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Dr Neville R Robertson

Neville Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Cant, MSocSc, DipPsych(Com), PhD Waikato

About Neville

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).

Research Supervised

Prospective research students may wish to check out my approach to supervision by clickingHERE.

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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

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Keywords

Crime; Gender; Psychology; Treaty of Waitangi; Violence; Women and Gender Studies

Domestic violence and child abuse; Community psychology.