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Matthew Shepherd

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Research Outputs

Journal

Chu, JTW., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., . . . Bullen, C. (2019). Development of MyTeen Text Messaging Program to Support Parents of Adolescents: Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7(11), e15664
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Fleming, TM., Gillham, B., Bavin, LM., Stasiak, K., Lewycka, S., Moore, J., . . . Merry, SN. (2019). SPARX-R computerized therapy among adolescents in youth offenders' program: Step-wise cohort study. Internet Interventions.
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Christie, GI., Shepherd, M., Merry, SN., Hopkins, S., Knightly, S., & Stasiak, K. (2019). Gamifying CBT to deliver emotional health treatment to young people on smartphones. Internet Interventions.
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Chu, JTW., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., . . . Bullen, C. (2019). Effect of MyTeen SMS-Based Mobile Intervention for Parents of Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open. 2(9), e1911120
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Fleming, T., Merry, S., Stasiak, K., Hopkins, S., Patolo, T., Ruru, S., . . . Goodyear-Smith, F. (2019). The importance of user segmentation for designing digital therapy for adolescent mental health: Findings from scoping processes. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Martel, RM., Darragh, ML., Lawrence, AJ., Shepherd, MJ., Wihongi, T., & Goodyear-Smith, FA. (2019). Youthchat as a primary care e-screening tool for mental health issues among Te Tai Tokerau youth: Protocol for a co-design study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Lambie, I., Best, C., Tran, H., Ioane, J., & Shepherd, M. (2018). Evaluating effective methods of engaging school-leavers in adopting safety behaviors. Fire Safety Journal. 96, 134-142
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Keown, LJ., Sanders, MR., Franke, N., & Shepherd, M. (2018). Te Whānau Pou Toru: a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of a Culturally Adapted Low-Intensity Variant of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for Indigenous Māori Families in New Zealand. Prevention Science. 19(7), 954-965
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Maddison, R., Shepherd, M., McNamara, C., . . . Murphy, R. (2018). Effectiveness of text message based, diabetes self management support programme (SMS4BG): Two arm, parallel randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Online). 361
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Chu, JTW., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Wadham, A., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., . . . Bullen, C. (2018). Evaluation of MyTeen - A SMS-based mobile intervention for parents of adolescents: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Shepherd, M., Merry, S., Lambie, I., & Thompson, A. (2018). Indigenous adolescents⇔ perception of an emental health program (SPARX): Exploratory qualitative assessment. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Lucassen, M., Samra, R., Iacovides, I., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., Stasiak, K., . . . Wallace, L. (2018). How LGBT+ Young People Use the Internet in Relation to Their Mental Health and Envisage the Use of e-Therapy: Exploratory Study.. JMIR Serious Games. 6(4), e11249
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., McDowell, H., Doherty, I., Shepherd, M., Chua, S., . . . Merry, S. (2017). MEMO: an mHealth intervention to prevent the onset of depression in adolescents: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 58(9), 1014-1022
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Sundram, F., Hawken, SJ., Stasiak, K., Lucassen, MF., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., . . . Merry, SN. (2017). Tips and Traps: Lessons From Codesigning a Clinician E-Monitoring Tool for Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.. JMIR Ment Health. 4(1), e3
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Fleming, T., Lucassen, M., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Merry, S. (2016). The impact and utility of computerised therapy for educationally alienated teenagers: The views of adolescents who participated in an alternative education-based trial. Clinical Psychologist. 20(2), 94-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Shepherd, M., Maddison, R., Carter, K., . . . Murphy, R. (2016). Text message-based diabetes self-management support (SMS4BG): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 17(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Stasiak, K., Fleming, T., Lucassen, MFG., Shepherd, MJ., Whittaker, R., & Merry, SN. (2016). Computer-Based and Online Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 26(3), 235-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Lambie, I., Best, C., Tran, H., Ioane, J., & Shepherd, M. (2015). Risk factors for fire injury in school leavers: A review of the literature. Fire Safety Journal. 77, 59-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Sharpe, S., Shepherd, M., Kool, B., Whittaker, R., Nosa, V., Dorey, E., . . . Ameratunga, S. (2015). Development of a text message intervention aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm in patients admitted to hospital as a result of injury. BMC Public Health. 15(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Lucassen, MFG., Hatcher, S., Fleming, TM., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, MJ., & Merry, SN. (2015). A qualitative study of sexual minority young people's experiences of computerised therapy for depression. Australasian Psychiatry. 23(3), 268-273
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Cheek, C., Fleming, T., Lucassen, MF., Bridgman, H., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., . . . Orpin, P. (2015). Integrating Health Behavior Theory and Design Elements in Serious Games.. JMIR Ment Health. 2(2), e11
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Shepherd, M., Fleming, T., Lucassen, M., Stasiak, K., Lambie, I., & Merry, SN. (2015). The Design and Relevance of a Computerized Gamified Depression Therapy Program for Indigenous Maori Adolescents. JMIR SERIOUS GAMES. 3(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Dobson, R., Carter, K., Cutfield, R., Hulme, A., Hulme, R., McNamara, C., . . . Whittaker, R. (2015). Diabetes Text-Message Self-Management Support Program (SMS4BG): A Pilot Study. JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH. 3(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Cheek, C., Bridgman, H., Fleming, T., Cummings, E., Ellis, L., Lucassen, MFG., . . . Skinner, T. (2014). Views of young people in rural Australia on SPARX, a fantasy world developed for New Zealand youth with depression. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Fleming, TM., Cheek, C., Merry, SN., Thabrew, H., Bridgman, H., Stasiak, K., . . . Hetrick, S. (2014). Serious games for the treatment or prevention of depression: A systematic review. Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica. 19(3), 227-242
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Lucassen, MFG., Hatcher, S., Stasiak, K., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., & Merry, SN. (2013). The views of Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth regarding computerized self-help for depression: An exploratory study. Advances in Mental Health. 12(1), 22-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Whittaker, R., Merry, S., Stasiak, K., McDowell, H., Doherty, I., Shepherd, M., . . . Rodgers, A. (2012). MEMO-a mobile phone depression prevention intervention for adolescents: Development process and postprogram findings on acceptability from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 14(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Merry, SN., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., Frampton, C., Fleming, T., & Lucassen, MFG. (2012). The effectiveness of SPARX, a computerised self help intervention for adolescents seeking help for depression: Randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. BMJ (Online). 344(7857)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Merry, SN., Stasiak, K., & Shepherd, M. (2012). SPARX computerised CBT is as effective as usual care for mildto-moderate depression in help seeking adolescents. Evidence-Based Mental Health. 15(4), 90
[Journal article]Authored by: Shepherd, M.

Conference

Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Maddison, R., Shepherd, M., Cutfield, R., . . . Murphy, R.TEXT MESSAGE-BASED DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SUPPORT: RESULTS FROM THE SMS4BG RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. (pp. S157 - S157). 0883-6612.
[Conference]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Stasiak, K., Christie, G., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., Hopkins, S., & Merry, S.HABITS - AN APP-BASED SELF-HELP INTERVENTION FOR YOUTH: PROOF OF CONCEPT TESTING. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. (pp. 111 - 111). 0004-8674.
[Conference]Authored by: Shepherd, M.
Warren, J., Tempero, E., Warren, I., Sathianathan, A., Hopkins, S., Shepherd, M., . . . Merry, S.Experience building IT infrastructure for research with online youth mental health tools. Proceedings - 25th Australasian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC 2018. (pp. 161 - 165).
[Conference]Authored by: Shepherd, M.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Wisnu Endro - Doctor of Philosophy
    Chat Psychological Therapy for Mild and Moderate Depression. The Development of Effective Model in Indonesian Setting.

Co-supervisor of:

  • Charlene Tipene - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder amongst school-aged children in New Zealand
  • Regan Burt - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Evaluation of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy youth resilience programme
  • Rochelle Nafatali - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Towards an understanding of the lived experiences, and of language and culture transfer, within Pasifika Autism families in Aotearoa

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