Dr Liana Leach

Phd (ANU)
Research Fellow

Biography

<p>Dr Leach completed an undergraduate Honours degree in Applied Psychology at The University of Canberra in 2003. Since this time, she has undertaken research projects with the Australian Demographic Social Research Institute (ADSRI) and the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at The Australian National University. Dr Leach completed her PhD at the CMHR titled 'Gender differences in depression and anxiety across the adult lifespan' in 2009. She has published her work in several high quality academic journals as well as national and international conferences.</p>

Research

Research interests

  • psychiatric epidemiology
  • the impact of work and family on mental health
  • social policy.

Publications

  • Leach, L, Poyser, C & Butterworth, P 2017, 'Workplace bullying and the association with suicidal ideation/thoughts and behaviour: a systematic review', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 72-79pp.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Poyser, C et al 2017, 'Online Recruitment: Feasibility, Cost, and Representativeness in a Study of Postpartum Women', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 5pps.
  • Butterworth, P & Leach, L 2017, 'The early onset of distress disorders and high school dropout: Prospective evidence from a national cohort of Australian adolescents', American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Dinh, H, Cooklin, A, Leach, L et al 2017, 'Parents' transitions into and out of work-family conflict and children's mental health: Longitudinal influence via family functioning', Social Science and Medicine.
  • Leach, L, Poyser, C & Fairweather-Schmidt, A 2017, 'Maternal perinatal anxiety: A review of prevalence and correlates', Clinical Psychologist, vol. Article first published online: 21: p.4-19.
  • Leach, L, Poyser, C, Cooklin, A et al 2016, 'Prevalence and course of anxiety disorders (and symptom levels) in men across the perinatal period: A systematic review', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 190, pp. 675-686.
  • Cooklin, A, Dinh, H, Strazdins, L et al 2016, 'Change and stability in work-family conflict and mothers' and fathers' mental health: Longitudinal evidence from an Australian cohort', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 155, pp. 24-34.
  • McKetin, R, Gardner, J, Baker, A et al 2016, 'Correlates of transient versus persistent psychotic symptoms among dependent methamphetamine users', Psychiatry Research, vol. 238, pp. 166-171.
  • Crowe, L, Butterworth, P & Leach, L 2016, 'Financial hardship, mastery and social support: Explaining poor mental health amongst the inadequately employed using data from the HILDA survey', SSM - Population Health, vol. 2, pp. 407-415.
  • Yiengprugsawan, V., Leach, L., Berecki-Gisolf, J. et al 2016. 'Caregiving and mental health among workers: Longitudinal evidence from a large cohort of adults in Thailand', SSM - Population Health, vol. 2, pp. 149-154.
  • Leach, L 2015, 'Blogs from 11 expectant first-time fathers reveal both excitement and fears in their new role', Evidence-based nursing, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 69-.
  • Cooklin, A, Giallo, R, Strazdins, L et al 2015, 'What matters for working fathers? Job characteristics, work-family conflict and enrichment, and fathers' postpartum mental health in an Australian cohort', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, no. 2015, pp. 214-222.
  • Kiely, K, Leach, L, Olesen, S et al 2015, 'How financial hardship is associated with the onset of mental health problems over time', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 909-918.
  • Leach, L, Mackinnon, A, Poyser, C et al 2015, 'Depression and anxiety in expectant and new fathers: Longitudinal findings in Australian men', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 206, no. 6, pp. 471-478.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L & Kiely, K 2015, 'Why it's important for it to stop:Examining the mental health correlates of bullying and ill-treatment at work in a cohort study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, pp. 1-11.
  • Leach, L, Olesen, S, Butterworth, P et al 2014, 'New fatherhood and psychological distress: a longitudinal study of Australian men.', American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 180, no. 6, pp. 582-589.
  • Leach, L, Christensen, H & Mackinnon, A 2014, 'Pregnancy and levels of depression and anxiety: A prospective cohort study of Australian women', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 48, no. 10, pp. 944-951.
  • Fairweather-Schmidt, A, Leach, L, Butterworth, P et al 2014, 'Infertility problems and mental health symptoms in a community-based sample: depressive symptoms among infertile men, but not women', International Journal of Mental Health, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 75-91.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L & Kiely, K 2013, The relationship between work characteristics, wellbeing, depression and workplace bullying: Summary Report.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L & Kiely, K 2013, The relationship between work characteristics, wellbeing, depression and workplace bullying: Technical findings from a survey of 32-36 year old workers in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
  • Butterworth, P, Olesen, S & Leach, L 2013, 'Socioeconomic differences in antidepressant use in the PATH through life study: Evidence of health inequalities, prescribing bias, or an effective social safety net?', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 149, no. 1-3, pp. 75-83.
  • Olesen, S, Butterworth, P, Leach, L et al 2013, 'Mental health affects future employment as job loss affects mental health: Findings from a longitudinal population study', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 13.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Olesen, S et al 2013, 'Relationship quality and levels of depression and anxiety in a large population-based survey', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 417-425.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, McManus, S et al 2013, 'Common mental disorders, unemployment and psychosocial job quality: is a poor job better than no job at all?', Psychological Medicine, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 1763-1772.
  • Leach, L 2012, 'Review: Major depression affects about 7% of adults aged 75 and above', Evidence-Based Mental Health, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 64-.
  • Strazdins, L, Shipley, M, Leach, L et al 2012, 'The way families work: jobs, hours, income and children's well-being', in A. Kalil, R. Haskins and J. Chesters (ed.), Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C., pp. 79-99.
  • Leach, L & Butterworth, P 2012, 'The effect of early onset common mental disorders on educational attainment in Australia', Psychiatry Research, vol. 199, pp. 51-57.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P & Whiteford, H 2012, 'Private health insurance, mental health and service use in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 00(0), pp. 1-8.
  • Butterworth, P, Olesen, S & Leach, L 2012, 'The role of hardship in the association between socio-economic position and depression', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 00(0), pp. 1-10.
  • Leach, L & Butterworth, P 2012, 'Psychosocial adversities at work are associated with poorer quality marriage-like relationships', Journal of Population Research, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 351-372.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L & Olesen, S 2012, Feeling safe, stable and secure. Having a home.
  • Butterworth, P & Leach, L 2012, Psychosocial job quality measures in the PATH Survey.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, Pirkis, J et al 2012, 'Poor mental health influences risk and duration of unemployment: a prospective study', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. Online 17 June 2011.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L & Olesen, S 2012, 'mental health in the suburbs: an investigation of differences in the prevalence of depression across Canberra suburbs using data from the PATH through Life Study', Journal of Public Health, pp. 1-7.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, Rodgers, B et al 2011, 'Psychosocial job adversity and health in Australia: analysis of data from the HILDA Survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 564-571.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, Strazdins, L et al 2011, 'The psychosocial quality of work determines whether employment has benefits for mental health: Results from a longitudinal national household panel survey', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 68, no. 11, pp. 806-812.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Rodgers, B et al 2010, 'Deriving an evidence-based measure of job quality from the HILDA survey', Australian Social Policy, vol. 9, pp. 67-86.
  • Olesen, S, Butterworth, P & Leach, L 2010, 'Prevalence of self-management versus formal service use for common mental disorders in Australia: Findings from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 823-830.
  • Christensen, H, Leach, L & Mackinnon, A 2010, 'Cognition in pregnancy and motherhood: Prospective cohort study', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 196, no. 2, pp. 126-132.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Strazdins, L et al 2010, 'The limitations of employment as a tool for social inclusion', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, no. 621, pp. 1-13.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Rodgers, B et al 2010, Pathways to social inclusion: considering the relationship between unemployment, job quality and personal disadvantage.
  • Griffiths, K, Banfield, M & Leach, L 2010, 'Mental Health research in The Lancet: A case study', Journal of Mental Health, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 17-25.
  • Leach, L & Rickwood, D 2009, 'The Impact of School Bullying on Adolescents' Psychosocial Resources and Help-Seeking Intentions', Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 10.
  • Burgess, N, Christensen, H, Leach, L et al 2008, 'Mental health profile of callers to a generalist telephone counselling service', Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 42-47.
  • Leach, L, Christensen, H & Mackinnon, A 2008, 'Gender differences in the endorsement of symptoms for depression and anxiety: Are gender biased items responsible?', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 196, no. 2, pp. 128-135.
  • Leach, L, Christensen, H, Mackinnon, A et al 2008, 'Gender differences in depression and anxiety across the adult lifespan: the role of psychosocial mediators', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 43, pp. 983-998.
  • Farrer, L, Leach, L, Griffiths, K et al 2008, 'Age differences in mental health literacy', BMC Public Health, vol. 8, no. 125, p. 8.
  • Christensen, H, Anstey, K, Leach, L et al 2008, 'Intelligence, Education, and the Brain Reserve Hypothesis', in Fergus Craik, Timothy Salthouse (ed.), The Handbook of Aging and Cognition (3rd ed), Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 133-189.
  • Leach, L, Christensen, H, Griffiths, K et al 2007, 'Websites as a mode of delivering mental health information: perceptions from the Australian public', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 167-172.
  • Cherbuin, N, Leach, L, Christensen, H et al 2007, 'Neuroimaging and APOE Genotype: A systemic qualitative review.', Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 348-362.
  • Leach, L & Christensen, H 2006, 'A systemic review of telephone-based interventions for mental disorders', Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 122-129.
  • Christensen, H, Leach, L, Barney, L et al 2006, 'The effect of web-based depression interventions on self reported help seeking: randomised control trial', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 6, no. 13, pp. 1-11.

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