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Contact details +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63620

Dr John Fitzgerald PhD, MSc, MA

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

I am a Registered Psychologist (Clinical) under the HPCA Act. Prior to arriving at Massey in 2015 I spent 8 years as Senior Clinical Psychologist with the CAMHS team at Taranaki DHB (1992-2001) and then 14 years as Director of The Psychology Centre in Hamilton (2001-2015).


Contact details

  • Ph: extn 63620
    Location: 7C-51a, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Waikato (2002)
  • Master of Science - University of Birmingham (1988)
  • Master of Arts - University of Keele (1983)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Non-sucidal self-injury, suicide risk and suicidal behaviour; monitoring change and measuring clincal outcomes; mental health and visual impairment; clinical psychology in primary healthcare settings; professional practice and ethics; various topics associated with Evidence Based Practice.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 1 0

Teaching and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sonia Barnes - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Developing a mental health literacy intervention for parents/caregivers of primary school-aged children

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Louise Edwards - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Non-suicidal Self-injury and Suicide Risk Among Young Adults: An Examination of the Role of Perceived Burdensomeness

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