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Dr Veronica Hopner PhD, PGDipArts, MA, BA

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 ext 43101
    Location: 3.15, School of Psychology, Albany Village Library Building
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Massey University (2008)
  • Master of Arts - Massey University (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Military Psychology: Coping with Combat and Deployment experiences. Transitioning from Military Life

Critical Psychology: Embodiment, Sexuality, Feminism and Health Psychology

Qualitative Reasearch Methodologies/Methods

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Gender Psychology (170105): Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Anstiss, D., Hopner, V., van Ommen, C., & Yen, J. (2018). Engagement in practice: Introduction to a special issue of Qualitative Research in Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 15(4), 431-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hayman, J., Chamberlain, K., & Hopner, V. (2018). Disembodied social life: the ongoing social presence of the born-still on Facebook. Mortality. 23(1), 65-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Chester, K., Lyons, A., & Hopner, V. (2017). ‘Part of me already knew’: the experiences of partners of people going through a gender transition process. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 19(12), 1404-1417
[Journal article]Authored by: Hopner, V.Contributed to by: Hopner, V.

Book

Nikora, LW., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M., Hopner, V., Alefaio-Tugia, S., Stewart, M., . . . Carr, SC. (2017). Indigenized internationalization: Developments and lessons from two Aotearoa/New Zealand universities. In GJ. Rich, UP. Gielen, & H. Takooshian (Eds.) Internationalizing the teaching of psychology: A volume in: Advances in cultural psychology: Constructing human development. (pp. 129 - 142). Charlotte, NC, United States of America: Information Age Publishing Inc.
[Chapter]Authored by: Alefaio-Tugia, S., Carr, S., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., King, P.
Gardner, D., Hopner, V., McNaught, A., Nelson, NRP., & Chamberlain, K. (2015). Processes to support psychological well-being in deployed personnel. In A. Powles, N. Partow, & N. Nelson (Eds.) United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge: The Importance of the Integrated Approach. (pp. 131 - 148). Farnham, England: Ashgate
[Chapter]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.Edited by: Nelson, N., Powles, A.

Thesis

Hopner, VB. (2014). Home from War. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hopner, V.

Report

Hopner, VB. (2017). Caring for medically fragile babies born prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs and placed in state care: A case for a dedicated facility to stabilise and transition New Zealand infants to secure placements.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Gardner, D., Hopner, V., McNaught, AJ., Nelson, N., & Chamberlain, K.(2015). A process review of deployment and psychological wellbeing in the New Zealand Defence Force. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Gavala, JR., Hopner, V., & Gardner, D. (2011). Exploratory factor analysis of Maori identity as measured by MMM-ICE RS31. School of Psychology, Massey University, Albany.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V.
Gavala, JR., Hopner, V., & Gardner, D. (2010). Te Whaka-tewha-tewha-tanga o te tuakiri a te toa Taua Moana: Exploring Maori identity within the Royal New Zealand Navy. School of Psychology, Massey University, Albany.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V.

Conference

Kahu, ER., Zaidi, A., Tuffin, K., & Hopner, V. (2016). "I live two lives": Managing the tension between homosexuality and Islam. , New Zealand Psychological Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hopner, V., Kahu, E., Tuffin, K.
Hopner, V., Nelson, N., Hodgetts, DJ., Chamberlain, K., & Ball, R. (2015). ISIS and the psychology of terror. In NZDC The Fifth New Zealand Discourse Conference Abstract Book(pp. 50 - 50). , The Fifth New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC5) Auckland, New Zealand: Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication, AUT University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ball, R., Hodgetts, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V.(2014, September). Remembrance, memorialisation and the war veteran: Media war and memory. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Gardner, DH., Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., McNaught, A., & Nelson, N. (2013). Processes to support psychological well-being in deployed personnel. , Pacific Army Chiefs Conference/Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PACC/PAMS),
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gardner, D., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.
Hopner, V.(2010, November). Complexity, ambiguity and reflexivity: A social psychological approach to interpreting and retelling of war memoirs. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, VB., & Chamberlain, K, .(2009, November). Aphrodite's Bosom: The marketing and consumption of femininity. .
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, VB., & Chamberlain, K, .(2008, March). Cosmetic surgery and internet sites of idenity. Conference Abstract. 51 (60)(pp. 11 - 52). 1742-9536. Retreived from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1742-9536
[Conference]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., & Morgan, M. (2007, August). Marketing medication: Constructing Viagra, the aging male, sexual dysfunction, and masculinity. Presented at 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Health Psychology and Society. Maastricht, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hopner, V., Morgan, C.
Chamberlain, K., Hopner, V., & Morgan, M. (2007). Marketing medication: Constructing Viagra, the aging male, sexual dysfunction, and masculinity. In Health Psychology Review Vol. 1 (pp. 276 - 277). , 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society: Health Psychology and Society United Kingdom: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hopner, V., Morgan, C.

Other

Hopner, V., & Webb, L. (2019). Breaking the cycle of grief and trauma. : Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, V., Nesterova, Y., & Couch, D. (2018, November). Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in New Zealand and Abroad: Approaches and Critiques. In Public Lecture. Presented at Auckland University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hopner, V.
Hopner, V., Nelson, N., & Battersby, J. (2018, July). Countering Violent Extremism in New Zealand. In United Nations Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN CTED), INTERPOL and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Battersby, J., Hopner, V., Nelson, N.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 4 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shireen Tresslor - Doctor of Philosophy
    A discursive analysis of health professionals' constructions of abuse in the context of palliative care
  • Helen Pearse-Otene - Doctor of Philosophy
    Waiho hoki au i raro nei - Leave me here below": Unearthing the wisdom of Hine nui te Pō through the art of survival narratives
  • Megan Young - Doctor of Philosophy
    Outside In: Portraits of Identity and Belonging in the Lived Experience of Burns Scarring
  • Sophie Muir - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    More than "Potential Offenders": Understanding Adults who are Sexually Attracted to Children who have not Offended

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