Dr Jaimie F. Veale

Qualifications: PhD

Iwi: Ngāti Pākehā

([email protected])

About Jaimie

I completed my PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. I worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of Canadian transgender youth, before moving back to Aotearoa New Zealand a faculty position in psychology at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato: The University of Waikato. At the University, I am the director of the Transgender Health Research Lab and I also helped to establish the University of Waikato Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance.

I am the founding President of the Professional Association for Transgender Health  Aotearoa (PATHA), on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and I am an Associate Editor of the journals, Transgender Health and International Journal of Transgender Health.


Gender; Health; Human Rights; Psychology

Public health, transgender studies

Research Interests

My main area of research is in the inequities and unique issues transgender people face in their health and well-being. I have a particular interest in mental health, sexual health and substance use.  I research the social determinants of these health outcomes, including experiences of discrimination, stigma, harassment and barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare, as well as how social and community support and gender affirmation can reduce these effects. This research involves collaboration with the transgender community, health professionals, policy makers and other researchers in the fields of psychology, nursing, education and human geography. I also conduct research on the sexuality of transgender people.

Current Projects

I am the Principal Investigator of Counting Ourselves: The Aotearoa New Zealand Trans and Non-Binary Health Survey

External Collaborations

I am a co-investigator of:

Recent Publications

  • Veale, J. (2021). The associations of genital-normalizing surgery and assigned gender in predicting gender outcomes: A pooled nested case study analysis of 282 adults with differences of sex development in 58 academic articles. Urological Science, 32(1), 9-14. doi:10.4103/UROS.UROS_65_20

  • Ker, A., Shaw, R. M., Byrne, J., & Veale, J. (2021). Access to fertility preservation for trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 1-16. doi:10.1080/13691058.2021.1944670

  • Tan, K. K. H., Yee, A., & Veale, J. F. (2021). “Being Trans Intersects with My Cultural Identity”: Social Determinants of Mental Health among Asian Transgender People. Transgender Health. doi:10.1089/trgh.2021.0007

  • Tan, K. K. H., Wilson, A. B., Flett, J. A. M., Stevenson, B. S., & Veale, J. F. (2021). Mental Health of People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Findings from the New Zealand Mental Health Monitor. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. doi:10.1002/hpja.543

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa

Australian Professional Association For Transgender Health (honorary member)

World Professional Association For Transgender Health

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: JK.1.03
Phone: (07) 837 9216