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Lecturer – Community Psychology, University of Waikato

Dr Rebekah Graham (Pākehā) is based in the Waikato region of Aotearoa New Zealand. Rebekah is a registered community psychologist and contributes into the community psychology postgraduate programme at the University of Waikato. Her academic and research interests are in the areas of poverty, health, and food insecurity with a particular focus on the ways in which inequities of access to resources play out in the everyday lives of New Zealanders. Rebekah also works for Parents of Vision Impaired NZ, a consumer group with Blind Low Vision NZ. In this role, Rebekah advocates strongly and consistently for inclusion, accessibility and support for all, with a focus on parents/whānau of a vision impaired child. You can find Rebekah on Twitter where she tweets social justice rants, shares her hot takes, and posts about the topic du jour.


  • 2020–present
    Chief executive officer, Parents of Vision Impaired NZ
  • 2022–2022
    Course coordinator, University of Waikato


  • 2018 
    Massey University, PhD