Dr Neville R Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Cant, MSocSc, DipPsych(Com), PhD Waikato

School of Psychology


About Neville

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.

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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.

  • Robertson, N. R., Somasekhar, S., Gee, L. J. -L., & Gosche, J. (2015). Domestic violence in the context of immigration: Current research and implications for services. In DHB Clinical Training Room, Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand.

  • Gosche, J., Masters-Awatere, B., & Robertson, N. (2015). Barriers and supports to the access of justice for Pasifika women affected by domestic violence. In 50th APS Annual Conference: Golden Jubilee: Celebrating the past, looking toward the future. Conference held at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

  • Payne, P., & Robertson, N. (2015). A formative evaluation of the Waikato Family Safe Network Pilot (Report for Family Safe Network). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato. Open Access version: hdl:10289/9629

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Contact Details

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Robertson, Dr Neville 9212 scorpio K.1.24 Psychology, School of