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Dr Veronica Hopner PhD, PGDipArts, MA, BA

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 ext 43101
    Location: 3.15, School of Psychology, Albany Village Library Building
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Massey University (2008)
  • Master of Arts - Massey University (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (2004)

Prizes and Awards

  • Strategic Research Excellence Fund Grant: Trans-Tasman Deportation: Understanding the experiences of the s501 deportees to New Zealand. Principal Investigator $19,740 - Massey University (2020)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Military Psychology: Coping with Combat and Deployment experiences. Transitioning from Military Life

Critical Psychology: Embodiment, Sexuality, Feminism and Health Psychology

Qualitative Reasearch Methodologies/Methods

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Gender Psychology (170105): Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Hodgetts, D., Rua, M., Groot, S., Hopner, V., Drew, N., King, P., . . . Blake, D. (2021). Relational ethics meets principled practice in community research engagements to understand and address homelessness. Journal of Community Psychology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V.
Hopner, V. (2021). Enforcing Exclusion: Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada Sarah G. Marsden [Book Review]. Sociology of Health and Illness. Published Online Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14679566
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, V., & Liu, JH. (2021). Relational ethics and epistemology: The case for complementary first principles in psychology. Theory and Psychology. 31(2), 179-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V., Liu, J.
Carr, SC., Hopner, V., Hakim, MA., Hodgetts, DJ., Chamberlain, K., Nelson, N., . . . Jones, H. (2021). Scaling the Security Staircase. Political Psychology. 42(4), 575-595
[Journal article]Authored by: Ball, R., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Jones, H., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V., Hodgetts, D., Carr, S., Ball, R., Nelson, N., & Chamberlain, K. (2020). Introduction to the special section on the psychology of security. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. 9(1), 1-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Ball, R., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.Edited by: Ball, R., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V., & Chamberlain, K. (2020). Commodifying femininity: the on-line offering of breast augmentation to New Zealand women. Journal of Gender Studies. 29(6), 651-663
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Anstiss, D., Hopner, V., van Ommen, C., & Yen, J. (2018). Engagement in practice: Introduction to a special issue of Qualitative Research in Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 15(4), 431-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V., Van Ommen, C.
Hayman, J., Chamberlain, K., & Hopner, V. (2018). Disembodied social life: the ongoing social presence of the born-still on Facebook. Mortality. 23(1), 65-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Chester, K., Lyons, A., & Hopner, V. (2017). ‘Part of me already knew’: the experiences of partners of people going through a gender transition process. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 19(12), 1404-1417
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.Contributed to by: Hopner, V.

Book

Hopner, V., Hodgetts, D., Carr, S., Nelson, N., Chamberlain, K., & Ball, R. (2021). Assembling the psycurity accord in response to the early COVID-19 outbreak in Aotearoa New Zealand. In I. Strasser, & M. Dege (Eds.) The psychology of global crises and crisis politics: Intervention, resistance, decolonization.. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
[Chapter]Authored by: Ball, R., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V.
Nikora, LW., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M., Hopner, V., Alefaio-Tugia, S., Stewart, M., . . . Carr, SC. (2017). Indigenized internationalization: Developments and lessons from two Aotearoa/New Zealand universities. In GJ. Rich, UP. Gielen, & H. Takooshian (Eds.) Internationalizing the teaching of psychology: A volume in: Advances in cultural psychology: Constructing human development. (pp. 129 - 142). Charlotte, NC, United States of America: Information Age Publishing Inc.
[Chapter]Authored by: Alefaio-Tugia, S., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., King, P.
Gardner, D., Hopner, V., McNaught, A., Nelson, NRP., & Chamberlain, K. (2015). Processes to support psychological well-being in deployed personnel. In A. Powles, N. Partow, & N. Nelson (Eds.) United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge: The Importance of the Integrated Approach. (pp. 131 - 148). Farnham, England: Ashgate
[Chapter]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.Edited by: Nelson, N., Partow, N., Powles, A.

Thesis

Hopner, VB. (2014). Home from War. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hopner, V.

Report

Hopner, V., & Webb, L.(2019). Breaking the cycle of grief and trauma. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, VB. (2017). Caring for medically fragile babies born prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs and placed in state care: A case for a dedicated facility to stabilise and transition New Zealand infants to secure placements.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Gardner, D., Hopner, V., McNaught, AJ., Nelson, N., & Chamberlain, K.(2015). A process review of deployment and psychological wellbeing in the New Zealand Defence Force. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Gavala, JR., Hopner, V., & Gardner, D. (2011). Exploratory factor analysis of Maori identity as measured by MMM-ICE RS31. School of Psychology, Massey University, Albany.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V.
Gavala, JR., Hopner, V., & Gardner, D. (2010). Te Whaka-tewha-tewha-tanga o te tuakiri a te toa Taua Moana: Exploring Maori identity within the Royal New Zealand Navy. School of Psychology, Massey University, Albany.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V.

Conference

Liu, J., & Hopner, V.(2020, June). [Keynote] Relational Ethics and Epistemology. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V., Liu, J.
Hodgetts, D., & Hopner, V.(2020, May). [Keynote] Reflections on the ‘Psycurity Contract’ in Everyday Life Disrupted by Crisis. Presented on behalf of the Psycurity Research Cluster- including, S. Carr., N. Nelson., R. Ball., & K. Chamberlain.. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V.
Kahu, ER., Zaidi, A., Tuffin, K., & Hopner, V. (2016). "I live two lives": Managing the tension between homosexuality and Islam. , New Zealand Psychological Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hopner, V., Kahu, E.
Hopner, V., Nelson, N., Hodgetts, DJ., Chamberlain, K., & Ball, R. (2015). ISIS and the psychology of terror. In NZDC The Fifth New Zealand Discourse Conference Abstract Book(pp. 50 - 50). , The Fifth New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC5) Auckland, New Zealand: Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication, AUT University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ball, R., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V.(2014, September). Remembrance, memorialisation and the war veteran: Media war and memory. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Gardner, DH., Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., McNaught, A., & Nelson, N. (2013). Processes to support psychological well-being in deployed personnel. , Pacific Army Chiefs Conference/Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PACC/PAMS),
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V.(2010, November). Complexity, ambiguity and reflexivity: A social psychological approach to interpreting and retelling of war memoirs. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, VB., & Chamberlain, K, .(2009, November). Aphrodite's Bosom: The marketing and consumption of femininity. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, VB., & Chamberlain, K, .(2008, March). Cosmetic surgery and internet sites of idenity. Conference Abstract. 51 (60)(pp. 11 - 52). 1742-9536. Retreived from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1742-9536
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., & Morgan, M. (2007, August). Marketing medication: Constructing Viagra, the aging male, sexual dysfunction, and masculinity. Presented at 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Health Psychology and Society. Maastricht, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hopner, V., Morgan, C.
Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., & Morgan, M. (2007). Marketing medication: Constructing Viagra, the aging male, sexual dysfunction, and masculinity. In Health Psychology Review Vol. 1 (pp. 276 - 277). , 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Health Psychology and Society United Kingdom: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hopner, V., Morgan, C.

Other

Hodgetts, D., Van Ommen, C., Blake, D., Hopner, V., Rua, M., Groot, S., . . . Carr, S. (2020). A call for further action in reply to Rose and colleagues (2020).
[Other]Authored by: Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Van Ommen, C.
Hopner, V., Nesterova, Y., & Couch, D. (2018, November). Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in New Zealand and Abroad: Approaches and Critiques. In Public Lecture. Presented at Auckland University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, V., Nelson, N., & Battersby, J. (2018, July). Countering Violent Extremism in New Zealand. In United Nations Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN CTED), INTERPOL and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hopner, V., Nelson, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 6 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Laura Stanley - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    What contributes to recovery for parents with drug and alcohol misuse and dependency difficulties

Co-supervisor of:

  • Sarah Choi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the normative functions of collective memory as shared representations
  • Nuke Martiarini - Doctor of Philosophy
    CREATING ENCLAVES OF CARE AND SUPPORT WITHIN MUSLIM MIGRANT WOMEN GROUPS IN AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
  • Michael Esop - Doctor of Philosophy
    Economic conditions and Cultural values: Their roles in Police Conduct in Papua New Guinea
  • Shireen Tresslor - Doctor of Philosophy
    A discursive analysis of health professionals' constructions of abuse in the context of palliative care
  • Helen Pearse-Otene - Doctor of Philosophy
    Performing pūrākau: Liberating bodies, healing wairua, and reclaiming ancestral wisdom.
  • Megan Young - Doctor of Philosophy
    Merry-Go-Sorry: An Autoethnography of Chronic Illness

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Sophie Muir - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    More than "Potential Offenders": Understanding Adults who are Sexually Attracted to Children who have not Offended