Associate Professor Roeline Kuijer - People - Psychology - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
Dr Roeline Juijer

Associate Professor Roeline Kuijer


Associate Professor

Postgrad Thesis Coordinator (2nd year Masters and PhD)
'Getting Started on a Thesis' (ppt pdf / 6 slides per page pdf)

Earthquake Research - Women turned to unhealthy food to cope with quakes

Christchurch women’s eating habits became unhealthier after the earthquakes to cope with stress, a University of Canterbury researcher has found. UC psychology expert Dr Roeline Kuijer said Christchurch women who suffered post-traumatic stress after the quakes reported unhealthier eating habits and were more likely to choose food for mood and familiarity reasons. (UC Communications - 26 March 2013)


MA, PhD (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)



Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 369 4362 (direct)
Internal Phone: 94362


Postal address:
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC 339 (S2):    Health Psychology and Behaviour Change - Course Coordinator

Graduate Courses

PSYC 437 (W):   Health Psychology: Theories and Interventions - Course Coordinator

Research Interests

Topics in health psychology with specific interest in partner relations and adaptation to illness (e.g. cancer, Multiple Sclerosis); self-regulation and health behaviour (particularly in the eating domain); evaluation of psychosocial interventions (e.g. self-management of chronic illness, relationship focused coping with illness).

Publications and UC Research Profile