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Denise_Steers_profileMA (Applied) Clinical and Community Psychology

PhD student, Suicide and Mental Health Research Group

Contact details

Tel +64 4 806 4496
Email Denise.steers@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Denise is currently doing her PhD which explores the decision making process for infants born intersex, or with variations in sex characteristics (or medically known as Disorders of Sex Development) - Poster - DSD [PDF 1MB]. Denise has a clinical psychology background in child, adolescent and family mental health. The past three years since joining the Suicide and Mental Health Research Group Denise has worked on variety of projects including :-

  • Media influences on suicidal behaviour in young people
  • Informal coercion in community psychiatric care
  • Suicidality and mental illness: From self-stigma to self-management
  • Multi-level intervention for suicide prevention
  • Ultra Brief Intervention in Primary Care
  • "13 Reasons Why": Exploring young people’s perspectives

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Publications

McKenzie, S. K., Jenkin, G., Steers, D., Magill, R., & Collings, S. (2020). Young people's perspectives and understanding of the suicide story in 13 Reasons Why. Crisis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000688

Steers, D. M. (2020). Gender mender, bender or defender: Understanding decision making in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people born with a variation in sex characteristics (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9986

Steers, D., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., Collings, S., & Wiltshire, E. (2019). Gender mender, or defender: Understanding decision making in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people born with a variation in sex characteristics. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 91(Suppl. 1), (pp. 268). doi: 10.1159/000501868

Steers, D., Andrews, G., Collings, S., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., & Wiltshire, E. (2018). Disrupting the Norm: The Experience of Young People with DSD. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 90(Suppl. 1), (pp. 643). doi: 10.1159/000492307

Steers, D., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., Collings, S., & Wiltshire, E. (2017). Clinician perspectives on management of disorders of sex development DSD) in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A qualitative study. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 88(Suppl. 1), P3-1515. doi: 10.1159/000481424

Commissioned Report for External Body

Collings, S. C., Fortune, S., Steers, D., Currey, N., Hawton, K., Wang, J., & Slim, B. (2011). Media influences on suicidal behaviour: An interview study of young people in New Zealand. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. Auckland, New Zealand: Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui. 53p.

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Journal - Research Article

McKenzie, S. K., Jenkin, G., Steers, D., Magill, R., & Collings, S. (2020). Young people's perspectives and understanding of the suicide story in 13 Reasons Why. Crisis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000688

Canty, J., Stubbe, M., Steers, D., & Collings, S. (2016). The trouble with bullying: Deconstructing the conventional definition of bullying for a child-centred investigation into children's use of social media. Children & Society, 30(1), 48-58. doi: 10.1111/chso.12103

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Steers, D., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., Collings, S., & Wiltshire, E. (2019). Gender mender, or defender: Understanding decision making in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people born with a variation in sex characteristics. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 91(Suppl. 1), (pp. 268). doi: 10.1159/000501868

Steers, D., Andrews, G., Collings, S., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., & Wiltshire, E. (2018). Disrupting the Norm: The Experience of Young People with DSD. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 90(Suppl. 1), (pp. 643). doi: 10.1159/000492307

Steers, D., Ballantyne, A., Stubbe, M., Collings, S., & Wiltshire, E. (2017). Clinician perspectives on management of disorders of sex development DSD) in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A qualitative study. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 88(Suppl. 1), P3-1515. doi: 10.1159/000481424

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Steers, D. M. (2020). Gender mender, bender or defender: Understanding decision making in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people born with a variation in sex characteristics (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9986

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