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DSM staff profile

Dr Judith Sligo

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBA, DipTchg, PGDip, MA, PhD
Research summarywell-being of children, young people and families; health and well-being equity; life course research; qualitative research

Research

Judith’s research interests are primarily around children, young people, and family well-being. She has a particular interest in issues of equity and children’s rights.

Jude works across the disciplines of education, family studies, and health and well-being. She has an interest in research methodologies, particularly qualitative and mixed methods research.

She has a long history of involvement with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, having worked with the study since 1996. She has worked with several different projects over the years, including managing the Parenting Study for the entire time and the Next Generation Study for seven years.

She has recently started working on a collaborative evaluation of a District Health Board transformational intervention with Professor Robin Gauld.

Publications

Sligo, J. L., Nairn, K. M., & McGee, R. O. (2017). Rethinking integration in mixed methods research using data from different eras: Lessons from a project about teenage vocational behaviour. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1321868

Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: Implications for policy. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1196715

Sligo, J., Gauld, R., Roberts, V., & Villa, L. (2017). A literature review for large-scale health information system project planning, implementation and evaluation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 97, 86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.09.007

Nairn, K., Cameron, J., Anakin, M., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., Sligo, J., & Morrison, C. (2015). Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: Learning from one writing group's mutiny. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(3), 596-608. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973383

Sligo, J., & Nairn, K. (2013). Children's understandings of success. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 235-248). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Authored Book - Research

Nairn, K., Higgins, J., & Sligo, J. (2012). Children of Rogernomics: A neoliberal generation leaves school. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 196p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Sligo, J., & Nairn, K. (2013). Children's understandings of success. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 235-248). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2007). Peer research with youth: Negotiating (sub)cultural capital, place and participation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Kindon, R. Pain & M. Kesby (Eds.), Participatory action research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place. (pp. 104-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2008). Peer research with youth: Negotiating (sub)cultural capital, place and participation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In S. Kindon, R. Pain & M. Kesby (Eds.), Participatory action research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place (Reprinted). (pp. 104-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Sligo, J. L., Nairn, K. M., & McGee, R. O. (2017). Rethinking integration in mixed methods research using data from different eras: Lessons from a project about teenage vocational behaviour. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1321868

Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: Implications for policy. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1196715

Nairn, K., Cameron, J., Anakin, M., Juntrasook, A., Wass, R., Sligo, J., & Morrison, C. (2015). Negotiating the challenge of collaborative writing: Learning from one writing group's mutiny. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(3), 596-608. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973383

Belsky, J., Hancox, R. J., Sligo, J., & Poulton, R. (2012). Does being an older parent attenuate the intergenerational transmission of parenting? Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1570-1574. doi: 10.1037/a0027599

Sligo, J. L., Buxton, J., McComb, S., Rothstein, D., Salter, G. H., & Hancox, R. J. (2011). How do we capture 15 years of complex and meaningful data about young people's lives? Kōtuitui, 6(1-2), 37-49. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2011.614624

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2010). Vocational imagination and labour market literacy: Young New Zealanders making education-employment linkages. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 62(1), 13-25. doi: 10.1080/13636820903491716

Higgins, J., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. (2009). Alternative ways of expressing and reading identity. Ethnography & Education, 4(1), 83-99. doi: 10.1080/17457820802703549

Sligo, J., Rothstein, D., Buxton, J., Salter, G., & Hancox, R. (2009). How do researchers do it? A description of developing a multidisciplinary research assessment. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 21-29.

Nairn, K., Higgins, J., & Sligo, J. (2007). Youth researching youth: ″Trading on″ subcultural capital in peer research methodologies. Teachers College Record, 14515. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=14515

Nairn, K., Sligo, J., & Freeman, C. (2006). Polarizing participation in local government: Which young people are included and excluded? Children, Youth & Environments, 16(2), 248-271.

Belsky, J., Sligo, J., Jaffee, S. R., Woodward, L., & Silva, P. A. (2005). Intergenerational transmission of warm-sensitive-stimulating parenting: A prospective study of mothers and fathers of 3-year-olds. Child Development, 76(2), 384-396.

Freeman, C., Nairn, K., & Sligo, J. L. (2003). 'Professionalising' participation: From rhetoric to practice. Children's Geographies, 1(1), 53-70.

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Journal - Research Other

Sligo, J., Gauld, R., Roberts, V., & Villa, L. (2017). A literature review for large-scale health information system project planning, implementation and evaluation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 97, 86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.09.007

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