Critical, culture and community psychology

Human action and experience are deeply embedded in wider socio-cultural and political contexts.

Working with individual people, groups, communities and at a societal level, we explore the nature and impact of this interrelationship. We draw on a range of Indigenous, Māori, Pasifika, feminist, qualitative, community and other critical social theories and methodologies. Our researchers value scholar-activism and contributing to public debate about social life and how to respond to social and environmental issues.

Research topics

  • Action and activism for the common good
  • Critical mental health
  • Developmental issues
  • Gender and sexual violence
  • Gendered bodies and body practices
  • Healthy eating
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Sustainability
  • Reproductive justice
  • Youth wellbeing

Related methodologies and approaches

Our researchers