Dr Jaimie F. Veale


Qualifications: PhD

Iwi: Pākehā

School of Psychology


About Jaimie

I completed my PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. I spent almost three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of transgender youth. I returned to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2015 to take a position as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Waikato/Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. I am an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism.


Gender; Health; Human Rights; Psychology

Public health, transgender studies

Research Interests

My main area of research is in the inequities and unique issues transgender people face in their health and well-being. I have a particular interest in mental health, sexual health and substance use.  I research the social determinants of these health outcomes, including experiences of discrimination, stigma, harassment and barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare, as well as how social and community support and gender affirmation can reduce these effects. This research involves collaboration with the transgender community, health professionals, policy makers and other researchers in the fields of psychology, nursing, education and human geography.

I also conduct research on the sexuality of transgender people, particularly on portrayals of transgender women's sexuality within psychology and medicine.

Recent Publications

  • Furness, K., Williams, M. N., Veale, J. F., & Gardner, D. H. (2017). Maximising potential: The psychological effects of the youth development programme Project K. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 14-23.

  • Veale, J. F. (2017). (Editorial) Reflections on transgender representation in academic publishing. International Journal of Transgenderism, -online, 1-2. doi:10.1080/15532739.2017.1279868

  • Veale, J. F., Watson, R. J., Peter, T., & Saewyc, E. M. (2017). Mental health disparities among Canadian transgender youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(1), 44-49. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.014

  • Watson, R. J., Veale, J. F., & Saewyc, E. M. (2016). Disordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, -online, 1-8. doi:10.1002/eat.22627

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Professional Association For Transgender Health

World Professional Association For Transgender Health

Contact Details

Room: JK.1.03
Phone: (07) 837 9216