Jon Heron

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Conduct problem trajectories and alcohol use and misuse in mid to late adolescence
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:100-7. 2013
  2. pmc 40,000 memories in young teenagers: psychometric properties of the Autobiographical Memory Test in a UK cohort study
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Memory 20:300-20. 2012
  3. pmc Patterns of alcohol use in early adolescence predict problem use at age 16
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:169-77. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Trajectories of daytime wetting and soiling in a United kingdom 4 to 9-year-old population birth cohort study
    Jon Heron
    Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Urol 179:1970-5. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a prospective cohort study in the United kingdom does not support a causal association
    Jon Heron
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Community Based Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 114:577-83. 2004
  6. pmc Characterizing patterns of smoking initiation in adolescence: comparison of methods for dealing with missing data
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1266-75. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Early life socio-economic position and later alcohol use: birth cohort study
    Roberto Melotti
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom Center for Biomedicine, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy
    Addiction 108:516-25. 2013
  8. pmc Emotional symptoms in children: The effect of maternal depression, life events, and COMT genotype
    Jonathan Evans
    University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, UK
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:209-18. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Childhood facial emotion recognition and psychosis-like symptoms in a nonclinical population at 12 years of age: results from the ALSPAC birth cohort
    Andrew Thompson
    The Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 16:136-57. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint A United Kingdom population-based study of intellectual capacities in children with and without soiling, daytime wetting, and bed-wetting
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 120:e308-16. 2007

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Publications50

  1. pmc Conduct problem trajectories and alcohol use and misuse in mid to late adolescence
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 133:100-7. 2013
    ..We consider the strength of the relationship between types of conduct problems in early life and pattern of alcohol use during adolescence...
  2. pmc 40,000 memories in young teenagers: psychometric properties of the Autobiographical Memory Test in a UK cohort study
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Memory 20:300-20. 2012
    ..Implications of the findings for the use of the AMT measure in different samples are discussed...
  3. pmc Patterns of alcohol use in early adolescence predict problem use at age 16
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:169-77. 2012
    ..Teenagers in the UK report some of the highest rates of alcohol use in Europe. We identify patterns of alcohol use in early adolescence and relate these to hazardous and harmful alcohol use at age 16...
  4. doi request reprint Trajectories of daytime wetting and soiling in a United kingdom 4 to 9-year-old population birth cohort study
    Jon Heron
    Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Urol 179:1970-5. 2008
    ..This longitudinal, population based study describes trajectories of daytime wetting and soiling in children 4.5 to 9.5 years old...
  5. ncbi request reprint Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a prospective cohort study in the United kingdom does not support a causal association
    Jon Heron
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Community Based Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 114:577-83. 2004
    ..The aim of this research was to test in a large United Kingdom population-based cohort whether there is any evidence to justify such concerns...
  6. pmc Characterizing patterns of smoking initiation in adolescence: comparison of methods for dealing with missing data
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:1266-75. 2011
    ..Tobacco use is common and remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in developed countries. Smoking commonly begins in adolescence, and hence, it is important to understand how smoking behavior develops during this period...
  7. doi request reprint Early life socio-economic position and later alcohol use: birth cohort study
    Roberto Melotti
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom Center for Biomedicine, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy
    Addiction 108:516-25. 2013
    ..To investigate associations between socio-economic position in early life and later alcohol use and problem use among male and female adolescents...
  8. pmc Emotional symptoms in children: The effect of maternal depression, life events, and COMT genotype
    Jonathan Evans
    University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, UK
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:209-18. 2009
    ..Although some studies indicate a role for COMT in emotionality, anxiety, and depression in adults, no direct effect or interaction of COMT genotype was observed in this large sample of young children...
  9. doi request reprint Childhood facial emotion recognition and psychosis-like symptoms in a nonclinical population at 12 years of age: results from the ALSPAC birth cohort
    Andrew Thompson
    The Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 16:136-57. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine the association between childhood facial emotion recognition and PLIKS in adolescents...
  10. ncbi request reprint A United Kingdom population-based study of intellectual capacities in children with and without soiling, daytime wetting, and bed-wetting
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 120:e308-16. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine differences in intellectual capacities between children with and without soiling, daytime wetting, and bed-wetting...
  11. doi request reprint Adolescent alcohol and tobacco use and early socioeconomic position: the ALSPAC birth cohort
    Roberto Melotti
    School of Social and Community Medicine, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 127:e948-55. 2011
    ..To examine the association between use of alcohol and cigarettes among adolescents and their early socioeconomic background...
  12. doi request reprint Early childhood risk factors associated with daytime wetting and soiling in school-age children
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:739-50. 2008
    ..To examine the impact of a range of early childhood factors on the risk for daytime wetting and soiling...
  13. doi request reprint Association between locus of control in childhood and psychotic symptoms in early adolescence: results from a large birth cohort
    Andrew Thompson
    The Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 16:385-402. 2011
    ..Further investigation of the role of attributional styles, such as LOC, in increasing the risk for psychotic disorders, is warranted...
  14. doi request reprint The timing of maternal depressive symptoms and child cognitive development: a longitudinal study
    Jonathan Evans
    Academic Unit, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:632-40. 2012
    ..Maternal depression is known to be associated with impairments in child cognitive development, although the effect of timing of exposure to maternal depression is unclear...
  15. doi request reprint Maternal depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period: risks and possible mechanisms for offspring depression at age 18 years
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, England
    JAMA Psychiatry 70:1312-9. 2013
    ..Furthermore, only 1 small study has examined the association between antenatal depression and later offspring depression. Understanding these associations is important to inform prevention...
  16. pmc Association between maternal depressogenic cognitive style during pregnancy and offspring cognitive style 18 years later
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 170:434-41. 2013
    ..However, findings have been inconsistent on the association. The authors tested the hypothesis that there is an independent association between maternal and offspring depressogenic cognitive style...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of stressful life events, maternal depression and 5-HTTLPR genotype on emotional symptoms in pre-adolescent children
    Ricardo Araya
    University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:670-82. 2009
    ..Young cohorts are essential to improve our understanding of the impact of development on gene and environment interactions...
  18. pmc Adolescent self-harm and suicidal thoughts in the ALSPAC cohort: a self-report survey in England
    Judi Kidger
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 12:69. 2012
    ..The prevalence of suicidal thoughts and plans at this age, and the inter-relationships between suicidal thoughts, plans and self-harm remain largely unexplored...
  19. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of age at initiation of toilet training and subsequent daytime bladder control in school-age children
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 30:385-93. 2009
    ..The main aim is to examine whether initiation of toilet training after 24 months is associated with increased odds of daytime wetting in school-age children...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prenatal alcohol exposure and gender differences in childhood mental health problems: a longitudinal population-based study
    Kapil Sayal
    Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Hampton House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JS, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 119:e426-34. 2007
    ..We expected that only higher levels of alcohol consumption would be associated with later mental health problems and that any associations might be more readily detectable in boys...
  21. ncbi request reprint Child maltreatment in the "children of the nineties:" the role of the child
    Peter Sidebotham
    Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hill, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 27:337-52. 2003
    ..To determine characteristics of children that may predispose to maltreatment...
  22. doi request reprint Timing of menarche and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls from a UK cohort
    Carol Joinson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 198:17-23, sup 1-2. 2011
    ..A growing number of studies suggest a link between timing of menarche and risk of depressive symptoms in adolescence, but few have prospectively examined the emergence of depressive symptoms from late childhood into adolescence...
  23. doi request reprint Mothers' own recollections of being parented and risk of offspring depression 18 years later: a prospective cohort study
    Liam Mahedy
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Depress Anxiety 31:38-43. 2014
    ..This study examines the association between maternal reports of her own mother's parenting and later risk of depression in offspring at age 18...
  24. doi request reprint Childhood conduct disorder trajectories, prior risk factors and cannabis use at age 16: birth cohort study
    Jon Heron
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Addiction 108:2129-38. 2013
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  25. doi request reprint Strategies for multiple imputation in longitudinal studies
    Michael Spratt
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 172:478-87. 2010
    ..When data are missing, such preliminary analyses should be routinely undertaken and reported, regardless of whether multiple imputation is used in the final analysis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychological problems in children with bedwetting and combined (day and night) wetting: A UK population-based study
    Carol Joinson
    Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, UK
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:605-16. 2007
    ..To investigate the psychological problems associated with bedwetting and combined (day and night) wetting in children aged around 7(1/2) years...
  27. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence risk during and after pregnancy: findings from a British longitudinal study
    Erica Bowen
    Unit of Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology, University of Bristol, ALSPAC, Bristol, UK
    BJOG 112:1083-9. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the rates of domestic violence reported during and after pregnancy and to assess the importance of family adversity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms during pregnancy and low birth weight at term: longitudinal study
    Jonathan Evans
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 191:84-5. 2007
    ..16-2.40, P<0.01), but this attenuated after adjustment for confounders (OR=1.29,95% CI 0.87-1.91, P=0.210). Hence there is little evidence of an independent association between depressive symptoms during pregnancy and birth weight...
  29. pmc Links between co-occurring social-communication and hyperactive-inattentive trait trajectories
    Beate St Pourcain
    Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analysis in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50:892-902.e5. 2011
    ..We explored the interrelationship between trajectories of co-occurring symptoms, and sought evidence for shared prenatal/perinatal risk factors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychological differences between children with and without soiling problems
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 117:1575-84. 2006
    ..This population-based study investigates the prevalence of psychological problems associated with childhood soiling...
  31. doi request reprint Relationship between bed sharing and breastfeeding: longitudinal, population-based analysis
    Peter S Blair
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 126:e1119-26. 2010
    ..This is an investigation into the longitudinal patterns of bed sharing, the characteristics associated with those patterns, and the relationship with breastfeeding...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychological problems in children with daytime wetting
    Carol Joinson
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 118:1985-93. 2006
    ..This population-based study investigated the psychological problems associated with daytime wetting in children...
  33. doi request reprint Smoking patterns during pregnancy and postnatal period and depressive symptoms
    Marcus R Munafo
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TU
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1609-20. 2008
    ..Future studies should explore this possibility in more detail, including whether these relationships differ in clinical and nonclinical samples...
  34. doi request reprint Early menarche and depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood in a UK cohort
    Carol Joinson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 52:591-8.e2. 2013
    ..To examine whether early menarche is associated with depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood...
  35. ncbi request reprint Negative self-schemas and the onset of depression in women: longitudinal study
    Jonathan Evans
    Division of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 186:302-7. 2005
    ..Beck's cognitive theory of depression has received little empirical support...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth and childhood behavioral problems: results from the ALSPAC cohort
    Nicola J Wiles
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, The Grange, 1 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1AU, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 163:829-37. 2006
    ..Future work should focus on elucidating the biologic mechanisms that lead to variations in birth length and underlie this association...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comment on papers by Evans et al. and Mekel-Bobrov et al. on Evidence for Positive Selection of MCPH1 and ASPM
    Nicholas Timpson
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Science 317:1036; author reply 1036. 2007
    ....
  38. pmc Relationships of risk factors for pre-eclampsia with patterns of occurrence of isolated gestational proteinuria during normal term pregnancy
    Corrie Macdonald-Wallis
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e22115. 2011
    ..Confirmation of its association with established pre-eclampsia risk factors and higher blood pressure in uncomplicated pregnancies would support this concept...
  39. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of symptoms and consultations in pre-school children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC): a prospective cohort study
    Alastair D Hay
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
    Fam Pract 22:367-74. 2005
    ..Pre-school children are frequent users of health services, but little contemporary data are available describing their symptoms or why they consult...
  40. pmc Prenatal alcohol exposure and offspring cognition and school performance. A 'Mendelian randomization' natural experiment
    Luisa Zuccolo
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, Section of Developmental Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, School of Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, Clinical Genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1358-70. 2013
    ..The authors aimed to investigate the unconfounded effect of moderately increased prenatal alcohol exposure on cognitive/educational performance...
  41. pmc Depression symptom trajectories and associated risk factors among adolescents in Chile
    Lexine A Stapinski
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e78323. 2013
    ..Critically, the declining symptom trajectories raise important methodological issues regarding the effects of repeated assessment in longitudinal studies. ..
  42. pmc Developmental changes in word recognition threshold from two to five years of age in children with different middle ear status
    Amanda J Hall
    Centre for Hearing and Balance Studies, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Audiol 46:355-61. 2007
    ..However by 61 months, previous OME status was not significant. To our knowledge, this is the largest longitudinal study reporting WRT in preschool children with different middle ear status...
  43. pmc Refining associations between TAS2R38 diplotypes and the 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) taste test: findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
    Nicholas J Timpson
    Department of Social Medicine, Bristol University, Bristol, UK
    BMC Genet 8:51. 2007
    ..Our aim was to examine the relationships between bitter tasting ability and variation at the TAS2R38 locus and to assess the role of psychosocial factors in explaining residual, within group, variation in tasting ability...
  44. ncbi request reprint Child maltreatment in the "Children of the Nineties:" deprivation, class, and social networks in a UK sample
    Peter Sidebotham
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hill, BS2 8BJ, Bristol, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 26:1243-59. 2002
    ..To determine risk factors for child maltreatment within the socio-economic environment of a contemporary UK child population...
  45. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific effects of the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val108/158Met polymorphism on cognitive function in children
    Jennifer H Barnett
    University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry, Box 189, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 164:142-9. 2007
    ..This polymorphism affects cognitive function in healthy adults and may contribute to risk for schizophrenia...
  46. ncbi request reprint Child maltreatment in the "children of the nineties": a cohort study of risk factors
    Peter Sidebotham
    Division of Health in the Community, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Child Abuse Negl 30:497-522. 2006
    ..To analyze the multiple factors affecting the risk of maltreatment in young children within a comprehensive theoretical framework...
  47. ncbi request reprint 'Using parental questionnaires to identify developmental delay'
    Alan Emond
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:646-8. 2005
  48. pmc Depression in men in the postnatal period and later child psychopathology: a population cohort study
    Paul G Ramchandani
    Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:390-8. 2008
    ..The present study set out to assess the association between depression in men in the postnatal period and later psychiatric disorders in their children and to investigate predisposing factors for depression in men following childbirth...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prenatal anxiety predicts individual differences in cortisol in pre-adolescent children
    Thomas G O'Connor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:211-7. 2005
    ..This study examined the long-term association between prenatal anxiety and measures of diurnal cortisol at age 10 years...
  50. doi request reprint The prevalence of infrequent bedwetting and nocturnal enuresis in childhood. A large British cohort
    Richard J Butler
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Leeds Primary Care Trust, Leeds, UK
    Scand J Urol Nephrol 42:257-64. 2008
    ..This study reports prevalence rates of both infrequent bedwetting (IB) and nocturnal enuresis (NE) at five time points during childhood with a large cohort of children...