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Dr William Hoverd PhD, MA, BA Hons, BCA

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Defence and Security Studies

William Hoverd is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, Massey University. William is the CDSS Internship Programme coordinator which places Massey Students into workplace applied research projects in government agencies. He also teaches into the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College.

In 2012 he was a successful co-recipient of the NZ $231,000 Danish Research Council funded Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity Network.  In 2011/2012, he was a DFAIT Government of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellow, at the Religion and Diversity Project at Ottawa University, Ontario. 

William Hoverd is a social scientist with a specific interest in critical research into New Zealand security issues and religious diversity.

He teaches research based papers at post-graduate level both extramurally and into the NZDF Command and Staff College. 

He has published a variety qualitative and quantitative research publications in security, sociology, religious studie and psychology. He is currently editing a volume on New Zealand National Security, due to be published in April 2017.

He supervises PhD & Masters Students involved in applied and critical projects focusing on Defence, Intelligence, Policing, Foreign Affairs, Religion, and, Diversity in the Security Sector.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: Level D Room 01A, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University of Wellington (2012)
  • Masters of Arts - Victoria University of Wellington (2003)
  • Bacholer of Arts with Honours - Victoria University of Wellington (2003)
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration - Victoria University of Wellington (2003)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Research Methods

Religious Diversity

New Zealand Society

Social Change

New Zealand Security

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Criminology (160200): Defence Studies (160604): Demography (160300): Migration (160303):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205): Political Science (160600): Race and Ethnic Relations (160803):
Religion and Religious Studies (220400): Religion and Society (220405):
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

Research Methods

Religious Diversity

New Zealand Society

Social Change

Human Security

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Hoverd, WJ., Bulbulia, J., Partow, N., & Sibley, CG. (2013). Forecasting religious change: A Bayesian model predicting proportional Christian change in New Zealand. Religion, Brain and Behavior. 5(1), 15-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., Paul, C., & Nelson, N. (2014). A Promising Thaw. Proceedings Magazine. 140(9/1,339), 60-65 Retrieved from http://wmiller@usni.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W., Nelson, N.
Hoverd, WJ., & Sibley, CG. (2013). Religion, deprivation and subject wellbeing: Testing a religious buffering hypothesis.. International Journal of Wellbeing. 3(2), 182-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., Bulbulia, J., & Sibley, CG. (2013). Does poverty predict religion?. Religion, Brain and Behavior. 3(3), 185-200
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., Atkinson, QD., & Sibley, CG. (2012). Group Size and the Trajectory of Religious Identification. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 51(2), 286-303
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sengupta, NK., Osborne, D., Houkamau, CA., Hoverd, WJ., Wilson, MS., Greaves, LM., . . . Sibley, CG. (2012). How much happiness does money buy? Income and subjective well-being in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 41(2), 21-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sibley, CG., Stewart, K., Houkamau, C., Manuela, S., Perry, R., Wootton, LW., . . . Asbrock, F. (2011). Ethnic group stereotypes in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(2), 25-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sibley, CG., Harré, N., Hoverd, WJ., & Houkamau, CA. (2011). The Gap in the Subjective Wellbeing of Māori and New Zealand Europeans Widened Between 2005 and 2009. Social Indicators Research. 104(1), 103-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sibley, CG., Houkamau, CA., & Hoverd, WJ. (2011). Ethnic group labels and intergroup attitudes in New Zealand: Naming preferences predict distinct ingroup and outgroup biases. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 11(1), 201-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sibley, CG., Hoverd, WJ., & Liu, JH. (2011). Pluralistic and monocultural facets of new zealand national character and identity. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(3), 19-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W., Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Luyten, N., Purnomo, M., Mobberley, A., Wootton, LW., Hammond, MD., . . . Robertson, A. (2011). The Mini-IPIP6: Validation and extension of a short measure of the Big-Six factors of personality in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(3), 142-159
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Sibley, CG., Hoverd, WJ., & Duckitt, J. (2011). What's in a flag? Subliminal exposure to New Zealand national symbols and the automatic activation of egalitarian versus dominance values. Journal of Social Psychology. 151(4), 494-516
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., & Sibley, CG. (2010). Religious and Denominational Diversity in New Zealand 2009. New Zealand Sociology. 25(2), 59-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2008). Hoverd William. J. 2008. No Longer a Christian Country? - Religious Demographic Change in New Zealand 1966 – 2006.. New Zealand Sociology 23(1): 41-63.. 23(1), 41-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., & Sibley, CG. (2007). Immoral bodies: The implicit association between moral discourse and the body. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 46(3), 391-403
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W.

Book

Hoverd, W. (2017). Differentiating Between New Zealand's two security studies research agendas. In W. Hoverd, N. Nelson, & C. Bradley (Eds.) New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues. (pp. 289 - 308). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.Edited by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2017). Introduction. In W. hoverd, N. nelson, & C. bradley (Eds.) New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues. (pp. 19 - 59). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.Edited by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., Nelson, N., & Bradley, C. (Eds.) (2017). New Zealand national security: Challenges, trends and issues. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Bradley, C., Nelson, N.Edited by: Bradley, C., Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ., & Strehle, K. (2016). The atheist bus campaign in New Zealand: From buses to billboards. In S. Tomlins, & S. Bullivant (Eds.) The atheist bus campaign: Global manifestations and responses. (pp. 239 - 261). : Brill Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2010). Deadly sin: Gluttony, obesity and health policy. In International Studies in Religion and Society. (pp. 205 - 230).
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2010). GLUTTONY, OBESITY AND HEALTH POLICY. In EB. Coleman, & K. White (Eds.) Medicine, Religion, and the Body. : BRILL
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ.(2005). Working Out My Salvation: The Contemporary Gym and the Promise of Self Transformation.. : Meyer & Meyer Verlag
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2004). Working Out My Salvation: The Religiosity of Contemporary Gym Culture. In J. Bulbulia (Ed.) What is Religion For. (pp. 233 - 238).
[Chapter]Authored by: Hoverd, W.

Thesis

Hoverd, WJ. (2012). Gluttony and Sloth: The Moral Politics of Obesity Discourse. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2003). Hoverd William. J. ‘Working Out My Salvation: The Contemporary Gym and the Promise of Self Transformation’.. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Hoverd, W.

Conference

Hoverd, WJ., & Hoverd, WJ.New Zealand National Security – Democracy and Militarisation.. . Christchurch
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
hoverd, W.New Zealand Security Studies and Society: Post the Rise of Islamic State. . Albany, Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, W.Definitions of religion as they emerged from the Australia's 2014 and 2015 domestic terror events. . Helsinki, Finland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WIL.The critical analysis of religious diversity: The CARD network experience. . Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ.Reviewing the religious diversity literature 2001-2013 – Preliminary findings and observations. . Odense, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ.Religious Diversity and the Public Management of Religion, Fieldwork in Ontario and Quebec,.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ.Critical Reflections on the Study of Religious Diversity in New Zealand. . Aarhus University, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ.Investigating, Christian no further definition (christian NFD) census category. . Ontario, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hoverd, W.

Other

Hoverd, WJ. (2016, July). ‘Implications for National Security from the 2016 Defence White Paper’. In Defence White Paper Symposium, Centre for Strategic Studies, NZIIA, & Centre for Defence and Security Studies.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hoverd, W.
Hoverd, WJ. (2012, September). The Public Management of Religion in Quebec and Ontario. In Religion and Diversity Project Team Meeting, St John’s College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, Sept 2012.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hoverd, W.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Nov 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    The pragmatism and politics of naval visits
    OP Ed - Dominion Post & Stuff News
  • 29 Oct 2014 - Newspaper
    Terror's New Wave
    Op Ed
  • 26 Feb 2015 - Radio
    No clear reason why New Zealand is going to Iraq
    National Radio Breakfast
  • 25 Feb 2015 - Newspaper
    Unanswered Questions as PM Confirms Iraq Mission
    Newspaper Interview
  • 24 Oct 2014 - Radio
    New Zealand Not to Panic Over Canada Terror Attack
    Radio Expert Commentary NewstalkZB
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Radio
    Australia's Anti Terror Raids
    Expert Commentary - NewstalkZB

Other Links

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