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Emeritus Professor Pete Ellis

Pete Ellis MA BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (Otago) FRANZCP

Contact details

Email pete.ellis@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Pete trained as a psychiatrist in Wellington and was appointed Professor in 1994. He was Head of Department from 1994-2017. Between 2012 and 2018 he was also Associate Dean for Medical Education, UOW. His research interests included affective disorders and suicidal behavior; service delivery; medical education; and the history of psychiatric treatments. He supervised PhD studies on a range of topics.

He chaired or had other involvement in various depression-related guideline developments, and psychopharmacology more widely through membership of the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee 1996-2011. He continues some research with long-term collaborators.

Other interests and memberships

He was extensively involved in psychiatric registrar training with the RANZCP, serving on both Training and Fellowships Board Committees. This led to involvement in educational accreditation processes, both as a member of the Medical Council of NZ Education Committee and the Medical Schools Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council, serving as Deputy Chair 2011-17. At an undergraduate level, he was involved in the initial pilot problem-based learning pilot in Wellington and remained involved in curriculum development, serving as alternate deputy chair of the Faculty Curriculum Committee (2009-18) and was closely involved in the final stages of the curriculum map project. He has also been active in the Western Pacific Association for Medical Education, and was elected as Deputy President in July 2018.

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Publications

Newton-Howes, G., Beverley, G., Ellis, P. M., Gordon, S., & Levack, W. (2018). What do final year medical students understand by the concept of recovery? A descriptive qualitative study. Academic Psychiatry, 42(3), 382-385. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0823-0

Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., … Scholz, B. (2018). How did I not see that? Perspectives of nonconsumer mental health researchers on the benefits of collaborative research with consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1230-1239. doi: 10.1111/inm.12453

Every-Palmer, S., & Ellis, P. M. (2017). Clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility: A 22-year bi-national pharmacovigilance study of serious or fatal 'slow gut' reactions, and comparison with international drug safety advice. CNS Drugs, 31(8), 699-709. doi: 10.1007/s40263-017-0448-6

Gordon, S. E., Ellis, P. M., Siegert, R. J., & Walkey, F. H. (2014). Core dimensions of recovery: A psychometric analysis. Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, 41, 535-542. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0489-1

Scott, K. M., Smith, D. R., & Ellis, P. M. (2010). Prospectively ascertained child maltreatment and its association with DSM-IV mental disorders in young adults. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(7), 712-719.

Newton-Howes, G., Beverley, G., Ellis, P. M., Gordon, S., & Levack, W. (2018). What do final year medical students understand by the concept of recovery? A descriptive qualitative study. Academic Psychiatry, 42(3), 382-385. doi: 10.1007/s40596-017-0823-0

Journal - Research Article

Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J., … Scholz, B. (2018). How did I not see that? Perspectives of nonconsumer mental health researchers on the benefits of collaborative research with consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(4), 1230-1239. doi: 10.1111/inm.12453

Journal - Research Article

Every-Palmer, S., & Ellis, P. M. (2017). Clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility: A 22-year bi-national pharmacovigilance study of serious or fatal 'slow gut' reactions, and comparison with international drug safety advice. CNS Drugs, 31(8), 699-709. doi: 10.1007/s40263-017-0448-6

Journal - Research Article

Gordon, S. E., Ellis, P. M., Siegert, R. J., & Walkey, F. H. (2014). Core dimensions of recovery: A psychometric analysis. Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, 41, 535-542. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0489-1

Journal - Research Article

Scott, K. M., Smith, D. R., & Ellis, P. M. (2010). Prospectively ascertained child maltreatment and its association with DSM-IV mental disorders in young adults. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(7), 712-719.

Journal - Research Article

Happell, B., Scholz, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., … Platania-Phung, C. (2018). "I don't think we've quite got there yet": The experience of allyship for mental health consumer researchers. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 25, 453-462. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12476

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Newton-Howes, G., Mulder, R., Ellis, P. M., Boden, J. M., & Joyce, P. (2018). Predictive utility of personality disorder in depression: Comparison of outcomes and taxonomic approach. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32(4), 513-526. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_311

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Every-Palmer, S., Lentle, R. G., Reynolds, G., Hulls, C., Chambers, P., Dunn, H., & Ellis, P. M. (2017). Spatiotemporal mapping techniques show clozapine impairs neurogenic and myogenic patterns of activity in the colon of the rabbit in a dose-dependent manner. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, 209. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00209

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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

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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

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Henderson, S., Porter, R. J., Basset, D., Battersby, M., Baune, B. T., Byrne, G. J., Ellis, P. M., … Glue, P., … Luty, S. E., … Mulder, R., … Malhi, G. S. (2015). Why academic psychiatry is endangered. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(1), 9-12. doi: 10.1177/0004867414563453

Journal - Research Other

Dawson, J., Glue, P., Ellis, P. M., Lenagh-Glue, J., Goldsmith, D., & Smith, D. A. R. (2015). Lessons from export to New Zealand of the second opinion appointed doctor scheme. BJPsych Bulletin, 39(2), 69-73. doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.113.046540

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Mellsop, G., Ellis, P. M., Glue, P., Gale, C., Mulder, R., & Menkes, D. B. (2015). Risk management and clinical practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1424). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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

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Gordon, S., Ellis, P., Gallagher, P., & Purdie, G. (2014). Service users teaching the recovery paradigm to final year medical students: A New Zealand approach. Health Issues, (113), 15-17.

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Skipworth, J. J., Dawson, J., & Ellis, P. M. (2013). Capacity of forensic patients to consent to treatment. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5), 443-450. doi: 10.1177/0004867412468495

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Gordon, S. E., & Ellis, P. M. (2013). Recovery of evidence-based practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22(1), 3-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00835.x

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Gordon, S. E., Ellis, P. M., Siegert, R. J., & Walkey, F. H. (2013). Development of a self-assessed consumer recovery outcome measure: My voice, my life. Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research, 40(3), 199-210. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0417-9

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Ellis, P. M., & Dronsfield, A. T. (2013). Antabuse's diamond anniversary: Still sparkling on? Drug & Alcohol Review, 32(4), 342-344. doi: 10.1111/dar.12018

Journal - Research Other

Dawson, J., Ellis, P., Glue, P., Goldsmith, D., Lenagh-Glue, J., & Smith, D. A. R. (2013). Mandatory second opinions on compulsory treatment. In J. Dawson & K. Gledhill (Eds.), New Zealand's Mental Health Act in practice. (pp. 229-246). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Scott, K. M., McLaughlin, K. A., Smith, D. A. R., & Ellis, P. M. (2012). Childhood maltreatment and DSM-IV adult mental disorders: Comparison of prospective and retrospective findings. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200(6), 469-475. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.103267

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Scott, K. M., Smith, D. A. R., & Ellis, P. M. (2012). A population study of childhood maltreatment and asthma diagnosis: Differential associations between child protection database versus retrospective self-reported data. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(8), 817-823. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182648de4

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MacDonald, J., & Ellis, P. M. (2012). Supervision in psychiatry: Terra incognita?. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 25(4), 322-326. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e3283541ecc

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Gallagher, L. M., Kappatos, D., Tisch, C., & Ellis, P. M. (2012). Suicide by poisoning in New Zealand: A toxicological analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1362). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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