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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

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Awatere, S., Nikora, L. W., & Robertson, N. (2015). Indigenous service programs plus indigenous evaluator equals Whitestream evaluation - What's wrong with this picture? (Reflections from my PhD). In 50 years of APS Annual Conferences; Golden Jubilee: Celebrating the past, looking toward to the future. Conference held at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Open Access version: hdl:10289/9827

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

View all research publications by Neville Robertson


Prospective research students may wish to check out my approach to supervision by clickingHERE.

Contact Details

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

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