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Prof Janet Leathem


School of Psychology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4

Research Outputs


Keer, SJ., mclean, D., Glass, WI., harding, E., Babbage, D., LEathem, J., . . . Douwes, J. (2017). *Neuropsychological performance in solvent-exposed vehicle collision repair workers in New Zealand (*Re-submitted to PLOS ONE (24.8.17) after initial review (minor revisions required), expected to be published before the December 31st deadline).. PLoS ONE.
[Journal article]Authored by: Glass, W., Keer, S., Leathem, J., McLean, D.
Bos, HR., Babbage, DR., & Leathem, JM. (2017). Efficacy of memory aids after traumatic brain injury: A single case series. NeuroRehabilitation. 41(2), 463-481
[Journal article]Authored by: Leathem, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 8 19
CoSupervisor 3 19

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Dominika Stasiak - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Clarifying perceptions and countering misperceptions about cognitive functioning in normal aging and after Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Kate Pennell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Is Theory of Mind Enhanced in Postpartum Mothers? A Mixed Methods Study
  • Brylee Cresswell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Effects of Fish Oil Supplementation on Cognitive Function Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Charlotte Wainwright - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Problem Solving Therapy with Young Stroke Survivors
  • Kate Ross-McAlpine - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Aspects of Developmental Neuropsychology and Cognitive Functioning in Children 6-11 years
  • Yanis Brinkmann - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Aspects of Neuropsychological functioning and Pesticide exposure in children aged 6-11
  • Alexia Mengelberg - PhD
    Investigating the effects of a DHA fish oil supplement on cognitive performance in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A 12-month randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial based in Wellington, New Zealand

CoSupervisor of:

  • Louise Edwards - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide risk among young adults: An examination of the role of perceived burdensomeness
  • Sophie Buchanan - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Coping in Older Adult Caregivers: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Purpose in Life and Subjective Wellbeing
  • James Martyn - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Wellbeing in Older Adults: Group-Guided CBT Self-help for Older Adults Experiencing Low Mood

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Bridget Rosemary Burmester - PhD
    Understanding Subjective Memory Complaints in Ageing
  • 2016 - Alison Ruth McKinlay - PhD
    Where Did I Park My Car?: A Mixed Methods Investigation on Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis in New Zealand
  • 2015 - Anneke Annette Thornton - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Cognitive Change and Assessment during Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • 2014 - Veena Sothieson - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Comparing Group-Based Interventions in Older Adults with Subjective Memory Difficulties
  • 2014 - Bahrie Veliu - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Neuropsychological Assessment of Refugee Survivors of War and Torture
  • 2013 - Lynette Ann Foster - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Brain Injury and Discrimination: The Effects of Visibility and Perceptions of Dangerousness and Responsibility
  • 2013 - Heide-Marie Strauss - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Brief Cognitive Screening Instruments and the Clinical Utility of Three Screens in a New Zealand Clinical Geriatric Setting
  • 2012 - Gunnar Benjamin Scheibner - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Improving Memory in Midlife: A multiple case study evaluation of a group-based memory programme for healthy middle-aged individuals
  • 2012 - Kiri Michelle Luther - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An Evaluation of the Cognitive Outcomes of Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Retrospective Study
  • 2012 - Joan Mary Norrie - PhD
    Energy Crisis :Prevalence, Severity.Treatment and Persistence of Fatigue After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • 2011 - Isabelle Miclette - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Past in the Present: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Group Intervention for Loneliness and Well-being among Older People
  • 2010 - Sarah Julie Bell-Booth - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Enhancing explanatory style well-being and cognitive coping in older adults: A preliminary investigation
  • 2009 - Muriel Katherine Christianson - PhD
    Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Clients who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • 2008 - Corne Mackie - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The use of mobile phones to compensate for organisational and memory impairment in people with acquired brain injury
  • 2005 - Ms Ruth Annette Cobham Tarrant - PhD
    Anguish and Accolades: An Investigation of Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy for Performance Anxiety in Musicians.
  • 2003 - Ms Sally Maree Wills - PhD
    An investigation of mild Traumatic Brain injury in Club-grade Rugby : A New Zealand Study.
  • 2000 - Mr Duncan Ross Babbage - PhD
    Neuropsychological Assessment of Cognitive Functioning in Individuals with Expressive Disabilities in Addition to Traumatic Brain Injuries.
  • 2000 - Mr John Notman Glass - PhD
    Measuring Memory in Older Adults: The Relevance of Everyday Memory and the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test.
  • 1991 - Mr Frank Patrick Deane - PhD
    The Effects of Videotaped Preparatory Information on Clients' Expectations, Anxiety and Psychotherapy Outcome

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Nicola Stacey Pine - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Teenagers' perspectives on the Canterbury earthquakes: An insight into their needs and experiences
  • 2015 - Jenna Louise Hammington - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Evaluation of the Transformers Programme: An Emotion Regulation Programme for People who have an Intellectual Disability.
  • 2015 - Robert Timothy Taylor - PhD
    Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling of Criterion Variance in Probabilistic Categorisation as an Analogue to Signal Detection
  • 2014 - Hannah Rose Bos - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Smartphone as Prospective Memory Aids after Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 2014 - Jackki Hoon Eng Yim - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Affect Recognition Training After Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 2013 - Lauren May Callow - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Assessing Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults and its Relationship to Quality of Life
  • 2013 - Philip Martin Howard - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Enabling face-name recognition after brain injury using mobile technology
  • 2013 - Fernanda de Lacerda Mottin - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Group treatment of anxiety-related insomnia using cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • 2012 - Brett David Hunt - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The impact of anxiety, depression, and cognitive factors associated with anxiety on everyday risk taking behaviour
  • 2012 - Janis Ann Prosser - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Cognitive Therapy for Depression: The Moderating Effect of Personality Beliefs on Homework Adherence and Outcome for Depression
  • 2012 - Sara Maria Poananga - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Positive "Whanau Management" Privileging the Centrality of Whanau and Culturally Specific Understandings of Child Discipline for Effective Psychological Practice with Maori
  • 2011 - Philippa Marie Croy - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    An investigation of the outcomes of Psycho-oncology interventions
  • 2011 - Nicholas Patrick Mooney - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Predicting offending within the New Zealand Youth Justice system: Evaluating measures of risk, need and psychopathy
  • 2010 - Mark Wade Lewis - PhD
    Development of systematic behavioural observation to quantify ongoing cognitive activity limitations after brain injury
  • 2010 - Clare Mary Couch - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Balanced parenting with young children: Relationship focused parent training within a dialectical framework
  • 2010 - Carol Ann Osborne - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The role of alliance and symptomatic change within cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
  • 2010 - Petrina Alice-Louise Hargrave - PhD
    Sudden death: The impact of the immediate aftermath on police officers, victim support workers and bereaved survivors
  • 2004 - Ms Kathryn Audrey Mirfin - PhD
    The Psychological Effects of Peacekeeping Service in Bosnia.
  • 2000 - Mr Craig James Whittington - PhD
    Parkinson's Disease: Memory Deficits.

Media and Links


  • 27 Jul 2012 - Newspaper
    "Rugby Accused"
    Research about concussion sustained during the Rugby World Cup was cited at length in New Zealand Herald which was the lead front page article on the day. The article generated considerable interest

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