Dr Jaimie F. Veale

Senior Lecturer

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.

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. I also helped to establish the University of Waikato Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance.


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

  • Tan, K. K. H., Ellis, S. J., Schmidt, J. M., Byrne, J. L., & Veale, J. F. (2020). Mental Health Inequities among transgender People in Aotearoa New Zealand: Findings from the Counting Ourselves Survey.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8). doi:10.3390/ijerph17082862 Open Access version:

  • Tan, K. K. H., Schmidt, J. M., Ellis, S. J., & Veale, J. F. (2020). Mental health of trans and gender diverse people in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A review of the social determinants of inequities. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 64-72. Retrieved from

  • Brown, J., Schmidt, J., & Veale, J. (2020). Reasons for (in)visibility on the university campus: Experiences of gender, sex and sexuality diverse staff and students. New Zealand Sociology, 35(1), 153-175.

  • Watson, R. J., Veale, J. F., Gordon, A. R., Clark, B. A., & Saewyc, E. M. (2019). Risk and protective factors for transgender youths' substance use. Preventive Medicine Reports, 15, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100905 Open Access version:

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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