Ms Apriel D Jolliffe Simpson

Apriel Jolliffe Simpson

Teaching Fellow

Qualifications: BSocSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCert Statistics

Iwi: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Forensic psychology, crime science, family violence, kaupapa Māori interventions, and equity.

My research focuses on family and whānau violence; including decision-making, risk assessment, and case management by family violence practitioners. For my PhD research project, I statistically examined the predictive validity, strengths, and weaknesses of the risk assessment instruments New Zealand Police use for family violence cases. I also examined risk and case management plans for family violence cases managed by the Integrated Safety Response, a multi-agency family violence response involving representatives from Police, Ara Poutama, District Health Boards, Iwi, Oranga Tamariki, ACC, and non-governmental family violence service providers. During this research, I volunteered for Tuu Oho Mai Services, a kaupapa Māori non-violence programme provider, and used this experience to ensure the research outputs were relevant for family violence practitioners.

Recent Publications

  • Oldfield, L. D., Roy, R., Simpson, A. B., Jolliffe Simpson, A., & Salter, L. A. (2021). Academic activism in the wake of a pandemic: A collective self-reflection from Aotearoa/New Zealand. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. doi:10.1027/2157-3891/a000027

  • Jolliffe Simpson, A. D., Joshi, C. I., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2021). Predictive validity of the DYRA and SAFVR: New Zealand Police’s family violence risk assessment instruments. Criminal Justice and Behavior, OnlineFirst. doi:10.1177/0093854821997525

  • Jolliffe Simpson, A., Joshi, C., & Polaschek, D. (2020). Predictive ability of New Zealand Police’s family violence risk assessment instruments: PracticaI implications for frontline policing. Police Science, 5(2), 24-25.

  • Tomkins, J., Jolliffe Simpson, A., & Polaschek, D. (2020). High-risk victims of intimate partner violence within a multi-agency response system in New Zealand: An overview of psychosocial stressors and predictors of repeat victimisation. Police Science, 5(2), 22-23.

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Crime; Psychology

Forensic Psychology; Crime Science

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: K.3.13
Phone: +64-7-838-4513