Researchers recognised for work on sexual abuse prevention, sexism, and culturally safe practice

Mon 07 Oct 2019

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPS) has recognised a number of researchers for their work in sexual abuse prevention, understanding sexism, and culturally safe practice in psychology.

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Dr Gwenda Willis received the Hunter Award for her work in forensic/correctional psychology and sexual abuse prevention. Dr Willis has researched the treatment of people who have sexually abused, including effective reintegration in society. See some of Dr Willis’s articles in our library that focus on rehabilitation, integration, Māori rehabilitation, primary prevention, adverse childhood experiences and more.

Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki received the Ballin Award for her work in culturally safe, effective theory and practice in clinical psychology, to improve Māori people’s experiences with psychology. See a complete list of Dr Waitoki’s research.

Dr Matthew Hammond received the GV Goddard Early Career Award for his work exploring relationships and sexism. See some of Dr Hammond’s research in our library.

Caitlin Helme received the Postgraduate Psychology Student Social Justice Research Scholarship Award to support her Doctoral research at Massey University. Her PhD research topic is “Sexual Violence in the Disability Community: Lived experiences, intersectional identity, and service provider responsiveness.”

For more information see the NZPS media release and the awards page of their website.

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Is #MeToo part of a wider cultural shift?, Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, Marsden Fund news, Nov 2019

Needs of sexually-abused disabled explored, Voxy, 17.09.2019

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