Dr Jaimie F. Veale

Jaimie Veale

Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow

Qualifications: PhD

Personal Website:

Iwi: Ngāti Pākehā

About Jaimie

I am the director of the Transgender Health Research Lab , home of the Counting Ourselves project. 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 journal, International Journal of Transgender Health.

Papers Taught

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., Deutsch, M. B., Devor, A. H., Kuper, L. E., Motmans, J., Radix, A. E., & St Amand, C. (2022). Setting a research agenda in trans health: An expert assessment of priorities and issues by trans and nonbinary researchers. International Journal of Transgender Health. doi:10.1080/26895269.2022.2044425

  • Treharne, G. J., Carroll, R., Tan, K. K. H., & Veale, J. F. (2022). Supportive interactions with primary care doctors are associated with better mental health among transgender people: results of a nationwide survey in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Family Practice. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmac005

  • Tan, K. H., Veale, J., Watson, R., & Byrne, J. (2022). Barriers to possessing gender-concordant identity documents are associated with transgender and nonbinary people's mental health in Aotearoa/New Zealand. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0240

  • Pasley, A., Hamilton, T., & Veale, J. (2022). Transnormativities: Reterritorializing perceptions and practice. In P. L. Roan, & L. Johnston (Eds.), Rethinking Transgender iIdentities: Reflections from around the globe (pp. 124-147). London, England: Routledge.

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Gender; Health; Human Rights; Psychology

Public health, transgender studies

Contact Details

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