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Dr Megan Gollop

Megan Gollop 2019 imageSenior 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
Dunedin
Tel +64 3 479 4918
Email megan.gollop@otago.ac.nz

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

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Publications

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kokaua, J., Gollop, M., Kiro, C., Taylor, N., & Poulton, R. (2019). Occupations and industries of employment of Māori university graduates: Early career aspirations and destinations. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1669671

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2019). Family law reform and post-separation parenting arrangements in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 56th Annual Conference: The future of Family Justice: International Innovations. 1(1), (pp. 8). Madison, WI: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Retrieved from https://www.afccnet.org

Gollop, M. (2019, July). Evaluating New Zealand's 2014 family law reforms: Parents' perspectives. Verbal presentation at the International Centre of Family Law, Policy , and Practice Conference: Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family, London, UK.

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Liebergreen, N. (2019). Parenting arrangements after separation study: Evaluating the 2014 Family Law Reform: Family justice professionals' perspectives. Commissioned by New Zealand Law Foundation. Dunedin, New Zealand: Chldren's Issue Centre, University of Otago. 442p.

Gollop, M. M., & Taylor, N. J. (2019). Parenting arrangements after separation study: Evaluating the 2014 Family Law Reforms. Family justice professionals' perspectives: Interim research report. Commissioned by New Zealand Law Foundataion and the Indepdendent Panel examining the 2014 Family Justice Reforms. Dunedin, New Zealand: Chilren's Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Otago. 128p.

Authored Book - Research

Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., Tapp, P., Gaffney, J. M. D., Smith, A. B., & Henaghan, R. M. (2000). Children's Rights in New Zealand Family Law Judgments: Research Report. Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre, University of Otago, 135p.

Smith, A. B., Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., Gold, M., Gaffney, J. M. D., & Henaghan, R. M. (1997). Access and Other Post-Separation Issues: A Qualitative Study of Children's, Parents' and Lawyers' Views: Research Report. Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre, University of Otago, 114p.

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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.

Gollop, M. M., & McCormack, J. (Eds.). (2002). Children and Young People's Environments. Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre, 182p.

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Marshall, K., & Nairn, K. (Eds.). (2000). Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Children's Rights. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 223p.

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

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Edited Book - Other

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.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Freeman, C., Gollop, M., & Nairn, K. (2016). Disasters, displacement, and disruption: Children and young people's experience of spatial change following disasters. In N. Ansell, N. Klocker & T. Skelton (Eds.), Geographies of global issues: Change and threat. (Online ed.) (pp. 1-25). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-4585-95-8_11-1

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.

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.

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

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.

Gollop, M. (2005). Factors which influence parental disciplinary practices and attitudes. In A. B. Smith, M. M. Gollop, N. J. Taylor & K. A. Marshall (Eds.), The discipline and guidance of children: Messages from research. (pp. 17-52). Wellington, New Zealand: Office of the Children's Commissioner.

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.

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.

Gollop, M. M. (2000). Interviewing children: A research perspective. In A. B. Smith, N. J. Taylor & M. M. Gollop (Eds.), Children's Voices: Research, Policy and Practice. (pp. 18-36). Auckland: Pearson Education.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kokaua, J., Gollop, M., Kiro, C., Taylor, N., & Poulton, R. (2019). Occupations and industries of employment of Māori university graduates: Early career aspirations and destinations. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1669671

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

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

Theodore, R., Gollop, M., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Kiro, C., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2017). Māori university success: What helps or hinders qualification completion. AlterNative, 13(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1177/1177180117700799

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kiro, C., Gollop, M., Taumoepeau, M., Taylor, N., Chee, K.-S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2016). Māori university graduates: Indigenous participation in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(3), 604-618. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2015.1107883

Freeman, C., Nairn, K., & Gollop, M. (2015). Disaster impact and recovery: What children and young people can tell us. Kōtuitui, 10(2), 103-115. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2015.1066400

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2010). Relocation following parental separation in New Zealand: Complexity and diversity. International Family Law, (March), 97-105.

Taylor, N., Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. (2008). New Zealand children and young people's perspectives on citizenship. International Journal of Children's Rights, 16(2), 195-210. doi: 10.1163/157181808X301791

Gollop, M. (2002). Engaging children to participate in research interviews. Children, (44), 21-22.

Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. M. (2001). Children's perspectives on access visits. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 3(6), 245-253.

Smith, A. B., & Gollop, M. M. (2001). What children think separating parents should know. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 30(1), 23-30.

Taylor, N. J., Gollop, M. M., & Smith, A. B. (2000). Children and young people's perspectives on the role of counsel for the child. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 3(6), 146-154.

Gollop, M. M., Smith, A. B., & Taylor, N. J. (2000). Children's involvement in custody and access arrangements after parental separation. Child & Family Law Quarterly, 12(4), 383-399.

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., & Atwool, N. R. (1999). Children's voices in foster or kinship care: Knowledge, understanding and participation. Journal of Child Centred Practice, 6(1), 9-37.

Henaghan, R. M., Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Gaffney, J. M. D., & Gold, M. (1998). Children's views on their parents' separation. Butterworths Family Law Journal, 2(11), 277-285.

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Journal - Research Other

Gollop, M. (2009). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 13(1), 3-4.

Duncan, J., Lawrence, J., Gollop, M., for the Children's Issues Centre. (2007). Children's Issues Centre: 12 years of research and advocacy. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 4(1), 64-69.

Gollop, M. (2004). Editorial. Childrenz Issues, 8(2), 3-4.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2017). Evaluating the 2014 family law reforms. Family Advocate, 18(3), 15.

Gollop, M. (2008). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 12(2), 3-4.

Gollop, M. (2008). [Editorial]. Childrenz Issues, 12(1), 3-4.

Gollop, M., & Lawrence, J. (2007). Editorial. Childrenz Issues, 11(2), 3-4.

Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gaffney, J. M. D., Gold, M., & Henaghan, R. M. (1997). Facilitating access: children's and lawyers' perspectives. LawTalk, 490, 28-30.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2009). Relocation following parental separation in New Zealand: Complexity and Diversity. International Family Justice Judicial Conference for Common Law and Commonwealth Jurisdictions. [CD-ROM] London: Judiciary of England and Wales. [Full Paper]

Gollop, M., & Taylor, N. (2006). Supervised contact centres: Perspectives of parents, children and staff. Proceedings of the Child and Youth Welfare Advisers' Forum. LexisNexis. [Full Paper]

Taylor, N. J., Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Tapp, P. E. (2001). Child-parent contact following separation and divorce: The implications for family law of NZ and international research. Proceedings of the New Zealand Family Law Conference. CD ROM. Wellington: New Zealand Law Society. [Full Paper]

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., Taylor, N. J., Gaffney, J. M. D., Gold, M., & Henaghan, R. M. (1998). Access and other post-separation issues: a qualitative study of children's, parents' and lawyers' perspectives (abbreviated). Enhancing Children's Potential: Minimising the Risk & Maximising the Resiliency: Proceedings of the Children's Issues Centre: Second Child and Family Policy Conference. (pp. 251-297). Dunedin: Children's Issues Centre. [Full Paper]

Smith, A. B., Gollop, M. M., & Taylor, N. J. (1998). Children's Voices in Foster or Kinship Care: Knowledge, Understanding and Participation. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Auckland. [Full Paper]

Gollop, M. M. (1998). Research with children. In N. J. Taylor & A. B. Smith (Eds.), Enhancing Children's Potential: Minimising Risk and Maximising Resiliency. Proceedings of the Children's Issues Centre: Second Child and Family Policy Conference. (pp. 113-118). Dunedin: University of Otago. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Taylor, N., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, M. (2019). Family law reform and post-separation parenting arrangements in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 56th Annual Conference: The future of Family Justice: International Innovations. 1(1), (pp. 8). Madison, WI: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Retrieved from https://www.afccnet.org

Gollop, M. (2018). What works for separated parents and caregivers making parenting arrangements in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Conference. Retrieved from https://aifsconference2018.com.au/program/

Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Poulton, R., Gollop, M., Taumoepeau, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., … Hunter, J. (2017). Māori graduates: Success at university and equity in outcomes. Proceedings of the New Zealand for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. (pp. 30). Retrieved from https://forumpoint2.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzare2017/info

Gollop, M. (2016). Family adjustment to the outcome of a relocation dispute: Parent perspectives. Proceedings of the Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family Conference. Retrieved from http://www.famlawandpractice.com/confer/conferences.htm

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