Dr Grant Irwin Gordon Christie



Dr Grant Christie, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, is a Child and Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist who has been working in outpatient and residential youth addiction services in NZ and Australia for over 15 years. He is passionate about improving the treatment of young people at risk of addiction and enhancing the management of co-existing problems (CEP) in mental health services and primary care. He has developed a number of youth addiction treatment resources that are used widely in NZ and further afield, and has acted in various advisory roles for the MOH in this area. Principal investigator in the design and testing of the Substances and Choices Scale (SACS), a youth AOD screening and outcome measurement instrument (available on www.sacsinfo.com), Grant has developed brief intervention training packages for primary and secondary health services and is expanding this work to look at youth addiction treatment via internet and app based modalities.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • 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. JMIR mental health, 6 (5), e12656-e12656. 10.2196/12656
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Hopkins, Theresa Fleming, Sally Merry, Karolina Stasiak, Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Christie, G. I., Fleming, T. M., Lee, A. C. L., & Clark, T. C. (2018). Health and Social Difficulties in High School Students using High Amounts of Alcohol and Drugs: Implications for Screening. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 27 (3), 180-188. 10.1080/1067828X.2018.1443865
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41113
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Arier Lee, Theresa Fleming, Terryann Clark
  • Liu, Z., Warren, J., & Christie, G. (2018). Design of a technology-delivered motivational interviewing intervention for youth empowerment. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series10.1145/3167918.3167934
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47198
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jim Warren
  • Christie, G. I. G., Bavin, L. M., & Wills, S. (2018). Can We Predict Which Adolescents Will Engage in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment?. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 12, 117822181876280-117822181876280. 10.1177/1178221818762802
  • Christie, G., Fleming, T., & Stasiak, K. (2016). Translating a youth addiction group intervention into an app-based self help intervention - Where to from here?. Paper presented at 2016 ICBM: International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Melbourne, Australia. 7 December - 10 December 2016. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40575
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karolina Stasiak, Theresa Fleming
  • Christie, G., & Warren, J. (2016). Health Advanced though Behavioural Intervention Technologies (HABITS): A National Science Challenge project for youth. Paper presented at Health Informatics New Zealand Conference 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. 1 November - 3 November 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jim Warren
  • Faulkner, C., Christie, G., Zhou, L., & King, J. (2015). The effect of alcohol price on dependent drinkers’ alcohol consumption. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128 (1427), 9-17.
  • Macfarlane, V., & Christie, G. (2015). Synthetic cannabinoid withdrawal: A new demand on detoxification services. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34 (2), 147-153. 10.1111/dar.12225


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