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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Mark Huthwaite

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsMB ChB FCPsych
Research summaryPsychological medicine

Research

  • Medical Education
  • Maternal/Perinatal mental health
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Current Activities
  • IV Year Medical Student Training in Psychological Medicine
  • Researching the use of psychotropic medications in pregnancy and breast feeding.

Publications

Every-Palmer, S., Ellis, P. M., Nowitz, M., Stanley, J., Grant, E., Huthwaite, M., & Dunn, H. (2017). The Porirua Protocol in the treatment of clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility and constipation: A pre- and post-treatment study. CNS Drugs, 31(1), 75-85. doi: 10.1007/s40263-016-0391-y

Signal, T. L., Paine, S.-J., Sweeney, B., Muller, D., Priston, M., Lee, K., … Huthwaite, M. (2016). The prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety, and the level of life stress and worry in New Zealand Māori and non-Māori women in late pregnancy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(2), 168-176. doi: 10.1177/0004867415622406

Every-Palmer, S., Nowitz, M., Stanley, J., Grant, E., Huthwaite, M., Dunn, H., & Ellis, P. M. (2016). Clozapine-treated patients have marked gastrointestinal hypomotility, the probable basis of life-threatening gastrointestinal complications: A cross sectional study. EBioMedicine, 5, 125-134. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.02.020

Gallagher, P., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M., & Lim, B. (2017). Challenging some assumptions about empathy. Clinical Teacher, 14(6), 437-440. doi: 10.1111/tct.12607

Huthwaite, M., Miller, H., McCartney, J., & Romans, S. (2014). Dysfunctional cognitions about sleep in psychiatric patients. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 20(3), 188-195. doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000450318.14236.36

Journal - Research Article

Every-Palmer, S., Ellis, P. M., Nowitz, M., Stanley, J., Grant, E., Huthwaite, M., & Dunn, H. (2017). The Porirua Protocol in the treatment of clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility and constipation: A pre- and post-treatment study. CNS Drugs, 31(1), 75-85. doi: 10.1007/s40263-016-0391-y

Gallagher, P., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M., & Lim, B. (2017). Challenging some assumptions about empathy. Clinical Teacher, 14(6), 437-440. doi: 10.1111/tct.12607

Peiffenberger, A. S., D'Souza, A. J., Huthwaite, M., & Romans, S. E. (2016). The well-being of children of parents with a mental illness: The responsiveness of crisis mental health services in Wellington, New Zealand. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 600-607. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12186

Lim, B. T., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M., Gallagher, P., & Perera, R. (2016). Teaching empathy to undergraduate medical students: Translation to practice. Focus on Health Professional Education, 17(1), 59-70.

Signal, T. L., Paine, S.-J., Sweeney, B., Muller, D., Priston, M., Lee, K., … Huthwaite, M. (2016). The prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety, and the level of life stress and worry in New Zealand Māori and non-Māori women in late pregnancy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(2), 168-176. doi: 10.1177/0004867415622406

Every-Palmer, S., Nowitz, M., Stanley, J., Grant, E., Huthwaite, M., Dunn, H., & Ellis, P. M. (2016). Clozapine-treated patients have marked gastrointestinal hypomotility, the probable basis of life-threatening gastrointestinal complications: A cross sectional study. EBioMedicine, 5, 125-134. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.02.020

MacDonald, J., Garvie, C., Gordon, S., Huthwaite, M., Mathieson, F., Wood, A.-J., & Romans, S. (2015). 'Is it the crime of the century?': Factors for psychiatrists and service users that influence the long-term prescription of hypnosedatives. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 30(4), 193-201. doi: 10.1097/yic.0000000000000073

Howe, L. D., Signal, T. L., Paine, S.-J., Sweeney, B., Priston, M., Muller, D., … Huthwaite, M., & Gander, P. (2015). Self-reported sleep in late pregnancy in relation to birth size and fetal distress: The E Moe, Māmā prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 5, e008910. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008910

Gordon, S. E., Huthwaite, M. A., Short, J. A., & Ellis, P. M. (2014). Discovering stigma through recovery teaching. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(2), 186-189. doi: 10.1177/1039856213519145

Huthwaite, M., Miller, H., McCartney, J., & Romans, S. (2014). Dysfunctional cognitions about sleep in psychiatric patients. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 20(3), 188-195. doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000450318.14236.36

Signal, T. L., Paine, S.-J., Sweeney, B., Priston, M., Muller, D., Smith, A., … Huthwaite, M., … Gander, P. (2014). Prevalence of abnormal sleep duration and excessive daytime sleepiness in pregnancy and the role of socio-demographic factors: Comparing pregnant women with women in the general population. Sleep Medicine, 15(12), 1477-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.07.007

Huthwaite, M., Cleghorn, M., & MacDonald, J. (2014). 'Out of the frying pan': The challenges of prescribing for insomnia in psychiatric patients. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(3), 288-291. doi: 10.1177/1039856214530015

Huthwaite, M. A., Andersson, V., Stanley, J., & Romans, S. E. (2013). Hypnosedative prescribing in outpatient psychiatry. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28(4), 157-163. doi: 10.1097/YIC.0b013e32836248f1

Lim, B. T., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M., Gray, L., Pullon, S., & Gallagher, P. (2013). How well do medical students rate and communicate clinical empathy? Medical Teacher, 35(2), e946-e951. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2012.715783

Peacey, J., Miller, H., Huthwaite, M. A., & Romans, S. E. (2012). Sleep medication in acute psychiatric illness: Patient's knowledge and prescription patterns in New Zealand. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 200(1), 83-87. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31823e6552

Huthwaite, M., Short, J., & Garg, V. (2012). Pathways to practice: Overseas trained psychiatrists' experiences of the processes involved in commencing professional practice in Australasia. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(1), 24-27. doi: 10.1177/1039856211430143

Menkes, D. B., Shieffelbien, L. M., & Huthwaite, M. (2011). Hypnosedative access and risk of harm [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1345). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1345/4936/content.pdf

Lim, B. T., Moriarty, H., & Huthwaite, M. (2011). “Being-in-role”: A teaching innovation to enhance empathic communication skills in medical students. Medical Teacher, 33(12), e663-e669. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2011.611193

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Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Heath, D., Heath, T., Gallagher, P., & Huthwaite, M. (2014). Madness at the movies: Prioritised movies for self-directed learning by medical students [Culture]. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(5), 450-453. doi: 10.1177/1039856214545550

Darling, P., & Huthwaite, M. A. (2011). Infection-associated clozapine toxicity [Case report]. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, 5(3), 159-160. doi: 10.3371/CSRP.5.3.7

Huthwaite, M. A., & Stanley, J. (2010). Lithium in drinking water [Correspondence]. British Journal of Psychiatry, 196(2), 159. doi: 10.1192/bjp.196.2.159

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