01 January 2006
What does Robertson say about himself?
This is the information that Robertson presents about himself on the web:
Dr Neville R. Robertson -BA Cant MSocSc DipPsych(Com) PhD WaikatoSenior Lecturer. Neville teaches in the Community Psychology programme of which he is currently the Convenor. He has a particular interest in family violence - mainly men's violence against women and children - an area in which he has worked for over 15 years as a researcher (often in collaboration with Ruth Busch of the Law School), as a practitioner (facilitates groups for men who batter) and consultant (providing training and advice to agencies).
As a community psychologist, Neville has a strong preference for applied research on community issues, particularly those in which issues of social justice are at stake. This includes programme evaluation - research which helps the development of social services and assesses their effectiveness. He is particularly interested in institutional responses to violence against women. Other areas of interest are child abuse, the prevention of family violence, crime prevention generally, community development, and gender and cultural justice.