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 comes from a background in critical health psychology, and has worked as a health researcher for the last 15 years. He is interested in the intersection of gender, bodies, and health, and his work is informed by a background in critical health psychology. His current research explores rehabilitation, disability, and access (also informed by critical rehabilitation studies). 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gibson, B. E., Terry, G., Setchell, J., Bright, F. A. S., Cummins, C., & Kayes, N. M. (2019). The micro-politics of caring: Tinkering with person-centered rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 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(4). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024326

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. (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

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

  • 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., 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. (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., & 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., & 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., 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

  • 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

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., 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., & 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. (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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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., 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.

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


  • 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.