Dr Cate T 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

  • 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

  • Curtis, C. (2016). Giving voice versus gate-keeping: Negotiating complexities in research collaborations. In Qualitative Methods Conference: Collaboration considered: Complexities and possibilities across communities and cultures. Conference held at Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Curtis, C. (2016). Non-suicidal self-injury: From suicide risk to social activity. In NZPsS Annual Conference. Conference held at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Curtis, C. (2016). Feminism in psychology: Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond. Women's Studies Journal, 30(2), 6-22.

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