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Professor Nicola Taylor

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BSW (Hons) (Massey), CQSW, LLB (Hons) (Otago), PhD (Otago)

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Accredited Family Mediator

Director
Alexander McMillan Leading Thinker Chair in Childhood Studies

Contact details

Room 7C20
7th Floor, Richardson Building
85 Albany Street
Dunedin
Tel +64 3 479 4919
Email nicola.taylor@otago.ac.nz

Background

Professor Nicola Taylor holds the Alexander McMillan Leading Thinker Chair in Childhood Studies and is also the Director of the Children’s Issues Centre. She works closely with the Otago Faculty of Law. Nicola has a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) degree, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree, a PhD, and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. She is also an accredited Family Mediator. Nicola has a particular interest in socio-legal research with children, parents and family justice sector professionals on such topics as children’s day-to-day care and contact arrangements following parental separation, relocation, international child abduction, children’s participation, child-inclusive practice and family dispute resolution. She is currently involved in a major project evaluating the 2014 New Zealand family law reforms.

Current and recent postgraduate students

Luke Fitzmaurice PhD (Law)
A multiple case study on young people’s involvement in the overhaul of New Zealand’s child welfare system 2015-2017

Michael Morrison PhD (Law)
Long-term care options for Tamariki in Aotearoa New Zealand: A critical examination into long-term fostering and adoptive practices in New Zealand

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

Emily Stannard LLM (Law)
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in New Zealand’s Family Court 


Kesia Sherwood PhD (Law)
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and youth justice

Deborah Inder PhD (Law)
The voice of the child in the context of the New Zealand family law system

Sally Beale PhD (Social Work) - Completed 2017
The social work discourse and child sexual abuse

Fiona Miller PhD (Law)
Children under 16 and Health professionals: Partners in health care?

Natasha Munro MA (Childhood & Youth Studies) (CIC)
ECE services within a public health model: A case study in a rural community

Lee Stevens LLM (Law) – Completed 2018
Parental alienation

Fiona Mackenzie PhD (Law) - Completed 2016
Motherhood and family law

Megan Gollop PhD (CIC) - Completed 2016
Moving on? Parents' perspectives on post-separation relocation disputes

Bridgette Toy-Cronin (Law) - Completed 2015
Keeping up appearances: Accessing New Zealand's civil courts as a litigant in person

Allan Cooke PhD (Law) - Completed 2014
State responsibility for children in care

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Publications

Robinson, S., Graham, A., Canosa, A., Moore, T., Taylor, N., & Boyle, T. (2022). Ethical practice in disability services: Views of young people and staff. Ethics & Social Welfare. Advance online publication.

Waterworth, K., Gaffney, M., Taylor, N., & Gibson, B. E. (2021). The civil rights of disabled children in physiotherapy practices. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.2011511

Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Binnie, I., Henaghan, M., & Robertson, J. (2021). Relationship property division in New Zealand: The experiences of separated people. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 273p.

Taylor, N. (2021). Parental guidance in support of children's participation rights: The interplay between Articles 5 and 12 in the family justice system. In C. Fenton-Glynn & B. Sloan (Eds.), Parental guidance, state responsibility and evolving capacities: Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (pp. 104-126). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/97890044446854_007

Binnie, I., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Pirini, M. (2021). Entitlements to deceased people's property in Aotearoa New Zealand: Public attitudes and values: A general population survey. Commissioned by Te Aka Matua o te Ture: Law Commission, supported by the Borrin Foundation. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 72p.

Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (1996). Supporting Children and Parents Through Family Changes. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 134p.

Authored Book - Research

Schrama, W., Freeman, M., Taylor, N., & Bruning, M. (Eds.). (2021). International handbook on child participation in family law. Cambridge, UK: Intersentia, 378p.

Edited Book - Research

Taylor, N. J., & Smith, A. B. (Eds.). (2009). Children as citizens? International voices. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 221p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Marshall, K. A. (Eds.). (2005). The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. Wellington, New Zealand: Office of the Children's Commissioner, 165p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Taylor, N. J., & Gollop, M. M. (Eds.). (2000). Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. Auckland: Pearson Education, 218p.

Edited Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Taylor, N. J., & Gollop, M. M. (Eds.). (2010). Escuchemos a los niños [Translation of Children's voices: Research, policy and practice]. Mexico City, Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 354p.

Edited Book - Other

Bruning, M., Schrama, W., Freeman, M., & Taylor, N. (2021). Conclusion. In W. Schrama, M. Freeman, N. Taylor & M. Bruning (Eds.), International handbook on child participation in family law. (pp. 359-367). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2021). New Zealand. In W. Schrama, M. Freeman, N. Taylor & M. Bruning (Eds.), International handbook on child participation in family law. (pp. 245-257). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2021). Parental guidance in support of children's participation rights: The interplay between Articles 5 and 12 in the family justice system. In C. Fenton-Glynn & B. Sloan (Eds.), Parental guidance, state responsibility and evolving capacities: Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (pp. 104-126). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/97890044446854_007

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., Freeman, M., Bruning, M., & Schrama, W. (2021). Introduction to the international handbook. In W. Schrama, M. Freeman, N. Taylor & M. Bruning (Eds.), International handbook on child participation in family law. (pp. 1-10). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Freeman, M. (2018). Using research to improve outcomes for abducted children. In G. Douglas, M. Murch & V. Stephens (Eds.), International and national perspectives on child and family law: Essays in honour of Nigel Lowe. (pp. 329-342). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (2017). Children's rights in early childhood education. In L. Meyer (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies: Education. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0178

Chapter in Book - Research

Parkinson, P., Taylor, N., Cashmore, J., & Austin, W. G. (2016). Relocation, research, and child custody disputes. In L. Drozd, M. Saini & N. Olesen (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the Family Court. (2nd ed.) (pp. 431-459). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2016). Relocation disputes following parental separation: Determining the best interests of the child. In E. E. Sutherland & L.-A. B. MacFarlane (Eds.), Implementing article 3 of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child: Best interests, welfare and well-being. (pp. 280-292). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Te One, S. (2016). Children's rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. In C. Dalli & A. Meade (Eds.), Research, policy and advocacy in the early years: Writing inspired by the achievements of professor Anne Smith. (pp. 48-58). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2015). Children's views and participation in family dispute resolution in New Zealand. In A. B. Smith (Ed.), Enhancing children's rights: Connecting research, policy and practice. (pp. 242-255). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Smith, A. B. (2015). Thinking about children: How does it influence policy and practice? In J. Wyn & H. Cahill (Eds.), Handbook of children and youth studies. (pp. 49-62). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-4451-15-4_53

Chapter in Book - Research

Tapp, P., & Taylor, N. (2013). Protecting the family. In M. Henaghan & B. Atkin (Eds.), Family law policy in New Zealand. (4th ed.) (pp. 99-161). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Gollop, M. (2013). Children and young people's participation in family law decision-making. In N. Higgins & C. Freeman (Eds.), Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 153-166). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2012). New Zealand children and young people's perspectives on relocation following parental separation. In M. Freeman (Ed.), Law and childhood studies: Current legal issues 2011 (Vol. 14). (pp. 219-242). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0015

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., Wood, B., & Smith, A. B. (2011). New Zealand: The achievements and challenges of prohibition. In J. E. Durrant & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Global pathways to abolishing physical punishment: Realizing children's rights. (pp. 182-196). New York: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Fitzgerald, R., Graham, A., Smith, A., & Taylor, N. (2010). Children's participation as a struggle over recognition: Exploring the promise of dialogue. In B. Percy-Smith & N. Thomas (Eds.), A handbook of children and young people's participation: Perspectives from theory and practice. (pp. 293-305). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Butler, U. M., Bjerke, H., Smith, A. B., Shipway, B., Fitzgerald, R., Graham, A., & Taylor, N. (2009). Children's perspectives on citizenship: Conclusions and future directions. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Children as citizens? International voices. (pp. 169-183). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Smith, A. (2009). Preface. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Children as citizens? International voices. (pp. 9-14). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., & Smith, A. B. (2009). Research methodology. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Children as citizens? International voices. (pp. 35-40). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N., Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. (2009). New Zealand. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Children as citizens? International voices. (pp. 81-98). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gaffney, M., Taylor, N., & Atwool, N. (2008). New Zealand. In I. Epstein & J. Pattnaik (Eds.), The Greenwood encyclopedia of children's issues worldwide: Asia and Oceania. (pp. 301-323). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Tapp, P., & Taylor, N. (2007). Protecting the family. In M. Henaghan & B. Atkin (Eds.), Family Law Policy in New Zealand. (3rd ed.) (pp. 81-165). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2005). Children and young people's perspectives. In A. B. Smith, M. M. Gollop, N. J. Taylor & K. A. Marshall (Eds.), The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. (pp. 79-86). Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2005). International developments. In A. B. Smith, M. M. Gollop, N. J. Taylor & K. A. Marshall (Eds.), The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. (pp. 101-130). Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. (2005). International Law. In A. B. Smith, M. M. Gollop, N. J. Taylor & K. A. Marshall (Eds.), The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. (pp. 87-99). Wellington: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Chapter in Book - Research

Tapp, P., Taylor, N., & Henaghan, R. M. (2003). Agents or dependants: Children and the family law system. In J. Dewar & S. Parker (Eds.), Family law processes, practices, pressures. (pp. 303-319). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Chapter in Book - Research

Tapp, P., & Taylor, N. (2002). Protecting the family. In M. Henaghan & B. Atkin (Eds.), Family Law Policy in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 75-148). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Chapter in Book - Research

Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children's perspectives of their parents' separation. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 134-156). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (2000). The sociocultural context of childhood: Balancing agency and dependency. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 1-17). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Taylor, N. J. (2000). Children in foster and kinship care. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 72-90). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. J., & Smith, A. B. (2000). The way forward: Incorporating children's perspectives in research, policy and practice. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 181-201). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children and young people's perspectives on their legal representation. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 110-133). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (1998). Families in Transition. In V. Adair & R. Dixon (Eds.), The Family in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 208-244). Addison Wesley Longman.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robinson, S., Graham, A., Canosa, A., Moore, T., Taylor, N., & Boyle, T. (2022). Ethical practice in disability services: Views of young people and staff. Ethics & Social Welfare. Advance online publication.

Journal - Research Article

Powell, M. A., Graham, A., Canosa, A., Anderson, D., Taylor, N., Robinson, S., … Thomas, N. P. (2021). Children and safety in Australian policy: Implications for organisations and practitioners. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 56, 17-41. doi: 10.1002/ajs4.134

Journal - Research Article

Waterworth, K., Gaffney, M., Taylor, N., & Gibson, B. E. (2021). The civil rights of disabled children in physiotherapy practices. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.2011511

Journal - Research Article

Winter, T., Riordan, B. C., Hunter, J. A., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., Poulton, R., & Scarf, D. (2021). A longitudinal study of mental wellbeing in students in Aotearoa New Zealand who transitioned into PhD study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 659163. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.659163

Journal - Research Article

Freeman, M., & Taylor, N. (2020). Domestic violence and child participation: Contemporary challenges for the 1980 hague child abduction convention. Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 42(2), 154-175. doi: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1751938

Journal - Research Article

Hohmann-Marriott, B., Choe, L., Schilperoort, L., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., Theodore, R., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., Taumoepeau, M., & Poulton, R. (2020). Family and career plans of students graduating from New Zealand universities. New Zealand Population Review, 46, 100-126. Retrieved from https://population.org.nz/latest-journals/

Journal - Research Article

Powell, M. A., Graham, A., Canosa, A., Anderson, D., Moore, T., Robinson, S., … Taylor, N. (2020). Child safety in policy: Who is being kept safe and from what? Social Policy & Administration, 54, 1160-1178. doi: 10.1111/spol.12591

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kokaua, J., Gollop, M., Kiro, C., Taylor, N., & Poulton, R. (2020). Occupations and industries of employment of Māori university graduates: Early career aspirations and destinations. Kōtuitui, 15(1), 140-153. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1669671

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Hunter, J., … Poulton, R. (2018). Equity in New Zealand university graduate outcomes: Māori and Pacific graduates. Higher Education Research & Development, 37(1), 206-221. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1344198

Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Unasa, C., Kokaua, J., Taylor, N., Ramrakha, S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2018). Pacific university graduates in New Zealand: What helps and hinders completion. AlterNative, 14(2), 138-146. doi: 10.1177/1177180118764126

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, N. (2017). Child participation: Overcoming disparity between New Zealand's Family Court and out-of-court dispute resolution processes. International Journal of Children's Rights, 25(3-4), 658-671. doi: 10.1163/15718182-02503004

Journal - Research Article

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