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Prof Craig Olsson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne, 1993
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2000

Biography

Professor Olsson is a Developmental Psychologist with expertise in lifecourse epidemiology and human genetics. He completed his PhD at Melbourne University in Developmental Psychology in 2000. He maintains a longstanding association with the he Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, working there on a competitive fellowship track since 2000.

Professor Olsson has received a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from Australian Research Council. He has secured competitive research grants totalling over $21 million. His work has been published in journals reflecting the highest quality in the field (Molecular Psychiatry IF=14.49 and The Lancet IF=39.20) www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig_Olsson/publications.

He is Scientific Director of one of Australia’s longest running longitudinal studies of socio-emotional development, the Australian Temperament Project, which has been repeatedly funded by the ARC and NHMRC since 1983. The ATP has followed ~2000 parents (Generation 1: G1) and their offspring (Generation 2: G2) from infancy to 30 years (16-waves) since 1982. Generation 3 offspring have been followed since 2011 www.melbournechildrens.com/atp/

He is Director of the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, a Strategic Research Centre administered through the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (Deakin Research) and based within the School of Psychology at Deakin University www.deakin.edu.au/seed

He is National Convenor of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Longitudinal Studies Network. Life-course studies sit within the Australiasian precinct and are some of the most well regarded long term cohort studies in the work. The network includes 35 Australian and New Zealand cohort studies involving over 70,000 participants, spanning 4 decades, and in some cases three generations. 

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Biography summary

Professor Olsson is a Developmental Psychologist with expertise in lifecourse epidemiology and human genetics. He holds an Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award) and directs one of Australia’s oldest running longitudinal studies of social-emotional development, The Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study. He is actively involved in a number of Australasian cohort studies and is National Convenor of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Longitudinal Studies Network. He has been based at the Royal Children’s Hospital since 1994, completed his PhD through the University of Melbourne in 2000, and holds a joint appointment in lifecourse epidemiology with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. He is Professor/Director of the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development and has a particular interest in promoting understanding of cohort studies in our region (Australia and New Zealand), and how they might be used to further advance understanding of the developmental years, from childhood to adulthood and into the next generation.

Career highlights

Professor Olsson's early work in the area of psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness has been recognised with a Victorian Public Health Award for Excellence in Service Delivery (1999) and a Premier’s Excellence Award (Victorian Public Healthcare Awards) in 2010. In 2004 he was awarded a competitive research fellowship  from the North American Alliance for Depression and Schizophrenia Research (NARSAD) for his work on gene-environment interactions in mental disorder. In 2005 this work was subsequently recognized in an Award for Research Excellence in Psychiatric Genetics (NARSAD, New York), and a second award from the Education Foundation of America Investigator Award. Most recently, he was awarded a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award for his work following offspring of the Australian Temperament Project and in 2014 he bacame Director of the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development.

Research interests

Professor Olsson's primary research interests are in mapping the major milestones in social and emotiona development from infancy to adulthood and into the next generation, and translating these into useable developmental indicnes capable of guiding targeted preventive and healh promotion internventions in clinical and pulication health settings.

Affiliations

Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital.

Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia

The Telethon Kids, University of Western Australia, Perth Australia

Teaching interests

Professor Olsson has been appointed in a Research Intensive role within the School of Psychology. He focuses on supervision of research students: PhD, Doctoral, Masters, and fourth year students.

Knowledge areas

Epidemiology, Genetics, Prevention, Psychology, Public Health

Awards

Australian Research Council “Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award”, Australian Government.

Award for Innovation, Faculty of Health Award, Deakin University Australia (internal award).

Premier’s Excellence Award (Victorian Public Healthcare Awards)
Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) program, Royal Children’s Hospital.

Award for Research Excellence in Psychiatric Genetics, Presented at the North American Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Gala Ball, New York.

Education Foundation of America Investigator Award.

Young Investigator Award, North American Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.

Victorian Public Health Award for Excellence in Service Delivery Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) program, Royal Children’s Hospital.

Australian Younf Citizen Award.

Projects

Chief Investigator

  • The Australian Temperament Project: A 30 year, 3 generation birth cohort study of social and emotional development 
  • The Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study: A 20 year, 2 generation adolescent cohrot study of mental disorder.
  • The Triple B Cohort Study: An intensive study of development across pregnancy and the first year of life.
  • The Vulnerable Brain Project: A study of the effects of maternal mental disorder on fetal development and infant attachment.
  • The Wellness through Integrated Learning and Development (WILD) Trial (Chief Investigator): A randomised controlled trial evaluation of the effect of contact with nature on adolescent wellbeing.

National Convenorship

  • The ARACY Longitudinal Studies Network: A National consoritum of 35 Australian and New Zealand cohort studies involving over 70,000 participants, spanning 4 decades.

Associate Investigator

  • The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health Study (New Zealand)
  • The Western Australian Pregnancy Study (Raine)
  • The International Youth Development Study (Melbourne, Seattle)
  • The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Cannabis Consortium (Sydney)
  • The Norwegian HUNT study

Publications

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2017

The prevalence, age distribution and comorbidity of personality disorders in Australian women

S Quirk, M Berk, J Pasco, S Brennan-Olsen, A Chanen, H Koivumaa-Honkanen, L Burke, H Jackson, C Hulbert, C Olsson, P Moran, A Stuart, L Williams

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 141-150, Australia and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Preconception personality disorder and antenatal maternal mental health: a population-based cohort study

C Hudson, E Spry, R Borschmann, D Becker, P Moran, C Olsson, C Coffey, H Romaniuk, J Bayer, G Patton

(2017), Vol. 209, pp. 169-176, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Prenatal alcohol consumption between conception and recognition of pregnancy

C McCormack, D Hutchinson, L Burns, J Wilson, E Elliott, S Allsop, J Najman, S Jacobs, L Rossen, C Olsson, R Mattick

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 369-378, Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Weight in the first year of life: associations with maternal prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain-findings from a longitudinal pregnancy cohort

S McPhie, H Skouteris, R Mattick, J Wilson, I Honan, S Allsop, L Burns, E Elliott, S Teague, C Olsson, D Hutchinson

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 774-779, American journal of perinatology, New York, N.Y., C1

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Maternal bonding through pregnancy and postnatal: findings from an Australian longitudinal study

L Rossen, D Hutchinson, J Wilson, L Burns, S Allsop, E Elliott, S Jacobs, J Macdonald, C Olsson, R Mattick

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 808-817, American journal of perinatology, New York, N.Y., C1

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Consequences of childhood reading difficulties and behaviour problems for educational achievement and employment in early adulthood

D Smart, G Youssef, A Sanson, M Prior, J Toumbourou, C Olsson

(2017), Vol. 87, pp. 288-308, British journal of educational psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Alcohol consumption by breastfeeding mothers: frequency, correlates and infant outcomes

R Tay, J Wilson, C McCormack, S Allsop, J Najman, L Burns, E Elliott, S Jacobs, C Olsson, R Mattick, D Hutchinson

(2017), pp. 1-10, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

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Collaborative meta-analysis finds no evidence of a strong interaction between stress and 5-HTTLPR genotype contributing to the development of depression

R Culverhouse, N Saccone, A Horton, Y Ma, K Anstey, T Banaschewski, M Burmeister, S Cohen-Woods, B Etain, H Fisher, N Goldman, S Guillaume, J Horwood, G Juhasz, K Lester, L Mandelli, C Middeldorp, E Olié, S Villafuerte, T Air, R Araya, L Bowes, L Burns, E Byrne, C Coffey, W Coventry, K Gawronski, D Glei, A Hatzimanolis, J Hottenga, I Jaussent, C Jawahar, C Jennen-Steinmetz, J Kramer, M Lajnef, K Little, H zu Schwabedissen, M Nauck, E Nederhof, P Petschner, W Peyrot, C Schwahn, G Sinnamon, D Stacey, Y Tian, C Toben, S Van der Auwera, N Wainwright, J Wang, G Willemsen, I Anderson, V Arolt, C Åslund, G Bagdy, B Baune, F Bellivier, D Boomsma, P Courtet, U Dannlowski, E de Geus, J Deakin, S Easteal, T Eley, D Fergusson, A Goate, X Gonda, H Grabe, C Holzman, E Johnson, M Kennedy, M Laucht, N Martin, M Munafò, K Nilsson, A Oldehinkel, C Olsson, J Ormel, C Otte, G Patton, B Penninx, K Ritchie, M Sarchiapone, J Scheid, A Serretti, J Smit, N Stefanis, P Surtees, H Völzke, M Weinstein, M Whooley, J Nurnberger Jr, N Breslau, L Bierut

(2017), pp. 1-10, Molecular psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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2016

Relationships between problematic alcohol consumption and delinquent behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood

P Miller, E Butler, B Richardson, P Staiger, G YOUSSEF, J MACDONALD, A Sanson, B Edwards, C Olsson

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 317-325, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

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Associations between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels, pituitary volume, and social anxiety in children

C Murray, J Simmons,, N Allen, M Byrne, L Mundy, M Seal, G Patton, C Olsson, S Whittle

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 31-39, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Drinking patterns of adolescents who develop alcohol use disorders: results from the Victorian adolescent health cohort study

C Olsson, H Romaniuk, J Salinger, P Staiger, Y Bonomo, C Hulbert, G Patton

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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Predictors of postnatal mother-infant bonding: the role of antenatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health

L Rossen, D Hutchinson, J Wilson, L Burns, C Olsson, S Allsop, E Elliott, S Jacobs, J Macdonald, R Mattick

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 609-622, Archives of women's mental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Does positive mental health in adolescence longitudinally predict healthy transitions in young adulthood?

M O'Connor, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, J Norrish, C Olsson

(2016), pp. 1-22, Journal of happiness studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Associations between parent-child relationship quality and obesogenic risk in adolescence: a systematic review of recent literature

C Blewitt, H Bergmeier, J Macdonald, C Olsson, H Skouteris

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 612-622, Obesity review, London, Eng., C1

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The effect of low parental warmth and low monitoring on disordered eating in mid-adolescence: findings from the Australian Temperament Project

I Krug, R King, G Youssef, A Sorabji, E Wertheim, D Le Grange, E Hughes, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2016), Vol. 105, pp. 232-241, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Negative reactivity and parental warmth in early adolescence, and depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood

B Lloyd, J Macdonald, G Youssef, T Knight, P Letcher, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2016), Vol. 69, pp. 1-9, Australian journal of psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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The natural history of internalizing behaviours from adolescence to emerging adulthood: findings from the Australian Temperament Project

K Betts, P Baker, R Alati, J McIntosh, J Macdonald, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 2815-2827, Psychological medicine, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Early origins of mental disorder - risk factors in the perinatal and infant period

L Newman, F Judd, C Olsson, D Castle, C Bousman, P Sheehan, C Pantelis, J Craig, A Komiti, I Everall

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, BMC psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Early childhood education and care educators supporting parent-child relationships: a systematic literature review

A O'Connor, H Skouteris, H Bergmeier, M Hooley, A Nolan, C Olsson, W Cann, J Williams-Smith

(2016), pp. 1-23, Early years, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Preconception weight management: an untapped area of women's health

S McPhie, H Skouteris, L Millar, C Olsson, K Campbell, P Van Der Pligt, J Dodd, B Hill

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 61-65, Australian journal of primary health, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Perinatal maternal alcohol consumption and methylation of the dopamine receptor DRD4 in the offspring: the Triple B study

P Fransquet, D Hutchinson, C Olsson, J Wilson, S Allsop, J Najman, E Elliott, R Mattick, R Saffery, J Ryan

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 1-9, Environmental epigenetics, Oxford, Eng., C1

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2015

How can data harmonisation can benefit mental health research? An example of The Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium

D Hutchinson, E Silins, R Mattick, G Patton, D Fergusson, R Hayatbakhsk, J Toumbourou, C Olsson, E Spry, et al

(2015), Vol. 49, pp. 317-323, Australian New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Associations between early adrenarche, affective brain function and mental health in children

S Whittle, J Simmons, M Byrne, C Strikwerda-Brown, R Kerestes, M Seal, C Olsson, P Dudgeon, L Mundy, G Patton, N Allen

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1282-1290, Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Prediction of perinatal depression from adolescence and before conception (VIHCS): 20-year prospective cohort study

G Patton, H Romaniuk, E Spry, C Coffey, C Olsson, L Doyle, J Oats, S Hearps, J Carlin, S Brown

(2015), Vol. 386, pp. 875-883, Lancet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Adolescent substance use and educational attainment: An integrative data analysis comparing cannabis and alcohol from three Australasian cohorts

E Silins, D Fergusson, G Patton, L Horwood, C Olsson, D Hutchinson, L Degenhardt, R Tait, R Borschmann, C Coffey, J Toumbourou, J Najman, R Mattick

(2015), Vol. 156, pp. 90-96, Drug and alcohol dependence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The lifetime experience of traumatic events is associated with hair cortisol concentrations in community-based children

J Simmons, P Badcock, S Whittle, M Byrne, L Mundy, G Patton, C Olsson, N Allen

(2015), Vol. 63, pp. 276-281, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Depression, immune function, and early adrenarche in children

F Delany, M Byrne, S Whittle, J Simmons, C Olsson, L Mundy, G Patton, N Allen

(2015), Vol. 63, pp. 228-234, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The role of a care-orientation in the teens in young adult psychosocial wellbeing

D Hutchinson, J Macdonald, W Hallam, R Leung, J Toumbourou, R McGee, G Tooley, S Hemphill, H Skouteris, C Olsson

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1-26, Journal of happiness studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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Linking the serotonin transporter gene, family environments, hippocampal volume and depression onset: a prospective imaging gene × environment analysis

K Little, C Olsson, G Youssef, S Whittle, J Simmons, M Yücel, L Sheeber, D Foley, N Allen

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 834-849, Journal of abnormal psychology, Washington, D. C., C1

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2014

Association between adolescent eudaimonic behaviours and emotional competence in young adulthood

W Hallam, C Olsson, M O'Connor, M Hawkins, J Toumbourou, G Bowes, R McGee, A Sanson

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 1165-1177, Journal of happiness studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Health psychology intervention in key social environments to promote adolescent health

J Toumbourou, C Olsson, B Rowland, S Renati, B Hallam

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 66-74, Australian psychologist, Chichester, West Sussex, C1

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Longitudinal prediction of mid-adolescent psychosocial outcomes from early adolescent family help-seeking and family support

J Heerde, J Toumbourou, S Hemphill, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 310-327, Journal of research on adolescence, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Bullying in early adolescence and anti-social behavior and depression six years later: what are the protective factors?

S Vassallo, B Edwards, J Renda, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 100-124, Journal of school violence, Abingdon, England, C1

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The role of parental alcohol use, parental discipline and antisocial behaviour on adolescent drinking trajectories

R Alati, P Baker, K Betts, J Connor, K Little, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 134, pp. 178-184, Drug and alcohol dependence, Shannon, Ireland, C1

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The prognosis of common mental disorders in adolescents: a 14-year prospective cohort study

G Patton, C Coffey, H Romaniuk, A Mackinnon, J Carlin, L Degenhardt, C Olsson, P Moran

(2014), Vol. 383, pp. 1404-1411, The Lancet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Social and emotional adjustment following early pregnancy in young Australian women: a comparison of those who terminate, miscarry, or complete pregnancy

C Olsson, E Horwill, E Moore, M Eisenberg, A Venn, C O'Loughlin, G Patton

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 698-703, Journal of adolescent health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Personality inventory for children: a measure of biopsychosocial status in children and adolescent

J Ingul, H Nordahl, J Wold, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 5-16, European journal of psychiatry, Zaragoza, Spain, C1-1

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Study protocol: imaging brain development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (iCATS)

J Simmons, S Whittle, G Patton, P Dudgeon, C Olsson, M Byrne, L Mundy, M Seal, N Allen

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, BMC pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

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Positive development and resilience in emerging adulthood

M O'Connor, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, M Hawkins, P Letcher, P Williams, C Olsson

(2014), pp. 601-615, Emerging adulthood, New York, N.Y., B1

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Association between serotonin transporter genotype, brain structure and adolescent onset major depressive disorder: a longitudinal prospective study

K Little, C Olsson, S Whittle, G Youssef, M Byrne, J Simmons, M Yucel, D Foley, N Allen

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-8, Translational psychiatry, New York, N.Y., C1

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Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: an integrative analysis

E Silins, J Horwood, G Patton, D Fergusson, C Olsson, D Hutchinson, E Spry, J Toumbourou, L Degenhardt, W Swift, C Coffey, R Tait, P Letcher, J Copeland, R Mattick

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 286-293, Lancet psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2013

Gene-environment interaction in problematic substance use : interaction between DRD4 and insecure attachments

C Olsson, R Moyzis, E Williamson, J Ellis, M Parkinson-Bates, G Patton, T Dwyer, H Romaniuk, E Moore

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 717-726, Addiction biology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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A 32 year longitudinal study of child and adolescent pathways to well-being in adulthood

C Olsson, R McGee, S Nada-Raja, S Williams

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1069-1083, Journal of happiness studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Adolescent exposure to drink driving as a predictor of young adults' drink driving

T Evans-Whipp, S Plenty, J Toumbourou, C Olsson, B Rowland, S Hemphill

(2013), Vol. 51, pp. 185-191, Accident analysis and prevention, Oxford, England, C1

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Tobacco smoking in adolescence predicts maladaptive coping styles in adulthood

R McGee, S Williams, S Nada-Raja, C Olsson

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 1971-1977, Nicotine and tobacco research, Oxford, England, C1

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Study protocol: the childhood to adolescence transition study (CATS)

L Mundy, J Simmons, N Allen, R Viner, J Bayer, T Olds, J Williams, C Olsson, H Romaniuk, F Mensah, S Sawyer, L Degenhardt, R Alati, M Wake, F Jacka, G Patton

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, BMC Pediatrics, London, UK, C1

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Protocol for a collaborative meta-analysis of 5-HTTLPR, stress, and depression

R Culverhouse, L Bowes, N Breslau, J Nurnberger Jr, M Burmeister, D Fergusson, M Munafo, N Saccone, L Bierut

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, BMC psychiatry, London, England, C1-1

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2012

Associations between positive development in late adolescence and social, health and behavioral outcomes in young adulthood

M Hawkins, K Villagonzalo, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2012), pp. 88-99, Journal of adult development, New York, N. Y., C1

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Adolescent depressive symptoms and subsequent pregnancy, pregnancy completion and pregnancy termination in young adulthood : findings from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study

W Nilsen, C Olsson, E Karevold, C O'Loughlin, M McKenzie, G Patton

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 6-11, Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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The relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood : a person-centered approach

M O'Connor, A Sanson, M Hawkins, C Olsson, E Frydenberg, J Toumbourou, P Letcher

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 701-712, Journal of adolescence, London, England, C1

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The natural history of self-harm from adolescence to young adulthood : a population-based cohort study

P Moran, C Coffey, H Romaniuk, C Olsson, R Borshmann, J Carlin, G Patton

(2012), Vol. 379, pp. 236-243, The Lancet, London, England, C1-1

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Stress-sensitive neurosignalling in depression : an integrated network biology approach to candidate gene selection for genetic association analysis

J van Eekelen, J Ellis, C Pennell, J Craig, R Saffery, E Mattes, C Olsson

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 105-114, Mental illness, Pavia, Italy, C1-1

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2011

Predictors of positive development in emerging adulthood

M O'Connor, A Sanson, M Hawkins, P Letcher, J Toumbourou, D Smart, S Vassallo, C Olsson

(2011), Vol. 40, pp. 860-874, Journal of youth and adolescence : a multidisciplinary research publication, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL) and self reported depression : an association study from the HUNT

M Berk, S Johansson, N Wray, L Williams, C Olsson, J Haavik, O Bjerkeset

(2011), Vol. 131, pp. 207-213, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Modeling gene-environment interaction in longitudinal data : risk for neuroticism due to interaction between maternal care and the Dopamine 4 Receptor gene (DRD4)

P Badcock, E Moore, E Williamson, M Berk, L Williams, O Bjerkeset, H Nordahl, G Patton, C Olsson

(2011), Vol. 63, pp. 18-25, Australian journal of psychology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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The relationship between social capital and depression during the transition to adulthood

M O'Connor, M Hawkins, J Toumbourou, A Sanson, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2011), Vol. 63, pp. 26-35, Australian journal of psychology, London, England, C1

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Stability and change in positive development during young adulthood

M Hawkins, P Letcher, A Sanson, M O'Connor, J Toumbourou, C Olsson

(2011), Vol. 40, pp. 1436-1452, Journal of youth and adolescence, New York, N.Y., C1

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A role for the DRD4 exon III VNTR in modifying the association between nicotine dependence and neuroticism

J Ellis, C Olsson, E Moore, P Greenwood, M Van De Ven, G Patton

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 64-69, Nicotine and tobacco research, Oxford, U. K., C1-1

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Development of a multi-dimensional measure of resilience in adolescents : the adolescent resilience questionnaire

D Gartland, L Bond, C Olsson, S Buzwell, S Sawyer

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-10, BMC medical research methodology, London, U. K., C1-1

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Early life stress and child temperament style as predictors of childhood anxiety and depressive symptoms : findings from the longitudinal study of Australian children

A Lewis, C Olsson

(2011), Vol. 2011, pp. 1-9, Depression research and treatment, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Association of adolescent symptoms of depression and anxiety with alcohol use disorders in young adulthood : findings from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study

M McKenzie, A Jorm, H Romaniuk, C Olsson, G Patton

(2011), Vol. 195, pp. 27-30, Medical journal of Australia, Strawberry Hills. N. S. W., C1-1

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Assessment of first sexual intercourse in young women with a history of childhood sexual abuse

E Moore, Y Javasinghe, C Olsson, H Romaniuk, V Sasongko, G Patton, S Garland

(2011), Vol. 51, pp. 276-279, Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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Overweight and obesity between adolescence and young adulthood : a ten-year prospective cohort study

G Patton, C Coffey, J Carlin, S Sawyer, J Williams, C Olsson, M Wake

(2011), Vol. 48, pp. 275-280, Journal of adolescent health, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Identification and genetic determination of an early life risk disposition for depressive disorder : atypical stress-related behaviour in early childhood

J van Eekelen, C Olsson, J Ellis, W Ang, D Hutchinson, S Zubrick, C Pennell

(2011), Vol. 63, pp. 6-17, Australian journal of psychology, Oxford, U. K., C1-1

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2010

Association of adolescent symptoms of depression and anxiety with daily smoking and nicotine dependence in young adulthood : findings from a 10-year longitudinal study

M McKenzie, C Olsson, A Jorm, H Romaniuk, G Patton

(2010), Vol. 105, pp. 1652-1659, Addiction, Oxford, U. K., C1-1

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The prevalence of childhood sexual abuse and adolescent unwanted sexual contact among boys and girls living in Victoria, Australia

E Moore, H Romaniuk, C Olsson, Y Javasinghe, J Carlin, G Patton

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 379-385, Child abuse and neglect, Oxford, U. K., C1-1

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Association between abnormal psychosocial situations in childhood, generalised anxiety disorder and oppositional defiant disorder

H Nordahl, A Wells, C Olsson, O Bjerkeset

(2010), Vol. 44, pp. 852-858, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, U. K., C1-1

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Prospects for epigenetic research within cohort studies of psychological disorder : a pilot investigation of a peripheral cell marker of epigenetic risk for depression

C Olsson, D Foley, M Parkinson-Bates, G Byrnes, M McKenzie, G Patton, R Morley, R Anney, J Craig, R Saffery

(2010), Vol. 83, pp. 159-165, Biological psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

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Patterns of adolescent smoking and later nicotine dependence in young adults : a 10-year prospective study

M Van De Ven, P Greenwood, R Engels, C Olsson, G Patton

(2010), Vol. 124, pp. 65-70, Public health, London, U. K., C1-1

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2009

Prospects for epigenetic epidemiology

D Foley, J Craig, R Morley, C Olsson, T Dwyer, K Smith, R Saffery

(2009), Vol. 169, pp. 389-400, American journal of epidemiology, Cary, NC, C1-1

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2008

Predicting female depression across puberty : a two-nation longitudinal study

G Patton, C Olsson, L Bond, J Toumbourou, J Carlin, S Hemphill, R Catalano

(2008), Vol. 47, pp. 1424-1432, Journal of the American academy of child and adolescent psyhchiatry, Baltimore, Md., C1

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Childhood sexual abuse and adolescent eating disorder : findings from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort study

L Sanci, C Coffey, C Olsson, S Reid, J Carlin, G Patton

(2008), Vol. 162, pp. 261-267, Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

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How will information about the genetic risk of mental disorders reduce stigma?

M Spriggs, C Olsson, W Hall

(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 214-220, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, U. K., C1-1

journal
2007

Variation in the gene coding for the M5 muscarinic receptor (CHRM5) influences cigarette dose but is not associated with dependence to drugs of addiction : evidence from a prospective population based cohort study of young adults

R Anney, M Lotfi-Miri, C Olsson, S Reid, S Hemphill, G Patton

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, BMC genetics, London, England, C1-1

journal

COMT Val158Met and 5HTTLPR functional loci interact to predict anxiety across adolescence : results from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study (1992-2006)

C Olsson, G Byrnes, R Anney, V Collins, S Hemphill, R Williamson, G Patton

(2007), Vol. 6, pp. 647-652, Genes, brain and behaviour, Malden, Mass., C1-1

journal
2006

Being true to oneself : the role of authenticity in promoting youth mental health

W Hallam, C Olsson, G Bowes, J Toumbourou

(2006), Vol. 25, pp. 28-32, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

journal
2005

Health-risk behaviours among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer

C Bauld, J Toumbourou, V Anderson, C Coffey, C Olsson

(2005), Vol. 45, pp. 706-715, Pediatric blood and cancer, Hoboken, N. J., C1-1

journal

The role of peer support in facilitating psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness in adolescence

C Olsson, M Boyce, J Toumbourou, S Sawyer

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 78-87, Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, London, England, C1-1

journal

Association between the COMT Val158Met polymorphism and propensity to anxiety in an Australian population-based longitudinal study of adolescent health

C Olsson, R Anney, M Lofti-Miri, G Byrnes, R Williamson, G Patton

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 109-115, Psychiatric genetics, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal

Association between 5-HTTLPR genotypes and persisting patterns of anxiety and alcohol use : results from a 10-year longitudinal study of adolescent mental health

C Olsson, G Byrnes, M Lotfi-Miri, V Collins, B Williamson, C Patton, R Anney

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 868-876, Molecular psychiatry, London, U. K., C1-1

journal
2004

Nicotine dependence in a prospective population-based study of adolescents : the protective role of a functional tyrosine hydroxylase polymorphism

R Anney, C Olsson, M Lotfi-Miri, G Patton, R Williamson

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 73-81, Pharmacogenetics, London, England, C1-1

journal

Genetics and public health - evolution, or revolution?

J Halliday, V Collins, M Aitkens, M Richards, C Olsson

(2004), Vol. 58, pp. 894-899, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, England, C1-1

journal

Association between dependent smoking and a polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in a prospective population-based study of adolescent health

C Olsson, R Anney, S Forrest, G Patton, C Coffey, T Cameron, A Hassett, R Williamson

(2004), Vol. 34, pp. 85-91, Behavior genetics, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Prematurity at birth and adolescent depressive disorder

G Patton, C Coffey, J Carlin, C Olsson, R Morley

(2004), Vol. 184, pp. 446-447, British journal of psychiatry, London, England, C1-1

journal
2003

Family risk factors for cannabis use: a population-based survey of Australian secondary school students

C Olsson, C Coffey, J Toumbourou, L Bond, L Thomas, G Patton

(2003), Vol. 22, pp. 143-152, Drug and alcohol reveiew, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

General anaesthesia or conscious sedation for painful procedures in childhood cancer: the family's perspective

C Crock, C Olsson, R Phillips, G Chalkiadis, S Sawyer, D Ashley, S Camilleri, J Carlin, P Monagle

(2003), Vol. 88, pp. 253-257, Archives of disease in childhood, London, England, C1-1

journal

Adolescent resilience : a concept analysis

C Olsson, L Bond, J Burns, D Vella-Brodrick, S Sawyer

(2003), Vol. 26, pp. 1-11, Journal of adolescence, London, England, C1-1

journal

Adolescent chronic illness : a qualitative study of psychosocial adjustment

C Olsson, L Bond, M Johnson, D Forer, M Boyce, S Sawyer

(2003), Vol. 32, pp. 43-50, Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Singapore, C1-1

journal
2002

Prevention and mental health promotion in adolescents: the evidence

G Patton, C Olsson, J Toumbourou

(2002), pp. 24-40, Mental health promotion concept and practice young people, Sydney, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2000

What are the special needs of chronically ill young people?

C Olsson, S Sawyer, M Boyce

(2000), Vol. 29, pp. 299-300, Australian family physician, Jolimont, Vic., C1-1

journal
1999

Supporting young people with chronic illness

S Sawyer, C Olsson

(1999), Vol. 9, pp. 500-501, Australian paediatric review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
1998

Therapeutic peer support

C Olsson, J Toumbourou, G Bowes, B Walsh

(1998), pp. 217-230, Diabetes and the adolescent, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Parents with mental illness. Is there help for their adolescent children?

H Rimington, C Olsson, B Walsh, S Sawyer

(1998), Vol. 27, pp. 987-988, Australian family physician, Jolimont, Vic., C1-1

journal
1997

Chronic illness peer support. Assisting adolescent adjustment to life with a chronic illness

C Olsson, B Walsh, E Fry, J Toumbourou, S Jones, L Davies, M Carr-Gregg, G Bowes

(1997), pp. 27-30, Harnessing peer influence in adolescent health promotion, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Development of the teenage cancer peer support program - Canteen

M Carr-Gregg, C Olsson, J Toumbourou, G Bowes

(1997), Vol. 16, pp. 22-26, Youth Studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

journal

Chronic illness peer support (ChIPS)

C Olsson, B Walsh, J Toumbourou, G Bowes

(1997), Vol. 26, pp. 500-501, Australian family physician, Jolimont, Vic., C1-1

journal
1996

The Chronic Illness Peer Support Program

B Walsh, C Olsson

(1996), pp. 1-1, Health issues, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Chronic illness peer support: assisting young people adjust to life with a chronic illness

C Olsson, J Toumbourou

(1996), pp. 257-267, Student behaviour: policies interventions and evaluations: selected papers from the 1996 National Conference on the Behaviour Management and Behaviour Change of Children and Youth with Emotional and/or Behaviour Problems., Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Preconception predictors of early childhood social and emotional development: A 30-year longitudinal study of grandparents, parents and children

Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Ann Sanson, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Rob McGee, Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Dr Benjamin Edwards, Andrew Lewis

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $219,052
  • 2014: $333,925
  • 2013: $308,297

Preconception determinants of child health and development: A 4-year follow up of offspring born to the Australian Temperament Project

Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Ann Sanson, Prof George Patton, Prof Rob McGee, Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Prof Carol George, Dr Joanne Ryan, Dr Delyse Hutchinson

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2017: $110,853
  • 2016: $62,454
  • 2015: $158,424

Intergenerational Prediction of Social and Early Emotional Development

Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Ann Sanson, Prof Rob McGee, Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Dr Joanne Ryan, Dr Benjamin Edwards, Andrew Lewis

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $141,517

Industry and Other Funding

The Australian Unity Index of Well-being

Prof Gregory Tooley, Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Helen Skouteris

  • 2014: $206,466

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index (AUWI): Adult Survey 32.0 and Teen Pulse Pilot Study

Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Gregory Tooley, Prof Robert Cummins, Dr Ben Richardson, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Linda Hartley-Clark, Ms Tanja Capic, Prof Brendan Crotty

  • 2015: $186,800

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index and Young Carer Wellbeing Project

Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Prof Craig Olsson, Dr Ben Richardson, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Linda Hartley-Clark, Ms Tanja Capic, Prof Nicole Rinehart, Ms Nicole Papadopoulos, Prof Robert Cummins

  • 2017: $99,963
  • 2016: $291,031

Dreams for a Better World

Mr Bill Hallam, Prof Craig Olsson, Prof John Toumbourou

  • 2017: $84,343

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2013

Carolyn Coffey

Thesis entitled: Cannabis use from adolescence to adulthood: a population-based cohort study

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2015

Cherie Mae Jones

Thesis entitled: The Influence of Preconception Depression and Postpartum Depression upon Parent-Infant Bonding

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2017

Laura Marie Di Manno

Thesis entitled: Variation in Depression Outcomes among Young People from Dissolved Families

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Jernej Hribernik

Thesis entitled: Life History Links Between Family-of-Origin, Puberty and Reproductive Strategy

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2015

Rhian Coram

Thesis entitled: Effects of Preconception Disordered Eating on Next Generation Birth Outcomes

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2012

Jessica Heerde

Thesis entitled: Temporal Patterns and Psychosocial Consequences of Adolescent Help-seeking Behaviour

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology