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Public Health Approaches to Promoting University Students’ Mental Health: A Global Perspective

J. Bantjes, X. Hunt & D. J. Stein. Current Psychiatry Reports


Utilizing Soccer for Delivery of HIV and Substance Use Prevention for Young South African Men: 6-Month Outcomes of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

S. Rabie, M. Tomlinson, E. Almirol, J. Stewart, Z. Skiti, ... , L. Vogel, et al. AIDS and Behavior

‘I might be lucky and go back to school’: Factors affecting inclusion in education for children with disabilities in rural Malawi

L. M. Banks, X. Hunt, K. Kalua, et al. African Journal of Disability


Detecting Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents in South Africa: Validity of the isiXhosa Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7

M. Marlow, S. Skeen, C. M. Grieve, ... , T. Kara, & M. Tomlinson. The Journal of Adolescent Health


Depression, anxiety, and psychological distress among caregivers of young children in rural Lesotho: Associations with food insecurity, household death and parenting stress

M. Marlow, S. Skeen, X. Hunt, ... , S. Mofokeng, M. Makhetha, L. Cluver, L. Sherr, & M. Tomlinson. SSM - Mental Health 


Predictors of COVID-related changes in mental health in a South African sample of adolescents and young adults

K. Haag, S. Du Toit, S. Skeen, K. Steventon Roberts, Y. Chideya, V. Notholi, A. Sambudla, S. Gordon, L. Sherr & M.Tomlinson et al. Psychology, Health & Medicine.  DOI:


Supporting parents of adolescents: a powerful and under-utilised opportunity to influence adolescent development

S. Skeen, J. H. Ahmad, G. Bachman, ... , M. Tomlinson et al. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.  DOI:


Community Support for Persons with Disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review

X. Hunt, M. Bradshaw, S. L. Vogel, et al. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. DOI:


Effectiveness of interventions for improving livelihood outcomes for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

X. Hunt, A. Saran, L. Morgan Banks, et al. Campbell Systematic Reviews. DOI:


How Do Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents and Young People Living With HIV Improve Adherence and Viral Load? A Realist Review 

C. A. Laurenzi, G.J. Melendez-Torres, D. T. Page, L. S. Vogel, T. Kara, ..., S. Skeen. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI:


Reflections of public healthcare nurses during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

J. F. Kelly, C. D. Glinkski, C. A. Laurenzi et al. South African Health ReviewLINK:

Interventions for adolescents and adults with psychosis in Africa: a systematic review and narrative synthesis

X. Hunt, H. Abdurahman , O. Omobowale et al. Global Mental HealthDOI:

Measurement of Mental Health Among Adolescents at the Population Level: A Multicountry Protocol for Adaptation and Validation of Mental Health Measures

L. Carvajal, J. W. Ahs, J. Harris Requejo, ... , M. Marlow, S. Skeen, M. Tomlinson, et al. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI:

Where you live matters: Township neighborhood factors important to resilience among south African children from birth to 5 years of age

J. Christodoulou, M. J. Rotheram-Borus, P. Hayati Rezvan, ... , M. Tomlinson. Journal of the International AIDS SocietyDOI:

Two years after lockdown: reviewing the effects of COVID-19 on health services and support for adolescents living with HIV in South Africa

Q. van Staden, C. A. Laurenzi & E. Toska. Journal of the International AIDS SocietyDOI:


Adolescent parenthood and HIV-infection in South Africa—Associations with child cognitive development

K. J. Steventon Roberts, L. Sherr, K. Haag, ... , M. Marlow, et al. PLOS Global Health. DOI:


Building knowledge, optimising physical and mental health and setting up healthier life trajectories in South African women (Bukhali): a preconception randomised control trial part of the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI)

S. Norris, C. E. Draper, A. Prioreschi, ... , M. Tomlinson, et al. BMJ Open. DOI:


The Health of People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

X Hunt & L. M. Banks. in Allouche, J. and te Lintelo, D.J.H. (Eds) Humanitarianism and Covid-19: Structural Dilemmas, Fault Lines, and New Perspectives IDS Bulletin 53.2. LINK:


Perceived stress during the prenatal period: assessing measurement invariance of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) across cultures and birth parity

L. Katus, S. Foley, A. L. Murray, ..., M. Marlow, S. Du Toit et al. Archives of Women's Mental Health. DOI:

Self-identified intervention priorities amongst women with road accident-acquired physical disabilities in South Africa

L. Hartmann, A. Hamilton, A. van der Merwe, S. du Toit, W. Xakayi, & X. Hunt. African Journal of Disability. DOI:

Other people’s children and the critical role of the social service workforce

C. Desmond, K. Watt, M. Tomlinson, J. Williamson, L Sherr, M. Sullivan, & L. Cluver. Vulnerable Children and Youth StudiesDOI:


Association of early migration with child growth, cognition and behaviour in South Africa

J. Christodoulou, M. Rotheram-Borus, P. Hayati Rezvan, R. E. Weiss & M. TomlinsonTropical Medicine and International Health.  DOI:


Are we listening to community health workers? Experiences of the community health worker journey in rural South Africa

L. Stansert Katzen, S. Skeen, E. Dippenaar, C. Laurenzi, V. Notholi, K. le Roux, ...  Mark Tomlinson et al. Research in Nursing & Health. DOI:

Benefits and challenges of community-based multi-month dispensing of antiretroviral treatment in Zimbabwe: A qualitative study from a cluster randomized trial

S. Du Toit, M. Marlow, T. Mawoyo, Y. Chideya, C. Laurenzi, T. Kasu, N. Ngorima-Mabhena, A. Grimwood, & G. Fatti. Health & Social Care in the the community. DOI:



First 1,000 days: enough for mothers but not for children? Long-term outcomes of an early intervention on maternal depressed mood and child cognitive development: follow-up of a randomised controlled trial

M. Tomlinson, S. Skeen, G. J. Melendez-Torres, X. Hunt, ... M. Marlow et al. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  DOI:


The experiences of early childhood development care centre staff in providing care and learning support in a low socioeconomic community in South Africa 

B.Coetzee, S. du Toit, R. Crouse & A. Roos. Early Child Development and Care. DOI:


Can a combination of interventions accelerate outcomes to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals for young children? Evidence from a longitudinal study in South Africa and Malawi

H. Mebrahtu, S. Skeen, W. E. Rudgard, S. Du Toit, K. Haag, K. J. Roberts, S. L. Gordon, M. Orkin, L. Cluver, M. Tomlinson & L. Sherr Child: Care, Health & Development. DOI:

World Health Organization and knowledge translation in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition

STAGE - Strategic Technical Advisory Group of Experts (Mark Tomlinson). Archives of Disease in Childhood.  DOI:

The digital therapeutic relationship: Retaining humanity in the digital age.

J. Bantjes, & P. Slabbert. In D. J. Stein, N. A. Fineberg, & S. A. Chamberlain (Eds.), Mental Health in a Digital World (pp. 223–237). Academic Press.  DOI:

Book-Sharing for Parenting and Child Development in South Africa: A Randomized Controlled Trial

N. Dowdall, L. Murray, S. Skeen, M. Marlow, L. De Pascalis, F. Gardner, M. Tomlinson, P. J. Cooper. Child Development. DOI:


PROTOCOL: Effectiveness of interventions for improving educational outcomes for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

X. Hunt, A. Saran, H. White & H. Kuper. Campbell Systematic Reviews 17. DOI:

Alcohol use during pregnancy in rural Lesotho: “There is nothing else except alcohol”

M. Marlow, H. Christie, S. Skeen, S. Rabie, J. G. Louw, L. Swartz, S. Mofokeng, M. Makhetha & M. Tomlinson. Social Science & Medicine. DOI:

Evaluation of a community-based mobile video breastfeeding intervention in Khayelitsha, South Africa: The Philani MOVIE cluster-randomized controlled trial

M. Adam, J. Johnston, N. Job, M. Dronavalli, I. Le Roux, N. Mbewu, N. Mkunqwana, M. Tomlinson, S. A. McMahon, A. E. LeFevre, A. Vandormael, K.-L. Kuhnert, P. Suri, J. Gates, B. Mabaso, A. Porwal, C. Prober ,T. Bärnighausen. PLoS Med. DOI:

Making pre-school children wear masks is bad public health

Robert C. Hughes, Sunil S. Bhopal & Mark Tomlinson. Public Health in Practice. DOI:

Help-Seeking Intention in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Predictors and Barriers in South Africa

S. Hathorn, C. Lochner, D. Stein & J. Bantjes. Frontiers in Psychiatry. DOI:

Predictors of secondary HIV transmission risk in a cohort of adolescents living with HIV in South Africa

E. Toska, S. Zhou, C. A. Laurenzi, R. Haghighat, W. Saal, L. Gulaid, & L. Cluver. AIDS. DOI:

Point-of-care vaccinators’ perceptions of vaccine hesitancy drivers: A qualitative study from the cape metropolitan district, South Africa

E. O. Oduwole, H. Mahomed, C. A. Laurenzi, H. J. Larson, C. S. Wiysonge. Vaccine. DOI:

The Characteristics of Romantic Partnerships in Women with Acquired Physical Disabilities: Intersecting and Compounded Vulnerabilities in a Community Sample in South Africa

X. Hunt, A. van der Merwe, W. Xakayi, S. Du Toit, L. Hartmann, & A. Hamilton. Sexuality and Disability. DOI:

Maternal depressed mood and child development over the first five years of life in South Africa.

S. Gordon, E. Rotheram-Fuller, P. Rezvan, J. Stewart, J. Christodoulou, & M. Tomlinson. Journal of affective disorders 294, DOI:

Childhood adversities and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among first-year college students: results from the WMH-ICS initiative

P. Mortier, J. Alonso, R. P. Auerbach, J. Bantjes, et. al. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, DOI:

A qualitative study of university students' experience of Internet-based CBT for depression

F. Gericke, D. D. Ebert, E. Breet, R. P. Auerbach, J. Bantjes. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 00, 1– 13 DOI:

Mental health and wellbeing.

M. Tomlinson, L. Lake, A. Lachman, W. Vogel, C. Brown, Z. Abrahams & X. Hunt. In: Lake L, Shung-King M, Delany A & Hendricks M (eds) Children and COVID-19 advocacy brief series.  Link:

PROTOCOL: Effectiveness of interventions for improving social inclusion outcomes for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

A. Saran, X. Hunt, H. White & H. Kuper. Campbell Systematic Reviews 17. DOI:

Psychosocial interventions for improving engagement in care and health and behavioural outcomes for adolescents and young people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis

C. A. Laurenzi, S. du Toit, W. Ameyan, G.J. Melendez-Torres, T. Kara, A. Brand, Y. Chideya, N. Abrahams, M. Bradshaw, D. T. Page, N. Ford, N. A. Sam-Agudu, D. Mark, M. Vitoria, M. Penazzato, N. Willis, A. Armstrong & S. Skeen. Journal of the International AIDS Society 24. DOI:

Mind Matters: Lessons from past crises for child and adolescent mental health during COVID-19

L. Sherr, L. Cluver, M. Tomlinson, P. Idele, P. Banati, D. Anthony, K. Roberts, K. Haag & X. Hunt.  UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence.

Creating the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts (STAGE) to advance maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health and nutrition: A new approach. Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts (Mark Tomlinson). BMJ Global Health 6. DOI:

Systematic review and meta-analysis of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Ph.D. students

E. N. Satinsky, T. Kimura, M. V. Kiang, R. Abebe, S. Cunningham, H. Lee, X. Lin, C. H. Liu, I. Rudan, S. Sen, M. Tomlinson, M. Yaver & A. C. Tsai. Scientific Reports 11. DOI:

Executive Function After Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in Children in a South African Population: Cross-sectional Study

J. G. Louw, A. van Heerden, L. Olivier, T. Lambrechts, M. Broodryk, L. Bunge, M. Vosloo, M. Tomlinson. JMIR Formative Research. DOI:


Associations between psychological distress and facets of mindfulness: Implications for campus-based university wellness services

J. W. Burger, J. Bantjes, W. Derman, S. Whitesman & J. Gomez-Ezeiza. Journal of American College Health. DOI:

PROTOCOL: Effectiveness of interventions for improving livelihood outcomes for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

X. Hunt, A. Saran, L. M. Banks, H. White, & H.Kuper. Campbell Systematic Reviews 17.  DOI:

Adolescent condom use in Southern Africa: narrative systematic review and conceptual model of multilevel barriers and facilitators

Á. Aventin, S. Gordon, C. Laurenzi, S. Rabie, M. Tomlinson, M. Lohan, J. Stewart, A. Thurston, L. Lohfeld, G. J. Melendez-Torres, M. Makhetha, Y. Chideya & S. Skeen. BMC Public Health 21.  DOI:

Improving Detection of Depression in People Living with HIV: Psychometric Properties of the South African Depression Scale (SADS)

L.S. Andersen, W.  Saal, J. A. Joska, S. A.  Safren, J. Bantjes, C. O'Cleirigh, J. A. Witten, J. S. Lee, & A. Kagee. AIDS and behavior.  DOI:


Non-suicidal self-injury among first-year college students and its association with mental disorders: Results from the World Mental Health International College Student (WMH-ICS) initiative

G. Kiekens, P. Hasking, R. Bruffaerts, J. Alonso, R. Auerbach, J. Bantjes, . . . Kessler, R..  Psychological Medicine, 1-12. DOI:


Children with Developmental Disorders in Humanitarian Settings: A Call for Evidence and Action

X. Hunt, T. Betancourt, L. Pacione, M. Elsabbagh, & C. Servili. Journal on Education in Emergencies 7.  DOI:

Nothing so practical as theory: a rapid review of the use of behaviour change theory in family planning interventions involving men and boys

M. Robinson, Á. Aventin, J. Hanratty, E. Ruane-McAteer, M. Tomlinson, et alReproductive Health 18.  DOI:


Supporting Maternal Mental Health and Nurturing Care in Humanitarian Settings

B. Daelmans, M. Nair, F. Hanna, O. Lincetto, T. Dua, and X. Hunt. Journal on Education in Emergencies 7.  DOI:

Adaptation of a gender-transformative sexual and reproductive health intervention for adolescent boys in South Africa and Lesotho using intervention mapping

Á. Aventin, S. Rabie, S. Skeen, M. Tomlinson, M. Makhetha, Z. Siqabatiso, M. Lohan, M. Clarke, L. Lohfeld, A. Thurston & J. Stewart. Global Health Action.  DOI:

Food Should not be Forgotten: Impacts of Combined Cash Transfer Receipt and Food Security on Child Education and Cognition in South Africa and Malawi

L. Sherr, K. J. Roberts, M. Tomlinson, S. Skeen, H. Mebrahtu, S. Gordon, S. du Toit, K. Haag & L. D. Cluver. AIDS and Behavior.  DOI:

Family disability, poverty and parenting stress: Analysis of a cross-sectional study in Kenya

X. Hunt, C. Laurenzi, S. Skeen, L. Swartz, P. Sundin, R. E. Weiss, M. Tomlinson. African Journal of Disability 10. DOI:

Systematic review and narrative synthesis of suicide prevention in high-schools and universities: a research agenda for evidence-based practice.

E. Breet, M. Matooane, M. Tomlinson, & J Bantjes. BMC Public Health 21. DOI:

South African clinical psychology practice: The challenge of local contextual change.

M. Lappeman, E-S. Ndwandwa, X. Hunt, L. Ned, & L. Swartz. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. DOI:

Participatory Children’s Radio in the Context of a South African Hospital: An Exploratory Study of Stakeholder Perceptions and Experience

X. Hunt, A. van der Merwe, G. Urgioti, H. Meintjies, C. Laurenzi, S. Skeen, J. Stewart, L. Hartmann, M. Tomlinson. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development 33. DOI:

Hunger as a driver of depressive symptoms: Optimising responses to mental health aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
X. Hunt, D. J. Stein, N. Spaull, M. Tomlinson, South African Medical Journal 0;0(0)

A Web-Based Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among University Students: Open-Label, Pragmatic Trial

J. Bantjes, A. Kazdin, P. Cuijpers, E. Breet, M. Dunn-Coetzee, C. Davids, D. Stein, R. Kessler, JMIR Ment Health 8,  DOI: 10.2196/27400

The principles of Nurturing Care promote human capital and mitigate adversities from preconception through adolescence
M. M. Black, J. R. Behrman, B. Daelmans, E. L. Prado, L. Richter, M. Tomlinson et al, BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e004436 DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004436

“I’m Not Afraid of Dying Because I’ve Got Nothing to Lose”: Young Men in South Africa Talk About Nonfatal Suicidal Behavior. 

J. Bantjes, C. Mapaling, American Journal of Men’s Health, DOI:10.1177/1557988321996154

Suicide Prevention in HIV Treatment Centres: Population Attributable Risk Analysis of Treating Common Mental Disorders
J. Bantjes, A. Kagee, AIDS Behav 25, 1864–1872, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-020-03116-5

Better Enforcement Is Essential, but May Be Inadequate: Findings of a Survey on the Factors Affecting Payment of Speeding Fines in Cape Town, South Africa
J. Bantjes, S.d. Plessis, A. Jansen, K. Siebrits, Sustainability 2021, 13, 5028, DOI: 10.3390/su13095028


Motorists’ perceptions of factors that influence payment of speeding fines in Cape Town, South Africa: application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
J. Bantjes, S. d. Plessis, A. Jansen, K. Siebrits, P. Slabbert, South African Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/00812463211011746

From fathers to peers: Association between paternal violence victimization and peer violence perpetration among youth in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia
J. Jeong, A. Bhatia, S. Skeen, A. Adhia, Social Science & Medicine Volume 278, June 2021, 113943, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113943


Suicide trends in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis of preliminary data from 21 countries
J. Pirkis, A. John, S. Shin, M. DelPozo-Banos, V. Arya, P. Analuisa-Aguilar, [...], J. Bantjes, et al., The Lancet Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00091-2

Optimising child and adolescent health and development through an integrated ecological life course approach
M. Tomlinson, X. Hunt, B. Daelmans, N. Rollins, D.Ross, F. Oberklaid, BMJ 2021;372:m4784, DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m4784 

The Science of Scale for Violence Prevention: A New Agenda for Family Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Y. Shenderovich, J. M. Lachman, C. L. Ward, I. Wessels, F. Gardner, M. Tomlinson et al, Front. Public Health, DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.581440

Prenatal attachment: using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries
S. Foley, C. Hughes, A.L Murray, [...] M. Tomlinson et al., Arch Womens Ment Health, DOI: 10.1007/s00737-021-01105-8

Physical Disability and Sexuality - Stories from South Africa
X. Hunt, S. H. Braathen, M. Chiwaula, M. T. Carew, P. Rohleder, L. Swartz, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-55567-2

What Research Questions Should the Next Generation of Birth Cohort Studies Address? An International Delphi Study of Experts
R. H. Brown, M. Eisner, S. Valdebenito, S. Walker, M. Tomlinson et al, Academic Pediatrics, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 43-52, DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.03.011.

What the science of child and adolescent development contributes to understanding the impacts of COVID-19
M. Tomlinson, L. Richter, W. Slemming, S Afr J Sci. 2021;117(1/2), Art. #8876. DOI: 10.17159/sajs.2021/8876

Measuring antenatal depressive symptoms across the world: A validation and cross-country invariance analysis of the Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 (PHQ-9) in eight diverse low resource settings

A. L. Murray, C.L. Hemady, D. P. Huyen, M. Dunne, S. Foley, J. Osafo, … M. Tomlinson, S. Walker, PsyArXiv. January 6 DOI: 10.31234/

Involving men and boys in family planning: A systematic review of the effective components and characteristics of complex interventions in low‐ and middle‐income countries

Á. Aventin, M. Robinson, J.Hanratty, E. Ruane‐McAteer, M. Tomlinson, M. Clarke, F. Okonofua, C. Bonell, M. Lohan., Campbell Systematic Reviews, Volume 17, Issue 1, March 2021 DOI: 10.1002/cl2.1140

Outcomes of HIV-exposed but uninfected children in South Africa over 5 years

M. J. Rotheram-Borus, A. Wynn, J. Stewart, E. Almirol, T. W. Weichle, J. Tubert, M. Tomlinson, AIDS: February 2, 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 347-349 DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002723

The impact of maternal adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depressive symptoms on foetal attachment: Preliminary evidence from expectant mothers across eight middle-income countries

R. H. Brown, M. Eisner, S. Walker, M. Tomlinson, P. Fearon, M. Dunne, S. Valdebenito, et al., PsyArXiv. January 12, DOI:10.31234/

Moving Beyond Text-and-Talk in Qualitative Health Research: Methodological Considerations of Using Multiple Media for Data Collection 

A. Smit, L. Swartz, J. Bantjes, R. Roomaney, B. Coetzee, Qualitative Health Research 31(3), 600-614, DOI: 10.1177/1049732320976556

Through a personal lens - A participatory action research project challenging myths of physical disability and sexuality in South Africa
P. Rohleder, X. Hunt, M. Chiwaula, L. Swartz, S. Hellum Braathen, M. T. Carew, Chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality, eBook ISBN: 9780429489570

Reducing nonfatal suicidal behaviour among university students: actuarial analysis of potential effects of treating common mental disorders

J. Bantjes, E. Breet, C. Lochner, J. Roos, R.C. Kessler, D.J. Stein, South African Journal of Psychology. DOI:10.1177/0081246320973838 

Mental health and academic failure among first-year university students in South African. South African Journal of Psychology

J. Bantjes, W. Saal, F. Gericke, C. Lochner, J. Roos, R.P.Auerbach, P. Mortier, R. Bruffaerts, R.C. Kessler, D.J. Stein, South African Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/0081246320963204 

Instructive roles and supportive relationships: client perspectives of their engagement with community health workers in a rural south African home visiting program

C. A. Laurenzi, S. Skeen, B. J. Coetzee, V. Notholi, S. Gordon, E. Chademana, J. Bishop and M. Tomlinson, International Journal for Equity in Health volume 20, Article number: 32, DOI: 10.1186/s12939-020-01377-z

Suicide Prevention in HIV Treatment Centres: Population Attributable Risk Analysis of Treating Common Mental Disorders
J. Bantjes, A. Kagee, A., AIDS and Behaviour, DOI: 0.1007/s10461-020-03116-5 


Maltreatment during childhood and risk for common mental disorders among first year university students in South Africa
B. Myers, J. Bantjes, C. Lochner, P. Mortier, R.C. Kessler, D.J. Stein, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-01992-9 

Associations between caregiver mental health and young children’s behaviour in a rural Kenyan sample

C. A. Laurenzi, X. Hunt, S. Skeen, P. Sundin, R. E. Weiss, V. Kosi, M. J. Rotheram-Borus, M. Tomlinson, Global Health  Action, 14:1, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1861909

Associations between parental trauma, mental health, and parenting: A qualitative study in a high-adversity South African community

Christie H., Hamilton-Giachritsis C., Alves-Costa F., Tomlinson M., Stewart J., Skeen S., Notholi V., Gqwaka P., Sambudla A., Halligan S., Social Science & Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113474 | In Press

Community health worker home visiting in deeply rural South Africa: 12-month outcomes

Stansert Katzen L., le Roux K.W., Almirol E., Hayati Rezvan P., le Roux I.M. et al, Global Public Health Journal  DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1833960 | In Press

PTSD symptoms and cortisol stress reactivity in adolescence: findings from a high adversity cohort in South Africa
Zimmerman A., Halligan S., Skeen S., Morgan B., Fraser A., Pasco F., Tomlinson M., Psychoneuroendocrinology Vol 119, DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104846 | In Press

Intimate Partner Violence and Food Insecurity Predict Early Behavior Problems Among South African Children over 5-years Post-Birth

Hayati Rezvan P., Tomlinson M., Christodoulou J. et al. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, DOI: 10.1007/s10578-020-01025-1 | In Press

Rural-urban variation in user satisfaction with outpatient mental health services in Southern Malawi: a cross-sectional survey 

B. Chikasema, X. Hunt, K.Sorsdahl, M.Tomlinson, Journal of Mental Health, Journal of Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2020.1739243 | In Press

Identifying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among South African Children at Aged 1 and 5 years

Wynn A., Rotheram-Borus M.J., Davis E., le Roux I., Almirol E., O’Connor M., Tomlinson M., Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Page: 108266, DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108266 | In Press


Partnerships in a Global Mental Health Research Programme-the Example of PRIME

Breuer E., Hanlon C., Bhana A. et al. Glob Soc Welf 6, 159–175 (2019)

Perinatal maternal depression in rural South Africa: Child outcomes over the first two years

Christodoulou J., Le Roux K., Tomlinson M., Le Roux  I.M., Stansert Katzen L., Rotheram-Borusa M.J., Journal of Affective Disorders Volume 247, 15 March 2019, Pages 168-174

Predictors of negative beliefs toward the sexual rights and perceived sexual healthcare needs of people with physical disabilities in South Africa

Carew M.T., Braathen S.H., Hunt X., Swartz L., Rohleder P., Disability and Rehabilitation Journal

Adolescent's views on youth gang involvement in a South African Township

Breen A., Daniels K., Tomlinson M., Children and Youth Services Review Volume 98, March 2019, Pages 171-177

Scaling early child development: what are the barriers and enablers?

Cavallera V., Tomlinson M., Radner J., Coetzee B., Daelmans B., Hughes R., Pérez-Escamilla R., Silver K.L., Dua T., Archives of Disease in Childhood 2019;104:S43-S50

The impact of parental posttraumatic stress disorder on parenting: a systematic review

Christie H., Hamilton-Giachristsis C., Alves-Costa F., Tomlinson M., Halligan S.L., European Journal of Psychotraumatology 2019 Jan 14;10(1):1550345

The Philani MOVIE study: a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a mobile video entertainment-education intervention to promote exclusive breastfeeding in South Africa

Adam M., Tomlinson M., Le Roux I., Lefevre A. E., McMahon SA., Johnston J., Kirton A., Mbewu N., BMC Clinical Pathology 2019, 19(211): 1-14.

Alcohol, But Not Depression or IPV, Reduces HIV Adherence Among South African Mothers Living with HIV Over 5 Years. 
Rotheram-Borus M.J., Weichle T.W., Wynn A. [...] Tomlinson M., et al., AIDS Behav 23, 3247–3256 DOI: 10.1007/s10461-019-02617-2

Impact of perinatal and repeated maternal common mental disorders on educational outcomes of primary school children in rural Ethiopia: population-based cohort study

Mekonnen H., Medhin G., Tomlinson M., Alem A., Prince M., & Hanlon C., BJPsych Open, 5(6), E87. DOI:10.1192/bjo.2019.69

Non-fatal suicidal behaviour, depression and poverty among young men living in low-resource communities in South Africa. 
Bantjes J., Tomlinson M., Weiss R.E., Yen P.K., Goldstone D., Stewart J., Qondela T., Rabie S. and Rotheram-Borus M.J., BMC Public Health 


Community context and individual factors associated with arrests among young men in a South African township. 
Christodoulou, J., Stokes, L. R., Bantjes, J., Tomlinson, M., Stewart, J., Rabie, S., ... & Rotheram-Borus, M. J., PLoS One 


Correlates of Fatigue Among South African Adolescents Living with HIV and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. 
Coetzee B. J., Loades M. E., Du Toit S., & Kagee A., AIDS and Behavior 


Predictors of negative beliefs toward the sexual rights and sexual healthcare of people with physical disabilities in South Africa. 
Carew M. T., Braathen S. H., Hunt X., Swartz L., & Rohleder P., Disability and Rehabilitation 


Course of perinatal depressive symptoms among South African women: associations with child outcomes at 18 and 36 months. 
Garman E., Cois A, Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M, Lund C., Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology 


A systematic review of the South African work on the well-being of young people. 

Govender K, Shana A, Mcmurray K, Kelly J, Theron L, Meyer-Weitz A, Ward Cl, Tomlinson M., South African Journal of Psychiatry 


Ad hoc interpreters in South African psychiatric services: service provider perspectives.

Hagan SA, Hunt XD, Kilian S, Chiliza B, Swartz L., Global Health Action 


(Re)presenting the self: Questions raised by a photovoice project with people with physical disabilities in South Africa. 

Hunt XD, Swartz L, Braathen SH, Rohleder P., Disability and Society 


A longitudinal cohort study of rural adolescent vs adult South African mothers and their children from birth to 24 months.

Le Roux K. W., Christodoulou J., Stansert-Katzen L., Dippenaar E., Laurenzi C., Le Roux I. M., Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M. J. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 


Maternal and child health outcomes in rural South African mothers living with and without HIV. 

Le Roux K.W., Christodoulou J., Davis E.C., Stansert Katzen L., Dippenaar E., Tomlinson M. & Rotheram-Borus M.J., AIDS Care 


Psychosocial predictors of quality of life among South Africa adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy. 

Kagee A., Coetzee B., Du Toit S., & Loades M. E. Quality of Life Research 


The home visit communication skills inventory: Piloting a tool to measure community health worker fidelity to training in rural South Africa.

Laurenzi A. C., Gordon S., Skeen S, Coetzee B.J., Bishop J., Chademana E., Tomlinson M., Research in Nursing & Health


Associations between young children’s exposure to household violence and behavioural problems: Evidence from a rural Kenyan sample.

Laurenzi C.A., Skeen S., Sundin P., Hunt X., Weiss R.E., Rotheram-Borus M.J. & Tomlinson M., Global Public Health 


Evaluation of a Custom-Developed Computer Game to Improve Executive Functioning in 4- to 6-Year-Old Children Exposed to Alcohol in Utero: Protocol for a Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. 

Louw J. G., Olivier L., Skeen S., van Heerden A., & Tomlinson M., JMIR research protocols 


A review of screening tools for autism spectrum disorders and developmental delay in infants and young children: Recommendations for use in low and middle-income countries.

Marlow M., Servili C., Tomlinson M., Autism Research 


Atypical maternal cradling laterality in an impoverished South African population.

Morgan B., Hunt X., Sieratzki J., Woll B., & Tomlinson M. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition 


Early Means Early: The importance of addressing public conceptions of early childhood development.

Richter L., Tomlinson M., Watt K., Hunt X., & Lindland E.  Early Years 


Impairment, socialization and embodiment: The sexual oppression of people with physical disabilities. 

Rohleder P., Braathen S. H., Watermeyer B., Hunt X., & Swartz L., Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 


Maternal HIV does not affect resiliency among uninfected/HIV exposed South African children from birth to 5 years of age. 

Rotheram-Borus M. J., Christodoulou J., Rezvan P. H., Comulada W. S., Gordon S., Skeen S., [...] & Tomlinson M.  AIDS 


The association of maternal alcohol use and paraprofessional home visiting with children’s health: A randomized controlled trial. 

Rotheram-Borus M. J., Arfer K. B., Christodoulou J., Comulada W. S., Stewart J., Tubert J. E., & Tomlinson M., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 


Adolescent mental health program components and behavior risk reduction: a meta-analysis.

Skeen S., Laurenzi C. A., Gordon S. L., du Toit S., Tomlinson M., Dua T., [...] & Melendez Torres G.J., Pediatrics 


Relationships between concurrent language ability and mental health outcomes in a South African sample of 13-year-olds. 

St Clair M., Skeen S., Marlow M., & Tomlinson M., PLoS ONE 


Mental health symptoms and disorders in Paralympic athletes: A narrative review.

Swartz L., Hunt X., Bantjes J., Hainline B., Reardon C.L., British Journal of Sports Medicine 


The Experiences of Young Men, Their Families, and Their Coaches Following a Soccer and Vocational Training Intervention to Prevent HIV and Drug Abuse in South Africa. 

Swendeman D., Bantjes J., Mindry D., Stewart J., Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M. J., & Medich M., AIDS Education and Prevention 


Global research priorities to accelerate programming to improve early childhood development in the sustainable development era: a CHNRI exercise.

Tomlinson M., Darmstadt G. L., Yousafzai A.K., Daelmans B., Britto P., Gordon S.L., Tablante E., Dua T., Journal of Global Health.  


What will it take for children and adolescents to thrive? The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

Tomlinson M., Ross D.A., Rollins N., Bahl R., Daelmans B., Simon J., & Costello A., Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 


Consistent provisions mitigate exposure to sexual risk and HIV among young adolescents in South Africa. 

Toska E., Campeau L., Cluver L., Orkin F. M., Berezin M. N., Sherr L., Laurenzi C. A., Bachman G., AIDS and Behaviour 


Thriving in the second decade: Bridging childhood and adulthood for South Africa's adolescents. 

Toska E., Hodes R., Cluver L., Atujunad M. and Laurenzi C. Child Gauge 2019: Child and Adolescent Health 


Navigating the relational psychic economy of disability: The case of M. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 

Watermeyer B., Hunt X., Swartz L., Rohleder P., The International Journal of Relational Perspectives, Volume 29, 2019 - Issue 5


Alcohol, but not Depression or IPV, Reduces HIV Adherence Among South African Mothers Living with HIV over Five years. 

Rotheram-Borus M., Weichle T, Wynn A., Almirol E., Davis E., Stewart J., Gordon S., Tubert J., and Tomlinson M.,  AIDS and Behavior



Identifying and treating maternal mental health difficulties in Afghanistan: A feasibility study

Tomlinson, M., Chaudhery, D., Ahmadzai, H. et al., Int J Ment Health Syst 14, 75, DOI: 10.1186/s13033-020-00407-1

Caregiver–child separation during tuberculosis hospitalisation: a qualitative study in South Africa

Meyerson K.A., Hoddinott G., Garcia-Prats A.J., Tomlinson M., South African Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/0081246320962729

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and mHealth: The Frontiers of the Prevention of Violence Against Children

Hunt X., Tomlinson M., Sikander S., Skeen S., Marlow M., du Toit S., Eisner M., Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, DOI: 10.3389/frai.2020.543305

Evidence for Better Lives Study: a comparative birth-cohort study on child exposure to violence and other adversities in eight low- and middle-income countries - foundational research (study protocol)

Valdebenito S., Murray A., Hughes C., et al, BMJ Open 2020;10:e034986. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034986

Not Remembering History, Dooms Us to Repeat It: Using the Lessons of the Global HIV Response to Address COVID-19

Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., AIDS Behav, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-020-03066-y

Fatherhood and Early Childhood Development: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

Rabie S., Skeen S., Tomlinson M., Chapter in Fitzgerald H.E., von Klitzing K., Cabrera N.J., Scarano de Mendonça J., Skjøthaug T. (eds) Handbook of Fathers and Child Development. Springer, Cham., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51027-5_27

The food of life: an evaluation of the impact of cash grant receipt and good parenting on child nutrition outcomes in South Africa and Malawi

Sherr L., Roberts K.J., Mebrahtu H., Tomlinson M., Skeen S., Cluver L.D., Global Health Promotion, DOI: 10.1177/1757975920957598

Community health workers impact on maternal and child health outcomes in rural South Africa – a non-randomized two-group comparison study

le Roux, K.W., Almirol, E., Rezvan, P.H., le Roux I. M., Mbewu N., Dippenaar E., Stansert-Katzen L., Baker V., Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M. J., BMC Public Health 20, 1404 (2020), DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-09468-w

Balancing roles and blurring boundaries: Community health workers’ experiences of navigating the crossroads between personal and professional life in rural South Africa

Laurenzi C.A., Skeen S., Rabie S., Coetzee B.J., Notholi V., Bishop J., Chademana E., Tomlinson M., Health & Social Care in the Community, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13153

Preventing mental health conditions in adolescents living with HIV: an urgent need for evidence

Laurenzi C.A., Skeen S., Gordon S., Akin‐Olugbade O., Abrahams N., Bradshaw M., Brand A., du Toit S., Melendez‐Torres G. J., Tomlinson M., Servili C., Dua T. and Ross D. A.  J Int AIDS Soc. 2020; 23(S5):e25556, DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25556

Improving mother–infant interaction during infant feeding: A randomised controlled trial in a low‐income community in South Africa

Tomlinson M., Rabie S., Skeen S., Hunt X., Murray L., Cooper P.J. Infant Mental Health Journal, DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21881

Programmatic guidance for interventions to improve early childhood development in high HIV burden countries: a narrative review

Tomlinson M., Hunt X., Watt K., Naicker S. & Richter L., Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2020.1786204

When roles within interpreter-mediated psychiatric consultations speak louder than words

Kilian S., Swartz L., Hunt X., Benjamin E., Chiliza B., Transcultural Psychiatry., DOI: 10.1177/1363461520933768

After COVID-19, a future for the world’s children?

The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commissioners: Clark H., Coll-Seck A.M., Banerjee A, Peterson S., Dalglish S. L., Ameratunga S. […] Tomlinson M. et al., A future for the world's children? A WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission, DOI: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(20)31481-1

Home visits by community health workers in rural South Africa have a limited, but important impact on maternal and child health in the first two years of life.

Stansert Katzen, L., Tomlinson, M., Christodoulou, J. et al., BMC Health Serv Res 20, 594, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05436-7

Depressive symptoms among children attending community based support in South Africa – pathways for disrupting risk factors

Sherr L., Yakubovich A. R., Skeen S., Tomlinson M., Cluver L.D., Roberts K.J., Macedo A., Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1177/1359104520935502

How do pregnant women and new mothers navigate and respond to challenges in accessing health care? Perspectives from rural South Africa

Laurenzi C. A., Skeen S., Coetzee B. J., Gordon S., Notholi V., Tomlinson M., Social Science & Medicine Volume 258, August 2020, 113100, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113100

Emerging Opportunities Provided by Technology to Advance Research in Child Health Globally

van Heerden A., Leppanen J., Rotheram-Borus M. J., Worthman C. M., Kohrt B. A., Skeen S., … Tomlinson M., Global Pediatric Health, DOI: 10.1177/2333794X20917570

Impact of child emotional and behavioural difficulties on educational outcomes of primary school children in Ethiopia: a population-based cohort study

Mekonnen H., Medhin G., Tomlinson M. et al., Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 14, 22, DOI: 10.1186/s13034-020-00326-6

Psychosocial interventions targeting mental health in pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents: a systematic review

Laurenzi C.A., Gordon S., Abrahams N. et al., Reprod Health 17, 65, DOI:10.1186/s12978-020-00913-y

Health workers' perceptions and experiences of using mHealth technologies to deliver primary healthcare services: a qualitative evidence synthesis

Odendaal W.A., Anstey Watkins J., Leon N., Goudge J., Griffiths F., Tomlinson M., Daniels K., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011942.pub2

South African mothers’ immediate and 5-year retrospective reports of drinking alcohol during pregnancy 

Arfer K.B., O'Connor M.J., Tomlinson M., Rotheram‐Borus M.J., PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231518

Stop describing and start fixing – the promise of longitudinal intervention cohorts - Editorial Perspective

Tomlinson M.,  Fearon P.,  Christodoulou J.,  Rotheram‐Borus M.J., The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.13213

Who can we reach and who can we keep? Predictors of intervention engagement and adherence in a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa

Rabie S., Bantjes J., Gordon S., Almirol E., Stewart J., Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M.J., BMC Public Health 20, 275, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-020-8357-x

Using a mHealth system to recall and refer existing clients and refer community members with health concerns to primary healthcare facilities in South Africa: a feasibility study

Odendaal W., Lewin S., McKinstry B., Tomlinson M., Jordaan E., Mazinu M., Haig P., Thorson A., Atkins S., Global Health Action Journal, Volume 13, 2020 - Issue 1,  DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1717410

Modelling the impact of maternal HIV on uninfected children: correcting current estimates

Desmond C., Labuschagne P., Cluver L., Tomlinson M., Richter L., Hunt X., Marlow M, Welte A., AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1720587

The ethics of flourishing or failing: Social, economic and environmental determinants of global mental health in an uncertain future

Tomlinson M., Hunt X., Skeen S, Chapter in Global Mental Health and Neuroethics AIDS and Behaviour, Pages 55-70, eBook ISBN: 9780128150641


Food Insecurity, Maternal Mental Health, and Domestic Violence: A Call for a Syndemic Approach to Research and Interventions

Laurenzi A. C., Field S., Honikman S., Maternal and Child Health Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10995-019-02872-8. 


The home visit communication skills inventory: Piloting a tool to measure community health worker fidelity to training in rural South Africa

Laurenzi A. C., Gordon S., Skeen S, Coetzee B.J., Bishop J., Chademana E., Tomlinson M., Research in Nursing & Health, Volume43, Issue1 February 2020 Pages 122-133, DOI: 10.1002/nur.22000


Associations between violence, criminality, and cognitive control deficits among young men living in low resource communities in South Africa

Bantjes J., Rabie S., Almirol E., Gordon S., Stewart J., Goldbeck C., Weiss R., Tomlinson M., Rotheram-Borus M.J., Aggressive Behavior, Volume46, Issue1 January/February 2020 Pages 5-15, DOI: 10.1002/ab.21867

Ending HIV/AIDS: Not as close as many would have us believe.
Rotheram-Borus ​M. J., Gordon S., Christodoulou J., Tomlinson M., South African Medical Journal 2020;110(2):80,
DOI: 10.7196/10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i2.14526

Adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children: A scoping review of evidence and experiences from sub-Saharan Africa.
Toska E., Laurenzi C.A., Roberts K.J., Cluver L., Sherr L., Glob Public Health. 2020 Nov;15(11):1655-1673., DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1775867.


Associations between young children’s exposure to household violence and behavioural problems: Evidence from a rural Kenyan sample

Laurenzi A. C., Skeen S, Sundin P., Hunt X., Weiss R., Rotheram-Borus M.J., Tomlinson M., Global Public Health, 15:2, 173-184, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1656274



Arfer, K.B., Tomlinson, M., Mayekiso, A., Bantjes, J., van Heerden, A., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2018). Criterion validity of self-reports of alcohol, cannabis, and methamphetamine use among young men in Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16, 45–52.


Bantjes, J., Hunt, X., Tomlinson, M., & Smit, A. (2018). A case study of lessons learnt from implementing a Routine Outcome Monitoring system for psychotherapy in a South African Community Clinic. South African Journal of Psychology, 48, 193–205.


Baron, E.C., Rathod, S.D., Hanlon, C., Prince, M., Fedaku, A., Kigozi, F., Jordans, M., Luitel, N., Lund, C., Medhin, G., Murhar, V., Nakku, J., Patel, V., Petersen, I., Selohilwe, O., Shidaye, R., Ssebunnya, J., Tomlinson, M., & De Silva, M.  (2018). Impact of district mental health care plans on symptom severity and functioning of patients with priority mental health conditions: the Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) cohort protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 18: 61.


Chingono, R., Mebrahtu, H., Mupambireyi, Z., Simms, V., Weiss, H.A., Ndlovu, P., Charasika, F., Tomlinson, M., Cluver, L., Cowan, F.M., & Sherr, L. (2018). Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention on early childhood development in paediatric HIV care and treatment programmes: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics, 18: 222.


Coetzee, B., Kohrman, H., Tomlinson, M., Mbewu, N., Le Roux, I., & Adam, M. (2018).  Community health workers’ experiences of using video teaching tools during home visits - a pilot study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26, 167-175.

Coetzee, B., Loades, M. E., Du Toit, S., Read, R., & Kagee, A. (2018). Fatigue among South African adolescents living with HIV: is the Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire a suitable measure and how common is fatigue? Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 13(4), 305-316.

Hunt, X., Carew, M., Swartz, L., Braathen, S. H., & Rohleder, P. (2018). Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: Non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities. Disability & Society, 33 (10), 1579-1600.


Loades, M. E., Coetzee, B., Du Toit, S., & Kagee, A. (2018). ‘… But i’m still tired’: the experience of fatigue among South African adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care, 30(6), 746-750.


Lewinsohn, R., Crankshaw, T., Tomlinson, M., Gibbs, A., Butler, L., & Smit, J. (2018). "This baby came up and then he said, "I give up!". The interplay between unintended pregnancy, sexual partnership dynamics and social support and the impact on women's well-being in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Midwifery, 62, 29-35.

Louw, J., Tomlinson, M., & Olivier, L. (2018). Unrealistic optimism with regards to drinking during pregnancy among women of childbearing age in a South African community. South African Journal of Psychology, 48, 219–229.


Macedo, A., Sherr, L., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., & Roberts, K.J. (2018). Parental Bereavement in Young Children Living in South Africa and Malawi: Understanding Mental Health Resilience. JAIDS, 78, 390-398.

Mekonnen, H., Medhin, G., Tomlinson, M., Alem, A., Prince, M., & Hanlon, C. (2018). Impact of maternal common mental disorders on child educational outcomes at 7 and 9 years: a population-based cohort study in Ethiopia. BMJ Open, 8: e018916. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018916


Okafor, C. N., Christodoulou, J., Bantjes, J., Qondela, T., Stewart, J., Shoptaw, S., ... & Rotherman-Borus, M. J. (2018). Understanding HIV risk behaviors among young men in South Africa: a syndemic approach. AIDS and Behavior, 22(12), 3962-3970.

Pérez-Escamilla, R., Cavallera, V., Tomlinson, M., & Dua, T. (2018). Scaling up Integrated Early Childhood Development Programs: Lessons from four countries. Child: Care Health and Development, 44, 50-61.

Rabie, S., & Naidoo, A. V. (2018). Validating the adaptation of the first career measure in isiXhosa: the South African Career Interest Inventory–isiXhosa version. South African Journal of Psychology, 49.

Rohleder, P., Braathen, S., Hunt, X., Carew, M., & Swartz, L. (2018). Sexuality erased, questioned, and explored: The experiences of South Africans with physical disabilities. Psychology and Sexuality, 9:4, 369-379.

Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Mayekiso, A., Bantjes, J., Swendeman, D., Harris, D.M., & Weiss, R.E.  (2018). Gender-specific HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Soccer and Vocational Training for South African Men. BMC Trials, 19(1): 417. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2804-3.

Rotheram-Fuller, E.J., Tomlinson, M., Scheffler, A., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J.  (2018). Maternal Patterns of Antenatal and Postnatal Depressed Mood and the Impact on Child Health at Three Years Postpartum. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86, 218-230.

Sherr, L. Hensels, I.S. Tomlinson, M. Skeen, S. & Macedo, A.  (2018). Cognitive and physical development in HIV-positive children in South Africa and Malawi: A community-based follow up comparison study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 44, 89-98


Skeen, S., Prince, B., van Rooyen, H., Tomlinson, M., Swartz, A., Colvin, C.J., Cooper, D., Cluver, L., Davidovich, U., Harding, R., Spire, B., Catalan, J., Hedge, B., & Sherr, L. (2018). What will it really take to end the HIV epidemic? AIDS Care, 30, S2, 1–4.


Swartz, L., Hunt, X., Watermeyer, B., Braathen, S., Carew, M., & Rohleder, P. (2018). Symbolic violence and the invisibility of disability. African Journal of Safety Promotion, 16:2, 21-30.

Tomlinson, M., Hunt, X., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J.(2018).  Diffusing and scaling: Eight lessons for Early Child Development from the implementation of perinatal home visiting in South Africa. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1419, 218–229.

Tomlinson, M. (2018). From surviving to thriving: What evidence is needed to move early child development interventions to scale? PLOS Medicine, 15(4): e1002557.

Van der Merwe, A., & Hunt, X. (2018). Lessons from the field: Good practice in trauma research. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11 (1), 10


van Heyningen, T., Honikman, S., Tomlinson, M., Field, S., & Myer, L.  (2018). Comparison of mental health screening tools for detecting antenatal depression and anxiety disorders in South African women. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0193697.


Williamson, V., Halligan, S.L., Coetzee, B., Butler, I., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., & Stewart, J. (2018). Caregiver experiences of public services following child trauma exposure: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12: 15.



Bantjes, J. Hunt, X., Tomlinson, M., & Smit, A (2017). A case study of lessons learnt from implementing a Routine Outcome Monitoring system for psychotherapy in a South African Community Clinic. South African Journal of Psychology, 48:2, 193-205.


Carew, M. T., Braathen, S. H., Swartz, L., Hunt, X., & Rohleder, P. (2017). The sexual lives of people with disabilities within low- and middle-income countries: a scoping study of studies published in English. Global Health Action, 10,1,1337342.


Coetzee, B., Tomlinson, M., Osawe, S., Abimiku, A., & Kagee, A. (2017). Barriers and facilitators to adherence to exclusive breastfeeding practices among HIV infected and non-infected women in Jos, Nigeria. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21, 953-960.


Daviaud, E., Nkonki, L., Ijumba, P., Doherty, T., Lawn, J., Jackson, D., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). An analysis of financial and programmatic costs of the Good Start III community-based care for mothers and newborns by community health workers in South Africa using COIN care tool. Health Policy and Planning, 32, i53–i63.


Davis, E., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Weichle, T.W., Rezai, R. & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Patterns of Alcohol Abuse, Depression, and Intimate Partner Violence among Township Mothers in South Africa Over 5 Years. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 174–182


Dowdall, N., Cooper, P.J., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Gardner, F., & Murray, L. (2017). The Benefits of Early Book Sharing (BEBS) study: A randomised controlled trial conducted in South Africa of a book sharing intervention to improve child cognitive and socio-emotional development. Trials, 18, 118. 10.1186/s13063-017-1790-1.


Fearon, R.P., Tomlinson, M., Kumsta, R., Skeen, S., Murray, L., Cooper, P.J., & Morgan, B. (2017). Poverty, early care and stress reactivity in adolescence: Findings from a prospective, longitudinal study in a low-middle income country.  Development and Psychopathology, 29, 449–464.


Gibbs, A., Carpenter, B., Crankshaw, T., Hanass-Hancock, J., Smit, J., Tomlinson, M., & Butler, L.M.  (2017). Prevalence and factors associated with recent intimate partner violence and relationships between disability and depression in post-partum women in one clinic in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa.  PLoS ONE. 12:7. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181236.


Gordon, S., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Skeen, S., Parry, C., Bryant, K., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Research Priorities for the intersection of Alcohol and HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries: A priority setting exercise. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 262–273.


Hiller, R.M., Halligan, S.L., Tomlinson, M., Stewart, J., Skeen, S., Christie, H.  (2017). Post-Trauma Support in the Context of Significant Adversity: A Qualitative Study of Young People Living in an Urban Township in South Africa.  BMJ Open, 7. e016560.


Hunt, X., Braathen, S. H., Swartz, L., Carew, M., & Rohleder, P. (2017) Intimacy, intercourse, and adjustments: Experiences of sexual life of a group of people with physical disabilities in South Africa. Journal of Health Psychology.


Hunt, X., Carew, M., Braathen, S. H., Swartz, L. Chiwaula, M., & Rohleder, P. (2017). The sexual and reproductive rights and benefit derived from sexual and reproductive health services of people with physical disabilities in South Africa: Beliefs of non-disabled people. Reproductive Health Matters.


Hunt, X., Swartz, L., Carew, M., Braathen, S. H., & Rohleder, P. (2017). Dating persons with physical disabilities: the perceptions of South Africans without disabilities. Culture, Health & Sexuality.


Hunt, X., & Watermeyer, B. (2017). A web of gaps: A discussion of research strands concerning Global South families with a disabled child. Global Health Action.

le Roux, K., Akin-Olugbade, O., Stansert, L., Laurenzi, C., Mercer, N., Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2017).  Immunisation coverage in the rural Eastern Cape – are we getting the basics of primary care right? Results from a longitudinal prospective cohort study. South African Medical Journal, 107, 52-55.


Mikton, C., Tanaka, M., Tomlinson, M., Streiner, D.L., Tonmyr, L., Lee, B., Fisher, J., Hegadoren, K., Evans-Pim, J., Wang, S.J. & MacMillan, H.L. (2017). Research priorities for violence prevention: an international modified Delphi study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 95:36–48.


Morgan, B., Hunt, X., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Thinking about the environment and theorising change: How could Life History Strategy Theory inform mHealth interventions in low- and middle-income countries? Global Health Action, 10, 1320118.


Morgan, B., Kumsta, R., Fearon, P., Moser, D., Skeen, S., Cooper, P.J., Murray, L., Moran, G., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Serotonin Transporter Gene (SLC6A4) Polymorphism and Susceptibility to a Home-Visiting Maternal-Infant Attachment Intervention Delivered by Community Health Workers in South Africa: Re-analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Medicine 14(2): e1002237. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002237.


Norris, S.A., Daar, A., Balasubramanian, D., Byass, P., Kimani-Murage, E., Macnab, A., Pauw, C., Singha, A., Yajnik, C., Akazali, J., Levitt, N., Maatoug, J., Mikhwanazi, N., Moore, S., Nyirenda, M., Pulliam, J., Rochat, T., Said-Mohamed, Soraya Seedat, Eugene Sobngwi, Tomlinson, M., Toska, E., van Schalkwyk, C. (2017). Understanding and acting on the developmental origins of health and disease would lead to better long-term health in Africa.  Global Health Action. 10, 1334985.


Parry, C., Tomlinson, M., Bryant, K., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2017). Fresh Perspectives on the Alcohol and HIV Nexus: A call for action in an era of increased opportunities and challenges. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 121–S125.


Rochat, T.J., Lubbe, A.M., Mitchell, J.M., Stein, A., Tomlinson, M., Bland, R.M. (2017). Communication about HIV and death: Maternal reports of primary school-aged children's questions after maternal HIV disclosure in rural South Africa. Social Science and Medicine, 172, 124-134.


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Le Roux, K., Le Roux, I.M., Christodoulou, J., Laurenzi, C., Mbewu, N., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). To Evaluate if Increasing Accountability of South African Government Health Workers' Home Visits Improves Maternal and Child Outcomes: Study Protocol for A Randomized Control Trial.  Trials, 18, 368. DOI 10.1186/s13063-017-2074-5


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Scheffler, A., Harris, D.M., & Nelson, S. (2017). Adjustment of a Population Cohort of South African Children of Mothers Living with/and without HIV through Three Years Post-Birth. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 1601–1610.


Rudan, I., Yoshida, S., Chan, K.Y., Sridhar, D., Wazny, K., Nair, H., Sheikh, A., Tomlinson, M., Lawn, J.E., Bhutta, Z.A., Bahl, R., Chopra, M., Campbell, H., El Arifeen, S., Black, R.E., & Cousens, S. (2017). Setting health research priorities using the CHNRI method: VII. A review of the first 50 applications of the CHNRI method. Journal of Global Health, 7, 011004. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.011004 1.


Sherr L. Hensels I. S. Cluver L. D. Meinck F. Skeen S. Tomlinson M. (2017). Parenting, the other oldest profession in the world – A study exploring predictors and ramification of good parenting on child outcomes. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 5, 145–165.


Sherr, L., Hensels, I., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Cluver, L., & Macedo, A. (2017). Can cash break the cycle of educational risks for young children in high HIV affected communities? Journal of Global Health. 7, 1. 010409.


Sherr, L., Macedo, A., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., & Dale-Cluver, L. (2017). Could cash and good parenting affect child cognitive development? A cross-sectional study in South Africa and Malawi. BMC Pediatrics, 17:123. DOI 10.1186/s12887-017-0883-z


Skeen, S., Sherr, L., Tomlinson, M., Croome, N., Ghandi, N., Roberts, K., & Macedo, A.  (2017). Interventions to improve psychosocial well-being for children affected by HIV and AIDS: a systematic review.  Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 12, 91–116.


Tomlinson, M. Sherr, L., Macedo, A., Hunt, X., & Skeen, S. (2017). Paid staff or volunteers – does it make a difference? The impact of staffing on child outcomes for children attending community-based programmes in South Africa and Malawi. Global Health Action, 10(1): p. 1381462.


Tomlinson, M., Jordans, M. MacMillan, H. Betancourt, T., Hunt, X., Mikton, C., (2017).  Research priority setting for integrated early child development and violence prevention (ECD+) in low and middle income countries: An expert opinion exercise.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 72, 131-139.


Turner, J., Pigott, H., Tomlinson, M., & Jordans, M.J.D. (2017).  Developmental assistance for child and adolescent mental health in low- and middle-income countries (2007-2014): Annual trends and allocation by sector, project type, donors and recipients.  Journal of Global Health, 7 No. 2. 020901


van Heerden, A., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Parry, C., Bryant, K., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2017). Innovation at the intersection of Alcohol and HIV research. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 274–S278.


van Heyningen, T., Honikman, S., Myer, L., Onah, M.N., Field, S., & Tomlinson, M. (2017).  Prevalence and predictors of anxiety disorders amongst low-income pregnant women in urban South Africa: a cross sectional study.  Archives of Women's Mental Health, 6, 765–775.


Williamson, V., Butler, I., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Christie, H., & Halligan, S.L. (2017). Caregiver Responses to Child Posttraumatic Distress: A Qualitative Study in a High Risk Context in South Africa.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 482–490.


Williamson, V., Coetzee, B., Kagee, A., Tomlinson, M. (2017).  Factors influencing mothers’ decision to enrol their HIV negative children in a hypothetical HIV vaccine trial. Future Virology, 12, 19-28.

Wynn, A., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Weichle, T., le Roux, I.M., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Mentor Mothers Program Improved Child Health Outcomes At A Relatively Low Cost In South Africa.  Health Affairs, 36, 1947-1955.



Ahuja, S., Mirzoev, T., Lund, C., Ofori-Atta, A., Skeen, S. & Kufuor, A. (2016). Key influences in the design and implementation of mental health information systems in Ghana and South Africa. Global Mental Health, 3, e11.


Baron, E.C., Mall, S., Hanlon, C., Honikman, S., Breuer, E., Kathree, T., Luitel, N.P., Nakku J., Murhar, V., Lund, C., Medhin, G., Patel, V., Petersen, I., Shrivasta, S., & Tomlinson, M. (2016).  Maternal mental health in primary care in five low and middle income countries: A situational analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 16:53. DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1291-z.


Bozicevica, L., Schuitmaker, N., De Pascalis, L., Tomlinson, M., Cooper, P.J., & Murray. L. (2016). Longitudinal association between child emotion regulation and aggression, and the role of parenting: a comparison of three cultures. Psychopathology, 49, 228-235.


De Silva, M.J., Rathod, S., Hanlon, C., Breuer, E., Chisholm, D., Fekadu, A., Jordans, M., Kigozi, F., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Medhin, G., Ssebunnya, J., Prince, M., Thornicroft, G., Tomlinson, M., Lund, C., & Patel, V. (2016).  Methods to evaluate district mental health care plans in 5 low and middle income countries: The PRIME study.  British Journal of Psychiatry.  s63-s70. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153858.


Dua, T., Tomlinson, M., Tablante, E., Britto, P., Yousfzai, A., Daelmans, B., Darmstadt, G.L. (2016). Global Research Priorities to Accelerate Early Child Development in the Sustainable Development Era. Lancet Global Health, 12, e887-e9.


Fekadu A, Hanlon C, Medhin G, Alem A, Selamu M, Giorgis T, Shibre T, Teferra S, Tegegn T, Breuer E, Patel V, Tomlinson M, Thornicroft G, Prince, M, Lund, C. (2016). Development of a scalable mental healthcare plan for a rural district in Ethiopia. British Journal of Psychiatry.  s4-s12. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153676.


Hanlon, C., Fekadu, A., Jordans, M., Kigozi, F., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Honikman, S., Lund, C., Prince, M., Raja, S., Thornicroft, G., Tomlinson, M., & Patel V. (2016).  District mental health care plans for five low and middle income countries: commonalities, variation and evidence gaps. British Journal of Psychiatry.  s47-s54. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153767.


Hanlon, C., Medhin, G., Worku, B., Tomlinson, M., Baheretibeb, Y., Alem, A., Dewey, M., & Prince, M. (2016). Adapting the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development in Ethiopia: evaluation of reliability and validity. Child: Care, Health and Development, 42, 699-708.


Hensels, I. Sherr, L. Skeen, S. Macedo, A. Roberts, K. & Tomlinson, M. (2016).  Do not forget the boys – gender differences in children living in high HIV-affected communities in South Africa and Malawi in a longitudinal, community-based study AIDS Care, 28, S2, 100–109.


Hunt, X., Nespola, A., Tapper, K., & Kagee, A. (2016). Sensitivity to reward and punishment: Associations with fat and sugar intake among South African students. South African Journal of Psychology, 1–11. DOI: 10.1177/0081246316667329


Hunt, X., & Swartz, L. (2016). Psychotherapy with a language interpreter: considerations cautions for practice. South African Journal of Psychology, 1–13. DOI: 10.1177/0081246316650840


Lund, C., Tomlinson, M., & Patel, V. (2016). Integration of mental health into primary care in low- and middle-income countries: The PRIME mental healthcare plans. British Journal of Psychiatry. s1-s3. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153668.


Målqvist, M., Clarke, K., Matsebula, T., Bergman, M., & Tomlinson, M.  (2016). Assessing maternal depression in Swaziland: a cross-sectional study of pregnant women in a peri-urban area.  Journal of Community Health, 41, 946–952.


Murray, L., De Pascalis, L., Tomlinson, M., Vally, Z., Dadomo, H., O’Brien, B., Woodward, C., & Cooper, P.J. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of a book-sharing intervention: effects on carer-infant interactions, and their relation to infant cognitive and socio-emotional outcome. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 12, 1370–1379.


Murray, L., Cooper, P.J., Artech, A., Stein, A., & Tomlinson, M. (2016).  Randomized controlled trial of the effect of a home visiting intervention on infant cognitive development in peri-urban South Africa.  Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 58, 270–276.


Rabie, S., & Naidoo, A. V. (2016). The value of the gap year in the facilitation of career adaptability. South African Journal of Higher Education, 30(3), 138 - 155. doi: 10.20853/30-3-631


Rathod, S.R., De Silva, M.J., Ssebunnya, J., Breuer, E., Murhar, V., Luitel, N.P., Medhin, G., Kigozi, F., Shidhaye, R., Fekadu, A., Jordans, M., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., & Lund, C.  (2016). Treatment Contact Coverage for Probable Depressive and Probable Alcohol Use Disorders in Four Low- and Middle-Income Country Districts: The PRIME Cross Sectional Community Surveys. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162038


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Durkin, A., Baird, K., DeCelles, J., Swendeman, D., & Tomlinson, M., (2016). Feasibility of Using Soccer and Job Training to Prevent Drug Abuse and HIV. AIDS and Behaviour, 20, 1841–1850.


Sherr, L., Skeen, S., Hensels, I., Tomlinson, M., & Macedo, A. (2016). The effects of caregiver and household HIV on child development: a community-based longitudinal study of young children.  Child: Care, Health and Development, 42, 890-899. 


Sherr, L., Skeen, S., Tomlinson, M., Hensels, I., Roberts, K., Macedo, A. (2016). Violence experiences of young children in South Africa and Malawi and the effects on educational progress. International Health, 8, 36–43.


Sherr, L., Yakubovich, A., Skeen, S., Cluver, L., Hensels, I., Macedo, A., & Tomlinson, M. (2016). How effective is help on the doorstep? A longitudinal evaluation of community based organisation support. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151305. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151305.


Skeen, S., Macedo, A. Tomlinson, M., Hensels, I., & Sherr, L. (2016). Exposure to violence and psychological well-being over time in children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Malawi. AIDS Care, 28, S1, 16–25.


Tsai, A.C., Tomlinson, M., Comulada, W.S., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2016). Food Insufficiency, Depression, and the Modifying Role of Social Support: Evidence from a Population-Based, Prospective Cohort of Pregnant Women in South Africa.  Social Science and Medicine, 151, 69-77.


Tsai, A.C., Tomlinson, M., Comulada, W.S., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2016). Intimate Partner Violence and Depressed Mood among Women in Peri-Urban South Africa: Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS Medicine.  13(1): e1001943. doi:10.1371/journal. pmed.1001943.


Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., le Roux, I.M., Youssef, M., Nelson, S.H., Scheffler, A., Weiss, R.E., O’Connor, M., & Worthman, C.M.  (2016). 36 Month Outcomes of a Generalist Paraprofessional Perinatal Home Visiting Intervention in South Africa.  Prevention Science, 17, 937–948.


Tomlinson, M., Skeen; S., Marlow, M., Cluver; L., Cooper; P.J., Murray; L., Mofokeng; S., Morley, N., Makhetha, M., Gordon, S., Esterhuizen, T., & Sherr, L.  (2016). Improving early childhood care and development, HIV testing, treatment and support, and nutrition in Mokhotlong, Lesotho: a cluster randomized control trial of an integrated intervention. Trials, 17:538. DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1658-9.


Tomlinson, M., Hartley, M., le Roux, I., Harwood, J., & Rotheram-Borus, M.  (2016). The Philani Mentor Mothers Intervention: Neighbourhood wide impact on child growth in Cape Town’s peri-urban settlements.  Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 11, 211-220.


van Heyningen, T., Myer, L., Onah, M., Tomlinson, M., Field, S., Honikman, S. (2016).  Antenatal depression and adversity in urban South Africa. Journal of Affective Disorders, 203, 121–129.


Worthman, C.W., Tomlinson, M., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2016).  When can parents most influence their child’s development? Expert knowledge and perceived local realities. Social Science and Medicine, 154, 62-69.


Yakubovich, A.R., Sherr, L., Cluver, L.D., Skeen, S., Hensels, I.S., Macedo, A., & Tomlinson, M.  (2016). Community-based organisations for vulnerable children in South Africa: Reach, psychosocial correlates, and potential mechanisms. Children and Youth Services Review, 62, 58–64.


Bergström, A., Skeen, S., Duc, D.M., Blandon, E.Z., Estabrooks, C., Gustavsson, P., Hoa, D.T., Källestål, C., Målqvist, M., Nga, N.T., Persson, L.A., Pervin, J., Peterson, S., Rahman, A., Selling, K., Squires, J., Tomlinson, M., Waiswa, P., & Wallin, L.  (2015). Health system context and implementation of evidence-based practices - development and validation of the Context Assessment for Community Health (COACH) tool for low- and middle-income settings.  Implementation Science, 10:120: doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0305-2


Breen, A., Daniels, K., & Tomlinson, M. (2015). Children’s experiences of growing up with corporal punishment: A qualitative study in an urban township of South Africa.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 48, 131–139.


Durkin, M.S, Elsabbagh, M., Barbaro, J., Dawson, G., Gladstone, M., Happe, F., Hoekstra, R.A., Lee, L.C., Rattazzi, A., Stapel-Wax, J., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., Thurm, A., Tomlinson, M., & Shih, A. (2015). Autism screening and diagnosis in low resource settings: challenges and opportunities to enhance research and services worldwide. Autism Research, 8, 473-476.

Ijumba, P. Doherty, T., Jackson, D., Tomlinson, M., Sanders, D., Swanevelder, S., & Persson, L.A. (2015).  Effect of an integrated community based package for maternal and new-born care on feeding patterns during the first twelve weeks of life: A cluster randomized trial in a South African township. Public Health Nutrition, 18, 2660–2668.


Lund, C., Alem, A., Schneider, M., Hanlon, C., Ahrens, J., Bandawe, C., Bass, J., Bhana, A., Burns, J., Chibanda, D., Cowan, F., Davies, T., Dewey, M., Fekadu, A., Freeman, M., Honikman, S., Joska, J., Kagee, A., Mayston, R., Medhin, G., Musisi, S., Myer, L., Ntulo, T., Nyatsanza, M., Ofori-Atta, A., Petersen, I., Phakathi, S., Prince, M., Shibre, T., Stein, D.J.,  Swartz, L., Thornicroft, G., Tomlinson, M., Wissow, L., Susser, E. (2015). Generating evidence to narrow the treatment gap for mental disorders in sub-Saharan Africa: Rationale, Overview and Methods of AFFIRM. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 24, 233-40.


Odendaal, W.A., Goudge, J., Griffiths, F., Tomlinson, M., Leon, N., Daniels, K. (2015). Healthcare workers’ perceptions and experience on using mHealth technologies to deliver primary healthcare services: qualitative evidence synthesis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011942. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011942.


Patel, V., Collins, P. Y., Copeland, J., Kakuma, R., Katontoka, S., Lamichhane, J., Naik, S. & Skeen, S. (2011). The movement for global mental health. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 88-90.


Rotheram-Borus, M., Tomlinson, M., & Davis, E.  (2015). Reducing Non-communicable Diseases: The promise of “boring” family routines.  Archives of Public Health. 73:27. doi:10.1186/s13690-015-0077-9


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., le Roux, I., & Stein, J.A.  (2015). Alcohol Use, Partner Violence, and Mental Health Distress among South African Township Mothers from Pregnancy to Three Years Post-birth: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49, 715–725.


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Scheffler, A., & le Roux, I. (2015).  Re-engagement in HIV care among Mothers Living with HIV in South Africa over 36 Months Post-birth. AIDS, 29, 2361–2362.


Sherr, L., Cluver, L., Tomlinson, M., Coovadia, H., & The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. (2015). Defeating AIDS but missing children. Lancet, 386, 1035.


Skeen, S., Tomlinson, M., Ward, C.L., Cluver, L., & Lachman, J.M. (2015). Early intervention: a foundation for lifelong violence prevention. South African Crime Quarterly, 51, 5-7. 


Stein, D.J., Koen, N., Donald, K.A., Adnams, C.M., Koopowitz,  S., Lund, C., Marais, A., Myers, B., Roos, A., Sorsdahl,K., Stern, M., Tomlinson, M.,  van der Westhuizen, C., Vythilingum, B., Myer, L., Barnett, W., Brittain, K., & Zar, H.J. (2015). Investigating the psychosocial determinants of child health in Africa: the Drakenstein Child Health Study. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 252, 27-35.


Tomlinson, M. (2015). Infant mental health in the next decade: A call for action.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 36, 538-541.


Tomlinson, M., & Morgan, B. (2015). Infant Mental Health Research in Africa: Call for Action for Research in the next ten years.  Global Mental Health, 2, e7, page 1 of 9. doi:10.1017/gmh.2015.4.


Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Harwood, J., le Roux, I.M., O’Connor, M., & Worthman, C. (2015).  Community health workers can improve child growth of antenatally-depressed, South African mothers: A cluster randomized controlled trial.  BMC Psychiatry. 15:225. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-015-0606-7


Tomlinson, M., Ward, C.L., & Marlow, M.  (2015). The strengths and limitations of Randomized Controlled Trials in providing evidence to inform delivery of programmes at scale. South African Crime Quarterly, 51, 43-52.


Tsai, A.C., & Tomlinson, M. (2015). Inequitable and Ineffective: Exclusion of Mental Health from the Post-2015 Development Agenda. PLoS Medicine, 12(6): e1001846. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001846.


Vally, Z., Murray, L., Tomlinson, M., & Cooper, P.J. (2015). The impact of dialogic book-sharing training on infant language and attention: a randomized controlled trial in a deprived South African community.  Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 56, 865-73.



Bergström, A., Dinh, H., Duong, D., Pervin, J., Rahman, A., Skeen, S…. Wallin, L. (2014). The Context Assessment for Community Health tool-investigating why what works where in low-and middle-income settings. BMC Health Services Research, 14, P8.


Cooper, P.J,  Vally, Z., Cooper, H., Radford, T., Sharples, A, Tomlinson, M. & Murray, L. (2014). Promoting mother-infant book-sharing and child cognitive development in an impoverished South African population: a pilot study. Early Childhood Education Journal,42, 143-152.


Desmond, C., Bruce, F., Tomlinson, M., Marlow, M., Aber, J.L., Ouifki, R. and Welte, A. (2014). Modelling the long-term impacts on affected children of adult HIV: benefits, challenges and a possible approach.  AIDS, 28 (Suppl 3):S269–S275.


Hanlon, C., Luitel, N., Kathree, T., Murhar, V., Shrivasta, S., Medhin, G., Ssebunnya, J., Fekadu, A., Shidhaye, R., Petersen, I., Jordans, M., Kigozi, F., Thornicroft, G., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., Lund, C., Breuer, E., De Silva, M., Prince, M. (2014).  Challenges and opportunities for implementing integrated mental health care: a situation analysis from five low- and middle-income country districts. PLoS One 9: e88437


Hung, K.J., Tomlinson, M., le Roux, I., Dewing, S., Chopra, M., Tsai, A.C. (2014).  Community-based antepartum screening for postnatal depression in a South African peri-urban settlement. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 126, 74–77.


Ijumba, P., Persson, L.A., Jackson, D., Tomlinson, M., Sanders, D., Doherty, T. (2014). Social circumstances that drive early introduction of formula milk: an exploratory qualitative study in a peri-urban South African community. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10, 102-111.


le Roux, I.M., Stein, J., Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J.  (2014). The Impact of Paraprofessional Home Visitors on Infants’ Growth and Health at 18 months.  Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 9, 291–304.


Lund, C., Schneider, M., Davies, T., Nyatsanza, M., Honikman, S., Bhana, A., Bass, J., Bolton, P., Dewey, M., Joska, J., Kagee, A., Myer, L., Petersen, I., Prince, M., Stein, D.J., Thornicroft, G., Tomlinson, M., Alem, A., & Susser, E.  (2014). Task sharing of a psychological intervention for maternal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 15:457.


Mendenhall, E., De Silva, M., Hanlon, C., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Jordans, M., Luitel, N., Ssebunnya, J., Fekadu, A., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., & Lund, C. (2014).  Acceptability and feasibility of using non-specialist health workers to deliver mental health care: Experiences from the PRIME district sites in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda.  Social Science and Medicine, 118, 33-42.


Mutumba, M., Tomlinson, M., & Tsai, A.C. Reliability and validity of instruments for assessing depression among African youth: a systematic review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 26, 139-156.


O'Connor, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Bill, C., le Roux, I., Stewart, J. (2014). Screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by Nonmedical Community Workers.  Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 21, e442-e452.


Panter-Brick, C., Eggerman, M., & Tomlinson, M.  (2014). How Might Global Health Master Deadly Sins and Strive for Greater Virtues? Global Health Action.  7: 23411


Richter, L., Rotheram, M., van Heerden, A., Stein, A., Tomlinson, M., Harwood, J.M., Rochat, T., Rooyen, H., Comulada, W.S., Tang, Z., (2014). Pregnant Women Living with HIV (WLH) Supported at Clinics by Peer WLH: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS and Behavior, 18:706–715. 


Rotheram-Borus, M., Tomlinson, M. le Roux, I., Harwood, J.M., Comulada, S., O’Connor, M.J., Weiss, R., & Worthman, C.M. (2014).  A Cluster Randomised Controlled Effectiveness Trial Evaluating Perinatal Home Visiting among South African Mothers/Infants. PLoS One, 9(10): p. e105934.


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., van Heerden, A., van Rooyen, H., Tomlinson; M., Harwood; J.M., Comulada, W.S., & Stein, A. (2014). A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Mentors to Support South African Women Living with HIV and their Infants. PLoS ONE 9 (1). E84867. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.008-4867


Skeen, S., Tomlinson, M., Macedo, A., Croome, N., & Sherr, L.  (2014). Mental health outcomes in carers of children affected by HIV in South Africa and Malawi. AIDS Care, 26, Supplement 1, 11-20.


Skeen, S., Tomlinson, M., Macedo, A., Miltz, A., Croome, N., Sherr, L. (2014).  Child development in HIV positive and HIV-affected children in South Africa and Malawi - what role for community organisations?  Children and Youth Services Review, 45, 90–97.


Tomlinson, M., & Benatar, S. (2014). Continued child survival gains will require societal change. Lancet, 384, 9954


Tomlinson, M., Bornstein, M.H., Marlow, M., Swartz, L.  (2014). Imbalances in the knowledge about infant mental health in rich and poor countries: Too little progress in bridging the gap.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 35, 624-629.


Tomlinson, M., Doherty, T., Ijumba, P., Jackson, D., Lawn, J., Person, LA., Lombard, C., Sanders, D., Daviaud, E., Goga, A., Rohde, S., Sitrin, D., Colvin, M., Chopra, M. (2014).  GoodStart: A cluster randomised effectiveness trial of an integrated, community-based package for maternal and newborn care, with prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in a South African township. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 19 (3), 256-266.


Tomlinson, M., O’Connor, M.J., le Roux, I.M., Stewart, J., Mbewu, N., Harwood, J., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J.  (2014). Multiple Risk Factors during Pregnancy in South Africa:  The Need for a Horizontal Approach to Perinatal Care. Prevention Science, 15, 277-282.


Tomlinson, M., Rahman, A., Sanders, D., Maselko, J., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2014).  Leveraging paraprofessional and family’ strengths to improve coverage and penetration of nutrition and ECD services.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1308, 162-171.


Tomlinson, M., Taghi Yasamy, M., Emerson, E., Officer, A., Richler, D., & Saxena, S. (2014).  Setting research priorities for developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and autism. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58, 1121–1130.


Tsai, A.C., Tomlinson, M., Dewing, S., Harwood, J.S., le Roux, I., Chopra, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2014). Antenatal depression case-finding by community health workers in South Africa: feasibility of a mobile phone application. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 17:423–431.


Ward, C., Mikton, C., Cluver, L., Cooper, P., Gardner, F., Hutchings, J., Lachman, J., Murray, L., Tomlinson, M., & Wessels, I.M. (2014). Parenting for Lifelong Health: from South Africa to other low-and middle-income countries. Early Childhood Matters, 122, 49-53.



Capri, C., Kruger, L.M., Tomlinson, M. (2013). Child sexual abuse workers’ emotional experiences of working therapeutically in the Western Cape, South Africa. Child and Adolescent Social Work, 30, 365-382.


Davies, H.R., Visser, J., Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Gissane. C., Harwood, J., & le Roux, I. (2013) An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a screening tool for adverse birth outcomes and maternal morbidities in a group of pregnant women in Khayelitsha. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26, 116-122.


Dewing, S., Tomlinson, M., le Roux, I., Chopra, M., & Tsai, A.C.  (2013).  Food insecurity and its association with the co-occurring psychosocial problems of postnatal depression, hazardous drinking, and suicidality among women in peri-urban South Africa.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 150, 460-465.


Ijumba, P., Doherty, T., Jackson, D., Tomlinson, M., Sanders, D., Persson, L.A. (2013). Free formula milk in the prevention of mother to child transmission programme: Voices of a peri-urban community in South Africa on policy change. Health Policy and Planning, 28, 761-768.


Jordans, M.J.D., Luitel, N.P., Tomlinson, M., Komproe, I.H. (2013). Development of a mental health care package in Nepal: a formative study.  BMC Psychiatry, 13, 332.


Kagee, A., Tsai, A.C., Lund, C., & Tomlinson, M. (2013). Screening for common mental disorders: Reasons for caution and a way forward. International Health, 5, 11-14.


le Roux, I., Tomlinson, M., Mbewu, N., Stewart, J., Harwood, J., Worthman, C.M., O’Connor,MJ., Le Roux, K., Hartley, M., Swendeman, D., Rotheram-Borus, MJ. (2013). Outcomes of Home Visits for Pregnant Township Mothers and their Infants in South Africa: a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. AIDS, 27, 1461-1471.


Moses S, & Tomlinson M. (2013). The fluidity of disclosure: A longitudinal exploration of women's experience and understanding of HIV disclosure in the context of pregnancy and early motherhood. AIDS Care, 25, 667-675.


Norris, A.K., Swartz, L., Tomlinson, M. (2013). Mobile phone technology for improved mental health care in South Africa: possibilities and cautions. South African Journal of Psychology, 43, 379-388.


Nsibande D, Doherty T, Ijumba P, Tomlinson M, Jackson D, et al. (2013) Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 47


Pritchett, R., Rochat, T., Tomlinson, M., & Minnis, H.  (2013). Risk factors for vulnerable youth in urban townships in South Africa: The potential contribution of Reactive Attachment Disorder. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.  DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2012.756569. 1-11.


Rochat, T.J., Bland, R., Tomlinson, M., & Stein, A. (2013). Suicide ideation, depression and HIV among pregnant women in rural South Africa.  Health, 5, 650-661, DOI:10.4236/health.2013.53A086.


Rochat, T.J., Tomlinson, M., Newell, M.L., & Stein, A.  (2013).  Detection of antenatal depression in rural HIV affected populations with short and ultra-short versions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).  Archives of Women's Mental Health, 16, 401-410.


Skeen, S., & Tomlinson, M.  (2013). A public health approach to preventing child abuse in low and middle income countries: a call for action. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 2, 108-116.


Tomlinson; M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Doherty, T., Swendeman, D., Tsai, A., Ijumba, P., Le Roux, I., Jackson, D., Stewart, J., Friedman, A., Colvin, M., Chopra, M. (2013). Value of a mobile information system to improve quality of care by community health workers. South African Journal of Information Management. 15 (1). Art. #528. 9 pages.


Tomlinson, M. (2013). Global mental health: a post MDG sustainable goal? International Health, 5, 1-3.


Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M., Swartz, L., & Tsai, A.C. (2013). Scale up of mHealth: Where’s the evidence? PLoS Medicine, 10(2): e1001382. Doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001382.


Tsai, A.C., Scott, J.A., Hung, K.J., Zhu, J.Q., Maling, S., Matthews, L.T., Psaros, C., & Tomlinson, M.  (2013). Reliability and Validity of Instruments to Assess Perinatal Depression in African Settings: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82521. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082521



Bahl, R., Martines, J., Bhandari, N., Biloglav, Z., Edmond, K., Iyengar, S., Kramer, M., Lawn, J. E., Manandhar, D. S., Mori, R., Rasmussen, K. M., Sachdev, H. P., Singhal, N., Tomlinson, M., Victora, C., Williams, A. F., Chan, K. Y., & Rudan, I. (2012) Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from preterm birth and low birth weight by 2015. Journal of Global Health, 2, 10403.


Coetzee, B., Kagee, A., Tomlinson, M., Warnich, L., & Ikediobi, O.  (2012). The cultural acceptability of hair collection for medical purposes among a South African sample: A qualitative study.  Future Virology, 11, 1135-1142.


Desmond, K., Milburn, N., Richter, L., Tomlinson, M., Greco, E., van Heerden, A., Comulada, S., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2012). Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120, 113– 118, doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.07.004


Gregório, G., Tomlinson, M., Gerolin, J., Kieling, C., Cogo-Moreira, H., Razzouk, D., Mari, J. (2012). Priority setting for mental health research in Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 34, 434-439.


Honikman, S., van Heyningen, T., Field, S., Barron, E., & Tomlinson, M.  (2012). Stepped Care for Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project in South Africa. PLoS Medicine, 9(5): e1001222. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001222


Lund, C., Tomlinson, M., De Silva, M., Fekadu, A., Shidhaye, R., Jordans, M., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Kigozi, F., Prince, M., Thornicroft, G., Hanlon, C., Kakuma, R., McDaid, D., Saxena, S., Chisholm, D., Raja, S., Kippen-Wood, S., Honikman, S., Fairall, L., Patel, V. (2012).  PRIME: A programme to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders in five low and middle-income countries. PLoS Medicine, 9(12): e1001359. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001359


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Gwesgwe, M., Hartley, M., Comulada, S., Kaufmann, N., Keim, M.  (2012).  Diabetes Buddies: Peer support through a mobile phone buddy system. The Diabetes Educator. 38, 357-65.


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Tomlinson, M., Swendeman, D., Lee, A., & Jones, E. (2012). Standardized Functions for Smart-phone Applications:  Examples from Maternal and Child Health. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications. Article ID 973237. doi:10.1155/2012/973237


Rudan I, Theodoratou E, Zgaga L, Nair H, Chan KY, Tomlinson M, Tsai, A.C., Biloglav, Z., Huda, T., El Arifeen, S., Chopra, M., & Campbell, H. (2012).  Setting priorities for development of emerging interventions against childhood pneumonia, meningitis and influenza. Journal of Global Health, 2, 1-7.


Saxena, S. & Skeen, S. (2012). No health without mental health: challenges and opportunities in global mental health. Afr J Psychiatry, 15, 397-400.


Springer, P., Laughton B., Tomlinson, M., Harvey, J., Esser, M. (2012).  Neurodevelopmental status of HIV exposed but uninfected children: A pilot study. South African Journal of Child Health, 6, 51-55.


Stewart, J., Swartz, L. and Ward, C. (2012), The personal politics of disaster: Narratives of survivors of a South African shanty town fire. Journal of Community Psychology, 40: 422-437. doi:10.1002/jcop.20522.


Tol, W.A., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., Baingana, F., Galappatti, A., Silove, D., Sondorp, E., van Ommeren, M., Wessells, M., Panter-Brick, C. (2012). Relevance or Excellence? Setting Research Priorities for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 20, 25-36.


Tomlinson, M., & Lund, C. (2012). Why does mental health not get the attention it deserves? An application of the Shiffman and Smith framework. PLoS Medicine.  9(2): e1001178. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001178.


Tsai, A.C., & Tomlinson, M. (2012). Mental Health Spillovers and the Millennium Development Goals: The Case of Perinatal Depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Journal of Global Health, 2, 010302, doi: 10.7189/jogh.02.010302.


van Heerden, A.C., Tomlinson, M., & Swartz, L.  (2012). Point of care in your pocket: Policy recommendations for the field of mHealth. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.  90:393–394.  doi:10.2471/BLT.11.099788



Davies, H., Visser, J., Tomlinson, M., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., & Le Roux, I. An investigation into the influence of socioeconomic variables on gestational body mass index and maternal morbidities in a group of pregnant women in Khayelitsha, South Africa.  (2011). Maternal and Child Health Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10995-011-0869-7


Hartley, M., Tomlinson, M., Greco, E., Comulada, W.S., Stewart, J., le Roux, I., Mbewu, N., Rotheram-Borus, M.J.  (2011). Depressed mood in pregnancy: Prevalence and correlates in Cape Town peri-urban settlements. Reproductive Health, 8:9.


O’Connor, M.J., Tomlinson, M., LeRoux, I.M., Stewart, J., Greco, E., Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (2011). Predictors of alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition among women in Cape Town, South Africa. Social Science and Medicine, 72, 83e90.


Patel, V., Collins, P. Y., Copeland, J., Kakuma, R., Katontoka, S., Lamichhane, J., Naik, S. & Skeen, S. (2011). The movement for global mental health. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 88-90.


Tol, Wietse A., Patel, V., Tomlinson, M., Baingana, F., Galappatti, A., Panter-Brick, C., Silove, D., Sondorp, E., Wessells, M., van Ommeren, M. (2011). Research priorities for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings. PLoS Medicine, 8(9): e1001096. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001096.


Tomlinson, M., Chopra, M., Hoosein, N., & Rudan, I. (2011). A review of selected research priority setting processes at national level in low and middle income countries:  towards fair and legitimate priority setting.  Health Research Policy and Systems, 9:19.


Tomlinson, M., Doherty, T., Jackson, D., Lawn, J., Ijumba, P., Colvin, M., Nkonki, L., Daviaud, E., Goga, A., Sanders, D., Lombard, C., Persson, LA., Ndaba, T., Snetro, G., Chopra, M.   (2011). An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa.  Trials, 12:236. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-236


Tomlinson, M. (2011). Mega sporting events – A poisoned chalice or a new dawn for low and middle income countries? Journal of Global Health, 1, 36-38.


Rochat, T.J., Tomlinson, M., Bärnighausen, T., Newell, M.L., & Stein, A. (2011). The prevalence and clinical presentation of antenatal depression in rural South Africa.  Journal of Affective Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.08.011


Rotheram-Borus, M.J., LeRoux, I.M., Tomlinson, M., Mbewu, K., Comulada, W.S., Le Roux, K., Stewart, J., O’Connor, M.J., Hartley, M., Desmond, K., Greco, E., Worthman, C.M., Idemundia, F., (2011). Philani Plus (+): a randomized controlled trial of mentor mother home visiting program to improve infants’ outcomes. Prevention Science, DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0238-1.


Rotheram-Borus, MJ., Richter, L., Van Rooyen, H., van Heerden, A., Stein, A., Rochat, T., Tomlinson, M., de Kadt, J., Mtungwa, N., Mkhize, L., Ndlovu, L., Ntombela, L., Comulada, S., Desmond, K., & Burke, E. (2011). Project Masihambisane: a randomized controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV. Trials, 12:2.

van ‘t Hof, E., Stein, D.J., Marks, I., Tomlinson, M., & Cuijpers, P.  (2011). The effectiveness of problem solving therapy in deprived South African communities: Results from a pilot study.  BMC Psychiatry, 11:156.


Yasamy, M.T., Maulik, P.K., Tomlinson, M., Lund, C., Van Ommeren, M., & Saxena, S. Responsible governance for mental health research in low resource countries. (2011).  PLoS Med 8(11): e1001126. doi:10.1371/journal. pmed.1001126.



Doherty, T., Chopra, M., Tomlinson, M., Oliphant, N., Nsibande, D., Mason, J. (2010).  Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa.  Tropical Medicine and International Health, 15, 296-305.


Hanlon, C., Medhin, G., Alem, A., Araya, M., Abdulahi, A., Tomlinson, M., Hughes, M., Patel, V., Dewey, M., & Prince, M.  (2010). Sociocultural practices in Ethiopia: association with onset and persistence of postnatal common mental disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 468-475. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.109.076497


Lund, C., Skeen, S., Mapena, N., Isaacs, C. & Mirozev, T. Developing Mental Health Information Systems in South Africa: Lessons from pilot projects in the Northern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal. (2010).  South African Journal Of Psychiatry, 91-92.


Medhin, G., Hanlon, C., Dewey, M., Alem, A., Tesfaye, F., Lakew, Z., Worku, B., Araya, M., Abdulahi, A., Tomlinson, M., Hughes, M., Patel, V., Prince, M. (2010). The effect of maternal common mental disorders on infant undernutrition in Butajira, Ethiopia: The P-MaMiE study. BMC Psychiatry, 10:32.


Medhin, G., Hanlon, C., Dewey, M., Alem, A., Tesfaye, F., Worku, B., Tomlinson, M., Prince, M. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among infants aged six and twelve months in Butajira, Ethiopia: The P-MaMiE Birth Cohort.  BMC: Public Health, 10:27.


Oliphant, N. P., Mason, J. B., Doherty, T., Chopra, M., Mann, P. Tomlinson, M., Nsibande, D., Mebrahtu, S. (2010). The contribution of child health days to improving coverage of periodic interventions in six African countries. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 31, S248-263.


Rudan I, Kapiriri L, Tomlinson M, Balliet M, Cohen B, & Chopra, M. (2010). Evidence-Based Priority Setting for Health Care and Research: Tools to Support Policy in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Africa. PLoS Medicine 7(7): e1000308. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000308


Servili, C., Medhin, G., Hanlon, C., Tomlinson, M., Worku, B., Baheretibeb, Y., Dewey, M., Alem, A., & Prince, M.  (2010). Maternal common mental disorders and infant development in Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort. BMC Public Health. 10:693.


Skeen, S., Kleintjes, S., Lund, C., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Flisher, A. J. & MHaPP Consortium. (2010). ‘Mental health is everybody's business’: Roles for an intersectoral approach in South Africa. International Review of Psychiatry, 22, 611-623.


Skeen, S., Lund, C., Kleintjes, S., Flisher, A. & MHaPP Consortium. (2010). Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-saharan Africa: what about mental health? International Review of Psychiatry, 22, 624-631.


Tomlinson M: (2010). Family-centred HIV interventions: lessons from the field of parental depression. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2010, 13(Suppl 2):S9.


Tomlinson, M., Adams, V., Chopra, M., Jooste, P., Strydom, E., & Dhansay, A.  (2010). Survey of iodine deficiency, intestinal parasitic infections in school going children: Bie Province, Angola. Public Health Nutrition, 13, 1314-1318. doi:10.1017/S1368980010000510.


Tomlinson, M., Rohleder, P., Swartz, L., Drimie, S., & Kagee, A. (2010). Broadening psychology’s contribution to addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, poverty and nutrition and HIV/AIDS: Structural issues as constraints and opportunities. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 972–981. DOI: 10.1177/1359105310371399



Chopra, M., Doherty, T., Mebrahtu, S., & Tomlinson, M. (2009). Rapid Assessment of Infant Feeding Support to HIV-positive Women accessing PMTCT Services in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. Public Health Nutrition, doi:10.1017/S1368980009005606.


Chopra, M., Townsend, L., Johnston, L., Mathews, C., Tomlinson, M., O’Bra, H., Kendal, C.  (2009). Estimating HIV prevalence and risk behaviours among high risk heterosexual men with multiple sex partners: Use of Respondent Driven Sampling. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 51, 1, 72-77.


Cooper, P.J., Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., Landman, M., Molteno, C., Stein, A., McPherson, K., & Murray, L. (2009). Improving the quality of the mother-infant relationship and infant attachment in a socio-economically deprived community in a South African context: a randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 338:b974, doi:10.1136/bmj.b974.


Hanlon, C., Medhin, G., Alem, A., Tesfaye, F., Lakew, Z., Worku, B., Dewey, M., Araya, M., Abdulahi, A., Hughes, M., Tomlinson, M., Patel, V., & Prince, M. (2009).  Impact of antenatal common mental disorders upon perinatal outcomes in Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE population-based cohort study. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 14, 156–166.


Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., Officer, A., Chan, K.Y., Rudan, I., Saxena, S.  (2009). Research priorities on the health of persons with disabilities: an expert opinion exercise.  Lancet, 374, 1857-1862.


Tomlinson, M., Rudan, I., Saxena, S., Swartz, L., Tsai, A., & Patel, V.  (2009). Setting investment priorities for research in global mental health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 87, 438-446.


Tomlinson, M., Solomon, W., Singh, Y., Doherty, T., Chopra, M., Ijumba, P., Tsai, A.C., & Jackson, D. (2009). The use of mobile phones as a data collection tool in South Africa: A report from a household survey. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 9:51. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-51


Tomlinson, M., Stein, D.J., Williams, D., Grimsrud, A., & Myer, L. (2009). The Epidemiology of Major Depression in South Africa: Results from the SASH Study. South African Medical Journal, 99, 368-373.


Tomlinson, M. (2009). Scaling up Services for Perinatal Mental Health: How to Move to Service Delivery.  Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 12 (Supplement 1), S34.




Johnston, L., O’Bra, H., Chopra, M., Mathews, C., Townsend, C., Sabin, K., Tomlinson, M., Kendall, C. (2008). The associations of voluntary counseling and testing acceptance and the perceived likelihood of being HIV-infected among men with multiple sex partners in a South African township.  AIDS and Behaviour, doi: 1010007/s10461-008-9362-8


Rudan, I., Chopra, M., Kapiriri, L., Gibson, J., Lansang, M.A., Carneiro, I., Ameratunga, S., Tsai, A.C., Chan, K.Y., Tomlinson, M., Hess, S.Y., Campbell, H., El Arifeen, S., Black, R.E. on behalf of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI). (2008). Setting Priorities in Global Child Health Research Investments: Universal Challenges and Conceptual Framework. Croatian Medical Journal, 49, 307-317.


Rudan, I., Gibson, J.L., Ameratunga, S., Arifeen, S.E. Bhutta, Z.A., Black, M., Black, R.E., Brown, K.H., Campbell, H., Carneiro, I., Chan, K.Y., Chandramohan, D., Chopra, M., Cousens, S., Darmstadt, G.L., Meeks-Gardner, J., Hess, S., Hyder, A.A., Kapiriri, L., Kosek, M., Lanata, C.F., Lansang, M.A., Lawn, J., Tomlinson, M., Tsai, A.C., Webster, J., on behalf of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI).  Setting Priorities in Global Child Health Research Investments: Guidelines for implementation of the CHNRI Method. Croatian Medical Journal, 49, 720-733.


Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., & Warnich, L.  South African psychology and the genetics question. (2008). Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20, 73-81.


Tomlinson, M. (2008). Commentary: Major depressive disorder is common in the elderly population of Yoruba-speaking regions of Nigeria. Evidence Based Mental Health; 11:58; doi:10.1136/ebmh.11.2.58



Chisholm, D., Flisher, A., Lund, C., Patel, V., Saxena, S., Thornicroft, G., & Tomlinson, M. (2007). Scale up services for mental disorders: A call for action.  Lancet, 370, 1241-1252. 


Kapiriri, L., Tomlinson, M., Gibson, J., Tomlinson, M., Chopra, M., El Arifeen, S., Black, R.E. Rudan, I. on behalf of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI).  (2007). Setting priorities in global child health research: Addressing the value of stakeholders.  Croatian Medical Journal, 48, 618-627.


Micklewood, N. R., Tomlinson, M. Levitt, N. S., Lambert, E. V., & Micklesfield, L.  (2007). Psychological sequelae in low birth weight children from a ped-urban, working class community in South Africa. Early Human Development, 83, S118-S118.


Rudan, I., Gibson, J., Kapiriri, L., Lansang, M.A., Hyder, A.A., Lawn, J., Darmstadt, G.L., Cousens, S., Bhutta, Z.A., Brown, K.H., Hess, S.Y., Black, M., Gardner, J.M., Webster, J., Carneiro, I., Chandramohan, D., Kosek, M., Lanata, C.F., Tomlinson, M., Chopra, M., Ameratunga, S., Campbell, H., El Arifeen, S., Black, R.E. on behalf of Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI).  (2007). Fairness of priority setting in global child health research investments.  Croatian Medical Journal, 48, 595-604.


Tomlinson, M. & Landman, M. (2007). “It’s not just about food:” mother-infant interaction and the wider context of nutrition. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 3, 292-302.


Tomlinson, M., Chopra, M., Sanders, D., Bradshaw, D., Hendricks, M., Greenfield, D., Black, R.E., Arifeen, S., & Rudan, I.  (2007). Setting priorities in child health research investments for South Africa. PLoS Medicine 4(8):e259. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040259.


Tomlinson M, Swartz L, Kruger LM, Gureje O. (2007). Manifestations of affective disturbance in sub-Saharan Africa: key themes.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 102, 191-198.



Tomlinson, M., Cooper, P.J., Stein, A., Swartz, L., & Molteno, C. (2006). Postpartum depression and infant growth in a South African peri-urban settlement.  Child: Health, Care and Development, 32, 81-86.


Tomlinson, M., & Swartz, L., & Fitzgerald, H. (2006).  International collaboration in infant mental health: Pitfalls, challenges, and a way forward.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 529-531.


Tomlinson, M., & Swartz, L., & Landman, M. (2006). Insiders and outsiders: levels of collaboration in research partnerships across resource divides.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 532-543.



Beard, J.L., Hendricks, M.K., Perez, E.M., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Berg, A., Vernon-Feagans, L., Irlam, J., Isaacs, W., Sive, A., & Tomlinson, M. (2005).  Maternal iron deficiency anaemia affects postpartum emotions and cognition.  Journal of Nutrition, 135, 267-272.


Perez, E.M., Hendricks, M.K., Beard, J.L., Murray-Kolb, L.E., Berg, A., Tomlinson, M., Irlam, J., Isaacs, W., Njengele, T., Sive, A., Vernon-Feagans, L. (2005).  Mother-infant interactions and infant development are altered by maternal iron deficiency anaemia. Journal of Nutrition, 135, 850-855.


Tomlinson, M., Cooper, P., & Murray, L (2005).  The mother-infant relationship and infant attachment in a South African peri-urban settlement.  Child Development, 76, 1044-1054.



De Bruin, D., Swartz, L., Tomlinson, M., Cooper, P., Molteno, C. (2004). The factor structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in a South African peri-urban settlement.  South African Journal of Psychology, 34,113-121. 


Swartz, L., Tomlinson, M., & Landman, M. (2004). Evidence, policies and practices: Continuities and discontinuities in mental health promotion in a developing country.  International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 6, 32-37.


Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., Cooper, P., Molteno, C. (2004).  Social factors and postpartum depression in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.  South African Journal of Psychology, 34, 408-419.



Perez, E., Hendricks, M., Berg, A., Tomlinson, M., Irlam, J., Isaacs, W., Njengele, T., Sive, A., Feagans, L., & Murray, L. (2003).  The effects of maternal iron deficiency anaemia on mother-infant interactions and infant development. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 15, 24.


Tomlinson, M. (2003). Culture and infancy.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 15, 45-48.


Tomlinson, M., & Swartz, L. (2003). Representing infancy across the world: Does Osama bin Laden love his children?  Culture and Psychology, 9, 487-497.


Tomlinson, M., & Swartz, L. (2003). Imbalances in the knowledge about infancy: the divide between rich and poor countries. Infant Mental Health Journal, 24, 547-556.


Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., Landman, M. (2003). The Hanover Park mother-infant project: Methodological challenges and compromises in a third world context.  South African Journal of Psychology, 33, 205-211.



Cooper, P., Landman, M., Tomlinson, M., Molteno, C., Swartz, L., Murray, L. (2002). The impact of a mother-infant intervention in an indigent peri-urban South African context: a pilot study.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 180, 76-81.



Tomlinson, M. (2001). Mother-infant attachment, culture and research: A pilot study.  Southern African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 13, 41-54.


2000 and earlier

Cooper, P.J., Tomlinson, M., Swartz, L., Woolgar, M., Murray, L., & Molteno, C. (1999). Postpartum depression and the mother-infant relationship in a South African peri-urban settlement. British Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 554-558.


Tomlinson, M. (1997). Pathways to attachment: The Strange Situation and culture in the South African context. Southern African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 9, 107-122.


Harper, E., & Tomlinson, M. (1991). Violence and the South African psyche. Psychology and Society, 15, 30-47.

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