Tony Ward

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Professor School of Psychology


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

My current research projects include: (a) explanation and inquiry in research and practice . This includes the nature of protective and dynamic risk factors and their theoretical grounding in embodied agency; (b) normative issues in forensic and clinical practice including restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence; and (c) change processes in the psychopathology and forensic/correctional domains.

Tony is a clinical psychologist by training and has been working in the clinical and forensic field since 1987. He was formerly Director of the Kia Marama Sexual Offenders' Unit at Rolleston Prison in New Zealand, and has taught both clinical and forensic psychology at Victoria, Deakin, Canterbury, and Melbourne Universities. I am currently Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.

Tony Ward is the developer of the Good Lives Model for the rehabilitation of offenders. For information about this model, see the Good Lives Model website or watch the GLM video

You can also find Tony Ward on Google Scholar and Research Gate.


PhD, DipClinPsyc (Canty), FRSNZ


Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists

Clinical research member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)


Selected publications


Teaching in 2020