News and Events

News and Events

The CITR sponsors regular Research Colloquia.

Colloquia comes from the Latin colloqui meaning "to converse" and denotes a conversation or dialogue. We convene monthly research colloquia to share, support, critique and celebrate our research.

2020 Colloquium

Dr Claire Gear, PhD, BSocSci (Hons)

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020
Time: 11am

Engaging with uncertainty and complexity: A secondary analysis of primary care responses to intimate partner violence

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Zoom Details
Meeting ID: 942 8816 4552

Webinar – Men who use violence

In this webinar, the Family Violence Death Review Committee will present the findings of their upcoming Sixth Report, 'Men who use violence | Ngā tāne ka whakamahi i te whakarekereke.'

Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Time: 10 to 11.30 am

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This report follows on from key findings and recommendations of previous reports, in that, to ensure victims' safety, a significant focus on men who use violence is required. The report takes a life-course approach, seeking to understand the men's life trajectory from birth to the family violence death event. It intentionally focuses on missed opportunities to change men's development trajectory and the impact of their violent behaviour. The report will be published on the Health Quality and Safety Commission website on 30 April 2020.

In this webinar, members of the Committee will provide an overview of the findings of the report. In addition, contributions will be provided from a lived experience perspective, and from NGO service providers to reflect on the implications of the report for service delivery, funding and capacity building within the sector. The recommendations of the report will also be placed within the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Professor Jane Koziol-McLain, Chair of the Family Violence Death Review Committee
  • Dr Fiona Cram, Chair of Ngā Pou Arawhenua, the Māori caucus to the mortality review committees
  • Patumoana Jeremy Eparaima
  • Tim Marshall
  • Nicola Woodward

Sign language interpreters will be present during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available via YouTube afterwards. The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is pleased to host the Family Violence Death Review Committee to present this webinar.

2020 Colloquium

Associate Professor Caroline Piotrowski Director, Violence & Injury Prevention Research Group University of Manitoba
Friday, 31 January 2020 (Commence at 2.00pm) in room AB221, AUT North Campus.

Healing Circles: An evaluation of an intervention for Indigenous mothers and children affected by intimate partner violence

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2018 Colloquium

Honorable Judge Eugene M. Hyman (Ret.)
22 May 2018
Domestic Violence Documentation Matters:  Health Records in the Courts. (Flyer )

Judge Hyman referred attendees to the following resources:

Hyman, Hon. Eugene M. and Liberty Aldrich, ‘Rethinking access to justice: the need for a holistic response to victims of domestic violence’ (2012) 33 Women's Rights Law Reporter 449

Strack, Geal and Hyman, Hon. Eugene, ‘Your patient. My client. Her safety: A physician’s guide to avoiding the courtroom while helping victims of domestic violence (2007). DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, Vol 11, Issue 1.

2017 Colloquium

Koleta Savaii (BA, BA Hons 1st Class)
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 (Commence at 12.00pm) in room MB317, AUT South Campus.
Pacific youth "romantic" relationships and wellbeing. (Flyer ) (Presentation )

Christina Vogels (Senior Lecturer - AUT University)
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Commence at 12.00pm) in room AG127, AUT North Shore Campus.
A feminist and ‘outsider’ in the field: Negotiating the challenges of researching young men. (Flyer )

2015 Colloquium

Rebecca Allenby (Recipient of 2014/2015 HRC Ethics Summer Research Award)
Wednesday 11 March 2015 (Commence at 1.00pm) in room AB221
Child safety in online research with women experiencing intimate partner violence;
Experiences managing informed consent, confidentiality and safety protocols in the isafe study

Paramedicine Team
On Thursday 17 September 2015 the Paramedicine team held a research forum that showcased outputs from the post graduate paper 589128 - Practice Pursued.

Staff worked with the nine students enrolled to facilitate/polish the abstracts and eight out of the nine abstracts submitted to the Paramedics Australasia International Conference were accepted. In addition, three additional abstracts submitted by staff were also accepted.
Congratulations to the team and the students.

2014 Colloquium

Dr Jackie Feather (Senior Lecturer - Psychology) & PhD Student Olivia Taylor
Tuesday 21 October 2014 (Commence at 12.00pm) in room AA220
Updating Trauma focused therapy for abused children and their families: An evidence based approach based on international trends and local needs

Dr Julia Tolmie (Chair Family Violence Death Review Committee)
Friday 22 August 2014 (Commence at 12.00pm) in room AE114A
Fourth Annual Report: January 2013 to December 2013

Dr Emma Davies (School of Law, Liverpool John Moore's University)
Monday 30 June 2014 (Commence at 12.30pm) in room AG127
Child Abuse in Institutional Settings: Reducing the Impact of Conflict of Interest on Children

Alayne Hall (AUT University)
29 January 2014 (Commence at 12.00pm) in room AG127
Partner violence and attachments between Māori mothers and their children: A Kaupapa Māori approach.

2013 Colloquium

26 November 2013 (Commence at 1.00pm in room AC210)
Kathy Peri (University of Auckland)
HRC grant looking at what's happened to older people in Christchurch since the earthquakes, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

18 April 2013
Rhonda Scherman & Christine Cowan-James( (AUT University)
Sport Wins and Loses and Violence Against Women

11 March 2013
Rob Gordon
Trauma and Research

21 February 2013
John Reid (The University of Auckland)
Psycho-Social causes of psychosis, primary prevention, attitudes towards 'mental illness' the role of the pharmaceutical industry in clinical research and practice