Dr Neville R Robertson
Qualifications: BA Cant, MSocSc, DipPsych(Com), PhD Waikato
I teach in the Community Psychologyprogramme. I have a particular interest in domestic violence and child abuse, an area in which I have worked for 30 years as a researcher, as a practitioner (facilitating groups for men who batter) and consultant (providing training and advice to agencies).
Crime; Gender; Psychology; Treaty of Waitangi; Violence; Women and Gender Studies
Domestic violence and child abuse; Community psychology.
As a community psychologist, I have a strong preference for applied research on community issues, particularly those in which issues of social justice are at stake. This includes programme evaluation - research which helps the development of social services and assesses their effectiveness. I am particularly interested in community and institutional responses to violence against women and children.
Brennan, S., Robertson, N. R., & Curtis, C. (2017). Shame and resilience: A New Zealand based exploration of resilient responses to shame. In E. Vanderheiden, & M. Claude-Helene (Eds.), The Value of Shame: Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts (pp. 201-221). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7_9
Lorigan, T., Snell, D., & Robertson, N. (2016). Sex, drugs and smashing skulls: Violence, gender, and hyper-masculinity in a gang community of practice. The Australian Community Psychologist, 28(1), 9-23.
Waitoki, W., Feather, J., Robertson, N., & Rucklidge, J. (2016). Overview: Respect for the dignity of persons and peoples - Te whakanui i te mana o te tangata, o ngā iwi hoki. In W. Waitoki, J. Feather, N. Robertson, & J. Rucklidge (Eds.), Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand (Third ed., pp. 3-4). Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand Psychological Society.
Gosche, J., Robertson, N., & Masters, B. A. (2015). Barriers and supports to the access of justice for Pasifika women affected by domestic violence. In New Zealand Psychological Society Conference 2015: Te Ao Tūroa: The World in Front of Us. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Prospective research students may wish to check out my approach to supervision by clickingHERE.
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