Dr Daniel Shepherd

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Associate Professor

Email: daniel.shepherd@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-7130

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Auckland
  • Masters of Science (1st class Honours), The University of Auckland

Overview:

Dr Shepherd received a PhD in psychology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2005. Since this time he has attained the position of Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, where he lectures in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Studies.

Research interests:

Autism, Psychological testing, Sensory correlates of psychopathology, Noise and health

    Research outputs:

    Journal articles

    • Hautus, M. J., van Hout, D., Lee, H. S., Stocks, M. A., & Shepherd, D. (2020). Observed discriminability is more variable than predicted by signal detection theory. Food Quality and Preference, 79. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2019.103774

    • Xu, Y., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Kantono, K., Reay, S., Martinez, G., & Spence, C. (2019). Background soundscapes influence the perception of ice-cream as indexed by electrophysiological measures. Food Research International, 125, 108564. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2019.108564

    • Pal, P., Shepherd, D., Hamid, N., & Hautus, M. J. (2019). The use of freeze-dried retronasal stimuli to assess olfactory function. Clinical Otolaryngology, 44(5), 770-777. doi:10.1111/coa.13389

    • Ding, F., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., & Kantono, K. (2019). How is satiety affected when consuming food while working on a computer?. Nutrients, 11(7). doi:10.3390/nu11071545

    • Xu, Y., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Kantono, K., & Spence, C. (2019). Changes in flavour, emotion, and electrophysiological measurements when consuming chocolate ice cream in different eating environments. Food Quality and Preference, 77, 191-205. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2019.05.002

    • Pal, P. R., Shepherd, D., Hamid, N., & Hautus, M. J. (2019). The potential for retronasally delivered olfactory stimuli to assess psychiatric conditions. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-019-00238-5

    • Shepherd, D., Landon, J., Kalloor, M., & Theadom, A. (2019). Clinical correlates of noise sensitivity in patients with acute TBI. Brain Injury, 33(8), 1050-1058. doi:10.1080/02699052.2019.1606443

    • Lin, Y. H. T., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Kantono, K., & Spence, C. (2019). Environmental sounds influence the multisensory perception of chocolate gelati. Foods, 8(4). doi:10.3390/foods8040124

    • Welch, D., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Tan, M. Y., & Coad, G. (2019). Use of creative writing to develop a semantic differential tool for assessing soundscapes. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02698

    • Shepherd, D., Lodhia, V., & Hautus, M. J. (2019). Electrophysiological indices of amplitude modulated sounds and sensitivity to noise. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 139, 59-67. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.03.005

    • Goedeke, S., Shepherd, D., Landon, J., & Taylor, S. (2019). How perceived support relates to child autism symptoms and care-related stress in parents caring for a child with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 60, 36-47. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2019.01.005

    • Kantono, K., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Lin, Y. H. T., Skiredj, S., & Carr, B. T. (2019). Emotional and electrophysiological measures correlate to flavour perception in the presence of music. Physiology and Behavior, 199, 154-164. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.11.012

    • Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., Shepherd, D., & McBride, D. (2018). Health-related quality of life is impacted by proximity to an airport in noise-sensitive people. Noise and Health, 20(96), 171-177. doi:10.4103/nah.NAH_62_17

    • Hautus, M. J., van Hout, D., Lee, H. S., Stocks, M. A., & Shepherd, D. (2018). Variation of d′ estimates in two versions of the A-Not A task. Journal of Sensory Studies, 33(6), 1-10. doi:10.1111/joss.12470

    • Kantono, K., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Lin, Y. H. T., Brard, C., Grazioli, G., & Thomas Carr, B. (2018). The effect of music on gelato perception in different eating contexts. Food Research International, 113, 43-56. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2018.06.030

    • Shepherd, D., Csako, R., Landon, J., Goedeke, S., & Ty, K. (2018). Brief Report: Parent’s Assessments of Their Care-Related Stress and Child’s ASD Symptoms in Relation to Their child’s Intervention History. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(8). doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3543-8

    • McBride, D., Porter, N., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Zubizaretta, M., & Burch, J. (2018). Risk and protective factors for the course of post-traumatic stress disorder in frontline workers after the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 27(2), 193-206. doi:10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0226

    • Shepherd, D., Landon, J., Goedeke, S., Ty, K., & Csako, R. (2018). Parents’ assessments of their child's autism-related interventions. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 50, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2018.02.005

    • Shepherd, D., Landon, J., Taylor, S., & Goedeke, S. (2018). Coping and care-related stress in parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 31(3). doi:10.1080/10615806.2018.1442614

    • Shepherd, D., Csako, R., Landon, J., Goedeke, S., & Ty, K. (2018). Documenting and understanding parent’s intervention choices for their child with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(4), 988-1001. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3395-7

    • Landon, J., Shepherd, D., & Goedeke, S. (2018). Predictors of satisfaction with life in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(5), 1640-1650. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3423-7

    • Shepherd, D., Landon, J., & Goedeke, S. (2018). Symptom severity, caregiver stress and intervention helpfulness assessed using ratings from parents caring for a child with autism. Autism, 22(5), 585-596. doi:10.1177/1362361316688869

    • Bodarenko,, Y., du Preez, E., & Shepherd, D. (2017). Emotional labour in mental health field workers.. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(1). Retrieved from http://www.psychology.org.nz/

    • Shepherd, D., McBride, D., & Lovelock, K. (2017). First responder well-being following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Disaster Prevention and Management, 26(3). doi:10.1108/DPM-06-2016-0112

    • Stocks, M., Shepherd, D., Lee, H. S., van Hout, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2017). Cognitive decision strategies adopted by consumers in reminder difference tests: Influence of the authenticity test. Food Research International, 97. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2017.04.007

    • Shepherd, D., Hautus, M. J., & Urale, P. W. B. (2017). Personality and perceptions of common odors. Chemosensory Perception, 10(1-2). doi:10.1007/s12078-016-9220-4

    • Medvedev, O. N., Siegert, R. J., Mohamed, A. D., Shepherd, D., Landhuis, E., & Krageloh, C. U. (2017). The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire: Transformation from an ordinal to an interval measure using Rasch analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18(5). doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9784-3.

    • Boisen, S., Krageloh, C., Shepherd, D., Ryan, C., Masters, J., Osborne, S., . . . Keogh, J. W. (2016). A Cross-Sectional Comparison of Quality of Life Between Physically Active and Underactive Older Men With Prostate Cancer. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 24(4), 642-648. doi:10.1123/japa.2015-0195

    • McBride, D., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., & Gray, A. (2016). Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: an exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5). doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12583

    • 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. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2016.08.005

    • Kantono, K., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Lin, Y. H. T., Yakuncheva, S., Yoo, M. J. Y., . . . Carr, B. T. (2016). The influence of auditory and visual stimuli on the pleasantness of chocolate gelati. Food Quality and Preference, 53. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2016.05.008

    • Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., McBride, D., & 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, 13(8). doi:10.3390/ijerph13080792

    • 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). doi:10.1080/15487768.2016.1162758

    • Shepherd, D., Hautus, M. J., Lee, S. Y., & Mulgrew, J. (2016). Electrophysiological approaches to noise sensitivity. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(8). doi:10.1080/13803395.2016.1176995

    • Phillips, J. G., Landhuis, C. E., Shepherd, D., & Ogeil, R. P. (2016). Online activity levels are related to caffeine dependency. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 19(5). doi:10.1089/cyber.2015.0653

    • 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, 14(4). doi:10.1007/s11469-016-9643-9

    • Kantono, K., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Yoo, M. J. Y., Grazioli, G., & Carr, B. T. (2016). Listening to music can influence hedonic and sensory perceptions of gelati. Appetite, 100. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.143

    • Kantono, K., Hamid, N., Shepherd, D., Yoo, M., Carr, B. T., & Grazioli, G. (2016). The effect of background music on food pleasantness ratings. Psychology of Music, 44(5).

    • Shepherd, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2015). The feasibility of gelatin-based retronasal stimuli to assess olfactory perception. SAGE Open, 5(4). doi:10.1177/2158244015610173

    • Shepherd, D., & Sigg, N. (2015). Music preference, social identity, and self-esteem. Music Perception, 32(5). doi:10.1525/MP.2015.32.5.507

    • Shepherd, D., Mulgrew, J., & Hautus, M. J. (2015). Exploring the autonomic correlates of personality. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 193. doi:10.1016/j.autneu.2015.05.004

    • Shepherd, D., Heinonen-Guzejev, M., Heikkilä, K., Dirks, K. N., Hautus, M. J., Welch, D., & McBride, D. (2015). The negative affect hypothesis of noise sensitivity. International Journmal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(5). doi:10.3390/ijerph120505284

    • Shepherd, D., Heinonen-Guzejev, M., Hautus, M. J., & Heikkilä, K. (2015). Elucidating the relationship between noise sensitivity and personality. Noise & Health, 17(76). doi:10.4103/1463-1741.155850

    • Medvedev, O., Shepherd, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2015). The restorative potential of soundscapes: A physiological investigation. Applied Acoustics, 96. doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.03.004

    • McBride, D. I., Lovelock, K., Dirks, K. N., Welch, D., & Shepherd, D. (2015). Responsible corporate change: detecting and managing employee stress. Occupational Medicine, 65(3). doi:10.1093/occmed/kqu210

    • Robertson, R., Shepherd, D., & Goedeke, S. (2014). Fighting like brother and sister: Sibling relationships and future adult romantic relationship quality. Australian Psychologist, 49(1). doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2012.00084.x

    • Krageloh, C. U., Keogh, J., Shepherd, D., Ryan, C., Masters, J., Osborne, C., & MacLeod, R. (2013). Quantitative assessment of quality of life in New Zealand prostate cancer survivors: The effect of androgen deprivation therapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapy, 1(2). doi:10.14312/2052-4994.2013-16

    • Clark, C., Shepherd, D., & Hira, S. (2013). Predicting intention to complete and learning outcomes in a sample of adult learners. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 3(4).

    • Keogh, J., Krageloh, C., Shepherd, D., Ryan, C., Masters, J., Osborne, S., & MacLeod, R. (2013). A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and under-active men with prostate cancer. BJU International, 112(S1). doi:10.1111/bju.12294

    • Thorne, R., & Shepherd, D. (2013). Quiet as an environmental value: A contrast between two legislative approaches. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(7). doi:10.3390/ijerph10072741

    • Welch, D., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K. N., McBride, D., & Marsh, S. (2013). Road traffic noise and health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study. Noise & Health, 15(65). doi:10.4103/1463-1741.113513

    • Shepherd, D., Hautus, M. J., & Jesteadt, W. (2013). Masking functions and fixed-signal functions for low-level 1000-Hz tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(6). doi:10.1121/1.4803518

    • Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2013). Do quiet areas afford greater health-related quality of life than noisy areas?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(4). doi:10.3390/ijerph10041284

    • Krageloh, C., 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. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 29. Retrieved from http://www.eahb.org/2013/05/4780/

    • Chai, P. P. M., Krägeloh, C. U., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2012). Stress and quality of life in international and domestic university students: Cultural differences in the use of religious coping. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 15(3). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

    • Shepherd, D. (2012). Wind farms and health: Who is fomenting community anxieties?. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(2). Retrieved from https://www.mja.com.au/

    • Krageloh, C. U., Kersten, P., Billington, R., Hsien-Chuan, P. H., Shepherd, D., Landon, J., & Feng, X. J. (2012). Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire for general use in New Zealand: Confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Quality of Life Research, 22(6). doi:10.1007/s11136-012-0265-9

    • Krägeloh, C., Ryan, C., Schofield, G., & Shepherd, D. (2012). Psychological well-being, self-reported physical activity levels, and attitudes to physical activity in a sample of New Zealand adolescent females. Psychology, 3(6). Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

    • 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). doi:10.1080/09602011.2011.652496

    • Hill, E. M., Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & McBride, D. (2012). Perceptions of neighbourhood problems and health-related quality of life. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(7).

    • Chai, P. P. M., Krageloh, C. U., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2012). Cultural factors in dealing with stress: Asian university students and religious coping. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 15(3). doi:10.1080/13674676.2011.571665

    • Krageloh, C. U., Chai, P. P. M., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2012). How religious coping is used relative to other coping strategies depends on the individual's level of religiosity and spirituality. Journal of Religion and Health, 51(4). doi:10.1007/s10943-010-9416-x

    • Shepherd, D., McBride, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & Hill, E. M. (2011). Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health-related quality of life. Noise & Health, 13(54). doi:10.4103/1463-1741.85502

    • Henning, M. A., Krageloh, C. U., Sameshima, S., Shepherd, D., Shepherd, G., & Billington, R. (2011). Access to New Zealand Sign Language interpreters and quality of life for the deaf: A pilot study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(25-26). doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.579225

    • Hautus, M. J., Shepherd, D., & Peng, M. (2011). Decision strategies for the two-alternative forced choice reminder paradigm. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73(3). doi:10.3758/s13414-010-0076-4

    • Krageloh, C. U., Chai, P. P. M., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2011). How religious coping is used reletive to other coping staetegies depends on the individual's level of religiosity and s[irituality.

    • Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2011). Mitigating the acoustic impacts of modern technologies: acoustic, health and psychosocial factors informing wind farm placement. Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. doi:10.1177/0270467611417841

    • Krägeloh, C. U., Henning, M., Hawken, S. J., Zhao, Y., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2011). Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire for use with medical students. Education for Health, 24(2). Retrieved from http://educationforhealth.net/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=545

    • Hautus, M. J., Shepherd, D., & Peng, M. (2011). Decision strategies for the two-alternative forced choice reminder paradigm. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73(3). Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/5104xw2531383982/

    • Hautus, M. J., Shepherd, D., & Peng, M. (2011). Decision strategies for the A Not-A, 2AFC and 2AFC-reminder tasks: Empirical tests. Food Quality and Preference, 22(5). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

    • Shepherd, D., Hautus, M. J., Stocks, M. A., & Quek, S. Y. (2011). The single interval adjustment matrix (SIAM) yes-no task: an empirical assessment using auditory and gustatory stimuli. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73(6). doi:10.3758/s13414-011-0137-3

    • Shepherd, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K. N., & Mathews, R. (2010). Exploring the relationship between noise sensitivity, annoyance and health-related quality of life in a sample of adults exposed to environmental noise. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(10).

    • 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).

    • Keogh, J. W. L., Shepherd, D., Krageloh, C. U., Ryan, C., Masters, J., Shepherd, G., & MacLeod, R. (2010). Predictors of physical activity and quality of life in New Zealand prostate cancer survivors undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1325). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1325/4430/content.pdf

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

    • Hautus, M. J., Stocks, M., & Shepherd, D. (2010). The Single Interval Adjustment Matrix (SIAM) Yes-No Task applied to the measurement of sucrose thresholds. Journal of Sensory Studies, 25(6).

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

    • Shepherd, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2009). Negative Masking and the Units Problem in Audition. Hearing Research, 247.

    • Shepherd, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2009). Evidence of stochastic resonance in an auditory discrimination task may reflect response bias. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 71(8). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

    • Hsu, P. H. -C., Krägeloh, C. U., Shepherd, D., & Billington, R. (2009). Religion/spirituality and quality of life of international tertiary students in New Zealand: An exploratory study. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 12.

    • Müller, C., & Shepherd, D. (2009). Attitudes towards reproductive technologies for humans. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences, 4(3).

    • Lewis, A., Krägeloh, C. U., & Shepherd, D. (2009). Pet ownership, attachment and health-related quality of life in New Zealand. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 5.

    • Shepherd, D., Quek, S. Y., & Pathirana, S. (2008). Sucrose detection and the stability of the 2-AFC procedure in the presence of a confounding variable. Journal of Sensory Studies, 23.

    • Shepherd, D., Hautus, M. J., & Hutchinson, H. (2008). Psychometric functions for hybrid difference discrimination/increment detection tasks. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124(5).

    • Shepherd, D., & Hautus, M. J. (2007). The Measurement Problem in level discrimination. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121.

    • Clapp, W. C., Kirk, I. J., Hamm, J. P., Shepherd, D., & Teyler, T. J. (2005). Induction of LTP in the human auditory cortex by sensory stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 22.

    Book chapters

    • Shepherd, D., Hanning, C. D., & Thorne, R. (2012). Noise: Windfarms. In S. E. Jorgensen (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Environmental Management. New York: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

    • Shepherd, D. (2010). Wind turbine noise and health in the New Zealand context. In B. Rapley, & H. Bakker (Eds.), Sound, Noise, Flicker and the Human Perception of Wind Farm Activity. Palmerston North: Atkinson and Rapley. Retrieved from http://www.atkinsonrapley.co.nz/firstpages/table_contents.html