Gloria Fraser

Queer and Trans Experiences of Accessing Mental Health Support.


Gloria Fraser is a doctoral candidate in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. She is particularly interested in the intersection of sex-sexuality-gender diversity and clinical psychology. Her doctoral research focusses on queer experiences of mental health support in Aotearoa. Gloria is also a research coordinator for the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS). Gloria has used NZAVS data to develop a gender identity statistical standard for coding open-ended responses. This can be accessed as a technical document via the NZAVS website for use by other researchers.


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Research Interests

Clinical psychology, sex-sexuality-gender diversity, feminism, prejudice, social psychology, mental health.


Bulbulia, J., Fraser, G., Watts, J., Shaver, J. H., & Gray, R. (2017). Can honest signaling theory clarify religion’s role in the evolution of social inequality?. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1-4.

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, 1-11.

Greaves, L., Barlow, F., Lee, C., … Fraser, G., … & Sibley, C. (2016). The Diversity and Prevalence of Sexual Orientation Self-Labels in a New Zealand National Sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-12.

Fraser, G., Osborne, D., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). “We want you in the Workplace, but only in a Skirt!” Social Dominance Orientation,

Gender-Based Affirmative Action and the Moderating Role of Benevolent Sexism. Sex Roles,73(5-6), 231-244.

Greaves, L. M., Cowie, L. J., Fraser, G., Muriwai, E., Huang, Y., Milojev, P., ... & Clouston, A. (2015). Regional Differences and

Similarities in the Personality of New Zealanders. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 44(1), 4-16.

PhD topic

Queer and Trans Experiences of Accessing Mental Health Support


Lab Association

Youth and Wellbeing Study - Directed by Professor Marc Wilson

We are a team of researchers and clinicians working towards better understanding the wellbeing of youth and rangatahi in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our research with young people is primarily in secondary schools, where we gather information about how young people are doing, what their needs are, and what resources would be most helpful to them and their communities.