Received Sylff fellowship in 2018 at Victoria University of Wellington.
Academic supervisor: Professor Marc Wilson, Dr Anita Brady
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Gloria has worked in various support roles for Youthline New Zealand, Work and Income, the Anxiety Trust New Zealand, and local feminist organisations. She was the winner of a Victoria University of Wellington Te Kura Matai Hinengaro Bicultural Award in 2016, as well as the Sir Thomas Hunter Prize. In 2017 Gloria was awarded the NZPsS Social Justice Scholarship and a Graduate Women New Zealand Fellowship. Gloria also works as a research assistant for the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS), a 20-year longitudinal national study of social attitudes, personality and health outcomes.
Gloria Fraser (Ngāi Tahu) is a PhD and Clinical Psychology student at Victoria University of Wellington. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Auckland in 2014, and her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at Victoria University of Wellington in 2016.
Gloria is passionate about mental health and sex-sexuality-gender diversity, and with her PhD research has finally found a way to bring these interests together. In her thesis, Gloria aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the experiences of queer and transgender New Zealanders as they access mental health support in Aotearoa. Gloria hopes that an understanding of these experiences will inform the development of resources to promote inclusive and responsive mental health care for our rainbow communities.