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
- Robertson, N., Masters, B., Lane, C., Tapara, A., Corbett, C., Graham, R., Gosche, J., Jenkins, A., King, T. (2014) Whānau ora in the context of domestic violence: Reflections on an evaluation of the wellbeing service of Te Whakaruruhau
Conference - Abstract - New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Ka tu, ka oho - Te matai hinengaro me te ao hou
- Robertson, N. (2014) It takes two to tango: The dynamics of domestic violence
Oral presentation - Safer Families Project, Whakatane, New Zealand
- Robertson, N. (2014) Inequality for all
Oral presentation - Closing the Gap, Tauranga, New Zealand
- Furness, J., Robertson, N., Hunter, J., Hodgetts, D., Nikora, L. (2014) What (actually) matters in literacy education: contributions from community psychology
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