Dr Julia Ioane

Senior Lecturer, Student Support and Guidance

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 6674

Email: julia.ioane@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University  
North Campus (AR320), South Campus (MB 224)
640 Great South Road, Manukau
New Zealand
Postal Address:
AUT University
South Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


BSc (Hons) (University of Auckland)
PGDipSci (Psychology) (University of Auckland)
DClinPsych (University of Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Psychological Society
  • College of Clinical Psychology
  • Member - Pacific Advisory Group – Counties Manukau NZ Police
  • Member - Police Commissioner Pacific  Advisory Group  
  • Board Member – SAFE Network Ltd
  • Board Member – Youth Horizons 
  • Member – Academic Advisory Group, Department of Corrections


Dr Julia Ioane is a first generation NZ born Samoan, bilingual and with strong connections to Fasitoouta and Leauvaa in Samoa.  Julia is trained as a clinical psychologist and specialises in the area of care and protection and youth justice, child and youth mental health, childhood trauma, youth forensic and violence. 

Teaching Areas:

  • Child and youth mental health and interventions
  • Childhood trauma
  • Child and youth forensic
  • Pacific and psychology

Research Areas:

  • Child and youth offending
  • Child and youth mental health
  • Pacific and psychology

Research Summary:

My primary area of research is in child and youth offending looking at their behaviour, background such as mental health and trauma; and their outcomes following intervention.   My doctorate was an exploratory analysis of Pacific violent youth offenders in comparison to Maori and Pakeha violent youth offenders. Currently, I am involved in supervising students researching child and youth development and mental health; and Pasifika in sports.

Current Research Projects:

Following a successful HRC grant application, I am embarking on research with Pasifika youth offenders looking at their mental health drawing on Pasifika worldview and methodology.  I am also involved in research with youth engaged in treatment following their harmful sexual behaviour in the community.
I have links with NZ Police, Oranga Tamariki and the Department of Corrections and I am keen to supervise students with research interests in these areas.


Recent publications

  • Mamea, K., Ioane, J., Slater, P. (2018). A Samoan sense of self: An exploration. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 22(1), xx-yy. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2018.zz
  • Lambie, I., Best, C., Tran, H., Ioane, J., & Shepherd, M. (2018). Evaluating effective methods of engaging school-leavers in adopting safety behaviours. Fire Safety Journal, 96, 134-182.
  • Ioane, J. (2017). Pasifika and Psychology – Are we there yet? Psychology Aotearoa, 9(2), 70-72.
  • Ioane, J. (2017) Talanoa with Pasifika youth and their families. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 38-45.
  • Ioane, J. & Tudor, K. (2017). The fa’asamoa, person-centred theory and cross-cultural practice. Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2017.1361467.
  • Ioane, J. & Lambie, I. (2016). Pacific youth and violent offending in Aotearoa. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 45(3), 23-29.
    Lambie, I., Best, C., Ioane, J. (2016). Who are young female offenders? New Zealand Law Journal, March, 70-74.

Book chapters

  • Ravulo, J., & Ioane, J. (in press). Applying culturally appropriate approaches when  working with Pacific adult offenders. In Pacific Social Work. Navigating   Practice, Police and Research, 1st edition. Routledge:
  • Lambie, I., & Ioane, J. (2018). The transitioning of incarcerated youth in the New  Zealand youth justice system. In Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to  the Community. International perspectives. Springer Nature: Singapore.
  • Lambie, I., Ioane, J., & Randell, I. (2016). Understanding child and adolescent firesetting. In The Psychology of Arson. Routledge: New York