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Contact details +64 (04) 801 5799 ext. 63410
Roles and Responsibilities
Massey University Academic Board member 2007 – 2010 Massey University Human Ethics Committee member 2003 – 2005
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Board 2004-2010 and 2014-present
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wellington Forum Deputy Chair 2005 – 2010, and 2015-
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Acting Regional Director, Wellington Campus Jan 2011
Wellington Campus Coordinator,School of Psychology 1999 - 2007 inclusive (9 years)
Pacific Peoples' Consultation Group (Col.HSS representative)
School of Psychology Strategic Management Group 2000–2007
School of Psychology Undergraduate Studies Committee 1999 – 2000 ; Bi Cultural Committee 1999 – 2000 International committee 2013-present
NZ representative for the Society for Stress and Anxiety Research STAR-society.org from 2007 -
Past member of the scientific committee of the International Academy of Design and Health
Past member of the Editorial Advisory Borad of the journal World Health Design.
My reasearch focusses on occupational health psychology, with a special interest in applied research in dentistry. In addition I am especially interested in the role of the environment on well-being, including the workplace environment, as it can be easier to change the environment than a worker's behaviour where health and safety are an issue.
Psychology in dentistry
communication in the dentist-patient relationship
(New interrest - denmentia and well-being
Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101):
Built Environment And Design (120000): Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999):
Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102): Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107):
Other Built Environment and Design (129900):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Urban and Regional Planning (120500)
Psychology in dentistry
Environmental influences on health and wellbeing
communication in the dentist patient relationship
Assessing workplace induced tremor (award winning field assessment in construction)
health psychology - developed and taught the Massey University 300-level course from 2000 - 2013
Ocupational health psychology (post graduate level) currently under development
Psychology as a natural science Paper coordinator for distance and Wellington courses.
Superviision of Hons, Masters and PhD theses, all in health but with either an environmental or a dental focus.
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