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Megan Gollop 2019 imageDeputy Director, Senior Research Fellow

BSc(Hons) MEd(Endorsed in Counselling) PhD Otago

Dr Megan Gollop has worked as a researcher at the Children's Issues Centre since 1996. She has a background in psychology and counselling. Her work predominately focuses on the rights and well-being of children and families with relevance to policy and practice. Megan's research interests include socio-legal research with families and children on topics such as parental separation and divorce, relocation, and post-separation family issues; digital media; parenting; children's voice and participation; and children and young people's perspectives and participation in research.

Megan chairs the Humanities Division 'Children and Young People as Social Actors' Research Cluster.

Contact details

Room 7C21, Richardson Building
85 Albany Street
Tel +64 3 479 4918

Current postgraduate students

Nicola Liebergreen (PhD)
Young women and social media use within a Niuean context

Kelsey Brown LLM (Law)
Children and young people's participation in three legal settings in Aotearoa New Zealand


Tustin, K., Theodore, R., Gollop, M., Kokaua, J., Taylor, N., Taumoepeau, M., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2022). Second follow-up descriptive report: Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand. Commissioned by Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 326p. Retrieved from

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2022). Relationship property division in New Zealand: The experiences of separated people: Research Summary. Dunedin, New Zealand: Children’s Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Otago. 13p. Retrieved from

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2022). Prenuptial/contracting out agreements [Research Highlight 5]. Wellington, New Zealand: Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation. 12p.

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2022). Dividing relationship property: A guide about issues to consider [Research Highlight 6]. Wellington, New Zealand: Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation. 8p.

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2022). The challenges and impact of relationship property division [Research Highlight 4]. Wellington, New Zealand: Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation. 16p.

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