Associate Professor James Scott

Head of the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research






Associate Professor James Scott leads the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research’s Child and Youth Mental Health Research Group. Professor Scott is a Conjoint Associate Professor for The University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research.

James is a consultant psychiatrist with the Royal Brisbane Hospital Early Psychosis Service. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Australian New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and PLoS One and a member Queensland Statewide Early Psychosis Advisory Group. He is Chair of the Clinical reference group for headspace at Nundah and has previously been Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the AEIOU Research Advisory Group.

James has extensive clinical and research experience in areas of child and adolescent mental health including aggression, self harm, developmental disorders and pharmacotherapy. His research interests in early psychosis are prevention, phenomenology and treatment options.


James is currently conducting research in the following streams:

Mental illness prevention

Mental illness prevention focuses on the study of the patterns, causes and effects of mental disorders. This enables identification of factors that influence mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. Addressing these influences, such as bullying in schools (traditional and cyber bullying) and  maltreatment in childhood, is arguably the most effective way to prevent the onset of mental disorders.

James was the lead author of the chapter addressing disease control priorities to prevent mental and developmental disorders in children and adolescents written for the Disease Control Priority Project. This international report, published by the World Bank, determined the best intervention to prevent and manage mental and developmental disorders in children and adolescents, particularly in low-income countries. The recommendations are considered and implemented by governments around the world.


Neuroimmunology research studies the interplay between the nervous system and the immune system. It has become increasingly apparent that sometimes psychosis and depression arise from inflammation in the central nervous system. James’ recently completed study examined autoimmune encephalitis in patients with early psychosis. This is the first study in the world to examine all patients admitted to hospital with early psychosis for autoimmune encephalitis. Four of 113 patients initially diagnosed with psychosis were in fact found to have an autoimmune disorder which required immunotherapy rather than psychiatric care. These findings have been incorporated into the latest Australian Clinical Guidelines for the management of schizophrenia.

Cadence Trials

The Cadence Trials are a collaboration between researchers, clinicians and people living with psychosis which evaluates safe and innovative treatments for young pepole with psychosis. The treatments under investigation include novel medications and psychological therapies.


Investigating the aetiopathogenic role of autoantibodies against the M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor in patients with first episode of schizophrenia. (2016–2020) NHMRC Project Grant

Prevention and Management of Youth Mental Illness. (2016–2020) NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships

Determining the best outcome measures for assessing cost-effectiveness of interventions for childhood mental disorders (NHMRC Project Grant administered by Deakin University). (2016–2018) Deakin University

Anti-neuronal antibodies in patients with treatment refractory psychotic disorders. (2016–2017) Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Mental Health and Neuroscience Theme. (2016–2017) Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners – Metro South

Can we predict who will develop major mental disorders? A long-term study of adolescent twins (NHMRC Project Grant administered by the University of Sydney). (2014–2018) University of Sydney

N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Research. (2013–2016) Research Donation Generic

The outcomes of adolescents and young adults who experience hallucinations: A birth cohort study. (2013–2015) NHMRC Project Grant

The Bryan Youth Mental Health PhD Scholarship. (2012–2017) Research Donation Generic

Youth Mental Health Schizophrenia Initiative. (2012–2015) Research Donation Generic

A longitudinal study of autism, development and parenting in preterm infants (< 29 weeks) from 2 to 4 years. (2012–2013) Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Recent Publications


Charlson, F. J., Ferrari, A. J., Santomauro, D. F., Diminic, S., Stockings, E., Scott, J. G., … & Whiteford, H. A. (2018). Global Epidemiology and Burden of Schizophrenia: Findings From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Schizophrenia bulletin.

Thomas, H. J., Scott, J. G., Coates, J. M., & Connor, J. P. (2018). Development and validation of the Bullying and Cyberbullying Scale for Adolescents: A multi‐dimensional measurement model. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Suetani, S., Siskind, D., Scott, J. G., & McGrath, J. J. (2018). Disentangling schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 137(4), 365-366.

Mustonen, A., Ahokas, T., Nordström, T., Murray, G. K., Mäki, P., Jääskeläinen, E., … & Niemelä, S. (2018). Smokinhot: adolescent smoking and the risk of psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Kesby, J. P., Eyles, D. W., McGrath, J. J., & Scott, J. G. (2018). Dopamine, psychosis and schizophrenia: the widening gap between basic and clinical neuroscience. Translational psychiatry, 8(1), 30.

Najman, J. M., Bor, W., Ahmadabadi, Z., Williams, G. M., Alati, R., Mamun, A. A., … & Clavarino, A. M. (2018). The inter-and intra-generational transmission of family poverty and hardship (adversity): A prospective 30 year study. PloS one, 13(1), e0190504.

Suetani, S., Mamun, A., Williams, G. M., Najman, J. M., McGrath, J. J., & Scott, J. G. (2018). The association between adolescent psychopathology and subsequent physical activity in young adulthood: a 21-year birth cohort study. Psychological medicine, 48(2), 269-278.


Suetani, S., Mamun, A., Williams, G. M., Najman, J. M., McGrath, J. J., & Scott, J. G. (2017). Longitudinal association between physical activity engagement during adolescence and mental health outcomes in young adults: A 21-year birth cohort study. Journal of psychiatric research, 94, 116-123.

Thomas, Hannah J., Connor, Jason P. and Scott, James G. (2017) Why do children and adolescents bully their peers? A critical review of key theoretical frameworks. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, . doi:10.1007/s00127-017-1462-1

Hielscher, E., DeVylder, J. E., Saha, S., Connell, M., & Scott, J. G. (2017). Why are psychotic experiences associated with self-injurious thoughts and behaviours? A systematic review and critical appraisal of potential confounding and mediating factors. Psychological medicine, 1-20.

Thomas, Hannah J., Connor, Jason P., Lawrence, David M., Hafekost, Jennifer M., Zubrick, Stephen R. and Scott, James G. (2017) Prevalence and correlates of bullying victimisation and perpetration in a nationally representative sample of Australian youthAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, . doi:10.1177/0004867417707819

Scott, James G., Giortz Pedersen, Marianne, Erskine, Holly E. , Bikic, Aida, Demontis, Ditte, McGrath, John J. and Dalsgaard, Soren (2017) Mortality in individuals with disruptive behavior disorders diagnosed by specialist services – a nationwide cohort study. Psychiatry Research, 251 255-260. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.029

Armstrong, Rebecca, Scott, James G., Whitehouse, Andrew J. O., Copland, David A., McMahon, Katie L. and Arnott, Wendy (2017) Late talkers and later language outcomes: Predicting the different language trajectories. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/17549507.2017.1296191

Ryan, Alex, Baker, Andrea, Dark, Frances, Foley, Sharon, Gordon, Anne, Hatherill, Sean, Stathis, Stephen, Saha, Sukanta, Bruxner, George, Beckman, Martin, Richardson, Drew, Berk, Michael, Dean, Olivia, McGrath, John and Scott, James (2017) The efficacy of sodium benzoate as an adjunctive treatment in early psychosis – CADENCE-BZ: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials, 18 1: . doi:10.1186/s13063-017-1908-5

Moore, Sophie E., Norman, Rosana E., Suetani, Shuichi, Thomas, Hannah J., Sly, Peter D. and Scott, James G. (2017) Consequences of bullying victimization in childhood and adolescence: a systematic review and meta-analysisWorld Journal of Psychiatry, 7 1: 60-76. doi:10.5498/wjp.v7.i1.60

Armstrong, Rebecca, Whitehouse, Andrew J. O., Scott, James G., Copland, David A., McMahon, Katie L., Fleming, Sophie and Arnott, Wendy (2017) A relationship between early language skills and adult autistic-like traits: evidence from a longitudinal population-based studyJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10803-016-3014-z

Suetani, Shuichi, Scott, James G. and McGrath, John J. (2017) The importance of the physical health needs of people with psychotic disordersAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51 1: 94-95. doi:10.1177/0004867416662151


Thomas, Hannah J., Connor, Jason P., Baguley, Chantelle M. and Scott, James G. (2016) Two sides to the story: adolescent and parent views on harmful intention in defining school bullyingAggressive Behavior, . doi:10.1002/ab.21694

Suetani, Shuichi, Saha, Sukanta, Milad, Adam, Eakin, Elizabeth, Scott, James G. and McGrath, John J. (2016) Common mental disorders and recent physical activity status: findings from a National Community SurveySocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1-8. doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1307-3

Johnson, J. C., Scott, J. G. and Jess, N. (2016) Assessing the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorderLancet Psychiatry, 3 11: E16-E16. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30324-8

Armstrong, Rebecca, Scott, James, Copland, David, McMahon, Katie, Khan, Asaduzzaman, Najman, Jake M., Alati, Rosa and Arnott, Wendy (2016) Predicting receptive vocabulary change from childhood to adulthood: a birth cohort studyJournal of Communication Disorders, 64 78-90. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.10.002

GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators, Charlson, F. J., Ferrari, A. J., Abajobir, A. A., Erskine, H. E., Knibbs, L. D., Leung, J., Santomauro, D. F., Veerman, J. L., Whiteford, H. A., Lalloo, R., Scott, J. G., Alam, N. K. M., Gouda, H. N., Guo, Y. and McGrath, J. J. (2016) Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015Lancet, 388 10053: 1659-1724. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31679-8

GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators, Charlson, F. J., Erskine, H. E., Ferrari, A. J., Leung, J., Whiteford, H. A., Abajobir, A. A., Knibbs, L. D., Lalloo, R., Scott, J. G. and Guo, Yuming (2016) Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet, 388 10053: 1545-1602. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31678-6

Connell, Melissa, Betts, Kim, McGrath, John J., Alati, Rosa, Najman, Jake, Clavarino, Alexandra, Mamun, Abdullah, Williams, Gail and Scott, James G. (2016) Hallucinations in adolescents and risk for mental disorders and suicidal behaviour in adulthood: prospective evidence from the MUSP birth cohort studySchizophrenia Research, 176 2-3: 546-551. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2016.06.009

Erskine, Holly E., Norman, Rosana E., Ferrari, Alize J., Chan, Gary C.K., Copeland, William E., Whiteford, Harvey A. and Scott, James G. (2016) Long-term outcomes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55 10: 841-850. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2016.06.016

Ng, Faith, Scott, James G. and Bruxner, George (2016) Antineuronal antibody screening in early onset-cognitive declineAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, . doi:10.1177/0004867416670019

McKeon, Gemma L., Scott, James G., Spooner, Donna M., Ryan, Alexander E., Blum, Stefan, Gillis, David, Langguth, Daman and Robinson, Gail A. (2016) Cognitive and social functioning deficits after anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: an exploratory case seriesJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22 8: 828-838. doi:10.1017/S1355617716000679

Suetani, S., Waterreus, A., Morgan, V., Foley, D. L., Galletly, C., Badcock, J. C., Watts, G., McKinnon, A., Castle, D., Saha, S., Scott, J. G. and McGrath, J. J. (2016) Correlates of physical activity in people living with psychotic illnessActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134 2: 129-137. doi:10.1111/acps.12594

Moe, Aung Aung Kywe, Scott, James G., Burne, Thomas H. J. and Eyles, Darryl W. (2016) Neural changes induced by antipsychotic administration in adolescence: a review of studies in laboratory rodentsJournal of Psychopharmacology, 30 8: 771-794. doi:10.1177/0269881116654776

Denham, Renee, McGee, Tara Renae, Eriksson, Li, McGrath, John, Norman, Rosana, Sawyer, Michael and Scott, James (2016) Frequent peer problems in Australian children and adolescentsJournal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 8 3: 162-173. doi:10.1108/JACPR-11-2015-0196

McFadden, Maia, Gordon, Anne, Leong, Geoff, Ward, David and Scott, James G. (2016) Pancreatitis associated with metformin used for management of clozapine-related weight gainAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry,50 7: 701-702. doi:10.1177/0004867416631830

Patel, Vikram, Chisholm, Dan, Parikh, Rachana, Charlson, Fiona J., Degenhardt, Louisa, Dua, Tarun, Ferrari, Alize J., Hyman, Steve, Laxminarayan, Ramanan, Levin, Carol, Lund, Crick, Medina Mora, María Elena, Petersen, Inge, Scott, James, Shidhaye, Rahul, Vijayakumar, Lakshmi, Thornicroft, Graham, Whiteford, Harvey and on behalf of the DCP MNS Author Group (2016) Addressing the burden of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition. The Lancet, 387 10028: 1672-1685. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00390-6

Scott, James G. (2016) Childhood antecedents of schizophrenia: will understanding aetiopathogenesis result in schizophrenia prevention?. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51 4: 493-495. doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1184-9

Pritchard, Margo Anne, de Dassel, Therese, Beller, Elaine, Bogossian, Fiona, Russo, Santo, Johnston, Linda, Paynter, Jessica, Russo, Santo and Scott, James (2016) Autism in toddlers born very preterm. Pediatrics, 137 2: e20151949.1-e20151949.10. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-1949

Newman, M. P., Blum, S., Wong, R.C.W., Scott, J.G., Prain, K., Wilson, R.J. and Gillis, D. (2016) Autoimmune encephalitisInternal Medicine Journal, 46 2: 148-157. doi:10.1111/imj.12974

Ferro, Mark A., Van Lieshout, Ryan J., Scott, James G., Alati, Rosa, Mamun, Abdullah A. and Dingle, Kaeleen (2016) Condition-specific associations of symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults with asthma and food allergy. Journal of Asthma, 1-7. doi:10.3109/02770903.2015.1104694

Erskine, H. E., Baxter, A. J., Patton, G., Moffitt, T. E., Patel, V., Whiteford, H. A. and Scott, J. G. (2016) The global coverage of prevalence data for mental disorders in children and adolescentsEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S2045796015001158

Najman, J. M., Plotnikova, M., Williams, G. M., Alati, R., Mamun, A. A., Scott, J., Wray, N. and Clavarino, A. M. (2016) Trajectories of maternal depression: a 27-year population-based prospective studyEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S2045796015001109

Suetani, S., Rosenbaum, S., Scott, J. G., Curtis, J. and Ward, P .B. (2016) Bridging the gap: What have we done and what more can we do to reduce the burden of avoidable death in people with psychotic illness?. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 25 3: 1-6. doi:10.1017/S2045796015001043

Allison, Stephen, Rose, Chad A., Scott, James, Roeger, Leigh and Bastiampillai, Tarun (2016) A research agenda for childhood bullying. Lancet Psychiatry, 3 1: E1-E2. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00516-7 show

McGrath, John J., Alati, Rosa, Clavarino, Alexandra, Williams, Gail M., Bor, William, Najman, Jake M., Connell, Melissa and Scott, James G. (2016) Age at first tobacco use and risk of subsequent psychosis-related outcomes: A birth cohort studyAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 6: 577-583. doi:10.1177/0004867415587341

Thomas, Hannah J., Chan, Gary C. K., Scott, James G., Connor, Jason P., Kelly, A.B. and Williams, Joanne (2016) Association of different forms of bullying victimisation with adolescents’ psychological distress and reduced emotional wellbeingAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 4: 371-379. doi:10.1177/0004867415600076

Henry, Julie D., Castellini, Julieta, Moses, Ernestina and Scott, James G. (2016) Emotion regulation in adolescents with mental health problems. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38 2: 197-207. doi:10.1080/13803395.2015.1100276

Ferro, M. A., van Lieshout, R. J., Ohayon, J. and Scott, J. G. (2016) Emotional and behavioral problems in adolescents and young adults with food allergyAllergy, 71 4: 532-540. doi:10.1111/all.12829


Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. (2015) The Lancet, 386 10010: 2287-2323. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00128-2

GBD 2013 DALYs and HALE Collaborators, Charlson, Fiona J., Erskine, Holly E., Ferrari, Alize J., Gouda, Hebe N., Hoy, Damian G., Knibbs, Luke D., McGrath, John J., Scott, James G., Whiteford, Harvey A. and Lalloo, Ratilal (2015) Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition. The Lancet, 386 10009: 2145-2191. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61340-X

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. (2015). The Lancet,386 9995: 743-800. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4

Moore, Sophie E., Scott, James G., Thomas, Hannah J., Sly, Peter D, Whitehouse, Andrew J. O., Zubrick, Stephen R. and Norman, Rosana E. (2015) Impact of adolescent peer aggression on educational achievement and employment in an Australian cohort. Journal of Adolescence, 43 39-49. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.05.007

Henry, Julie D., Moses, Ernestina, Castellini, Julieta and Scott, James (2015) Mental health problems in adolescence and the interpretation of unambiguous threat. PLoS ONE, 10 6: 1-11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127167

Paynter, Jessica M., Riley, Emma P., Beamish, Wendi, Scott, James G. and Heussler, Helen S. (2015) Brief Report: An evaluation of an Australian autism-specific, early intervention programme. International Journal of Special Education, 30 2: 13-19.

Ferro M. A., Boyle M. H., Alati, R., Scott, J. G. and Dingle K. (2015) Maternal psychological distress mediates the relationship between asthma and physician visits in a population-based sample of adolescentsJournal of Asthma, 52 2: 170-175. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.955191

Duhig, Michael, Patterson, Sue, Connell, Melissa, Foley, Sharon, Capra, Carina, Dark, Frances, Gordon, Anne, Singh, Saveena, Hides, Leanne, McGrath, John J. and Scott, James (2015) The prevalence and correlates of childhood trauma in patients with early psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49 7: 651-659. doi:10.1177/0004867415575379

Moore, Sophie E., Scott, James G., Ferrari, Alize J., Mills, Ryan, Dunne, Michael P., Erskine, Holly E., Devries, Karen M., Degenhardt, Louisa, Vos, Theo, Whiteford, Harvey A., McCarthy, Molly and Norman, Rosana E. (2015) Burden attributable to child maltreatment in Australia. Child Abuse and Neglect, 48 208-220. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.05.006

Najman, Jake M., Alati, Rosa, Bor, William, Clavarino, Alexandra, Mamun, Abdullah, McGrath, John J., McIntyre, David, O’Callaghan, Michael, Scott, James, Shuttlewood, Greg, Williams, Gail M. and Wray, Naomi (2015) Cohort profile update: the Mater-University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy (MUSP). International Journal of Epidemiology, 44 1: 78-78f. doi:10.1093/ije/dyu234

Mills, Natalie T., Wright, Margaret J., Henders, Anjali K., Eyles, Darryl W., Baune, Bernhard T., McGrath, John J., Byrne, Edna M., Hansell, Narelle K., Birosova, Eva, Scott, James G., Martin, Nicholas G., Montgomery, Grant W., Wray, Naomi R. and Vinkhuyzen, Anna A. E. (2015) Heritability of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Receptor Type 1 Expression and Vitamin D Levels in Healthy Adolescent Twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18 1: 28-35. doi:10.1017/thg.2014.70

Baxter, A. J., Brugha, T. S., Erskine, H. E., Scheurer, R. W., Vos, T. and Scott, J. G. (2015) The epidemiology and global burden of autism spectrum disordersPsychological Medicine, 45 3: 601-613. doi:10.1017/S003329171400172X

Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. (2015) .The Lancet, 385 9963: 117-171. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61682-2

Capra, Carina, Kavanagh, David J., Hides, Leanne and Scott, James G. (2015) Current CAPE-15: A measure of recent psychotic-like experiences and associated distressEarly Intervention in Psychiatry, 1-7. doi:10.1111/eip.12245

Martin, G., Thomas, H., Andrews, T., Hasking, P. and Scott, J. G. (2015) Psychotic experiences and psychological distress predict contemporaneous and future non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts in a sample of Australian school-based adolescentsPsychological Medicine, 45 2: 429-437. doi:10.1017/S0033291714001615

Capra, Carina, Kavanagh, David J., Hides, Leanne and Scott, James G. (2015) Subtypes of psychotic-like experiences are differentially associated with suicidal ideation, plans and attempts in young adults. Psychiatry Research, 228 3: 894-898. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.002


Erskine H.E., Moffitt T.E., Copeland W.E., Costello E.J., Ferrari A.J., Patton G., Degenhardt L., Vos T., Whiteford H.A. and Scott J.G. (2014) A heavy burden on young minds: the global burden of mental and substance use disorders in children and youthPsychological Medicine, 45 7: 1551-1563. doi:10.1017/S0033291714002888

Betts, Kim S., Williams, Gail M., Najman, Jakob M., Scott, James and Alati, Rosa (2014) Exposure to stressful life events during pregnancy predicts psychotic experiences via behaviour problems in childhoodJournal of Psychiatric Research, 59 132-139. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.08.001

Patterson, Sue, Duhig, Michael, Connell, Melissa and Scott, James (2014) Successful recruitment to a study of first-episode psychosis by clinicians: a qualitative account of outcomes and influences on processJournal of Mental Health, 23 5: 225-230. doi:10.3109/09638237.2014.924051

Duke, Suzanne G., Scott, James and Dean, Angela J. (2014) Use of restrictive interventions in a child and adolescent inpatient unit: predictors of use and effect on patient outcomesAustralasian Psychiatry, 22 4: 360-365. doi:10.1177/1039856214532298

Salom, Caroline L., Betts, Kim S., Williams, Gail M., Najman, Jackob M., Scott, James G. and Alati, Rosa (2014) Do young people with comorbid mental and alcohol disorders experience worse behavioural problems? Psychiatry Research, 219 2: 372-379. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.05.056

Rowe, Casey, Spelman, Lynda, Oziemski, Margaret, Ryan, Alexander, Manoharan, Shobhan, Wilson, Perry, Daubney, Michael and Scott, James (2014) Isotretinoin and mental health in adolescents: Australian consensus. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55 2: 162-167. doi:10.1111/ajd.12117

Erskine, Holly E., Ferrari, Alize J., Polanczyk, Guilherme V., Moffitt, Terrie E., Murray, Christopher J. L., Vos, Theo, Whiteford, Harvey A. and Scott, James G. (2014) The global burden of conduct disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2010. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55 4: 328-336. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12186

Scott, James G., Moore, Sophie E., Sly, Peter D. and Norman, Rosana E. (2014) Bullying in children and adolescents: a modifiable risk factor for mental illnessAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48 3: 209-212. doi:10.1177/0004867413508456

Doyle, Christopher, Patterson, Susan and Scott, James (2014) Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation: a quandary? Lancet, 383 9915: 408-408. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60145-8

Ferro, Mark A., Boyle, Michael H., Scott, James G. and Dingle, Kaeleen (2014) The Child Behavior Checklist and Youth Self-Report in adolescents with epilepsy: testing measurement invariance of the Attention and Thought Problems subscalesEpilepsy and Behavior, 31 34-42. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.11.009

Moore, Sophie E., Norman, Rosana E., Sly, Peter D., Whitehouse, Andrew J. O., Zubrick, Stephen R. and Scott, James (2014) Adolescent peer aggression and its association with mental health and substance use in an Australian cohortJournal of Adolescence, 37 1: 11-21. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.10.006

Johns L.C., Kompus K., Connell M., Humpston C., Lincoln T.M., Longden E., Preti A., Alderson-Day B., Badcock J.C., Cella M., Fernyhough C., McCarthy-Jones S., Peters E., Raballo A., Scott J., Siddi S., Sommer I.E. and Laroi F. (2014) Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 SUPPL. 4: S255-S264. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu005

Najman, Jake M., Khatun, Mohsina, Mamun, Abdullah, Clavarino, Alexandra, Williams, Gail M., Scott, James, O’Callaghan, Michael, Hayatbakhsh, Reza and Alati, Rosa (2014) Does depression experienced by mothers leads to a decline in marital quality: a 21-year longitudinal studySocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49 1: 121-132. doi:10.1007/s00127-013-0749-0

Norman, Rosana E., Ryan, Alexander, Grant, Kristen, Sitas, Freddy and Scott, James G. (2014) Environmental contributions to childhood cancers. Journal of Environmental Immunology and Toxicology, 2 2: 86-98. doi:10.7178/jeit.17

Thomas, Hannah J., Connor, Jason P. and Scott, James G. (2014) Integrating traditional bullying and cyberbullying: challenges of definition and measurement in adolescents – a review. Educational Psychology Review, 1-18. doi:10.1007/s10648-014-9261-7

Betts, Kim S., Williams, Gai M., Najman, Jacob M., Scott, James and Alati, Rosa (2014) Maternal prenatal infection, early susceptibility to illness and adult psychotic experiences: A birth cohort studySchizophrenia Research, 156 2-3: 161-167. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2014.04.013


Erskine, Holly E., Ferrari, Alize J., Nelson, Paul, Polanczyk, Guilherme V., Flaxman, Abraham D., Vos, Theo, Whiteford, Harvey A. and Scott, James G. (2013) Research review: epidemiological modelling of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 54 12: 1263-1274. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12144

Capra, Carina, Kavanagh, David J., Hides, Leanne and Scott, James (2013) Brief screening for psychosis-like experiencesSchizophrenia Research, 149 1-3: 104-107. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2013.05.020

Saha, Sukanta, McGrath, John and Scott, James (2013) Service use for mental health problems in people with delusional-like experiences: a nationwide population based survey. PLoS ONE, 8 8: e71951.1-e71951.6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071951

Mills, Natalie T., Scott, James G., Wray, Naomi R., Cohen-Woods, Sarah and Baune, Bernhard T. (2013) Research review: the role of cytokines in depression in adolescents: a systematic review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54 8: 816-835. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12080

Hollingworth, Samantha, Duhig, Michael, Hall, Wayne and Scott, James (2013) National trends in the community prescribing of second-generation antipsychotic medications in Australian children and youth: the incomplete storyAustralasian Psychiatry, 21 5: 442-445. doi:10.1177/1039856213497809

Cotton, S. M., Lambert, M., Schimmelmann, B. G., Mackinnon, A., Gleeson, J. F. M., Berk, M., Hides, L., Chanen, A. M., Scott, J., Schoettle, D., McGorry, P. D. and Conus, P. (2013) Differences between first episode schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorderSchizophrenia Research, 147 1: 169-174. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2013.02.036

Varghese, Daniel, Scott, James G., Bor, William, Williams, Gail M., Najman, Jake M. and McGrath, John J. (2013) The association between adult attachment style and delusional-like experiences in a community sample of women. Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease, 201 6: 525-529. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e318294a257

Saha, Sukanta, Stedman, Terry J., Scott, James G. and McGrath, John J. (2013) The co-occurrence of common mental and physical disorders within Australian families: a national population-based study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47 8: 754-761. doi:10.1177/0004867413486841

Mills, Ryan, Scott, James, Alati, Rosa, O’Callaghan, Michael, Najman, Jake M. and Strathearn, Lane (2013) Child maltreatment and adolescent mental health problems in a large birth cohort. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37 5: 292-302. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.11.008

Scott, James G., Duhig, Michael, Hamlyn, Jess and Norman, Rosana (2013) Environmental contributions to autism: explaining the rise in incidence of autistic spectrum disordersJournal of Environmental Immunology and Toxicology,1 2: 75-79. doi:10.7178/jeit.7

Norman, Rosana E., Veerman, J. Lennert, Scott, James, Fantino, Emmanuelle, Bailie, Ross, Sly, Peter D. and Cleghorn, Geoffrey (2013) Environmental contributions to the leading causes of disease burden among Australian childrenJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 56 5: 481-484. doi:10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182848a23

Hamlyn, Jess, Duhig, Michael, McGrath, John and Scott, James (2013) Modifiable risk factors for schizophrenia and autism: shared risk factors impacting on brain developmentNeurobiology of Disease, 53 3-9. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2012.10.023

Norman, Rosana E., Carpenter, David O., Scott, James, Brune, Marie Noel and Sly, Peter D. (2013) Environmental exposures: an underrecognized contribution to noncommunicable diseasesReviews on Environmental Health, 28 1: 59-65. doi:10.1515/reveh-2012-0033

GBD 2010 Country Collaboration, Scott, James G., Whiteford, Harvey, Lopez, Alan D., Norman, Rosana E. and Lee, Yong Yi (2013) GBD 2010 country results: a global public good. The Lancet, 381 9871: 965-970. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60283-4

Ahire, Mrinalini, Sheridan, Judith, Regbetz, Shane, Stacey, Phillip and Scott, James G. (2013) Back to basics: informing the public of co-morbid physical health problems in those with mental illnessAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47 2: 177-184. doi:10.1177/0004867412450753

Duhig, Michael J., Saha, Sukanta and Scott, James G. (2013) Efficacy of risperidone in children with disruptive behavioural disordersJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49 1: 19-26. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02200.x

Saha, S., Scott, J. G., Varghese, D. and McGrath, J. J. (2013) Socio-economic disadvantage and delusional-like experiences: A nationwide population-based studyEuropean Psychiatry, 28 1: 59-63. doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2011.09.004

Betts, Kim Steven, Williams, Gail M., Najman, Jacob M., Scott, James and Alati, Rosa (2013) The association between lower birth weight and comorbid generalised anxiety and major depressive disorderJournal of Affective Disorders,146 2: 231-237. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2012.09.010

Varghese, D., Wray, N. R., Scott, J. G., Williams, G. M., Najman, J. M. and McGrath, J. J. (2013) The heritability of delusional-like experiencesActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 127 1: 48-52. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01905.x


Hollingsworth, Katharine, Callaway, Leonie, Duhig, Michael, Matheson, Sally and Scott, James (2012) The association between maltreatment in childhood and pre-pregnancy obesity in women attending an antenatal clinic in AustraliaPLoS One, 72 12: e51868.1-e51868.6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051868

Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. (2012) Lancet, 380 9859: 2163-2196. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61729-2

Al Mamun, Abdullah, O’Callaghan, Frances, Scott, James, Heussler, Helen, O’Callaghan, Michael, Najman, Jake and Williams, Gail (2012) Continuity and discontinuity of trouble sleeping behaviors from early childhood to young adulthood in a large Australian community-based-birth cohort studySleep Medicine, 13 10: 1301-1306. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2012.07.003

Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. (2012) Lancet, 380 9859: 2197-2223. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61689-4

Norman, Rosana E., Byambaa, Munkhtsetseg, De, Rumna, Butchart, Alexander, Scott, James and Vos, Theo (2012) The long-term health consequences of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Medicine, 98 11: e1001349.1-e1001349.31. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001349

Cox, Alicia, Emmerson, Brett, Collyer, Bruce and Scott, James (2012) Why change injection sites for depot antipsychotic medication? Australian And New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 8: 794-794. doi:10.1177/0004867412445024

Saha, Sukanta, Scott, James, Varghese, Daniel and McGrath, John (2012) Anxiety and depressive disorders are associated with delusional-like experiences: a replication study based on a National Survey of Mental Health and WellbeingBMJ Open, 2 3: e001001.1-e001001.7. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001001

Saha, S., Scott, J., Varghese, D. and McGrath, J. (2012) Social support and delusional-like experiences: a nationwide population-based studyEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 21 2: 203-212. doi:10.1017/S2045796011000862

Paynter, Jessica, Scott, James, Beamish, Wendi, Duhig, Michael and Heussler, Honey (2012) A pilot study of the effects of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with autism. The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal, 6 7-14. doi:10.2174/1874309901206010007

Stark, Anne and Scott, James (2012) A review of the use of clozapine levels to guide treatment and determine cause of deathAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 9: 816-825. doi:10.1177/0004867412438871