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Dr Neville R Robertson

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

Undergraduate Advisor, Senior Lecturer

Community Psychology; Psychology

School of Psychology

(scorpio@waikato.ac.nz)
Neville teaches in the Community Psychology programme. He has a particular interest in family violence - mainly men's violence against women and children - an area in which he has worked for over 15 years as a researcher (often in collaboration with Ruth Busch of the Law School), as a practitioner (facilitates groups for men who batter) and consultant (providing training and advice to agencies).

Expertise

Violence, particularly violence against women and children; institutional responses to violence (police, courts, health, social services etc.); community psychology.

Research Interests

As a community psychologist, Neville has 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.

He is particularly interested in institutional responses to violence against women. Other areas of interest are child abuse, the prevention of family violence, crime prevention generally, community development, and gender and cultural justice.

For a recent example of his work, see Living at the Cutting Edge: Women's Experiences of Protection Orders

Recent Publications

  • Furness, J., Robertson, N., Hunter, J., Hodgetts, D., Nikora, L. (2014) What (actually) matters in literacy education: contributions from community psychology
  • Robertson, N., Masters-Awatere, B., Lane, C., Tapara, A., Corbett, C., Graham, R., Gosche, J., Jenkins, A., King, T. (2013) Evaluation of the Whānau Ora Wellbeing Service of Te Whakaruruhau: Final Report
  • Nikora, L., Robertson, N., Rua, M., Hodgetts, D. (2012) Relational nature of Māori men's health
    Conference - Oral Presentation - Family Violence Symposium: Strengthening Systems to Eliminate Family Violence
  • Cameron, M., Cochrane, W., McNeill, K., Melbourne, P., Morrison, S., Robertson, N. (2012) Alcohol outlet density is related to police events and motor vehicle accidents in Manukau City, New Zealand
    Refereed Journal Articles - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

View all research publications by Neville Robertson

Supervision

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

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Robertson, Dr Neville 8300 scorpio J.1.24 Psychology, School of

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