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Dr Denise Blake

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Denise works as a Senior lecturer for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research and the School of Psychology. She currently teaches health psychology and emergency management courses. 

Denise  has  engaged  in  the  social  justice  sector  as  health  professional  and  researcher  for  over 25  years. Her primary research interests concern issues of identity, welfare, health and disaster management. Denise values using collaborative research approaches to complex social issues and argues that we must address the knowledge-practice gap between researchers, providers and end users. This informs her commitment to the wellbeing of marginalised people, within a range of contexts, including emergency management. 

Denise works as a Senior lecturer for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research and the School of Psychology. She currently teaches health psychology and emergency management courses. 

Denise  has  engaged  in  the  social  justice  sector  as  health  professional  and  researcher  for  over 25  years. Her primary research interests concern issues of identity, welfare, health and disaster management. Denise values using collaborative research approaches to complex social issues and argues that we must address the knowledge-practice gap between researchers, providers and end users. This informs her commitment to the wellbeing of marginalised people, within a range of contexts, including emergency management. 

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Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Early Career Poster prize at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs conference 2016. - Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (2016)
  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand Best Abstract Award - Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Health and wellbeing, homelessness, sex industry, alchohol and other drugs, earthquakes, community resilience, energency management.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 130.706 Emergency Management in Practice

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Yasir Syed - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of a Framework to Model Interdependencies between Critical Lifeline Utilities and their effect on Outage Time of different regions

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