The Children's Issues Centre works collaboratively with a range of researchers, academics, professionals and practitioners within the University of Otago, New Zealand and internationally.
- 'Children and Young People as Social Actors' Research Cluster
- College of Education
- Department of Geography
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Preventive & Social Medicine
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Sociology, Gender & Social Work
- Department of Women's and Children's Health
- Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Research Unit
- Faculty of Law
- Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU)
- Legal Issues Centre: Te Pokapū Take Ture
- National Centre for Lifecourse Research
- New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service
- New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies
- Paediatrics and Child Health
- School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
- 'Electronic Media, Health and Well-being' Research Group
- Poverty Network Group
'Children and Young People as Social Actors' Research Cluster
University of Otago Division of Humanities research clusters provide a supportive and stimulating collegial context for researchers, postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows working on topics of common or related interest. The Cluster was established in 2003 by the then Director of the Children's Issues Centre, Professor Anne Smith, and is administered through the Children's Issues Centre and co-ordinated by Dr Megan Gollop.
The well-being and rights of children and young people are the focus of the research cluster. Children’s voice and the extent to which it is heard and acted upon in families, the legal, health, social welfare and education systems is a key theme of the Cluster’s research interests. The Cluster is committed to understanding children’s experiences and conducting research that includes and values children and young people’s perspectives. Central to this are research approaches and methods that enhance children and young people’s participation and respect their rights throughout the research process. The Cluster has a cross-disciplinary membership of around 25 researchers and academics.
- Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa (ACYA)
- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
- Child Wellbeing Network
- Childhood Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society
- Family Court Judiciary
- New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse - NZ's national centre for family and whānau violence research information. This includes sexual abuse. Subscribe to NZFVC mailing lists to receive a monthly update of new research, resources, news and events.
- New Zealand Law Foundation
- Office of the Children's Commissioner
- YouthLaw Aotearoa
- Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, Australia
- Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
- International Centre for Family Law, Policy & Practice, London, UK
- Childwatch International Research Network - A global network of institutions that collaborate in child research for the purpose of promoting child rights and improving children's well-being around the world. The Children's Issues Centre is a Key Institution of Childwatch International and Associate Professor Nicola Taylor is a member of the Childwatch International Board.
- Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia