Gareth Terry

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Senior Research Fellow



Academic appointments:

  • Senior Research Officer, AUT University (2015 - 2017)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)


  • PhD, University of Auckland


Gareth is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Studies. He has worked as a health researcher for the last 15 years and is interested in the intersection of gender, bodies, and health. His work is informed by his background in critical health psychology and more recently (post)critical rehabilitation studies, with his current research exploring rehabilitation, disability, and access. Gareth has written a number of chapters related to qualitative methods, with Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke, and Nikki Hayfield. He is co-author with Nikki on a book on thematic analysis that is part of an American Psychological Association series on qualitative methods. He also has a growing interest in research that draws on principles and practices of co-design, and its implications for knowledge translation activity. He contributes to a range of projects and provides methodological support to the PCR team.

Research interests:

Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies
Men's Health

Teaching summary:

Concepts of Rehabilitation
Integrative Research
Qualitative Research II

Workshop facilitator:
Thematic Analysis
Introduction to Qualitative Research

Fields of research:

  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Terry, G., & Kayes, N. (2020). Person centered care in neurorehabilitation: A secondary analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(16), 2334-2343. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1561952

  • Gibson, B. E., Terry, G., Setchell, J., Bright, F. A. S., Cummins, C., & Kayes, N. M. (2020). The micro-politics of caring: Tinkering with person-centered rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(11), 1529-1538. doi:10.1080/09638288.2019.1587793

  • Nicholas, L., Newman, C. E., Botfield, J. R., Terry, G., Bateson, D., & Aggleton, P. (2020). Men and masculinities in qualitative research on vasectomy: Perpetuation or progress?. Health Sociology Review. doi:10.1080/14461242.2020.1789486

  • Beres, M. A., Terry, G., Senn, C. Y., & Ross, L. K. (2019). Accounting for men’s refusal of heterosex: A story-completion study with young adults. Journal of Sex Research, 56(1), 127-136. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1399978

  • 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(4). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024326

  • Czuba, K. J., Kersten, P., Anstiss, D., Kayes, N. M., Gabbe, B. J., Civil, I., . . . Siegert, R. J. (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, 132(1494), 26-40. Retrieved from

  • Hayfield, N., Terry, G., Clarke, V., & Ellis, S. (2019). “Never say never?” Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(4), 526-538. doi:10.1177/0361684319863414

  • Terry, G., Braun, V., Jayamaha, S., & Madden, H. (2018). Negotiating the hairless ideal in Āotearoa/New Zealand: Choice, awareness, complicity, and resistance in younger women's accounts of body hair removal. Feminism & Psychology, 28(2), 272-291. doi:10.1177/0959353517732592

  • Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Ellis, S., & Terry, G. (2018). Lived experiences of childfree lesbians in the UK: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Family Issues, 39(18), 4133-4155. doi:10.1177/0192513X18810931

  • 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. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(2), 73-78. doi:10.15619/NZJP/46.2.04

  • Ward, M. R. 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. The Sociological Review, 65(4). doi:10.1177/0038026117725963

  • Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2016). "I think gorilla-like back effusions of hair are rather a turn-off": 'Excessive hair' and male body hair (removal) discourse.. Body Image, 17. 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: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(1). doi:10.3167/bhs.2015.080105

  • Terry, G. (2015). Elizabeth F. Fideler, Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland and Plymouth, UK, 2014, 232 pp., hbk US $36.00,£ 22.95, ISBN 13: 978 1 4422 2275 5.. Ageing and Society, 35(2). doi:10.1017/S0144686X14001251

  • 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(8). doi:10.1177/1077801214546232

  • Terry, G. (2014). "Suddenly, bang, one day there's commitment with a woman…” Men, vasectomy and the life course. Human Fertility, 17(3). doi:10.3109/14647273.2014.949311

  • 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, 10(4). 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 sterilization. Health Psychology, 32(1). doi:10.1037/a0029081

  • Terry, G. (2013). Kampf, A., Marshall, B. and Peterson, A (Eds.). Aging, Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine, Abingdon: Routledge. 2013. x+ 208pp (hbk) ISBN: 0‐415‐69938‐0. Sociology of Health and Illness. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12059

  • Terry, G., Braun, V., & Farvid, P. (2012). Structural impediments to sexual health in New Zealand: Key informant perspectives. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(4).

  • Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2012). Sticking My Finger up at Evolution: Unconventionality, Selfishness, and Choice in the Talk of Men Who have had ‘‘Preemptive’’Vasectomies. Men and Masculinities, 15(3). doi:10.1177/1097184X11430126

  • Terry, G. (2012). ‘I’m putting a lid on that desire’: Celibacy, choice and control. Sexualities, 15(7). doi:10.1177/1363460712454082

  • Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2011). It's kind of me taking responsibility for these things’: Men, vasectomy and ‘contraceptive economies. Feminism & Psychology, 21(4). doi:10.1177/0959353511419814

  • Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2011). ‘I’m committed to her and the family’: positive accounts of vasectomy among New Zealand men. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 29(3). doi:10.1080/02646838.2011.592976

  • Terry, G. (2011). Brendan Gough and Steve Robertson (eds): Men, Masculinities and Health: Critical Perspectives Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 272 pp. £60.00. ISBN 9780230203112 (hbk); £21.99. ISBN 9780230203129 (pbk). Feminism & Psychology, 21(4). doi:10.1177/0959353511424666

  • Terry, G. (2009). ‘When I was a bastard’: constructions of maturity in men's accounts of masculinity. Journal of Gender Studies, 18(2). doi:10.1080/09589230902812463

  • Terry, G., Braun, V., Gavey, N., & Fenaughty, J. (2009). ‘Risk’and sexual coercion among gay and bisexual men in Aotearoa/New Zealand–key informant accounts. Culture, health & sexuality, 11(2). doi:10.1080/13691050802398208

Book chapters

  • Braun, V., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., & Terry, G. (2019). Thematic analysis. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in health and social sciences (pp. 843-860). Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5251-4_103

  • Terry, G., & Braun, V. (2017). Short but often sweet: The surprising potential of qualitative survey methods. In V. Braun, V. Clarke, & D. Gray (Eds.), Innovative Qualitative Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Terry, G., Hayfield, N., Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2017). Thematic analysis. In C. Willig, & W. Stainton-Rogers (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology (pp. 17-37). London: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781526405555.n2

  • Terry, G. (2016). Doing thematic analysis. In E. Lyons, & A. Coyle (Eds.), Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology, 2nd edition. London: SAGE. Retrieved from

  • Terry, G. (2015). Vasectomy. In P. Whelehan, & A. Bolin (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality.

  • Braun, V., Clarke, V., & Terry, G. (2014). Thematic Analysis. In P. Rohleder, & A. C. Lyons (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology (pp. 95-113). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference contributions

  • McAulay, L., Fadyl, J., & Terry, G. (2019). Vocational rehabilitation teams: Does the concept match the reality?. In New Zealand Occupational Rehabilitation Conference. Auckland: Career Development Association of New Zealand. Retrieved from

  • Haxell, H., Payne, D., & Terry, G. (2017). Strategies for enhancing access to information, buildings and other facilities: A systematic review.. In Disability Matters Conference 2017. Dunedin. Retrieved from

  • Anstiss, D., Terry, G., Czuba, K., Kayes, N., & Siegert, R. (2017). Experiencing trauma recovery: the role of professionals in navigating a fragmented rehabilitation landscape. In Making an impact: New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference 2017. Christchurch. Retrieved from

  • Sezier, A., Saywell, N., Terry, G., Taylor, D., & Kayes, N. (2017). Key considerations for health professionals supporting people experiencing Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD). In New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference 2017. Christchurch: New Zealand Rehabilitation Association. Retrieved from

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

  • Terry, G., & Anstiss, D. (2017). Men in and out of health - Men’s experiences of embodiment within rehabilitative care. In ISCHP 2017 10th Biennial Conference: Abstracts (pp. 72). Loughborough.

  • Sezier, A., Taylor, D., Saywell, N., Kayes, N., & Terry, G. (2017). Key considerations for health professionals supporting people experiencing Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD). In ASSBI 40th Annual Brain Impairment Conference. Melbourne: Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.

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

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

  • Hamer, W., Terry, G., & Farvid, P. (2016). BDSM and Help-Seeking. In The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Christchurch.

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

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

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

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

  • Beres, M., Terry, G., & Senn, C. (2011). "What would a player do?" Accounting for men's (lack of) sexual desire.. In Division 51 Programme, APA Convention 2011. Washington D.C..

  • Terry, G. (2009). “It’s a pathetic little operation”: Kiwi men accounting for vasectomy.. In International Association for the Study of Sexuality Culture and Society Conference VI: Contested Innocence. Hanoi.

  • Terry, G. (2008). Vasectomy and the construction of the caring, responsible man.. In Sociological Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand Conference. Dunedin.

  • Terry, G. (2007). Sex, Celibacy and Masculinities: Is there a sexual imperative?. In 18th World Congress of Sexology: Achieving Health, Pleasure and Respect. Sydney.

  • Terry, G., Braun, V., Gavey, N., & Fenaughty, J. (2007). Cultural contexts of ‘risk’? Sexual coercion and unwanted sex among gay and bisexual men.. In 18th World Congress of Sexology: Achieving Health, Pleasure and Respect. Sydney.


  • Baudinet, O., Walters, S., & Terry, G. (2018). Accessibility report - AUT fitness centres. AUT.

  • Czuba, K., Anstiss, D., Kersten, P., Rohan, M., Terry, G., Kayes, N., . . . Siegert, R. (2017). Outcomes after trauma study. Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Terry, G. (2010). “It’s such a pathetic little operation”: Men, masculinities and vasectomy in New Zealand. (University of Auckland, Auckland). Retrieved from

  • Terry, G. (2006). Celibacy among New Zealand men: Disrupting the Sexual Imperative?. (University of Auckland, Auckland).

  • Terry, G. (2004). Critical upgrade required: Men accounting for ‘maturity’ in long-term relationships. (University of Auckland, Auckland).

Oral presentations

  • Braun, V., & Terry, G. (2015). Thematic analysis workshop. Kingston University, London, UK.

  • Terry, G. (2014). Data generation through interviews. Bristol, UK.

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