Dr Suzanne Stevens

PhD (Developmental Psychology) University of Southampton, 2009. BSc (Psychology), BA (Criminology) Victoria University of Wellington, 2000.

Research | Current

My research interests lay in longitudinal studies of child development following early adversity.  Current research collaborations focus on the effects of early adverse experiences in prenatal, postnatal and childhood environments and the moderating effects of gene-environment (GXE) interplay, epigenetic factors, and home setting on child development and the aetiology and development of childhood disorders.  Together with Dr Trecia Wouldes, we are running the Prenatal Environment and Neurodevelopment (PEN) Study, investigating maternal lifestyle factors in pregnancy, early infant development and bio-behavioural markers of risk.

Teaching | Current

HLTHPSYC 122: Behaviour, Health and Development

Distinctions/Honours

Kramer Pollnow Young Investigator’s Award, 2010

Responsibilities

Course Coordinator for HLTHPSYC 122

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research Group (Department of Psychological Medicine)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wright, T., Stevens, S. E., & Wouldes, T. (2018). Mothers and their infants co-admitted to a newly developed mother–baby unit: characteristics and outcomes. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39 (6), 707-717. 10.1002/imhj.21742
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42646
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tanya Wright, Trecia Wouldes
  • Goodman, L. K., Anstice, N. S., Stevens, S., Thompson, B., & Wouldes, T. A. (2018). Classical Short-Delay Eyeblink Conditioning in One-Year-Old Children. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 139.10.3791/58037
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43661
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes
  • Wright, T., Stevens, S., & Wouldes, T. (2018). INFANTS CO-ADMITTED TO AUCKLAND'S NEWLY DEVELOPED MOTHER-BABY UNIT. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Trecia Wouldes
  • Wright, T., Jowsey, T., Stanton, J., Elder, H., Stevens, S., & Wouldes, T. A. (2018). Patient experience of a psychiatric Mother Baby Unit. PloS one, 13 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0198241
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45865
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tanya Wright, Tanisha Jowsey, Trecia Wouldes
  • Goodman, L., Anstice, N., Thompson, B., Stevens, S., Wouldes, T., & PEN Study Group (21/6/2017). Eyeblink conditioning in one-year-old infants. Poster presented at The 16th Biennial Meeting of the Child Vision Research Society Conference: CVRS2017, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes
  • Cline, J. I., Belsky, J., Li, Z., Melhuish, E., Lysenko, L., McFarquhar, T., ... Jaffee, S. R. (2015). Take your mind off it: Coping style, serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region genotype (5-HTTLPR), and children's internalizing and externalizing problems. Development and Psychopathology, 27 (4 Pt 1), 1129-1143. 10.1017/s0954579415000723
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34727
  • Narayan, P. J., Brooks, A., Gee, G., Gamage, T., Wouldes, T., Chamley, L. W., & Stevens, S. (21/9/2015). Epigenetic changes in cord blood-derived stem cells in response to alcohol exposure in utero. Poster presented at Stem Cell epigenetics, Sitges, Barcelona. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pritika Narayan, Anna Brooks, Teena Gamage, Trecia Wouldes, Larry Chamley
  • Pluess, M., Stevens, S. E., & Belsky, J. (2013). Differential Susceptibility: Developmental and Evolutionary Mechanisms of Gene-Environment Interactions. In M. Legerstee, D. W. Haley, M. H. Bornstein (Eds.) The Infant Mind: Origins of the Social Brain. New York: Guildford.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42314

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Contact details

Office hours

I work part time and my usual office days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For HLTHPSYC 122 queries on other days please contact k.stasiak@auckland.ac.nz or hlthpsyc122admin@auckland.ac.nz

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12005
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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