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  • Prof Tony Ward

    Prof Tony Ward

    Professor School of Psychology

    Research areas: My current research projects include: (a) explanation and inquiry in research and practice . This includes the nature of protective and dynamic risk factors and their theoretical grounding in embodied agency; (b) normative issues in forensic and clinical practice including restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence; and (c) change processes in the psychopathology and forensic/correctional domains.

  • Prof Marc Wilson

    Prof Marc Wilson

    Professor of Psychology School of Psychology

    Research areas: New Zealand politics and political psychology, voting, public opinion. Psychology of meat-eating, food, drinking (particularly coffee and caffeine), and dietary behaviour, vegetarianism. Parapsychology, conspiracy theories, paranormal beliefs and religion. Personality, psychopathy, narcissism, profiling, and general evil-ness. Musical tastes, reality television, hunting, rugby and other leuisure activities. Consumer psychology – why people buy the stuff they do.

  • Prof Paul Jose

    Prof Paul Jose

    Professor School of Psychology

    Research areas: Adolescent stress and coping, Cross-cultural comparisons of adolescent adjustment, Adolescent depression, Psychometrics (statistical treatment of questionnaires), positive psychology, including topics such as savouring, gratefulness, mindfulness, and happiness

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World experts

Victoria has a strong record of research excellence in many areas. Many of our researchers are working at the leading edge of knowledge, including our teams working in organic chemistry, computer science, public law, nanotechnology and superconductors, and Antarctica and climate change.

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Victoria is consistently ranked within the top 2% of universities internationally and we are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.

We are a global-civic university and our researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society.

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Kate Macgrath

Our researchers are having a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people not just in New Zealand but around the world through innovative and ground-breaking research.

Professor Kate McGrath

Former Vice-Provost (Research)

Research strengths

We have research strengths across a range of disciplines. Find out where our research is having an impact and how it compares with other universities around the world.

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Kate McGrath - former Vice-Provost Research

Connect with our research

Victoria has more than 2,000 active researchers across many fields. Hear our former Vice-Provost (Research) talk about how people, businesses and organisations can connect with them.

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