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Dr Nicole Lindsay

Lecturer

School of Psychology

My research is primarily focused on spirituality, death, near-death experiences, exceptional human experiences, and consciousness.  I also have an interest in environmental or ecopsychology.  Both research streams are underpinned by the concept of nonduality, or the idea that the human mind and the natural world cannot be separated.  I conduct quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research projects, but my experience and interest is primarily qualitative.

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Spirituality, consciousness, exceptional human experiences, near-death experiences, ecopsychology.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199): Psychology of Religion (170111): Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Lindsay, N., Grant, A., Bowmast, N., Benson, H., & Wegner, S. (2022). Pro-Environmental Behaviour in Relation to Kauri Dieback: When Place Attachment Is Not Enough.. Society and Natural Resources.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N.
O’Sullivan, L., & Lindsay, N. (2022). The relationship between spiritual intelligence, resilience, and well-being in an Aotearoa New Zealand sample. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., O'Sullivan, L.
Lindsay, N., Haami, D., Tassell-Matamua, N., Pomare, P., Valentine, H., Pahina, J., . . . Pidduck, P. (2022). The spiritual experiences of contemporary Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 24(1), 74-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Pahina, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H., Ware, F.
Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N., Haami, D., Ware, F., Valentine, H., & Pomare, P. (2021). Construction of a ‘Beliefs about Exceptional Experiences Scale’ (BEES): Implications of preliminary findings in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal for the Study of Spirituality. 11(2), 145-158
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H., Ware, F.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Bennett, A., & Masters-Awatere, B. (2021). Māori Cultural Identity Linked to Greater Regard for Nature: Attitudes and (Less So) Behavior. Ecopsychology. 13(1), 9-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, N., & Tassell-Matamua, N. (2020). Subjective sleep quality after a near-death experience. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 38(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., & Lindsay, N. (2020). Impartiality as an Obligation in NDE Research Response to 'Near-Death Experiences: To the Edge of the Universe'. JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES. 27(11-12), 237-243
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Lindsay, NM., & Tassell-Matamua, NA. (2020). Near-Death Experiences and Afterlife Belief: A Mixed-Method Analysis. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Lindsay, N. (2017). Undergraduate psychology students' knowledge and attitudes about near-death experiences: Does education about NDEs make a difference?. Journal of Near-Death Studies. 36(1), 27-52 Retrieved from http://iands.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.
Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Bennett, S., Valentine, H., & Pahina, J. (2017). Does Learning About Near-Death Experiences Promote Psycho-Spiritual Benefits in Those Who Have Not Had a Near-Death Experience?. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. 19(2), 95-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Lindsay, N., Pahina, J., Tassell-Matamua, N., Valentine, H.
Tassell-Matamua, NA., & Lindsay, N. (2016). “I’m not afraid to die”: the loss of the fear of death after a near-death experience. Mortality. 21(1), 71-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.

Book

Tassell-Matamua, N., & Lindsay, N. (2021). Tassell-Matamua, N., Lindsay, N., Moriarty, T. R., & Haami, D. (2021). Indigenous Māori notions of spirit and spirituality as enablers of resilience and flourishing in Aotearoa New Zealand.. In The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience..
[Chapter]Authored by: Lindsay, N., Tassell-Matamua, N.

Thesis

O'Sullivan, L. (2021). Spiritual intelligence, resilience, and well-being among Aotearoa New Zealand university students. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: O'Sullivan, L.Edited by: Lindsay, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Abigail Cashell - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Exploring taonga pūoro as rongoā wairua.
  • Deanna Haami - Doctor of Philosophy
    Te Pū: A storytelling journey to uncover the seeds of intergenerational trauma and heal the soul wound