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Dr Megan Gollop

Megan Gollop 2019 imageSenior Research Fellow
Centre Research Manager

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.

Currently, Megan is working on two major research projects:

  1. a nationwide evaluation of the 2014 New Zealand family justice system reforms; and
  2. the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand, a study to determine the ongoing impact of a tertiary education on graduates’ lives.

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

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Publications

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. Advance online publication. 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

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., 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

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

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. (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.

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.

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., 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. Advance online publication. 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

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

Freeman, C., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., & Nairn, K. (2012). Children and young people's voices in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake. Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference. (pp. 10). Retrieved from http://www.hazardseducation.org/conference/

Taylor, N., Freeman, M., & Gollop, M. (2011). Relocation disputes: How gender impacts parent and child well-being [Workshop]. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 48th Annual Conference. AFCC. Retrieved from http://www.afccnet.org/conferences/afcc_conferences.asp

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