Annabelle Wride

Developing a Theory of Intimate Partner Aggression in Aotearoa-New Zealand

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Annabelle Wride

PhD Student
School of Psychology


Annabelle completed both her undergraduate degree and her Master's in Forensic Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. She is also currently deferred from the Clinical Psychology programme at the University to complete her research.

Throughout her research experiences in various lab groups and work in prison settings, Annabelle has developed an interest in the explanation and intervention of offence-related behaviours, and in particular understanding how and why people come to harm those they love.

Annabelle's research takes a psychological view of intimate partner aggression (IPA), and she is taking a qualitative approach to developing a model of IPA based on the experiences of people who have engaged in this behaviour.

This research project presents a novel approach to understanding IPA in Aotearoa New Zealand, which it is hoped will lead to new insights in the field of IPA theory and practice.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc)

Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology (MSc FPSY), First Class Honours

Research Interests

Forensic explanation and intervention, intimate partner aggression, family and relationship processes, typologies, qualitative methodologies

PhD topic

Developing a Theory of Intimate Partner Aggression in Aotearoa-New Zealand


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Nichola Tyler

School of Psychology


Interpersonal and Family Aggression Lab—directed by Associate Professor Louise Dixon

The Interpersonal and Family Aggression Lab studies human violence and considers assessment, interventions and policy to prevent it.

Explanation of Psychopathology and Crime Lab—directed by Professor Tony Ward

The EPC Lab explores theoretical issues in clinical and forensic psychology, including explanations of psychopathology, crime, and rehabilitation.