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Child and Youth

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Professor Claire Freeman (Geography)

Planning and children's use of and relationship to the environment; Planning for nature, especially urban nature; Planning for sustainable development and communities; Planning for sustainability
Work: 64 3 479 8785

Associate Professor Anita Gibbs (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Parenting and adoption; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Social work; Social problems
Work: 64 3 479 5677

Professor Mark Henaghan (Faculty of Law)

Medico-legal disputes involving children; Children in the criminal courts; Family law - property, children, marriage; Same sex unions; Adoption; Violence in the home; Child abuse; Child support and maintenance; Relationship property; Children's rights; Human Genome law - genetic medicine and law; Artificial reproductive law; Child abduction; Surrogacy; Criminal law; Sentencing; The role of judges
Work: 64 3 479 8856 | Mobile: 64 21 422 944

Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Families; Parenting; Fathers; Demography; Fertility; Marriage; Divorce; Relationships
Work: 64 3 479 8753

Ms Emily Keddell (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Social policy, specifically policy affecting children and families, including tax/benefit policies, child protection and poverty issues.; Social Work education and research issues.; Multiple ethnic identities or multiculturalism.
Work: 64 3 479 5867

Associate Professor Karen Nairn (College of Education)

Gender, sexuality, 'race' and cultures of schooling; Secondary and tertiary education practices; Qualitative and action research; Critical social theory; The politics of voice; Feminist issues in education; Youth issues
Work: 64 3 479 8619

Associate Professor Philip Pattemore (Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Asthma; Cystic fibrosis; Paediatrics; Respiratory paediatrics; Passive smoking and child health
Work: 64 3 364 0734

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor (Children's Issues Centre)

Child and family law; Children's issues
Work: 64 3 479 5038

Dr Patrick Vakaoti (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)

Pacific youth participation; Childhood and youth research; Pacific community development
Work: 64 3 479 3074

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