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

Workshop facilitator:

Thematic Analysis

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Research Areas:

Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies
Men's Health


Book Chapters:

Terry, G. & Hayfield, N. (in press). Thematic Analysis. In Ward, M & Delamont, S. (Eds.)  Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education (2nd Edition).

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:

Hayfield, N., Clarke, V, Terry, G., & Ellis, S. (in press). Women's experiences of being childfree: (Re)negotiating childfree identities and managing marginalisation.  Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Czuba, K., Kersten, P., Anstiss, D., Maheswaran, R., Kayes, N., Gabbe, B., Civil, I., Henshall, K., Kool, B., Terry, G., Smith, G., & Siegert, R. (2019). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand: findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand’s first national trauma registry.  New Zealand Medical Journal.

Gibson, B., Terry, G., Setchell, J., Cummins, C., Bright, F., & Kayes, N. (2019). The micro-politics of caring: Tinkering with person-centred rehabilitation.  Disability and Rehabilitation. Online. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1587793

Sezier, A. E. I., Saywell, N., Terry, G., Taylor, D., & Kayes, N. (2019). Working-age adults’ perspectives on living with persistent postural-perceptual dizziness: a qualitative exploratory study.  BMJ Open, 9, e024326. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024326

Terry, G. & Kayes, N. (2019). Person-centred care in neurorehabilitation: A secondary analysis.   Disability and Rehabilitation. Online. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1561952

Beres, M, Terry, G., Senn, C., & Ross, L. (2019). Accounting for men’s refusal of heterosex: A story-completion study with young adults.   Journal of Sex Research, 56, 127-136. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1399978

Hempel, C., Sezier, A., & Terry, G. (2018). 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, 46, 72-77.

Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Ellis, S., Terry, G. (2018). Lived experiences of childfree lesbians in the United Kingdom: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 4133-4155. doi: 10.1177/0192513X18810931

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.