Dr Gareth Terry

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Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +64 (0) 9 921 9999 ext: 7764

Email: gareth.terry@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
School of Clinical Sciences
Akoranga Campus
AUT University
Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142,
New Zealand


BA (Hons, 1st class) - Psychology (Auckland)

MA (Hons, 1st class) - Psychology (Auckland)

PhD - Psychology (Auckland)


Gareth joined the Centre for Person Centred Care within the School of Clinical Sciences in 2015. He comes from a background in critical health psychology, and completed his PhD at the University of Auckland in 2010. He contributes to a range of projects and provides methodological support to the PCR team.

Teaching Areas:


Integrative Research

Qualitative Research II

Concepts of Rehabilitation 


Physiotherapy and health priorities

Workshop facilitator:

Thematic Analysis  

Research Areas:

Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies
Men's Health


Book Chapters:

Braun, V., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., & Terry, G. (2018). Thematic analysis. In Liamputtong, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Health and Social Sciences. Springer.

Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2017). Short But Often Sweet: The Surprising Potential of Qualitative Survey Methods. In Clarke, V, & Braun, V., & Gray, D (Eds.) Collecting qualitative data: A practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques (p. 15-44). Cambridge: Cambridge Press.

Terry, G., Hayfield, N., Braun, V, Clarke, V. (2017). Thematic Analysis. In Willig, C. & Stainton-Rogers, W. (Eds.)The Sage handbook of qualitative research in psychology (2nd ed) (p. 17-37). London: SAGE Publications.

Terry, G. (2016). Doing thematic analysis. In Lyons, E. and Coyle, A. (Eds). Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology (p. 104-118). London: SAGE Publications.

Braun, V., Clarke, V. & Terry, G (2014). Thematic analysis. In Rohleder, P. and Lyons, A. (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology (p. 95-113). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Hempel, C., Sezier, A., & Terry, G. (in press) What helps or hinders clinicians in their decision-making processes when using or prescribing mHealth apps in practice? An exploratory study. NZ Journal of Physiotherapy.

Beres, M, Terry, G., & Senn, C. (2017). Accounting for men’s refusal of heterosex: A story-completion study with young adults. Journal of Sex Research. Online First.doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1399978

Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Ellis, S., Terry, G. (in press). Lived experiences of childfree lesbians: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Family Issues.

Terry, G., Braun, V., Jahamaya, S., & Madden, H. (2018). Negotiating the hairless ideal in A/NZ: Choice, awareness, complicity, and resistance in women's accounts. Feminism & Psychology, 28, 272 – 291.

Ward, M., Tarrant, A., Terry, G., Featherstone, B., Robb, M., & Ruxton, S. (2017). Doing gender locally: The importance of ‘place’ in understanding marginalised masculinities and young men’s transitions to ‘safe’ and successful futures. Sociological Review, 65, 797-815. doi: 10.1177/0038026117725963

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2016). “I think gorilla-like back effusions of hair are rather a turn-off”: Mandatory ‘grooming’ and body hair removal among male New Zealanders. Body Image (APA), 17, 14-24. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.01.006

Tarrant, A., Terry, G., Ward, M., Ruxton, S., Robb, M., & Featherstone, B. (2015). Are male role models really the solution?: Interrogating the ‘war on boys’ through the lens of the ‘male role model’ discourse. Boyhood studies, 8, 60-83. 

Towns, A. & Terry, G. (2014) “You’re in that realm of unpredictability”: Mateship, loyalty and men challenging men who use domestic violence against women. Violence Against Women, 20, 1012-1036. doi: 10.1177/1077801214546232. Nominated for best VAW article of 2014.

Terry, G. (2014). ““Suddenly, bang, one day there’s commitment with a woman…”: Men, vasectomy and the lifecourse. Human Fertility, 17, 197-202

Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2013). To let hair be, or to not let hair be? Gender and body hair removal practices in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Body Image (APA), 10, 599–606 doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.07.001

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2013). “We have friends, for example, and he will not get a vasectomy”: Imagining the self in relation to others when talking about sterilisation. Health Psychology (APA), 32, 100-109. doi: 10.1037/a0029081

Terry, G. (2012). “I’m putting a lid on that desire”: Celibacy, choice and control. Sexualities, 15, 871-889. doi:10.1177/1363460712454082

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2012). “Sticking my finger up at evolution”: Unconventionality,     selfishness, resistance and choice in the talk of men who have had ‘pre-emptive’ vasectomies. Men and Masculinities, 15, 207 – 229. doi: 10.1177/1097184X11430126

Terry, G. & Braun, V.  (2012). Structural Impediments to Sexual Health in New Zealand: Key Informant Perspectives. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9, 317-326. doi: 10.1007/s13178-012-0089-y

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2011). “It’s kind of me taking responsibility for these things”: Men, vasectomy and contraceptive economies. Feminism & Psychology, 21, p. 475 - 494. doi: 10.1177/0959353511419814

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2011) “I think that’s shown that I’m committed to her and the family”: Positive accounts of vasectomy among New Zealand men. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 29, 276-291. doi:10.1080/02646838.2011.592976

Terry, G. & Braun, V. (2009). “When I was a bastard”: constructions of maturity in men’s accounts of masculinity. Journal of Gender Studies, 18, 165 – 178. doi: 10.1080/09589230902812463

Braun, V., Terry, G., Gavey, N., & Fenaughty, J. (2009). 'Risk' and sexual coercion among gay and bisexual men in Aotearoa/New Zealand-key informant accounts. Culture, Health and Sexuality 11(2), 111-124. doi: 10.1080/00918360902728764


Czuba, K., Anstiss, D., Kersten, P., Rohan, M, Terry, G., Kayes, N., Smith, G. & Seigert, R. (2017). Outcomes after Trauma: a 12 month follow up report for ACC. Wellington: Accident Compensation Corporation.

Recent Conference Presentations 

Kayes, N. & Terry, G. (2017). Patient perspectives on person-centred care in neurorehabilitation: Insights from a secondary analysis. New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference. September 8-10, Christchurch, NZ.

Anstiss, D., Terry, G., Czuba, K.,Kayes, N., & Siegert, R. (2017). Experiencing trauma recovery: the role of professionals in navigating a “fragmented” rehabilitation landscape. New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference. September 8-10, Christchurch, NZ.

Hamer, W., Terry, G., Farvid, P. (2017). BDSM and help-seeking. The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Aug 30 - Sept 2, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Terry, G. & Anstiss, D. (2017). Men in and out of health - Men’s experiences of embodiment within rehabilitative care. International Society of Critical Health Psychologists Biennial Conference, July 9-12, Loughborough, UK.

Braun, V. & Terry, G. (2017). Was a qualitative survey useful for understanding engagement with the ‘hairless’ ideal around women’s bodies? Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society Conference – Annual Conference, July 12-14, Windsor, UK.

Braun, V. & Clarke V., Hayfield, N., & Terry, G. (2017). Qualitative surveys: A wide-angle lens on perceptions and practices. SouthWest Qualitative Research Symposium, Bath, UK.

Terry, G. & Kayes, N. (2016). Insights into person-centred practice: A secondary analysis. Qualitative Health Research Conference, Kelowna, Canada.

Clarke, V., Ellis, S., Hayfield, N., & Terry, G. (2015). Lived experiences of voluntary childlessness for heterosexual and non-heterosexual women: Negotiating stigma, identity and the life-course. Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society – Annual Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom.

Terry, G. (2014). “Overcoming the mental hurdle”: Affective explanations in the vasectomy decision making process. Nordic Conference on Men and Masculinities: Emerging ideas in masculinity research, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Ward, M., Featherstone, B., Robb, M., Ruxton, S., Tarrant, A., & Terry, G. (2014). Beyond Male Role Models: Gender identities and work with young men. Nordic Conference on Men and Masculinities: Emerging ideas in masculinity research, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Braun, V and Terry, G (2013). Does body hair removal remain a domain of embodied gendered difference? A report from Aotearoa New Zealand. Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society – Annual Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom.