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Dr Leigh Coombes

Senior Lecturer

Doctoral Mentor Supervisor
School of Psychology

My research focus is embedded within the HEARTH research cluster that has a focus on IPV, DV and sexual violence.

Sexuality and women's marginalisation are also of significance to our research.

Professional

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Mentor Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

domestic and sexual violence

women's sexuality

women's experiences of reproductive violence

qualitative methodlogies that privilege reflexivity

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Citizenship (160602): Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202): Criminological Theories (160204): Criminology (160200): Gender Specific Studies (169901): Human Geography (160400): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Political Science (160600): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 5
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Rogerson, A., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2018). Hysterical inquiry: A methodology emergent through a dutiful daughter. Theory and Psychology. 28(6), 823-842
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C., Rogerson, A.
Mowat, K., Coombes, LM., & Busch, R. (2016). Resituating masculinity and power in preventing child sexual abuse. The Australian Community Psychologist. 28(1), 24-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Morgan, C., & Coombes, LM. (2016). Protective mothers: Women's understandings of protecting children in the context of legal interventions into intimate partner violence. The Australian Community Psychologist. 28(1), 59-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Connor, G., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2015). iAnorexic: Haraway’s Cyborg Metaphor as Ethical Methodology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 12(3), 233-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Connor, G., Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Blake, D., & Coombes, L. (2016). No-man's Land: Adoption Storied Through the Aotearoa/New Zealand Adoption Act 1955. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 26(1), 47-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM., & Poananga, S. (2014). Whanau management: A positive discipline approach used by a modern-day whanau. Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists. 24(2), 3-15 Retrieved from http://natlib.govt.nz/items?i%5Bsubject%5D=Case+studies&il%5Bsubject_text%5D=Tikanga+tuku+iho
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Busch, R., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2014). Manufacturing egalitarian injustice: A discursive analysis of the rhetorical strategies used in fathers’ rights websites in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Feminism and Psychology. 24(4), 440-460
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Connor, G., & Coombes, LM. (2014). Gynetic organisms: pro-anorexic techno bodies. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 7(2), 62-71 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Connor, G., Coombes, L.
Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2013). Empowerment and advocacy for domestic violence victims. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 7(8), 526-536
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., & Alefaio-Tugia, S. (2013). Pasifikology. News from psychologies’ margins in Aotearoa/New Zealand: An interview with Siautu Alefaio-Tugia. Annual Review of Critical Psychology. 10(Critical Psychology in a Changing World II: Building Bridges and Expanding the Dialogue), 35-49 Retrieved from https://discourseunit.com/annual-review/10-2013/
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., & Campbell, B. (2006). Biculturalism, gender and critical social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Still speaking from psychologies' margins. Annual Review of Critical Psychology. 5(Critical Psychology in a Changing World: Contributions from different geo-political regions), 1-17 Retrieved from http://www.discourseunit.com/annual-review/arcp-5-critical-psychology-in-a-changing-world-contributions-from-different-geo-political-regions/
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Aldridge, A., & Coombes, LM. (2005). It's really quite a delicate issue: GPs talk about domestic violence. Women's Studies Journal. 19(2), 56-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM., Morgan, CA., Tuffin, KF., & Johnson, M. (2004). Critical legal psychology: Readings of the relationship between psychology and law informed by critical legal studies and critical psychology. The International Journal of Critical Psychology. (11), 30-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2004). Narrative form and the morality of psychology's gendering stories. Narrative Inquiry. 14(2), 303-322
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Cheals, K., Morgan, CA., & Coombes, LM. (2003). Speaking from the margins: An analysis of women's spirituality narratives. The International Journal of Critical Psychology. 8, 55-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2002). Politicising mothers: Counter-narratives of mothering experience. Narrative Inquiry. 12(2), 375-379
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2001). Speaking from the margins: A discourse analysis of ten women's accounts of spirituality. Australian Psychologist. 36(1), 10-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2001). Subjectivities and Silences, Mother and Woman: Theorizing an Experience of Silence as a Speaking Subject. Feminism and Psychology. 11(3), 361-375
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM. (2001). Working the constitution of gendered subjectivities: An example from the nexus of law and psychology. International Journal of Critical Psychology. 1, 136-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Coombes, L.

Book

Morgan, C., Coombes, L., Denne, S., & Rangiwananga, M. (2019). Critical social psychology and victims of crime: Gendering violence, risk and dangerousness in the society of captives. In KC. O'Doherty, & D. Hodgetts (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology. (pp. 583 - 604). United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM., Denne, S., & Rangiwananga, M. (2016). Social justice and community change. In W. Waitoki, J. Feather, N. Robertson, & J. Rucklidge (Eds.) Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 437 - 449). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S.
Coombes, LM., & Morgan, CA. (2015). South Pacific:Tensions of space in our place. In I. Parker (Ed.) Handbook of Critical Psychology. (pp. 444 - 453). East Sussex, UK and New York, USA: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., Neill-Weston, F., & Weatherley, GE. (2011). Shaping feminist psychologies in Aotearoa: History, paradox, transformation. In A. Rutherford, R. Capdevila, V. Undurti, & I. Palmary (Eds.) Handbook of international feminisms: Perspectives on psychology, women, culture, and rights. (pp. 195 - 218). United States: Springer Science+Business Media
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM., & Te Hiwi, EJ. (2007). Social justice, community change. In IM. Evans, JJ. Rucklidge, & M. O'Driscol (Eds.) Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 379 - 396). Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Psychological Society Inc.
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM., & Morgan, CA. (2004). Politicising mothers: Counter-narratives of mothering experience. In M. Bamberg, & MA. Eds (Eds.) Considering counter-narratives: Narrating, resisting, making sense. (pp. 38 - 42). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.

Report

Morgan, CA., & Coombes, LM.(2016). Developing culturally specific early intervention through community collaboration for men bound by Police safety orders in Counties Manukau. Study one: The first year at Gandhi Nivas: A preliminary statistical description (revised). (Report No. Study 1).
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Denne, S., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M.(2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of programmes and services provided by Te Manawa Services: A community intervention into family violence..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S., Morgan, C.
Coombes, L., Morgan, M., Blake, D., & McGray, S.(2009). Enhancing safety: Survivors' experiences of Viviana's advocacy at the Waitakere family violence court. New Zealand: Te Kura Hinengaro Tangata/School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., Te Hiwi, E., & McGray, S. (2008). Responding together: An integrated report evaluating the aims of the Waitakere Family Violence Court protocols. Ministry of Justice.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., & McGray, S.(2007). An evaluation of the Waitakere Family Violence Court protocols. New Zealand: Te Kura Hinengaro Tangata / School of Psychology, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., Te Hiwi, E., & McGray, S. (2007). Accounting for safety: A sample of women victims' experiences of safety through the Waitakere Family Violence Court. Te Kura Hinengaro Tangata / School of Psychology, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM., Morgan, CA., & McGray, S.(2007). Counting on protection: A statistical description of the Waitakere Family Violence Court. New Zealand: Te Kura Hinegaro Tangata / School of Psychology, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.

Thesis

Coombes, LM. (2000). Tracing monsters: the textural constitution of woman-mother-childkiller or A reading of the non-origin of the monstrous feminine in the specific instance of a case of child murder.. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, NZ)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Coombes, L.

Conference

Coombes, LM., Denne, S., & Rangiwananga, M. (2017). Negotiating meaning as an ethical competency. In Conference Program and Abstracts(pp. 14 - 14). , 13th Trans-Tasman Community Psychology Conference: Critical conversations Melbourne, Australia: Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S.
Coombes, LM. (2016, October). Problems with child protection. Presented at Ending Domestic and Family Violence Summit 2016. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Morgan, M., & Coombes, LM. (2015, June). Maternal protection of children and intimate partner abuse: Paradoxes and complexities. Presented at Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference. Northampton, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Rogerson, A., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2013, September). Of Carebots and Robodogs. Presented at The 5th Women in Psychology Trans-tasman Conference (and 22nd APS Women in Psychology Conference). Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, L. (2013, September). Pop Positions, Women, and Love. Presented at The 5th Women in Psychology Trans-tasman Conference (and 22nd APS Women in Psychology Conference). Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Connor, G., & Coombes, L. (2013, September). iAnorexic: Building the Pro-Anorexic Cyborg. Presented at The 5th Women in Psychology Trans-tasman Conference (and 22nd APS Women in Psychology Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Rogerson, A., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2013). Contemporary masquerade: Work-life balance and modern tragedies of (mis)perceived/(mis)placed social agency.. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 27 - 34). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Denne, S., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2013). Problematising effectiveness: The inclusion of victim advocacy services in living without violence programme provision and evaluation. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium,. Vol. 2 (pp. 27 - 34). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S.
Daud, NM., Coombes, L., Venkateswar, S., & Ross, K. (2013). Globalisation: The experience of Malay adolescents with conduct problems.. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 73 - 80). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Ross, K.
Blake, D., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2013). Wade in the water: Awash in the sense of adoption.. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Published Proceedings Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 11 - 18). Palmerston North: Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Benschop, M., Coombes, L., Morgan, M., & Gammon, R. (2013). The politics of policing family violence in New Zealand: An overview .. In A. Rogerson, & S. Denne (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium. Vol. 2 (pp. 3 - 10). : Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, L. (2011, December). Conceptualisation of empowerment and their psycho-social implications for victim advocacy. Presented at The 21st Annual APS Women and Psychology Interest Group Conference. Wollongong, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2006, May). Situated ethnographic practices: Interventions with youth at risk. Presented at 5th International Conference on DRUGS & YOUNG PEOPLE. AJC Convention Centre, Randwick, NSW, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Morrison, C., & Coombes, LM. (2006, May). Risk, culture and early intervention: Exploring tensions. Presented at 5th International Conference on DRUGS & YOUNG PEOPLE. AJC Convention Centre, Randwick, NSW, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Rogerson, A., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2011). Care as a contemporary paradox in a global market. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011.. (pp. 35 - 42). New Zealand: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011: Doing Psychology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C., Rogerson, A.
Denne, SC., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2011). Seeking the voice of experience: The complexities of researching women’s accounts of their (ex-)partner’s engagement with living free from violence programmes. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011. (pp. 20 - 26). New Zealand: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011: Doing Psychology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Denne, S., Morgan, C.
Blake, D., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2011). ‘Wade in the water …’: Re-thinking adoptees’ stories of reunion. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011. (pp. 5 - 10). New Zealand: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011: Doing Psychology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Rangiwananga, M., Coombes, L., & McCreanor, T. (2011). Stripping the Skin off Humour. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) (pp. 31 - 34). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Rogerson, A., Morgan, C., & Coombes, L. (2011). Care as a Contemporary Paradox in a Global Market. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) (pp. 35 - 42). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Denne, S., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2011). Seeking the Voice of Experience: The Complexities of Researching Women’s Accounts of Their (Ex-) Partner’s Engagement with Living Free from Violence Programmes. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) (pp. 20 - 26). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Blake, D., Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2011). 'Wade in the Water …’:Re-thinking Adoptees’ Stories of Re-union. In R. Busch, & A. Rogerson (Eds.) (pp. 5 - 10). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Busch, RS., & Coombes, LM. (2008). Using foucauldian perspectives to enable the reading/speaking/writing of mal/adjustment as moral subjects. Proceedings of the Conference on Contemporary Critical Theories. (pp. 16 - 26).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2009, August). Accounting for safety: Women victims' and advocates' experiences of the Waitakere Family Violence Court. Presented at The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009: Conflict ... Process ... Resolution: Pāpa ... Mahi ... Ratanga. Palmerston North Convention Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2009). Accounting for safety: Women victims' and advocates' experiences of the Waitakere Family Violence Court. In The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009: Conflict ... Process ... Resolution: Pāpa ... Mahi ... Ratanga(pp. 61 - 62). , The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009: Conflict ... Process ... Resolution: Pāpa ... Mahi ... Ratanga New Zealand: The New Zealand Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2008, May). Accounting for safety: Women victims' & advocates' experiences of the Court. Presented at JUSTPARTNERS: Family violence, specialist courts and the idea of integration. Canberra, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2005, June). Reading bicultural relations in the teaching machine from a position of privilege. Presented at International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2005). Narrative form and the morality of psychology's gendering studies. (pp. 441 - 441). , 29th International Congress on Law and Mental Health The Netherlands: Springer
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M.Narrative form and the morality of psychology’s gendering stories.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, CA., & Coombes, LM. (2005, June). Disordered exclusions, gender, culture and some specific local effects. Presented at Beyond the Pale: International Critical Psychology Conference. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM. (2003, August). Questioning justice: A critical gender analysis of the relationship between insanity and mental disorder. Presented at Embracing Change: Future directions of psychology in Aotearora / New Zealand. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Morgan, CA., Tamanui, V., Cheals, K., & Coombes, LM. (2003, November). Experiencing spirituality within the methodological constraints of psychological discourse. Presented at Women's Studies Association (NZ) Conference. Social Science Lecture Block, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., Tamanui, V., Cheals, K., & Coombes, LM. (2003, November). Experiencing spirituality within the methodological constraints of psychological discourse. Presented at Women's Studies Association Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.
Coombes, LM. (2003, April). What do you get when you cross a poststructuralist with a gangster?: Theorising practices of critical health psychology within a specific community. Presented at 3rd International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference. Takapuna, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.

Other

Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2009, November). Not quite responding together: An autoethnographic account of collaborating with government in a research partnership with community organisations. In School of Education Free Public Lecture, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2008, December). The Family Violence Court at Waitakere: Community collaboration and therapeutic jurisprudence in practice. In Critical Psychology Research Symposium on Gender Based Violence, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L., Morgan, C.
Coombes, LM. (2004, June). Questioning justice: A critical gender analysis of the relationship between insanity and mental disorder. : Manchester Metropolitan University, The Women Studies Research Centre.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coombes, L.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Masters Supervision Completed:

2020 – Amelia Shelton. Gendered sexual violence and the shameful figures: A glimpse into the social narratives within the Me Too movement in Aotearoa New Zealand

          - Minjia Zhu. Chinese women’s experiences in the context of the two-child policy

         - Olivia Potter. Open Adoption Narrative: Snapshot into Adoptees’ Adoptive and Birth Mother Relationships

2019 – Matthew Kean. Nomadic Becomings: Narrative Accounts of Predictive Genetic Testing for Huntington’s Disease          

        - Stephanie Mace. How Policewomen’s Experiences of ‘Male Construct’ Interact with Sustainability of Career Development and Promotion Practices

2018 – Candice Moore. “Coming Ready or Not”: Women’s accounts of negotiating intersubjectivity within heterosex

2017 - Carmel Hancock. Living Under Siege: Women’s Narratives of Psychological Violence within Coercively Controlling   Intimate Partner Relationships

       -  Lilia Sevillano. From the Margins: Filipina Skilled Migrants tell their Stories

       - Jasmine Gillespie-Gray. Women and their fur-babies: leaving family violence together.

       - Laura Quin. Leave your dignity at the door: Technologies of power and the maternal body.

2016 - Emma Mackie. The monstrous feminine: Media representations of women who commit crime in New Zealand.

2016 -  Jessica Rance. Women’s experiences of equine assisted psychotherapy.

2016 - Teresa Urquhart. “Turn the lights down low”: Women’s experiences of intimacy after childbirth.

2015 – Sarah Williams. ‘We (women) actually don’t think about it like that’: A narrative analysis of tears in the fabric of gendered experiences of aging following the loss of an intimate partner.

2015 - Lee (Diane) Conway. Emerging voice: Exploring the experiences of mothers bereaved by suicide within the socio-cultural context of Aotearoa.

2014 - Susanna Gatland. Shore girl, sure thing: Discursive construction and maintenance of a sexual stereotype.

2014 - Dayna Cooper. Women’s experience of abortion in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Conflicts and contradictions in choice.

2014 - Karen Hielkema. Midwifery and mental health: Narratives of New Zealand midwives.

2013 - Maree Henderson. Growing up with domestic violence: The voices of resilience.

2013 - Frances Weston. The politicisation of motherhood: Silencing sole mothers.

2012 - Riona Ni Bhrion. Half the world away: A qualitative study exploring migration and motherhood in New Zealand.

2012 - Geneva Connor. iAnorexic: A body politics of pro-anorexia and cyborgs.

2012 - Nikki Peapell. Exploring grief experiences of rangatahi offenders through the kòrero of Màori community leaders.           

2011 - Joanna Stevenson. Un-title(ing) the Master: Harvesting language, haunting bodies, and transforming Self.

2011 - Melissa Rangiwananga.Troubling political discourses of terrorism: Responding to the call of the other.

2010 - Stephanie Denne. Policing the mentally ill: Making sense of links in the chain of interagency collaboration in the communit

2008 - Ann Rogerson. A question of ethics: A responsibility to care.

2008 - Sarah McGray. Talking responsibility: Discourses of accountability at the Waitakere Family Violence Court.

2006 - Cara Morrison. A cognitive behavioural intervention for problematic substance use in adolescence: A pilot study.    

2005 - Simon Webb. Criminal psychology: a critical textual analysis.

2005 - Marion Gibson.  Anorexia nervosa stories.

2005 - Hannah Brown. A hermeneutic phenomenological analysis of clinical psychologists' understandings of youth suicide.

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 5 9
Co-supervisor 5 7

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Amelia Shelton - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Developing a Social Compass: An Ethical Response to Genered Sexual Violence and Shame
  • Dan Luff - Doctor of Philosophy
    LIFE within the Society-of-Captives: Exploring the pains of imprisonment for real
  • Jasmine Gillespie-Gray - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Power, Partnership and Pussy: women’s experiences of sex and consent in abusive relationships
  • Thea Wass - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Regulating sexuality: A discourse analysis
  • Waireti Roestenburg - Doctor of Philosophy
    Te whakaohooho, te whakarauora mauri: The re-awakening and re-vitalising Indigenous ‘spirit’ of power, healing, goodness and wellbeing

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ruth Ardo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring unheard stories and unmapped lifeworlds of Third Culture Kids.
  • Cassie Andersen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Cultural understandings of bisexuality and young bisexual women's sexual agency in sexual relationships.
  • Matthew Kean - Doctor of Philosophy
    Men’s Work: Narratives of engaging with change and becoming non-violent.
  • Caitlin Helme - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Supporting Sexual Violence Survivors with Disabilities: Lived Experiences, Intersectionality, and Service Provider Accessibility.
  • Guenevere Weatherley - Doctor of Philosophy
    Precarious Feminine Identities

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2021 - Sharon Crooks - Doctor of Philosophy
    Un-strangering ‘the stranger’ in a strange land: A multi-perspective, participant-led, exploration of in/ex-clusion in NZ mainstream high schools - privileging the voices of senior ‘high functioning’ autistic students.
  • 2019 - Geneva Connor - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Impossible Feast of the Uncanny Technowoman: A Plural Feminist Cyborg Writes of the Possibilities for Science Fiction and Potent Body Politics
  • 2019 - Stephanie Denne - Doctor of Philosophy
    Becoming (non)violent: Accountability, subjectivity and ethical non-violence in response to intimate partner violence
  • 2017 - Chelsea Dowling - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    A Sexual Masquerade: The Performance of Desire and Femininity in a Fifty Shades of Grey Era
  • 2017 - Mohd Najmi Daud - Doctor of Philosophy
    Globalisation in the Malaysian context: The experience of Malay adolescents with 'conduct disorders'
  • 2013 - Denise Blake - Doctor of Philosophy
    Wade in the Water: Storying Adoptees Experiences through the Adoption Act 1955
  • 2013 - Keith Mowat - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Masculinity as a site of pre-emptive intervention in the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • 2012 - Sara Poananga - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Positive "Whanau Management" Privileging the Centrality of Whanau and Culturally Specific Understandings of Child Discipline for Effective Psychological Practice with Maori
  • 2011 - Stephanie Dillon - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Towards a typology of youth sexual harmers in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2021 - Anthony Mattson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Be(com)ing men in another place: The migrant men of Gandhi Nivas and their violent stories
  • 2020 - Adrienne Everest - Doctor of Philosophy
    Voices from the family violence landscape: Gifts of experiences, understandings and insights from the heart of the sector
  • 2015 - Victoria Weedon - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Evaluation of the Good Way Model: A strengths-based integrative model of therapy for young people (with & without an intellectual disability) who have harmful sexual behaviours
  • 2014 - Ann Rogerson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Transforming feminist care ethics: Tracing (un)memorable mother-daughter relations through psychoanalytic inquiry
  • 2012 - Virginia Tamanui - Doctor of Philosophy
    Our unutterable breath: A Maori indigene's autoethnography of whanaungatanga
  • 2011 - Simon Webb - Doctor of Philosophy
    Writing truth as non-violence
  • 2010 - Prudence Fisher - Doctor of Philosophy
    Young women, power, intimate relationships and wellbeing: The circumstances that enable young women's resistant subjective desires: "A pash and a dash"