Dr Primrose Letcher

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

p.letcher@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46451

Publications

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2022

From adolescence to parenthood: a multi-decade study of preconception mental health problems and postpartum parent-infant bonds

J Macdonald, C Greenwood, P Letcher, E Spry, H McAnally, K Thomson, D Hutchinson, G Youssef, J McIntosh, R Hancox, G Patton, C Olsson

(2022), Vol. 57, pp. 601-610, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The developmental origins of stress reactivity: an intergenerational life-course perspective

E Spry, P Letcher, G Patton, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2022), Vol. 43, pp. 187-192, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inequalities in the distribution of COVID-19-related financial difficulties for Australian families with young children

M O'Connor, C Greenwood, P Letcher, R Giallo, N Priest, S Goldfeld, S Hope, B Edwards, C Olsson

(2022), pp. 1-12, Child: Care, Health and Development, London, England, C1

journal article

Developmental relationships between socio-economic disadvantage and mental health across the first 30 years of life

M O’Connor, S Guo, P Letcher, A Sanson, S Goldfeld, C Olsson

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 432-453, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

The Legacy of Mental Distress Following Physical Illness in Childhood: Findings From the Australian Temperament Project

Catherine Olsson, Primrose Letcher, Christopher Greenwood, Katie Moore, Craig Olsson

(2022), JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY, C1

journal article

Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two-cohort prospective intergenerational study

Primrose Letcher, Christopher Greenwood, Helena McAnally, Jay Belsky, Jacqui Macdonald, Elizabeth Spry, Kimberley Thomson, Meredith O'Connor, Judith Sligo, George Youssef, Jennifer Mcintosh, Ella Iosua, Delyse Hutchinson, Joyce Cleary, Ann Sanson, George Patton, Robert Hancox, Craig Olsson

(2022), pp. 1-14, Child Development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 study: a population-based multigenerational prospective cohort study of socioemotional health and development

C Olsson, P Letcher, C Greenwood, J McIntosh, S Barker, C Olsson, J Macdonald, E Spry, D Hutchinson, J Ryan, B Edwards, R McGee, G Patton, A Sanson

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. e061854-, BMJ open, C1

journal article

Factor structure of the Mini-Maternal Behavior Q-Sort and associations with infant attachment: Informing precision in research and intervention

A Booth, C Greenwood, G Youssef, J McIntosh, T Nguyen, P Letcher, B Edwards, D Hutchinson, A Sanson, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2022), Infancy, C1

journal article
2021

Adolescent antecedents of maternal and paternal perinatal depression: a 36-year prospective cohort

K Thomson, H Romaniuk, C Greenwood, P Letcher, E Spry, J Macdonald, H Mcanally, G Youssef, J Mcintosh, D Hutchinson, R Hancox, G Patton, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 2126-2133, Psychological Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Exploring a causal model in observational cohort data: The role of parents and peers in shaping substance use trajectories

C Greenwood, G Youssef, P Letcher, E Spry, K Thomson, L Hagg, D Hutchinson, J Macdonald, J McIntosh, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 112, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

journal article

Preconception depression and anxiety symptoms and maternal-infant bonding: a 20-year intergenerational cohort study

C Olsson, E Spry, Y Alway, M Moreno-Betancur, G Youssef, C Greenwood, P Letcher, J Macdonald, J McIntosh, D Hutchinson, G Patton

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 513-523, Archives of Women's Mental Health, Austria, C1

journal article

Childhood disadvantage and adolescent socioemotional wellbeing as predictors of future parenting behaviour

H McAnally, E Iosua, J Sligo, J Belsky, E Spry, P Letcher, J Macdonald, K Thomson, C Olsson, S Williams, R McGee, A Bolton, R Hancox

(2021), Vol. 86, pp. 90-100, Journal of adolescence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Adult gambling problems and histories of mental health and substance use: Findings from a prospective multi-wave australian cohort study

S Merkouris, C Greenwood, G Youssef, P Letcher, S Vassallo, N Dowling, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 10, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Preventing postnatal depression: A causal mediation analysis of a 20-year preconception cohort

E Spry, M Moreno-Betancur, M Middleton, L Howard, S Brown, E Molyneaux, C Greenwood, P Letcher, J MacDonald, K Thomson, E Biden, C Olsson, G Patton

(2021), Vol. 376, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, England, C1

journal article

Parent and Peer Attachments in Adolescence and Paternal Postpartum Mental Health: Findings From the ATP Generation 3 Study

J Macdonald, C Greenwood, P Letcher, E Spry, K Mansour, J McIntosh, K Thomson, C Deane, E Biden, B Edwards, D Hutchinson, J Cleary, J Toumbourou, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Psychosocial predictors of binge-drinking residual harm in adolescence and young adulthood: Findings from the Australian Temperament Project

C Greenwood, G Youssef, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, P Letcher, J Macdonald, D Hutchinson, E Spry, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, E Biden, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 226, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Ireland, C1

journal article

Young adult mental health sequelae of eating and body image disturbances in adolescence

J Linardon, C Greenwood, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, J Macdonald, E Spry, D Hutchinson, G Youssef, A Sanson, E Wertheim, J McIntosh, D Le Grange, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 1680-1688, International Journal of Eating Disorders, United States, C1

journal article

Preparing for Future Adversities: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia for Promoting Relational Resilience in Families

E Biden, C Greenwood, J Macdonald, E Spry, P Letcher, D Hutchinson, G Youssef, J McIntosh, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Continuities in maternal substance use from early adolescence to parenthood: Findings from the intergenerational cohort consortium

K Thomson, C Greenwood, P Letcher, E Spry, J Macdonald, H McAnally, L Hines, G Youssef, J McIntosh, D Hutchinson, R Hancox, G Patton, C Olsson

(2021), Psychological Medicine, C1

journal article
2020

Maternal mental health and infant emotional reactivity: A 20-year two-cohort study of preconception and perinatal exposures

E Spry, M Moreno-Betancur, D Becker, H Romaniuk, J Carlin, E Molyneaux, L Howard, J Ryan, P Letcher, J McIntosh, J Macdonald, C Greenwood, K Thomson, H McAnally, R Hancox, D Hutchinson, G Youssef, C Olsson, G Patton

(2020), Vol. 50, pp. 827-837, Psychological Medicine, England, C1

journal article

The australian and New Zealand intergenerational cohort consortium: A study protocol for investigating mental health and well-being across generations

C Olsson, E Spry, P Letcher, H McAnally, K Thomson, J Macdonald, C Greenwood, G Youssef, H Romaniuk, E Iosua, J Sligo, D Hutchinson, J McIntosh, M O’connor, R McGee, A Sanson, R Hancox, G Patton

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 267-281, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, C1

journal article

Adolescent and young adult mental health problems and infant offspring behavior: findings from a prospective intergenerational cohort study

P Letcher, C Greenwood, H Romaniuk, E Spry, J Macdonald, H McAnally, K Thomson, G Youssef, D Hutchinson, J McIntosh, A Sanson, J Ryan, B Edwards, J Sligo, R Hancox, G Patton, C Olsson

(2020), Vol. 272, pp. 521-528, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

An overview of penalised regression methods for informing the selection of predictive markers

Christopher Greenwood, George Youssef, Primrose Letcher, Jacqui Macdonald, Lauryn Hagg, Jennifer Mcintosh, Craig Olsson

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1-14, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Maternal and paternal depression and anxiety and offspring infant negative affectivity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

E Spry, S Aarsman, G Youssef, G Patton, J Macdonald, A Sanson, K Thomson, D Hutchinson, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2020), Vol. 58, Developmental Review, C1

journal article

A comparison of penalised regression methods for informing the selection of predictive markers

C Greenwood, G Youssef, P Letcher, J Macdonald, L Hagg, A Sanson, J McIntosh, D Hutchinson, J Toumbourou, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, C Olsson

(2020), Vol. 15, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Adolescent Care-Orientation and Positive Development in Young Adulthood

D Hutchinson, G Youssef, A Buhagiar, S Teague, J Macdonald, P Letcher, C Greenwood, J McIntosh, J Toumbourou, B Hallam, H Skouteris, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2019), Vol. 64, pp. 63-69, Journal of Adolescent Health, United States, C1

journal article

A comparison of longitudinal modelling approaches: Alcohol and cannabis use from adolescence to young adulthood

C Greenwood, G Youssef, K Betts, P Letcher, J Mcintosh, E Spry, D Hutchinson, J Macdonald, L Hagg, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, C Olsson

(2019), Vol. 201, pp. 58-64, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Ireland, C1

journal article
2018

The natural history of risky drinking and associated harms from adolescence to young adulthood: Findings from the Australian Temperament Project

K Betts, R Alati, P Baker, P Letcher, D Hutchinson, G Youssef, C Olsson

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 23-32, Psychological Medicine, England, C1

journal article
2017

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

(2017), Vol. 69, pp. 121-129, Australian journal of psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The structural stability of positive development across young adulthood: longitudinal findings from the Australian temperament project

M Hawkins, P Letcher, M O Connor, S Bant, A Deery, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, C Olsson

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 322-336, Emerging adulthood, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Relationships Between Self-Reported and Observed Parenting Behaviour, Adolescent Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviours, and the 5-HTTLPR Polymorphism: Data From the Australian Temperament Project

V Rozenblat, J Ryan, E Wertheim, R King, C Olsson, P Letcher, I Krug

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 381-388, European Eating Disorders Review, England, C1

journal article
2016

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

journal article

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

journal article
2015

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

journal article
2014

Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: An integrative analysis

E Silins, L 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, S Allsop, W Hall, R Hayatbakhsh, K Little, J Najman, R Skinner, T Slade

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 286-293, The Lancet Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

A longitudinal study of disordered eating in Australian adolescents: Modelling psychosocial and individual risk factors

E Jarosz, I Krug, P Letcher, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. P1-P1, Journal of Eating Disorders, C1-1

journal article
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

journal article

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

journal article

Precursors and correlates of anxiety trajectories from late childhood to late adolescence

P Letcher, A Sanson, D Smart, J Toumbourou

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 417-432, Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Cannabis and depression: an integrative data analysis of four Australasian cohorts

L Horwood, D Fergusson, C Coffey, G Patton, R Tait, D Smart, P Letcher, E Silins, D Hutchinson

(2012), Vol. 126, pp. 369-378, Drug and alcohol dependence, Shannon, Ireland, C1-1

journal article
2011

Differentiating three conceptualisations of the relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood

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

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 475-484, Journal of adolescence, London, England, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

Developmental trajectories of internalising behaviour in the prediction of adolescent depressive symptoms

J Toumbourou, I Williams, P Letcher, A Sanson, D Smart

(2011), Vol. 63, pp. 214-223, Australian journal of psychology, Oxford, England, C1

journal article
2009

Psychosocial precursors and correlates of differing internalizing trajectories from 3 to 15 years

P Letcher, D Smart, A Sanson, J Toumbourou

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 618-646, Social development, London, England, C1

journal article

Associations between early childhood temperament clusters and later pychosocial adjustment

A Sanson, P Letcher, D Smart, M Prior, J Toumbourou, F Oberklaid

(2009), Vol. 55, pp. 26-54, Merrill-Palmer quarterly, Detroit, Mich., C1

journal article

Positive development in emerging adulthood

M Hawkins, P Letcher, A Sanson, D Smart, J Toumbourou

(2009), Vol. 61, pp. 89-99, Australian journal of psychology, London, England, C1

journal article
2008

Temperament in early adolescence

A Sanson, P Letcher, D Smart

(2008), pp. 215-237, Adolescent Emotional Development and the Emergence of Depressive Disorders, B1-1

book chapter
2004

Parenting style as a moderator of the effect of temperament on adolescent externalising and internatlising behaviour problems

P Letcher, J Toumbourou, A Sanson, M Prior, D Smart, F Okerlaid

(2004), Vol. 19, pp. 5-34, Australian educational and developmental psychologist, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Risk and protection factors for different intensities of adolescent substance use: when does the prevention paradox apply?

T Stockwell, J Toumbourou, P Letcher, D Smart, A Sanson, L Bond

(2004), Vol. 23, pp. 67-77, Drug and alcohol review, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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