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Professor Richie Poulton
University of Otago
Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Research Unit; Professor, Department of Psychology
http://www.otago.ac.nz/psychology
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Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 913
dmhdru@otago.ac.nz
03 479 8507

Director of the Dunedin longitudinal study (DMHDS), one of the most detailed studies of human health and development ever undertaken; Professor, Department of Psychology; Co-Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) which I established in 2007. I am also the recently appointed Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Social Development, a part-time role I perform in addition to my other roles.

I have published 200+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, with many appearing in leading international journals, and maintain numerous international research collaborations.

In 2014, I was named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson-Reuters (one of only four New Zealanders so designated) and was listed in 2014 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, Thomson-Reuters.

Major areas of interest and research are developmental psychopathology, gene X environment prediction of complex disorders, and psychosocial determinants of chronic physical disease. I also have a strong interest in promoting the uptake of evidence for policy and practice.