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Associate Professor
Associate Dean Student Affairs, University of Otago, Wellington and Otago Medical School
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, MHAIDs, 3DHB
Convenor of the Stage 3 FRANZCP: Postgraduate Training Programme in Psychiatry

Mark Huthwaite

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Research summary

  • Sleep in the Perinatal Period
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Medical Education

Research interests

  • Medical Education research
  • Sleep in the perinatal period
  • Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Psychotropic medication in pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Psychopharmacology, the side effects of medication and in particular the use of hypnosedatives and hypnotics


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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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 Journal - Research Article

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

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