Dr Neville R Robertson
Qualifications: BA Cant, MSocSc, DipPsych(Com), PhD Waikato
I teach in the Community Psychologyprogramme. I have a particular interest in domestic violence and child abuse, an area in which I have worked for 30 years as a researcher, as a practitioner (facilitating groups for men who batter) and consultant (providing training and advice to agencies).
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As a community psychologist, I have a strong preference for applied research on community issues, particularly those in which issues of social justice are at stake. This includes programme evaluation - research which helps the development of social services and assesses their effectiveness. I am particularly interested in community and institutional responses to violence against women and children.
Cameron, M. P., Brown, J., Cochrane, W., & Robertson, N. (2018). An evaluation of the Whangarei one-way door policy [Commissioned by Health Promotion Agency (HPA)]. Retrieved from https://www.hpa.org.nz/
Brennan, S., Robertson, N. R., & Curtis, C. (2017). Shame and resilience: A New Zealand based exploration of resilient responses to shame. In E. Vanderheiden, & M. Claude-Helene (Eds.), The Value of Shame: Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts (pp. 201-221). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7_9
Brown, J., Schmidt, J. M., & Robertson, N. (2017). We’re like the sex CPR dummies”: Young women’s understandings of (hetero)sexual pleasure in university accommodation. Feminism & Psychology, -online, 1-19. doi:10.1177/0959353517742500 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11579
Robertson, N., & Masters-Awatere, B. (2017). Out of the pan and into the fire: Precariousness among women and children escaping domestic violence. In S. Groot, C. van Ommen, B. Masters-Awatere, & N. Tassell-Matamua (Eds.), Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 85-94). Massey University Press. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11744
Crime; Gender; Psychology; Treaty of Waitangi; Violence; Women and Gender Studies
Domestic violence and child abuse; Community psychology.