaks and troughs': An interpretative phenomenological exploration. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(16), 1367-1375. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.645115

Siegert, R. J., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. M. (2008). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in schizophrenia? A meta-analysis. Brain & Cognition, 67, 351-359. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2008.02.005

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Journal - Research Other

Davey, S., Bell, E., Halberstadt, J., & Collings, S. (2020). Where is an emotion? Using targeted visceroception as a method of improving emotion regulation in healthy participants to inform suicide prevention initiatives: A randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21, 642. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04479-9

Every-Palmer, S., Flewett, T., Dean, S., Hansby, O., Colman, A., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2019). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults with serious mental illness within forensic and rehabilitation services: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 20, 642. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3760-2

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. (2018). A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 25(5), 240-246. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.5.240

Davey, S., Halberstadt, J., Bell, E., & Collings, S. (2018). A scoping review of suicidality and alexithymia: The need to consider interoception. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 424-441. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.06.027

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