Dr Martin Dorahy

Associate Professor Martin Dorahy

Associate Professor

Martin joined the Psychology department early in 2009. He had for the seven years prior to that been in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he completed his Clinical Psychology training. He has an empirical and clinical interest in complex traumatic stress and dissociative disorders. He is also interested in process-oriented psychotherapy and the integration of therapy models.


BA (Hons) – University of Newcastle (Australia)
– University of Ulster (UK)
Grad Cert Therapies – University of Queensland (Australia)
PhD – University of New England (Australia)
DClinPsych – The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK)

Contact Details

Room: 511
Phone: +64 3 364 3416 (direct)
Internal extension: 3416
Fax: +64 3 364 2181

Email: martin.dorahy@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC 335: Abnormal Psychology – Course Coordinator

Graduate Courses

PSYC 651: Psychotherapeutic methods

PSYC 670: Diploma Internship

Research Interests

  • Dissociation and Dissociative disorders
  • Complex PTSD
  • Attention and working memory
  • Psychosis, personality disorders and trauma
  • Psychotherapy

Publications and UC Research Profile