Dr Jaimie F. Veale
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I completed my PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of Canadian transgender youth. I returned home to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2015 to work at the University of Waikato/Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
I am the 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 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
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, particularly on portrayals of transgender women's sexuality within psychology and medicine.
I am the Principal Investigator of Counting Ourselves: The Aotearoa New Zealand Trans and Non-Binary Health Survey
I am a co-investigator of:
Tan, K. K. H., Treharne, G. J., Ellis, S. J., Schmidt, J. M., & Veale, J. F. (2019). Gender minority stress: A critical review. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-19. doi:10.1080/00918369.2019.1591789 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12496
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: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13164
Veale, J., Byrne, J., Tan, K., Guy, S., Yee, A., Nopera, T., & Bentham, R. (2019). Counting Ourselves: The health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand: Counting Ourselves: The health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Hamilton, New Zealand: Transgender Health Research Lab.
Clark, B. A., Veale, J. F., Townsend, M., Frohard-Dourlent, H., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Non-binary youth: Access to gender-affirming primary health care. International Journal of Transgenderism, 19(2), 158-169. doi:10.1080/15532739.2017.1394954
Associations and Memberships
Australian and New Zealand Professional Association For Transgender Health
World Professional Association For Transgender Health
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Phone: (07) 837 9216