Dr Lara Marie Greaves
Lara (Ngāti Kuri, Ngāpuhi) is a Research Fellow at COMPASS in the Faculty of Arts, and a Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT.
Formerly, Lara was a PhD student in the School of Psychology working with the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS). Lara’s PhD (He Pōkēkē Uenuku I Tu Ai: A Quantitative Exploration of Māori Identity, Political Attitudes, and Behaviour) examined the predictors of voting (both turnout and intended vote choice), being on the Māori electoral roll, support for protest and support for various political parties for Māori.
While at COMPASS, Lara has worked on the International Social Survey Programme and New Zealand Election Study.
Research | Current
My current research interests include:
- Sexual orientation, measuring sexual orientation (behaviour, attractions, identity), heteronormativity, well-being and sexual orientation, political attitudes and sexual orientation, intersectionality.
- Voting, political attitudes and behaviour, public opinion research and views on policies, referenda. I'm especially interested in Māori views on these topics, e.g., why participate in a colonial system?
- Survey methods, sampling, non-response (overall non-response, item non-response, retention), online survey methods (and privacy concerns), making survey methods more responsive to Māori needs.
- Mental health, bipolar disorder; how bipolar disorder intersects with gender, pregnancy, ethnicity, and sexuality.
Teaching | Current
Lecturer at AUT.
Past lecturing: PSYCH 320 Culture and Psychology (University of Auckland, 2017); POLS 105 People and Policy (University of Waikato, 2017).
University of Auckland Summer Scholarship (2012/13), New Zealand Political Studies Association Best Postgraduate student paper in NZ politics (2013), Motu Thesis Scholarship (2014), Faculty of Science Masters Award (2014), Tuakana Contestable Fund Travel Award (2014), Te Whare Kura Special Funding (2014/15), SASP Margaret Foddy Travel Award (2015), University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2015)
NZ Political Studies Association Postgraduate Representative (2015/16/17)
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Greaves, L. M., Barlow, F. K., Huang, Y., Stronge, S., Fraser, G., & Sibley, C. G. (2017). Asexual identity in a New Zealand national sample: Demographics, well-being, and health. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46 (8), 2417-2427. 10.1007/s10508-017-0977-6
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley, Sam Stronge, Yanshu Huang
- Greaves, L. M., Barlow, F. K., Lee, C. H. J., Matika, C. M., Wang, W., Lindsay, C. J., ... Cowie, L. J. (2017). The diversity and prevalence of sexual orientation self-labels in a New Zealand national sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46 (5), 1325-1336. 10.1007/s10508-016-0857-5
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley, Carla Houkamau, Sam Stronge, Sam Manuela, Lucy Cowie, Cinnamon Lindsay Latimer, Correna Matika, Yanshu Huang, Carly Townrow, Joseph Bulbulia
- Greaves, L., Houkamau, C., & Sibley, C. (2015). Identity and Demographics Predict Voter Enrolment on the Māori Electoral Roll: Findings from a National Sample. San Diego, USA. 3 July - 5 July 2015. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carla Houkamau, Chris Sibley
- Greaves, L. M., Milojev, P., Huang, Y., Stronge, S., Osborne, D., Bulbulia, J., ... Sibley, C. G. (2015). Regional differences in the psychological recovery of Christchurch residents following the 2010/2011 earthquakes: A longitudinal study. PLoS ONE, 10 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0124278
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley, Danny Osborne, Sam Stronge, Yanshu Huang, Joseph Bulbulia
- Greaves, L. M., Osborne, D., Sengupta, N. K., Milojev, P., & Sibley, C. G. (2014). Politics and post-colonial ideology: Historical negation and symbolic exclusion predict political party preference. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 43 (3), 39-54. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley