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

  • 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.

  • Towns, A., & Robertson, N. (2015). Making sense of men’s domestic violence against women. In New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Te Ao Tūroa - The World in Front of us. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Somasekhar, S., Robertson, N. R., & Thakker, J. (2015). Domestic violence in the context of immigration: Narratives of Indian migrant women in New Zealand. In FWSA Biennial Conference 2015: Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives (Feminist & Women's Studies Association). Conference held at University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Furness, J., Nikora, L. W., Hodgetts, D., & Robertson, N. (2015). Beyond ethics to morality: Choices and relationships in bicultural research settings. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, online, 14 pages. doi:10.1002/casp.2239

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Contact Details

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