Assoc Prof David McBride

TD, ED, PhD, MB BCh, BAO, FAFOEM

Associate Professor McBride (Lt Col) is Director of the University of Otago’s newly established Research Theme: ‘Health of Veterans, Serving Personnel and their Families’.

He commissioned in the Territorial Army as a Troop Commander (RCT) in 1981. Since coming to New Zealand in 1995 he has served as CO of the Otago and Southland Regiment and has deployed as a medical officer to East Timor and Afghanistan.

Research interests

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Publications

Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., Hingston, G., McBride, D., & Bagshaw, P. F. (2020). Enhancing bowel screening: Preventing colorectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy in New Zealand. Public Health, 179, 27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.09.021

McBride, D., Gardner, D., Richardson, A., Wyeth, E., Samaranayaka, A., Gurung, G., & Derrett, S. (2019). The health and wellbeing of New Zealand veterans. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 76(Suppl. 1), (pp. A47). [Abstract]

Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., Shepherd, D., & McBride, D. (2018). Health-related quality of life is impacted by proximity to an airport in noise-sensitive people. Noise & Health, 20(96), 171-177. doi: 10.4103/nah.NAH_62_17

McBride, D. I., Collins, J. J., Bender, T. J., Bodner, K. M., & Aylward, L. L. (2018). Cohort study of workers at a New Zealand agrochemical plant to assess the effect of dioxin exposure on mortality. BMJ Open, 8(10), e019243. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019243

McBride, D., Porter, N., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Zubizaretta, M., & Burch, J. (2018). Risk and protective factors for the course of post-traumatic stress disorder in frontline workers after the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. Disaster Prevention & Management, 27(2), 193-206. doi: 10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0226

Chapter in Book - Research

McBride, D., & Harcombe, H. (2012). Work related musculoskeletal pain and its management. In S. Ghosh (Ed.), Pain in perspective. (pp. 63-92). New York: Intech. doi: 10.5772/51706

Harrington, J. M., & McBride, D. I. (1995). The health effects of some physical agents. In J. M. Harrington & D. J. McBride (Eds.), In Occupational Hygiene 2nd edn. (pp. 55-60). Osney Mead, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific.

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Journal - Research Article

Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., Hingston, G., McBride, D., & Bagshaw, P. F. (2020). Enhancing bowel screening: Preventing colorectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy in New Zealand. Public Health, 179, 27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.09.021

Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., Shepherd, D., & McBride, D. (2018). Health-related quality of life is impacted by proximity to an airport in noise-sensitive people. Noise & Health, 20(96), 171-177. doi: 10.4103/nah.NAH_62_17

McBride, D., Porter, N., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Zubizaretta, M., & Burch, J. (2018). Risk and protective factors for the course of post-traumatic stress disorder in frontline workers after the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. Disaster Prevention & Management, 27(2), 193-206. doi: 10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0226

McBride, D. I., Collins, J. J., Bender, T. J., Bodner, K. M., & Aylward, L. L. (2018). Cohort study of workers at a New Zealand agrochemical plant to assess the effect of dioxin exposure on mortality. BMJ Open, 8(10), e019243. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019243

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2017). Epidemiological differences between localized and non-localized low back pain. Spine, 42(10), 740-747. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001956

Shepherd, D., McBride, D., & Lovelock, K. (2017). First responder well-being following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Disaster Prevention & Management, 26(3), 286-297. doi: 10.1108/DPM-06-2016-0112

Hill, E., Egan, R., Llewellyn, R., & McBride, D. (2016). New Zealand Defence Forces and spirituality: What does it mean? What are their spiritual needs? How is spiritual health care practised? Health & Social Care Chaplaincy, 4(1), 71-90. doi: 10.1558/hscc.v4i1.28488

McBride, D. (2016). In the virtual issue on the occupational health of musicians. Occupational Medicine, 66, 592-594. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqw124

Sarquis, L. M. M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: A comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries. Pain, 157(5), 1028-1036. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000477

McBride, D., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., & Gray, A. (2016). Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: An exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 412-417. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12583

Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., McBride, D., & Landon, J. (2016). The covariance between air pollution annoyance and noise annoyance, and its relationship with health-related quality of life. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 13(8), 792. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13080792

Vargas-Prada, S., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A., & Salazar Vega, E. J. (2016). Descriptive epidemiology of somatising tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0153748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153748

Cox, B., McBride, D., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2015). Health conditions in a cohort of New Zealand Vietnam veterans: Hospital admissions between 1988 and 2009. BMJ Open, 5(12), e008409. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008409

Schep, L. J., Slaughter, R. J., & McBride, D. I. (2015). Riot control agents: The tear gases CN, CS and OC: A medical review. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 161, 94-99. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2013-000165

Shepherd, D., Heinonen-Guzejev, M., Heikkilä, K., Dirks, K. N., Hautus, M. J., McBride, D., & Welch, D. (2015). The negative affect hypothesis of noise sensitivity. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 12(5), 5284-5303. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120505284

McBride, D. I., Lovelock, K., Dirks, K. N., Welch, D., & Shepherd, D. (2015). Responsible corporate change: Detecting and managing employee stress. Occupational Medicine, 65(3), 226-228. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu210

McBride, D., Paulin, S., Herbison, G. P., Waite, D., & Bagheri, N. (2014). Low back and neck pain in locomotive engineers exposed to whole-body vibration. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 69(4), 207-213. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2013.771246

Harcombe, H., Herbison, G. P., McBride, D., & Derrett, S. (2014). Musculoskeletal disorders among nurses compared with two other occupational groups. Occupational Medicine, 64(8), 601-607. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu117

Baxter, M. L., Milosavljevic, S., Ribeiro, D. C., Hendrick, P., & McBride, D. (2014). Psychometric properties of visually based clinical screening tests for risk of overuse injury. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19(3), 213-219. doi: 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000138

John, G. W., Grynevych, A., Welch, D., McBride, D., & Thorne, P. R. (2014). Noise exposure of workers and the use of hearing protection equipment in New Zealand. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 69(2), 69-80. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2012.732122

Coggan, D., Ntani, G., Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J. M., Serra, C., Benavides, F. G., … and other members of the Cupid Collaboration, including Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). International variation in absence from work attributed to musculoskeletal illness: Findings from the CUPID study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 70, 575-584. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2012-101316

McBride, D., Cox, B., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2013). The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: A cohort study. BMJ Open, 3, e003379. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003379

McBride, D., Baxter, M., Fletcher, D., & Lalahi, K. (2013). Recent developments in firearms noise and hearing conservation: Hearing protection fit testing, noise measurement and hearing surveillance. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 21(1), 7-13.

Welch, D., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K. N., McBride, D., & Marsh, S. (2013). Road traffic noise and health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study. Noise & Health, 15(65), 224-230. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.113513

Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2013). Do quiet areas afford greater health-related quality of life than noisy areas? International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 10(4), 1284-1303. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10041284

Al-Shaqsi, S., McBride, D., Gauld, R., Al-Kashmiri, A., & Al-Harthy, A. (2013). Are we ready? Preparedness of acute care providers for the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30, 611-614. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200293

Al-Shaqsi, S., Gauld, R., Lovell, S., McBride, D., Al-Kashmiri, A., & Al-Harthy, A. (2013). Challenges of the New Zealand healthcare disaster preparedness prior to the Canterbury earthquakes: A qualitative analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1371). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Coggan, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: Is it the job, the person, or the culture? Pain, 154(6), 856-863. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.008

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). Patterns of multi-site pain and associations with risk factors. Pain, 154(9), 1769-1777. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.05.039

Milosavljevic, S., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., McBride, D. I., & Rehn, B. (2012). Does daily exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock relate to the prevalence of low back and neck pain in a rural workforce? Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mer068

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., & Gray, A. (2012). The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study: Methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e39820. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039820

Hill, E. M., Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2012). Perceptions of neighborhood problems and health-related quality of life. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(7), 814-827. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21490

Shepherd, D., McBride, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & Hill, E. M. (2011). Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health-related quality of life. Noise & Health, 13(54), 333-339. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.85502

Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., Herbison, P., & McBride, D. (2011). 'Do I really want to do this?' Longitudinal cohort study participants' perspectives on postal survey design: A qualitative study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-8

Milosavljevic, S., McBride, D. I., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., Mani, R., Carman, A. B., & Rehn, B. (2011). Exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock: A field study of quad bike use in agriculture. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 55(3), 286-295. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/meq087

Milosavljevic, S., McBride, D. I., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., Carman, A. B., Rehn, B., & Moore, D. (2011). Factors associated with quad bike loss of control events in agriculture. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(3), 317-321. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2011.02.010

Schultz, M., Baranchi, A., Thurston, L., Yu, Y. C., Wang, L., Chen, J., Sapsford, M., Chung, J., Binsadiq, M., Craig, L., Wilkins, B., McBride, D., & Herbison, P. (2011). Consumer demographics and expectations of probiotic therapy in New Zealand: Results of a large telephone survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1329). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1329/4537/content.pdf

Burns, C. J., Collins, J. J., Humphry, N., Bodner, K. M., Aylward, L. L., & McBride, D. (2010). Correlates of serum dioxin to self-reported exposure factors. Environmental Research, 110(2), 131-136. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2009.11.003

Harcombe, H., McBride, D., Derrett, S., & Gray, A. (2010). Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers. Injury Prevention, 16(2), 96-100. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.021766

Aylward, L. L., Bodner, K. M., Collins, J. J., Wilken, M., McBride, D., Burns, C. J., … Humphry, N. (2010). TCDD exposure estimation for workers at a New Zealand 2,4,5-T manufacturing facility based on serum sampling data. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 20(5), 417-426. doi: 10.1038/jes.2009.31

Collins, J. J., Wilken, M., McBride, D., Humphry, N. F., Herbison, P., Burns, C. J., & Bodner, K. (2009). Serum concentrations of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans among former New Zealand trichlorophenol workers. Chemosphere, 76(11), 1550-1556. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.05.037

McBride, D. I., Burns, C. J., Herbison, G. P., Humphry, N. F., Bodner, K., & Collins, J. J. (2009). Mortality in employees at a New Zealand agrochemical manufacturing site. Occupational Medicine, 59(4), 255-263. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqp030

Harcombe, H., McBride, D., Derrett, S., & Gray, A. (2009). Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(5), 437-441. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00425.x

McBride, D. I., Collins, J. J., Humphry, N. F., Herbison, G. P., Bodner, K. M., Aylward, L. L., … Wilken, M. (2009). Mortality in workers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin at a trichlorophenol plant in New Zealand. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 51(9), 1049-1056. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181b571ae

Davidson, P. L., Wilson, S. J., Chalmers, D. J., Wilson, B. D., & McBride, D. (2009). Examination of interventions to prevent common lower-limb injuries in the New Zealand Defense Force. Military Medicine, 174(11), 1196-1202.

Davidson, P. L., Chalmers, D. J., Wilson, B. D., & McBride, D. (2008). Lower limb injuries in New Zealand Defence Force personnel: Descriptive epidemiology. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(2), 167-173. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00195.x

Firth, H. M., Rothstein, D. S., Herbison, G. P., & McBride, D. I. (2007). Chemical exposure among NZ farmers. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 17(1), 33-43.

Firth, H., Herbison, P., & McBride, D. (2006). Dust and noise exposures among farmers in Southland, New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 16(2), 155-161.

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