Dr Cate Curtis

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Qualifications: BA Cant, BSocSc(Hons), PhD Waikato

About Me

Programme:Social and Community Psychology


Faculty:Arts and Social Sciences

Research Interests and Expertise

Young women’s wellbeing in general, in particular suicidality & self-harm, constructions of ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’, youth ‘justice’.


In-depth interviews, life history.

'Favourite' Theorist(s)

Carol Gilligan, Sue Wilkinson, Celia Kitzinger, Dorothy Bottrell, Nicola Gavey.

Recent Publications

  • Duffy, J. M. N., Bhattacharya, S., Curtis, C., Evers, J. L. H., Farquharson, R. G., Franik, S., . . . Farquhar, C. M. (2018). A protocol developing, disseminating and implementing a core outcome set for infertility. Human Reproduction Open, 2018(3), 1-6. doi:10.1093/hropen/hoy007

  • Curtis, C. (2018). Giving voice versus gate-keeping: Ethics and complexities in qualitative research collaborations. Sage Research Methods Cases, 1-11. doi:10.4135/9781526429230

  • Brennan, S., Robertson, N. R., & Curtis, C. (2017). Shame and resilience: A New Zealand based exploration of resilient responses to shame. In E. Vanderheiden, & M. Claude-Helene (Eds.), The Value of Shame: Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts (pp. 201-221). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7_9

  • Fitzgerald, J., & Curtis, C. (2017). Non-suicidal self-injury in a New Zealand student population: Demographic and self-harm characteristics. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 156-163. Retrieved from

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