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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Professor Bob Hancox

PositionResearch Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc MB ChB MD MRCP(UK) FRACP
Research summaryRespiratory epidemiology
ClinicalRespiratory Physician

Research

Bob Hancox is a respiratory specialist who combines epidemiological and clinical research to investigate why people develop diseases such as asthma, allergies, and chronic lung disease and to find better ways to assess and treat these disorders. Much of his research is based on the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has followed 1,037 children since their birth in Dunedin in the early 1970s into adult life. Important findings from this research reveal how childhood experiences and lifestyle affect lung health in adulthood. He also leads the Next Generation Study, which assesses the children of the Dunedin Study members to understand how health and well-being transfer across generations. Other research has included investigations into the long-term effects of television viewing on children’s health, social, and educational development, and into the early-life origins of obesity.

Publications

Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., McAnulty, K. A., Karalus, N. C., Lee, M. H. S., & Hancox, R. J. (2019). Cardiac dysfunction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often not detected by electrocardiogram and chest radiographs. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(6), 761-769. doi: 10.1111/imj.14144

Sligo, J., Jones, B., Davies, C., Egan, R., Ingham, T., Hancox, B., & Richards, R. (2019). The experiences of young people with chronic illness in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Child: Care, Health & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cch.12696

Bissell, K., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., Chiang, C.-Y., Marks, G. B., Sony, A. E., … the Global Asthma Network Study Group, including Hancox, R., & Pattemore, P. (2019). Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network's Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(4), 605. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040605

Hancox, R. J., Thomas, L., Williams, M. J. A., & Sears, M. R. (2019). Associations between lung and endothelial function in early middle age. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13556

Sugden, K., Hannon, E. J., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J. M., Corcoran, D. L., Hancox, R. J., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., … Caspi, A. (2019). Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking. Translational Psychiatry, 9, 92. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9

Authored Book - Research

Hancox, R. J., & Whyte, K. F. (2001). Pocket guide to lung function tests. Roseville: McGraw Hill.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hancox, B., Baxter, J., & Poulton, R. (2010). Research strategies for studying development. In J. Low & P. Jose (Eds.), Lifespan development: New Zealand perspectives. (2nd ed.) (pp. 2-11). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.

Hancox, B., Baxter, J., & Poulton, R. (2006). Research strategies for studying development. In J. Low & P. Jose (Eds.), Lifespan development: New Zealand perspectives. (pp. 9-18). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.

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Journal - Research Article

Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., McAnulty, K. A., Karalus, N. C., Lee, M. H. S., & Hancox, R. J. (2019). Cardiac dysfunction in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often not detected by electrocardiogram and chest radiographs. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(6), 761-769. doi: 10.1111/imj.14144

Sugden, K., Hannon, E. J., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D. W., Broadbent, J. M., Corcoran, D. L., Hancox, R. J., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., … Caspi, A. (2019). Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking. Translational Psychiatry, 9, 92. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9

Hancox, R. J., Thomas, L., Williams, M. J. A., & Sears, M. R. (2019). Associations between lung and endothelial function in early middle age. Respirology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/resp.13556

Bissell, K., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., Chiang, C.-Y., Marks, G. B., Sony, A. E., … the Global Asthma Network Study Group, including Hancox, R., & Pattemore, P. (2019). Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network's Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(4), 605. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040605

Sligo, J., Jones, B., Davies, C., Egan, R., Ingham, T., Hancox, B., & Richards, R. (2019). The experiences of young people with chronic illness in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Child: Care, Health & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cch.12696

McAnally, H. M., Young, T., & Hancox, R. J. (2019). Childhood and adolescent television viewing and internalising disorders in adulthood. Preventive Medicine Reports. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100890

Spry, E., Moreno-Betancur, M., Becker, D., Romaniuk, H., Carlin, J. B., Molyneaux, E., … McAnally, H., Hancox, R., … Patton, G. C. (2019). Maternal mental health and infant emotional reactivity: A 20-year two-cohort study of preconception and perinatal exposures. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719000709

Beasley, R., Holliday, M., Reddel, H. K., Braithwaite, I., Ebmeier, S., Hancox, R. J., … Weatherall, M., for the Novel START Study Team, including Fingleton, J., Semprini, A., & Reid, J. (2019). Controlled trial of budesonide–formorterol as needed for mild asthma. New England Journal of Medicine, 380(21), 2020-2030. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1901963

Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., Tuffery, C. M., Hopping, S. J., Sullivan, G. D., … Hancox, R. J. (2018). Changes in biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Medicine, 145, 192-199. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.11.008

McAnally, H. M., Robertson, L. A., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Effects of an outdoor education programme on creative thinking and well-being in adolescent boys. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53(2), 241-255. doi: 10.1007/s40841-018-0111-x

Mitchell, E. A., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Murphy, R., Hancox, R. J., Wall, C., Beasley, R., and the ISAAC Phase III Study Group, including Crane, J., & Pattemore, P. (2018). Factors associated with body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0196221. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196221

Hancox, R. J., & Rasmussen, F. (2018). Does physical fitness enhance lung function in children and young adults? European Respiratory Journal, 51(2), 1701374. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01374-2017

Wall, C. R., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., … and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group. (2018). Association between frequency of consumption of fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses and BMI: Analyses of the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood (ISAAC). Nutrients, 10(3), 316. doi: 10.3390/nu10030316

McAnally, H. M., Reeves, L. M., Sligo, J. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Intergenerational changes in adolescents' physical fitness and weight in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1482), 16-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Shafuddin, E., Chang, C. L., & Hancox, R. J. (2018). Comparing severity scores in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Clinical Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/crj.12973

Hancox, R. J., Pavord, I. D., & Sears, M. R. (2018). Associations between blood eosinophils and decline in lung function among adults with and without asthma. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02536-2017

Asher, I., Haahtela, T., Selroos, O., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., the Global Asthma Network Study Group, including Hancox, R., … Pattemore, P. (2017). Global Asthma Network survey suggests more national asthma strategies could reduce burden of asthma. Allergologia et Immunopathologia, 45(2), 105-114. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2016.10.013

Braithwaite, I. E., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C. R., Beasley, R., … and the ISAAC Phase 3 Study Group. (2017). Body mass index and vigorous physical activity in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. Acta Paediatrica, 106(8), 1323-1330. doi: 10.1111/apa.13903

Shin, H. H., Lynch, S. J., Gray, A. R., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). How much atopy is attributable to common childhood environmental exposures? A population-based birth cohort study followed to adulthood. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(6), 2009-2016. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx098

Robinson, P. D., King, G. G., Sears, M. R., Hong, C. Y., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). Determinants of peripheral airway function in adults with and without asthma. Respirology, 22(6), 1110-1117. doi: 10.1111/resp.13045

Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: Implications for policy. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1196715

Mitchell, E. A., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Hancox, R. J., Murphy, R., Wall, C., Beasley, R., and ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J. (2017). Birth weight and subsequent body mass index in children: An international cross-sectional study. Pediatric Obesity, 12(4), 280-285. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12138

Robertson, L., Iosua, E., McGee, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Non-daily, low-rate daily, and high-rate daily smoking in young adults: A 17 year follow-up. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(5), 943-949. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv167

Hancox, R. J., Gray, A. R., Sears, M. R., & Poulton, R. (2016). Systemic inflammation and lung function: A longitudinal analysis. Respiratory Medicine, 111, 54-59. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.12.007

Lynch, S. J., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Thumb-sucking, nail-biting, and atopic sensitization, asthma, and hay fever. Pediatrics, 138(2), e20160443. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0443

Hancox, R. J., Gray, A. R., Poulton, R., & Sears, M. R. (2016). The effect of cigarette smoking on lung function in young adults with asthma. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 194(3), 276-284. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201512-2492OC

Sutherland, T. J. T., McLachlan, C. R., Sears, M. R., Poulton, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). The relationship between body fat and respiratory function in young adults. European Respiratory Journal, 48(3), 734-747. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02216-2015

Meier, M. H., Caspi, A., Cerdá, M., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., Thomson, W. M., & Moffitt, T. E. (2016). Associations between cannabis use and physical health problems in early midlife: A longitudinal comparison of persistent cannabis vs tobacco users. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(7), 731-740. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637

MacDonald, M. I., Shafuddin, E., King, P. T., Chang, C. L., Bardin, P. G., & Hancox, R. J. (2016). Cardiac dysfunction during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 4(2), 138-148. doi: 10.1016/s2213-2600(15)00509-3

Hancox, R. J., Shin, H. H., Gray, A. R., Poulton, R., & Sears, M. R. (2015). Effects of quitting cannabis on respiratory symptoms. European Respiratory Journal, 46, 80-87. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00228914

Murphy, R., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Hancox, R. J., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., MacKay, R., Moyes, C., & Pattemore, P. (2015). Association between paracetamol use in infancy or childhood with body mass index. Obesity, 23(5), 1030-1038. doi: 10.1002/oby.21045

Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Pattemore, P. (2015). Maternal post-natal tobacco use and current parental tobacco use is associated with higher body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics, 15(1), 220. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0538-x

Hancox, R. J., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J. (2015). Association between breastfeeding and body mass index at age 6-7 years in an international survey. Pediatric Obesity, 10(4), 283-287. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.266

Guldberg-Møller, J., Hancox, B., Mikkelsen, D., Hansen, H. S., & Rasmussen, F. (2015). Physical fitness and amount of asthma and asthma-like symptoms from childhood to adulthood. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 9(3), 314-321. doi: 10.1111/crj.12145

Patel, M., Pilcher, J., Hancox, R. J., Sheahan, D., Pritchard, A., Braithwaite, I., … Weatherall, M., Beasley, R., for the SMART Study Group. (2015). The use of β2-agonist therapy before hospital attendance for severe asthma exacerbations: A post-hoc analysis. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 25, 14099. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.99

Iosua, E. E., Gray, A. R., McGee, R., Landhuis, C. E., Keane, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Employment among schoolchildren and its associations with adult substance use, psychological well-being, and academic achievement. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55(4), 542-548. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.03.018

Robertson, L., McGee, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Smoking cessation and subsequent weight change. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(6), 867-871. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt284

Pearce, M. S., Hancox, R. J., Parker, L., & Gibson, G. J. (2014). Lung function and plasma fibrinogen concentrations in the Newcastle Thousand Families birth cohort between age 49 and 51 years. Respirology, 19(1), 53-57. doi: 10.1111/resp.12158

Shin, H. H., Sears, M. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of a 'knee' pattern on the maximal expiratory flow-volume loop in young adults. Respirology, 19(7), 1052-1058. doi: 10.1111/resp.12352

Israel, S., Moffitt, T. E., Belsky, D. W., Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Roberts, B., Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2014). Translating personality psychology to help personalize preventive medicine for young adult patients. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 106(3), 484-498. doi: 10.1037/a0035687

Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., & Pattemore, P. (2014). Fast-food consumption and body mass index in children and adolescents: An international cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 4(12), e005813. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005813

Murphy, R., Stewart, A. W., Braithwaite, I., Beasley, R., Hancox, R. J., Mitchell, E. A., and the ISAAC Phase 3 Study Group. (2014). Antibiotic treatment during infancy and increased body mass index in boys: An international cross-sectional study. International Journal of Obesity, 38(8), 1115-1119. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.218

Belsky, D. W., Shalev, I., Sears, M. R., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Moffitt, T. E., … Poulton, R., & Caspi, A. (2014). Is chronic asthma associated with shorter leukocyte telomere length at midlife? American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 190(4), 384-391. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201402-0370OC

Rasmussen, F., & Hancox, R. J. (2014). Mechanisms of obesity in asthma. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 14(1), 35-43. doi: 10.1097/aci.0000000000000024

Robertson, L. A., McAnally, H. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Childhood and adolescent television viewing and antisocial behavior in early adulthood. Pediatrics, 31(3), 439-446. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1582

Rasmussen, F., Hancox, R. J., Nair, P., Hansen, H. S., Siersted, H. C., & Nybo, M. (2013). Associations between airway hyperresponsiveness, obesity and lipoproteins in a longitudinal cohort. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 7(3), 268-275. doi: 10.1111/crj.12000

Braithwaite, I., Stewart, A. W., Hancox, R. J., Beasley, R., Murphy, R., Mitchell, E. A., the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, including Crane, J., MacKay, R., Moyes, C., & Pattemore, P. (2013). The worldwide association between television viewing and obesity in children and adolescents: Cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e74263. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074263

Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Jennings, L. C., Laing, R., Murdoch, D. R., Chambers, S. T., … Hancox, R. J. (2013). Biomarkers of cardiac dysfunction and mortality from community-acquired pneumonia in adults. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e62612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062612

Lee, M. H. S., Chang, C. L., Davies, A. R., Davis, M., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Cardiac dysfunction and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(5), 595-598. doi: 10.1111/imj.12112

Hancox, R. J., Landhuis, C. E., & Sears, M. R. (2013). Forceps birth delivery, allergic sensitisation, and asthma: A population-based cohort study. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 43(3), 332-336. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2012.04058.x

Belsky, D. W., Sears, M. R., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Moffitt, T. E., … Poulton, R., & Caspi, A. (2013). Polygenic risk and the development and course of asthma: An analysis of data from a four-decade longitudinal study. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 1(6), 453-461. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70101-2

Yang, I. A., Ko, F. W.-S., Lim, T. K., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Year in review 2012: Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology, 18(3), 565-572. doi: 10.1111/resp.12049

Davies, A. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2013). Induced sputum in asthma: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 19(1), 60-65. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e32835b118e

Hancox, R. J., Subbarao, P., & Sears, M. R. (2012). Relevance of birth cohorts to assessment of asthma persistence. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports, 12(3), 175-184. doi: 10.1007/s11882-012-0255-6

Belsky, J., Hancox, R. J., Sligo, J., & Poulton, R. (2012). Does being an older parent attenuate the intergenerational transmission of parenting? Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1570-1574. doi: 10.1037/a0027599

Hancox, R. J., & Landhuis, C. E. (2012). Association between sleep duration and haemoglobin A1c in young adults. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66, 957-961. doi: 10.1136/jech-2011-200217

Hancox, R. J., Cowan, D. C., Aldridge, R. E., Cowan, J. O., Palmay, R., Williamson, A., Town, G. I., & Taylor, D. R. (2012). Asthma phenotypes: Consistency of classification using induced sputum. Respirology, 17(3), 461-466. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02113.x

Landhuis, C. E., Perry, D. K., & Hancox, R. J. (2012). Association between childhood and adolescent television viewing and unemployment in adulthood. Preventive Medicine, 54(2), 168-173. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.11.007

Chang, C. L., Sullivan, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Mills, G. D., McLachlan, J. D., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Predicting early mortality in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using the CURB65 score. Respirology, 16(1), 146-151. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01866.x

Leow, L., Simpson, T., Cursons, R., Karalus, N., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Vitamin D, innate immunity and outcomes in community acquired pneumonia. Respirology, 16(4), 611-616. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.01924.x

Sligo, J. L., Buxton, J., McComb, S., Rothstein, D., Salter, G. H., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). How do we capture 15 years of complex and meaningful data about young people's lives? Kōtuitui, 6(1-2), 37-49. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2011.614624

Kelly, P. M., Kotsimbos, T., Reynolds, A., Wood-Baker, R., Hancox, B., Brown, S. G. A., … Cheng, A. C. (2011). FluCAN 2009: Initial results from sentinel surveillance for adult influenza and pneumonia in eight Australian hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(4), 169-174.

Cheng, A. C., Kotsimbos, T., Reynolds, A., Bowler, S. D., Brown, S. G. A., Hancox, R. J., … Kelly, P. M. (2011). Clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with severe H1N1/09 pandemic influenza in Australia and New Zealand: An observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 1, e000100. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000100

Moffitt, T. E., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., … Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2011). A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety. PNAS, 108(7), 2693-2698. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010076108

Lee, M. H. S., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Effects of smoking cannabis on lung function. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 5(4), 537-548.

Chang, C. L., Robinson, S. C., Mills, G. D., Sullivan, G. D., Karalus, N. C., McLachlan, J. D., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). Biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction predict mortality in acute exacerbations of COPD. Thorax, 66(9), 764-768. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.155333

Hancox, R. J., & Landhuis, C. E. (2011). Correlation between measures of insulin resistance in fasting and non-fasting blood. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 3, 23. doi: 10.1186/1758-5996-3-23

Hancox, R. J., Le Souëf, P. N., Anderson, G. P., Reddel, H. K., Chang, A. B., & Beasley, R. (2010). Asthma: Time to confront some inconvenient truths. Respirology, 15(2), 194-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01700.x

Chang, C. L., Mills, G. D., McLachlan, J. D., Karalus, N. C., & Hancox, R. J. (2010). Cardio-selective and non-selective beta-blockers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Effects on bronchodilator response and exercise. Internal Medicine Journal, 40(3), 193-200. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.01943.x

Boulet, L.-P., Hancox, R. J., & Fitch, K. D. (2010). Exercise and asthma: β2-agonists and the competitive athlete. Breathe, 7(1), 65-71. doi: 10.1183/18106838.0701.064

Sutherland, T. J. T., & Hancox, R. J. (2010). Author response to Leptin, adiponectin, and asthma: Findings from a population-based cohort study [Letter]. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 104(4), 355-356. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2010.02.009

Kotsimbos, T., Waterer, G., Jenkins, C., Kelly, P. M., Cheng, A., Hancox, R. J., … on behalf of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand H1N1 Influenza 09 Task Force. (2010). Influenza A/H1N1_09: Australia and New Zealand's winter of discontent. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 181(4), 300-306. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200912-1878CP

Richards, R., McGee, R., Williams, S. M., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2010). Adolescent screen time and attachment to parents and peers. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164(3), 258-262. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.280

Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Ely, M., Welch, D., Taylor, D. R., McLachlan, C. R., … Moffitt, T. E., … Sears, M. R. (2010). Effects of cannabis on lung function: A population-based cohort study. European Respiratory Journal, 35(1), 42-47. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00065009

Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Welch, D., Olova, N., McLachlan, C. R., Greene, J. M., … Moffitt, T. E., Robertson, S. P., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2009). Accelerated decline in lung function in cigarette smokers is associated with TP53/MDM2 polymorphisms. Human Genetics, 126(4), 559-565. doi: 10.1007/s00439-009-0704-z

Sligo, J., Rothstein, D., Buxton, J., Salter, G., & Hancox, R. (2009). How do researchers do it? A description of developing a multidisciplinary research assessment. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 21-29.

Rasmussen, F., Mikkelsen, D., Hancox, R. J., Lambrechtsen, J., Nybo, M., Hansen, H. S., & Siersted, H. C. (2009). High-sensitive C-reactive protein is associated with reduced lung function in young adults. European Respiratory Journal, 33(2), 382-388. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00040708

Mandhane, P. J., Sears, M. R., Poulton, R., Greene, J. M., Lou, W. Y. W., Taylor, D. R., & Hancox, R. J. (2009). Cats and dogs and the risk of atopy in childhood and adulthood. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 124(4), 745-750. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.06.038

Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Greene, J. M., McLachlan, C. R., Pearce, M. S., & Sears, M. R. (2009). Associations between birth weight, early childhood weight gain and adult lung function. Thorax, 64(3), 228-232.

Sutherland, T. J. T., Sears, M. R., McLachlan, C. R., Poulton, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2009). Leptin, adiponectin, and asthma: Findings from a population-based cohort study. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 103(2), 101-107.

van Dalen, C. J., Aldridge, R. E., Chan, T., Senthilmohan, R., Hancox, R. J., Cowan, J. O., Taylor, D. R., Town, G. I., & Kettle, A. J. (2009). Bromotyrosines in sputum proteins and treatment effects of terbutaline and budesonide in asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 103(4), 348-353.

Odgers, C. L., Moffitt, T. E., Broadbent, J. M., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2008). Female and male antisocial trajectories: From childhood origins to adult outcomes. Development & Psychopathology, 20(2), 673-716. doi: 10.1017/S0954579408000333

Landhuis, C. E., Poulton, R., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2008). Childhood sleep time and long-term risk for obesity: A 32-year prospective birth cohort study. Pediatrics, 122(5), 955-960.

Landhuis, C. E., Poulton, R., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2008). Programming obesity and poor fitness: The long-term impact of childhood television. Obesity, 16(6), 1457-1459.

Hancox, R. J., Welch, D., Poulton, R., Taylor, D. R., McLachlan, C. R., Greene, J. M., & Sears, M. R. (2008). Cigarette smoking and allergic sensitization: A 32-year population-based cohort study. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 121, 38-42.

Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R., Broadbent, J. M., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Beck, J. D., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2008). Cannabis smoking and periodontal disease among young adults. JAMA, 299(5), 525-531.

Hancox, R. J., Poulton, R., Greene, J. M., Filsell, S., McLachlan, C. R., Rasmussen, F., Taylor, D. R., Williams, M. J. A., Williamson, A., & Sears, M. R. (2007). Systemic inflammation and lung function in young adults. Thorax, 62, 1064-1068.

Chang, C. L., Cooray, M., Mills, G., & Hancox, R. J. (2007). Is Salamol less effective than Ventolin? A randomised, blinded, crossover study in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1267). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1267/2874/content.pdf

Sutherland, T. J. T., Taylor, D. R., Sears, M. R., Cowan, J. O., McLachlan, C. R., Filsell, S., Williamson, A., … Poulton, R., & Hancox, R. J. (2007). Association between exhaled nitric oxide and systemic inflammatory markers. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 99(4), 334-339.

Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R., Hancox, R. J., Ryan, K. M., & Al-Kubaisy, S. (2007). Changes in medication use from age 26 to 32 in a representative birth cohort. Internal Medicine Journal, 37, 543-549.

Landhuis, C. E., Poulton, R., Welch, D., & Hancox, R. J. (2007). Does childhood television viewing lead to attention problems in adolescence? Results from a prospective longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 120, 532-537.

Chang, C. L., Sullivan, G. D., Karalus, N. C., Hancox, R. J., McLachlan, J. D., & Mills, G. D. (2007). Audit of acute admissions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Inpatient managemant and outcome. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(4), 236-241. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01283.x

Odgers, C. L., Caspi, A., Broadbent, J. M., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Poulton, R., … Thomson, W. M., & Moffitt, T. E. (2007). Prediction of differential adult health burden by conduct problem subtypes in males. Archives of General Psychiatry, 64, 476-484.

Haney, S., & Hancox, R. J. (2007). Overcoming beta-agonist tolerance: High dose salbutamol and ipratropium bromide: Two randomised controlled trials. Respiratory Research, 8, 19. doi: 10.1186/1465-9921-8-19

McLachlan, C. R., Poulton, R., Car, G., Cowan, J., Filsell, S., Greene, J. M., Taylor, D. R., Welch, D., Williamson, A., … Hancox, R. J. (2007). Adiposity, asthma, and airway inflammation. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, 119(3), 634-639.

Taylor, D. R., Mandhane, P., Greene, J. M., Hancox, R. J., Filsell, S., McLachlan, C. R., Williamson, A. J., Cowan, J. O., Smith, A. D., & Sears, M. R. (2007). Factors affecting exhaled nitric oxide measurements: The effect of sex. Respiratory Research, 8. Retrieved from http://respiratory-research.com/content/8/1/82

McAnally, H. M., Poulton, R., Hancox, R. J., Prescott, J., & Welch, D. (2007). Psychosocial correlates of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) ratings in a birth cohort. Appetite, 49, 700-703.

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