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Bioethics Centre staff profile

Nicola Liebergreen

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentBioethics Centre
QualificationsBA (SocSci) PGDipChIs Doctoral candidate
Research summarySociology, animal ethics, ethics of working with children and youth, sexual harm prevention


A sociologist by trade, I currently work in the Bioethics Centre exploring societal and stakeholder attitudes towards novel antimicrobial development. My research is focused on the use of qualitative methodologies to inform policy and practice.

I have also written on a variety of health-related topics, including the prevention of sexual abuse and patient attitudes towards drug tapering.


Hayward, M., Treharne, G. J., Liebergreen, N., Graham, K., & Beres, M. (2021). Residual rape myth acceptance among young women who have recently completed a sexual violence prevention workshop. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 50(2), 46-54.

Woodhouse, J., Carr, A., Liebergreen, N., Anderson, L., Beausoleil, N. J., Zobel, G., & King, M. (2021). Conceptualizing indigenous human-animal relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand: An ethical perspective. Animal, 11, 2899. doi: 10.3390/ani11102899

Stojanov, Z., Treharne, G. J., Graham, K., Liebergreen, N., Shaw, R., Hayward, M., & Beres, M. (2021). Pro-social bystander sexual violence prevention workshops for first year university students: Perspectives of students and staff of residential colleges. Kōtuitui, 16(2), 432-447. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1906712

Graham, K., Treharne, G. J., Liebergreen, N., Stojanov, Z., Shaw, R., & Beres, M. A. (2021). A qualitative exploration of barriers to university students’ willingness to attend sexual violence prevention workshops. Sex Education, 21(2), 148-160. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2020.1772225

Chan, S. J., Stamp, L. K., Liebergreen, N., Ndukwe, H., Marra, C., & Treharne, G. J. (2020). Tapering biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: A qualitative study of patient perspectives. Patient, 13, 225-234. doi: 10.1007/s40271-019-00403-9