Dr Jason Landon

Head of Discipline - Psychology, Senior Lecturer, Member Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

Phone: 921 9999 ext. 7894

Email: Jason.landon@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University
North Shore Campus, Rm AR324
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand

Postal Address:
AUT University
North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Links to relevant web pages:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jason_Landon
http://scholar.google.co.nz/citations?user=BP84zVoAAAAJ&hl=en
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rigs20/current
http://www.springer.com/public+health/journal/11469
http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research-institutes/niphmhr/gambling-and-addictions-research-centre
http://www.abainternational.org/

Qualifications:

BSc, MSc (1st Class), PhD (Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Associate Editor: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Regional Associate Editor: International Gambling Studies
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK
Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology)
Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Research Unit (The University of Auckland)

Biography:

Jason completed a PhD in behavioural psychology at the The University of Auckland, this research was recognised by the American Psychological Association as being the outstanding dissertation in that area. He then undertook Post-Doctoral work at the Liggins Institute of The University of Auckland studying the effects of early-life nutrition on learning and development. Jason has also worked in policy and research areas with the Ministry of Health, and Manukau Institute of Technology.

Jason is currently Psychology Head of Discipline, a member of AUT's Gambling and Addictions Research Centre, and an associate editor with two international journals. He undertakes research in a range of applied and experimental areas with colleagues at AUT, and externally with colleagues at The University of Auckland, and The University of Lincoln (United Kingdom). 

Teaching Areas:

Behavioural Psychology, Biological Psychology, Health Psychology

Research Areas:

Gambling and Behavioural Addictions
Mental Health and Caregiving
Behaviour Analysis

Research Summary:

Jason's research interests are broad, from experimental research to qualitative accounts of poorly understood phenomena, and evaluations of public health interventions. He works with colleagues at AUT and other universities nationally and internationally.  He has expertise using quantitative, qualitative and evaluation approaches to address experimental and applied issues across a range of areas in psychology.

His current research is focused on the impacts of harmful gambling on vulnerable groups, electronic gaming machine gambling, the experiences of caregivers, noise sensitivity among clinical populations, and experimental studies of choice.  

Publications:

Landon, J., Grayson, E., & Roberts, A.  (2017). An exploratory study of the impacts of gambling on affected others accessing a social service. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, doi 10.1007/s11469-017-9785-4

Roberts, A., Sharman, S., Coid, J., Murphy, R., Bowden-Jones, H., Cowlishaw, S., & Landon., J.  (2017).  Gambling and negative life events in a nationally representative sample of UK men.  Addictive Behaviors, 75, 95-102.  doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.07.002

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M., & Roberts, A.  (in press).  On the feasibility of in-venue observations of EGM gamblers and game characteristics.  Journal of Gambling Issues.

Shepherd, D., Landon, J., & Goedeke, S.  (2017).  Symptom severity, caregiver stress, and intervention helpfulness assessed using ratings from parents caring for a child with autism.  Autism, 1-12.  doi: 10.1177/1362361316688869

Landon, J., Shepherd, D., & Lodhia, V.  (2016).  A qualitative study of noise sensitivity in adults with autism spectrum disorder.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 32, 43-52.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2016.08.005

Shepherd, D., Dirks, K.N., Welch, D., McBride, D.N., & Landon, J.  (2016).  The Covariance between Air Pollution Annoyance and Noise Annoyance, and Its Relationship with Health-Related Quality of Life.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi:0.3390/ijerph13080792

Krägeloh, C.U., Billington, D.R., Hsu, P.H.C., Feng, X.J., Medvedev, O.N., Kersten, P., Landon, J., & Siegert, R.J.  (2016).  Ordinal-to-interval scale conversion tables and national items for the New Zealand version of the WHOQOL-BREF.  PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166065

Roberts, A., Coid, J., King, R., Murphy, R., Turner, J., Bowden-Jones, H., Palmer du Preez, K., & Landon, J.  (2016).  Gambling and violence in a nationally representative sample of UK men.  Addiction. doi: 10.1111/add.13522

Phillips, J.G., Hoon, T., & Landon, J.  (2016).  Dynamic selective exposure during decision-making.  The Journal of General Psychology, 143(4), 239-253.  doi: 10.1080/00221309.2016.1214098

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Page, A., Bellringer, M., Roberts, A., & Abbott, M.  (2016).  Electronic gaming machine characteristics:  It’s the little things that count. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.  doi: 10.1007/s11469-016-9666-2

Phillips, J.G. & Landon, J.  (2016).  Dynamic changes in the use of online advice in response to task success or failure.  Behaviour and Information Technology. doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2016.1186734

Landon, J., Pike, B., Diesfeld, K., & Shepherd, D.  (2016).  The experiences of parents providing support to adult children with schizophrenia. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.  doi:10.1007/s11469-016-9643-9

Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., & Abbott, M. (2016).  The effects of pop-up harm minimisation messages on electronic gaming machine gambling behaviour in New Zealand. Journal of Gambling Studies.  doi:10.1007/s10899-016-9603-0

Landon, J., Shepherd, D., McGarry, M., Theadom, A., & Miller, R. (2016).  When it’s quiet, it’s nice: Noise sensitivity in schizophrenia.  American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 19(2), 122-135.

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Page, A., & Abbott M.  (2015) Pop-up messages on electronic gaming machines in New Zealand: Experiences and views of stakeholders.  International Gambling Studies, doi:10.1080/14459795.2015.1093535

Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Palmer du Preez, K., Rohan, M., Garrett, N., Landon, J., & Hodgins, D. (2015).  An outcome study of problem gambling brief telephone intervention: Three years later.  Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, October, 2015.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., Mundy-McPherson, S., Abbott, M., Haapu, B., & Cumming, S.  (2015). Evaluation and Clinical Audit of Problem Gambling Intervention and Public Health Services.  Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, September 2015.

Kolandai-Matchett., K., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., Mundy-McPherson, S., Abbott, M., & Bailey, M.  Evaluation of Problem Gambling Intervention and Public Health Services: A Review of the Literature (Supplementary Report No.1).  Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, September 2015.

Kolandai-Matchett., K., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., & Abbott, M.  Evaluation of Problem Gambling Public Health Services: An analysis of provider progress reports (Supplementary Report No.2).  Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, September 2015.

Krägeloh, C.U, Billington, R., Hsu, P.H.C., & Landon, J. (2015).  What New Zealanders find important in their quality of life: Comparison with international WHOQOL data from 14 other countries.  Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 39(4), 384-388. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12350.

Urale, P.W.B., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., & Abbott, M. (2015).  God, family and money: Pacific people and gambling in New Zealand.  International Gambling Studies. Doi:10.1080/14459795.2014.998252

Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Garrett, N., Bellringer, M., Page, A., Coomarasamy, C., & Abbott, M.  (2014).  Investigation into the effects of gambling game characteristics, PIDS and pop-up technology on gambling and problem gambling behaviour in New Zealand. Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, August 2014.

Farvid, P., Landon, J., & Krageloh, C (2014). Psychology, In  V. Wright-St Clair, D. Reid and S. Shaw (Eds.) Evidence Based Health Practice. Oxford University Press: Oxford

Krägeloh, C.U., Shepherd, D., Zapanta, A.E., & Landon, J.  (2013). Standardizing task difficulty in an experimental target-tracking task: A comparison of five types of computer input devices.  The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 29, 18-25.

Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., Vandal, A., Hodgins, D., Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., & Sullivan, S. (2013). Effectiveness of problem gambling brief telephone interventions: An uncontrolled outcome study.  Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, July 2013.

Krägeloh, C.U., Kersten, P., Billington, D.R., Hsu, P.H.-C., Shepherd, D., Landon, J., & Feng, X.J. (2013). Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire for general use in New Zealand. Quality of Life Research. 22, 1451-1457.

Landon, J., Shepherd, D., Stuart, S., Theadom, A., & Freundlich, S. (2012). Hearing every footstep: Noise sensitivity in individuals following traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22(3), 391-407.

Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Vandal, A., Hodgins, D., Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Sullivan, S., & Feigin, V. (2012).  Effectiveness of Problem Gambling Brief Interventions: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Final Report to NZ Ministry of Health, December 2012.

Thorne H, Bellringer M, Abbott M, & Landon J. (2012).  Brief literature review to summarise the social impacts of gaming machines and TAB gambling in Auckland.  Auckland University of Technology, Auckland. 1-67.

Billington, R., Landon, J., Krageloh, C., & Shepherd, D. (2010). The New Zealand World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) Group. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1315), 65-70.

Landon, J., Thorne, H., Palmer, K., Page, A. & Abbott, M.  (2010). Focused Literature Review for the Problem Gambling Programme.  Final report for the Health Sponsorship Council.  Wellington, New Zealand.

Krägeloh, C. U., Zapanta, A., Shepherd, D., & Landon, J. (2010). Human choice behaviour in a frequently changing environment. Behavioural Processes, 83(1), 119-126.

Miles, J. L., Landon, J., Davison, M., Krägeloh, C. U., Thompson, N. M., Triggs, C. M., & Breier, B. H. (2008). Prenatally undernourished rats show increased preference for wheel running v. lever pressing for food in a choice task. British Journal of Nutrition. 101(6), 902-908.

Elliffe, D., Davison, M., & Landon, J. (2008). Relative reinforcer rates and magnitudes do not control concurrent choice independently. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 90, 169-185.

Landon, J., Davison, M., Krägeloh, C. U., Thompson, N. M., Miles, J. L., Vickers, M. H, & Breier, B. H. (2007). Global undernutrition during gestation influences learning during adult life. Learning and Behavior, 35(2), 79-86.

Landon, J., Davison, M., & Breier, B. H. (2006). The developmental environment: influences on subsequent cognitive function and behaviour. In P. D. Gluckman, & M. A. Hanson (Eds.), Developmental origins of health and disease (pp. 370-378). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Devlin, M, Blakey, K, & Landon J.G.  (2006) Problem Gambling Intervention Services in New Zealand: 2005 Service-user Statistics. Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand

Landon, J., Davison, M, & Elliffe, D.  (2003). Choice in a variable environment:  Effects of asymmetrical reinforcer distributions.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 80, 187-204.

Landon, J., Davison, M, & Elliffe, D.  (2003). Concurrent schedules: Reinforcer magnitude effects. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 79, 351-365.

Landon, J., Davison, M, & Elliffe, D.  (2002) Concurrent schedules: Short- and long-term effects of reinforcers.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 77, 257-271.

Landon, J., & Davison, M. (2001).  Reinforcer-ratio variation and its effects on rate of adaptation.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 75, 207-234.

Awards:

Named investigator: Effectiveness of problem gambling interventions in a service setting: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial - funded by NZ Ministry of Health August (2015).

Outstanding Senior Researcher, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (2014).

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre – Outstanding established research team – Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (2013).

Named Investigator: Evaluation and clinical audit of problem gambling intervention and public health services – funded by NZ Ministry of Health  (2013).

Named Investigator: National Problem Gambling Interventions Effectiveness Trial: 36 month follow-up and outcomes funded by the NZ Ministry of Health  (2013).

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre – Outstanding established research team – School of Public Health and Psychosocial Sciences (2013).

Two AUT Faculty of Health summer studentships – TBI and Noise Sensitivity (see publication list, Landon et al., 2012) 2010, Temporal Discounting and Addictions 2011.

Named Investigator Investigation into the effect of gambling game characteristics, PIDS, and Pop-up technology on gambling and problem gambling behaviour in New Zealand funded by NZ Ministry of Health (2010).

Principal Investigator - Review to inform the Health Sponsorship Council’s Problem Gambling Programme. Funded by the Health Sponsorship Council (2010).

Nominee for 2010 AUSM Awesome Award – Best Lecturer Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.

American Psychological Association Division 25 – Best Doctoral Dissertation. Included an invited presentation to the American Psychological Association Annual Convention.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship. (Feb 1999 to Feb 2002)

Dean of Science Prize – The University of Auckland

Senior Prize in Psychology – The University of Auckland

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