Dr Neville R Robertson
BA Cant, MSocSc, DipPsych(Com), PhD Waikato
Community Psychology; Psychology
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Neville teaches in theCommunity Psychologyprogramme. 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).
Violence, particularly violence against women and children; institutional responses to violence (police, courts, health, social services etc.); community psychology.
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, seeLiving at the Cutting Edge: Women's Experiences of Protection Orders
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.
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
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.
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.
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