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Clifford is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Centre for Psychology in Albany. His research interests lie in critical neuroscience, the immigration experiences of South Africans, and the history of Psychology in New Zealand. Prior to his current position as Director, Clifford worked worked at Rhodes University in South Africa. During this time he coordinated the Counselling Masters and Research programmes, taught across undergraduate and Honours programmes, and trained and supervised Masters students. Prior to 1998, Clifford worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a drug rehabilitation centre and a mining house EAP.
My research and supervision interests include, broadly speaking, Critical Neuroscience and Critical Psychology. More specifically, I am currently focussing on the identity processes and sense making of and about South African migrants in New Zealand, a critical historical analysis of Psychology in New Zealand, and the intersection between music and subjectivity. I would also be interested in supervising projects focussing on various refugee issues and, within neuropsychology, the issue of concussion. Methodologically, I am always interested in supervising keen students interested in critical qualitative methods.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101):
Feminist Theory (220306):
Gender Psychology (170105):
History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220200): History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences (220208): Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Poststructuralism (220317):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113):
Social Philosophy (220319)
Project Title: Immigration and Identity: South Africans in Aotearoa New Zealand
Date Range: 2013 - 2013
Funding Body: Massey University